We, at SURFING Magazine, are go-getters. We chase stories. We track swells. And now, we crunch numbers. Instead of waiting for the handout of an ASP press release, our Assistant Photo Editor/Trip Planner/Media Manager/Assistant Everything/Chief Mathematician Jimmicane took a good hard look at the 2014 World Title race and came up with these scenarios heading into the final event, the Billabong Pipeline Masters. You heard it here first…
-If Gabriel makes the final at Pipe, he wins the World Title.
-If Gabriel places 3rd or 5th at Pipe, Mick must win Pipe to claim the World Title. Kelly will be eliminated.
-If Gabriel places 9th at Pipe, Mick must place 2nd at Pipe to claim the World Title. Kelly will be eliminated.
-If Gabriel places 13th or 25th at Pipe, Mick must place 3rd to beat Gabriel or 5th to tie (***SURFING does not know how ASP breaks ties. Surf off anyone?***)
-For Kelly to win the World Title, he must win Pipe, while having Mick place 3rd or worse, and Gabriel place 13th or 25th.
See you in December.