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2014 Women’s Rankings

#7 - Bianca Buitendag

I think Bianca is box full of surprises. In the first event of the season, at Snapper Rocks, a right hand pointbreak, she placed 2nd to Stephanie Gilmore. Being a goofy footer, it feels like you always have a disadvantage in this type of waves. Oh, and in Maui, which is also a right handed wave, she placed 3rd, knocking Sally Fitz out of the world title race. Not bad for a sophomore. Cannot wait to see how next year goes for her!

Ph: Laurent Pieri

How to get drunk watching the ASP World Tour. I present to you the "World Tour Drinking Game"

The Billabong Rio Pro is coming. I put together a few ideas for you to enjoy a nice evening with you buddies. Here it is. Have fun. (I’ll probably add more ideas later)


  • A Brazilian claims a wave
  • Filipe Toledo lands an air
  • Carissa Moore scores a perfect ride. (8-10 points)
  • A surfer says board dimension
  • Main sponsor’s publicity
  • Joe Trupel says “Let’s throw it down to Rosy who’s with…”
  • Surfer wears sunglasses in the post heat interview
  • Top seed wins (only in 3 men heats)
  • Brett Simpson loses in round 2
  • Close out wave
  • It’s a Lay Day (because you want to drink even if there’s no action)


  • Rookies win a heat
  • John John Florence does something crazy (even if he fails)
  • Women’s final : Carissa Moore vs Tyler Wright
  • Commentators say Kelly Slater’s 42 years old
  • Underdog wins the heat
  • Julian Wilson gets pissed because he lost his heat.
  • “Middle” seed wins (only in 3 men heats)
  • They say someone is “back”
  • “Nat Young has an amazing backhand”
  • Commentators indirectly say Alana Blanchard is hot
  • Boardshort promotion


  • Parko gets overscored
  • Jordy Smith is underscored
  • Carissa Moore wins the event
  • Perfect 10
  • Goofy footers make the finals stage (from quarters up)
  • Low seed wins (only in 3 men heats)
  • Brett Simpson gets passed round 2
  • Kolohe Andino wins a heat
  • A surfer appears drinking either Monster Energy or Red Bull
  • Commentators say Alana Blanchard has Jack Freestone in her corner
  • Surfer is having coffee
  • Alana Blanchard wins a heat


2015 WSL World Tour

#27 | Miguel Pupo

When the 2015 started, Miggy started it off so well I thought he was going to pull a rabbit out of a hat and give the World Title…Instead, it just ended up being his worst season on the World Tour. Luckily, he’s an incredibly smart competitor and backed himself up on the QS and re-qualified.

Looking forward to see what this fantastic goofy footer will do in 2016.

Ph: Kelly Cestari

2014 Women’s Rankings

#15 - Alessa Quizon

I was also excepting a lot from Alessa on her first year on tour. I see the away she surfs and she does it so good. Brazil is the place she always goes HAM. It was there that she got her best result of the season, a 5th place. She’s probably my favorite goofy footer on tour but she saw herself in a place of danger coming into the last event. Laura Enever had to re-qualify via CT for Alessa to be on tour next year. That happened, so, we will see miss Quizon ripping next year.

Ph: Ronaldo Nogueira


Right now, “Legend” is an understatement. What Owen Wright managed to do throughout the Fiji Pro is written in history forever. 

Yesterday he pulled his first 20 of his career and today he won the contest with yet another 20. He became the first surfer to ever score 2 perfect heats in one contest.

Congrats Owen, you had it from the get go and made us goofy footers proud! Yeww!

Photos by Jimmicane

top 10 favorite surfers to watch at pipeline

9 - tom carroll

the next few guys don’t even have explanation to be on this list except they are all legends. the 2x world champion and 1987 pipe master is one of my favorite goofy footers ever. i take a lot of inspiration from him, we all know the goofy footers struggle on tour and having this guy making something so remarkable is another solid reason to have him here.

ph: joli

2015 WSL World Tour

#23 | CJ Hobgood

Tied at number 23 with Adam Melling is the legendary CJ Hobgood who presented us some of the best surfing ever done by a goofy footer all of his career. 2015 is the end of his career and he couldn’t retire in better style…To be honest, I don’t know how he ended up outside the top 22, because despite of his bad results in the first half of the season, the 2nd half is full of highlights by CJ.

One of the biggest highlight was for sure his perfect 10 at Teahupoo. One of the sickest waves I’ve seen…

Sad to see this legend retire but I wish him the best. He’ll be working with his sponsor, Salty Crew, and deliver us (hopefully) some good clips and other surfing related stuff. YEWW! Thank you, CJ!

Ph: Ryan Miller

2014 ASP World Tour

#23 - Matt Wilkinson

Wilko came to Hawaii needing a result to re-qualify. He did it via QS during the first 2 events of the Triple Crown. His year was similar to Jadson’s. The highlight of his year was at J-Bay. He showcased, what I think it was, the best surfing by a goofy footer during this season. He always pulls something crazy when he needs it. 

Stoked to see him one more year on tour.


2014 ASP World Tour

#13 - Nat Young

Last year’s rookie of the year, Nat Young, had a tough year on tour, in my opinion. His highlight was that final against Medina in Fiji. Well, the first half of the year wasn’t that bad. He had 2 quarters, 1 9th and a 13th. But after Fiji, things got a bit dark for Young. He never made it out of round 3. Him and Gabriel are my favorite goofy footers on tour so I’m excepting more from Nat next year.

Ph: Edouard Lallement

congrats to this guy, travis logie, for his amazing 10 years on tour. he’s retiring professional surfing but i’m pretty sure we will see him in a few more events. one of the best goofy footers to come on tour, even though he never really won a ct event, his career was nothing but impressive. wishing him the best on what’s to come

ph: montanha cima

top 10 favorite surfers to watch at pipeline

8 - gerry lopez

like i said, legends. and another goofy footer. once the pipe masters or the volcom pipe pro are on, there will always be a name you’ll hear: gerry lopez. no wonder he’s known as ‘mr. pipeline’ he won the pipe masters 2 years in a row: 1972 and 1973. don’t forget he’s also one of the best shapers in the world too!