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
- king ding-a-ling
Honolulu HI Score YTD 4233 YTD Avg 846.6
- ice dogs
Huntington Beach CA
Barwon Heads UNK
- Team Cerveza
- Infamous Eight
- lenards soldiers
Manhattan Beach CA
- Mel Beach Underground
west palm beach FL
- Los Gremos
Santa Barbar CA
rockaway park NY
Newton Abbot UNK
Santa Cruz CA
- NoSurfIn SantaMonica
- Brazilian All Stars
Virginia Beach VA
- Team Jonnycab
- atirados alges
Shane Dorian’s Rank: Roughly in 275th place.
Dorian’s Team Name: from big island
holualoa HI YTD Score 2254
YTD Avg. 450.8