Ibelli meets Smith at Bells again in their Round 1 heat this year, and if Ibelli can maintain the same composure he held throughout that semifinal with Florence and exact revenge on Smith in that first heat, I think it could be a sign of things to come for the rest of the event.
I’ll admit, he seemed a bit frazzled at Snapper during his Round 4 heat (which he lost), but I think he’ll rise to the occasion at Bells.
Julian’s performance at Snapper was pretty much flawless and I think Bells suits his approach to long point breaks.
I picked Griffin at Snapper, thinking if he could beat John Florence in Round 1 (which he did), he’d carry that confidence and momentum all the way to a win.
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