OK, The Surf Ranch Pro Format is Actually Pretty Awesome – Say what you will about the limitations of the wave pool and its place on Tour, but the leaderboard format is a fresh take on surfing competition

After Jordy’s runs, for the remainder of the day, Julian Wilson, Gabriel Medina, Filipe Toledo and others all did the same thing: they looked at the leaderboard and realized the only way into that top eight was to light the pool on fire (figuratively, although alley-ooping through a flaming ring will certainly be part of this event eventually).

This started to dawn on me yesterday as I sat poolside, finishing my second very-strong Paloma, which curbed my general wave-pool cynicism and allowed me to properly appreciate a certain large South African flying past the barrel sections on a right and a left to throw down an impressive alley-oop and rodeo.

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