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Dorian's Doghouse: Shane Dorian's Picks For Billabong Pro J-Bay

| posted on July 22, 2010

J-Bay is the perfect right hand pointbreak. Or is it?

It sure looks
that way, but Supertubes is actually a very tricky to surf. In fact it’s the
kind of wave that either makes you look like an amazing surfer or a
total kook. That goes for WCT surfers as well. The wave suits surfers
with a quick, down the line point-break style of surfing. If you are
slow, or try to fit in too many turns, the wave will blow right past
you. I tried to focus on that when selecting my fantasy team for the Billabong Pro at J-Bay.

Notice I only have one goofyfoot surfer. The rest are strong
regular-foots (I got all the Superbank boys) that have the kind of
approach J-Bay likes to see. I think this is my best team so far. Here it is.

Kelly Slater- Will have the most radical and critical
approach. If his rhythm is on, will be hard to beat. He assured me this morning that he has a quiver full of magic merricks.

Occy- Bananas on his backhand. The only goofyfoot
to really stand out consistently at J-Bay. Low center of gravity and ample power make for big scores.

Greg Emslie- A solid choice for a small price. The most J-Bay experience out of any of the top 44. Has done well there in the past.

SURFERMAG.com Online Editor Scott Bass’ Picks:

  • Greg Emslie $1,900,000

  • Mick Fanning $8,000,000
  • Andy Irons $12,000,000
  • Phillip MacDonald $5,500,000
  • Mark Occhilupo $7,000,000
  • Joel Parkinson $11,000,000
  • Kelly Slater $12,000,000
  • Chris Ward $4,500,000

Dorian’s Dog House Top 20

  1. king ding-a-ling
    Honolulu HI Score YTD 4233 YTD Avg 846.6
  2. Diro
    Atlanta GA
  3. ice dogs
    Huntington Beach CA
  4. Elymint
    Barwon Heads UNK
  5. Team Cerveza
    Houston TX
  6. fantasytastic
    Cornwall UNK
  7. Infamous Eight
    Whangarei UNK
  8. lenards soldiers
    Manhattan Beach CA
  9. Mel Beach Underground
    indialantic FL
  10. boonutz
    wahiawa HI
  11. wpbslayer
    west palm beach FL
  12. Los Gremos
    Santa Barbar CA
  13. eastcoastrat
    rockaway park NY
  14. surfcityuk
    Newton Abbot UNK
  15. TheJoint
    Santa Cruz CA
  16. NoSurfIn SantaMonica
    santa monica
  17. Brazilian All Stars
    kailua HI
  18. clameaters
    Virginia Beach VA
  19. Team Jonnycab
    barnstaple
  20. atirados alges
    UNK

Shane Dorian’s Rank: Roughly in 275th place.
Dorian’s Team Name: from big island
holualoa HI YTD Score 2254
YTD Avg. 450.8