Fantasy Surfer Global Challenge Update

With national pride on the line, the international competition is pumping

As the World Tour heads to Brazil for the Rio Pro, the patriotic Brazilians will surely look to move up on the leaderboard. Photo: ASP/Kirstin

After two events on the 2012 ASP World Tour, we’ve seen a reshuffling of the Top 34 and a growing buzz about who the next World Champ might be and what country he will be from. Meanwhile, at the international leaderboard is heating up in the inaugural Global Challenge, which pits countries against one another on our mission to crown the most savvy nation in fantasy surfing.

The U.S. has amassed a widening lead so far, followed closely by Australia in second and the UK in third. European neighbors Portugal and Spain are separated by a mere couple-hundred points in the #7 and #8 slots, a rivalry that will surely heat up here in the third event. As the Tour hits Brazil for the Billabong Rio Pro, will the Brazzos use home-field advantage to climb out of the #10 ranking? And how about our #5-ranked Canadian neighbors in the great white north, eh?

With two events down and eight to go, pick your team and do your country proud at

The rankings for the top 10 countries on the Fantasy Surfer Global Challenge leaderboard.

Remember, by selecting your nationality upon logging in to Fantasy Surfer, you'll automatically be placed on a team with your fellow countrymen. At the conclusion of each event, every registered nation will be ranked based on the sum of their top 100 players' scores. By the end of the season, one country will reign supreme and hold bragging rights over the rest of the world.

If you think that your home country has a better grip on the Tour than the rest of the world, now is your chance to prove it. Sign up now to represent your country at