Fishing From The Bar – Cloudbreak proves to be the perfect contest wave, to the Top 34′s delight

But man, if Dane does manage to win the inhabitants of Namotu Island (and the legion of Dane disciples worldwide) will party like it’s 1999, and the man who won the Fiji contest in 1999 might just have a fishing rod in one hand and a beer in the other, celebrating.

While for everyone else there is a wooden anxiety about what the wave at Cloudbreak might do as it travels down the reef, the way Kelly and Joel surfed today it just seems that they surf and the wave just happens around them.

While for everyone else there is a wooden anxiety about what the wave at Cloudbreak might do as it travels down the reef, the way Kelly and Joel surfed today it just seems that they surf and the wave just happens around them.

It was helped by having a bunch of big names grace it with their presence after bombing out in the equally inglorious first round—Kelly, Parko, Dane, and Brother amongst them—although if you were new to town and judged them solely on their current ratings you’d actually be led to believe they belonged in the loser’s round.

In torching the current ratings leader Adriano de Souza, he proved the Tour is conclusively 3000 percent more interesting when he’s around, even to the point of apologizing to Adriano for stealing ratings points off him.

He threw everything into his heat with Jeremy Flores with a spontaneous and brutal backhand, but fell half a point short of Jeremy Flores in the heat of the day, Jezza having transformed this year into the king of good vibes and positive affirmations.

I asked him how he was going, to which he replied, “Umm, err, not so good. ” After cracking the code last year he’d come into this season with expectations, you’d say, higher than his current 29th place.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

Fishing From The Bar   Cloudbreak proves to be the perfect contest wave, to the Top 34s delight surf photo  Fishing From The Bar   Cloudbreak proves to be the perfect contest wave, to the Top 34s delight surf photo  Fishing From The Bar   Cloudbreak proves to be the perfect contest wave, to the Top 34s delight surf photo

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