Plus, he rang the bell last year after winning the final against Mick Fanning—the king of the Bells Bowl—so he knows exactly what it takes to defeat the regular-footed event favorites.
Last year at the Rip Curl Pro, a certain high-flying goofyfooted Brazilian–who wasn’t on anyone’s Fantasy Surfer team–outsmarted and out-surfed one of the best Bells surfers of all time.
Before the act of guessing event winners became a spin of the roulette wheel, picking a Fantasy Surfer team for Bells was (semi) predictable.
If we’ve learned anything from John (and Italo too for that matter), it’s that the end section at Bells can morph into a liquid ramp that he can (and likely will) use to his advantage.
Read more here: Surfer Mag