Looking at the waiting period, forecast charts point to strong swell at the finish of the Hurley Pro, and on bigger days at Lowers, traditional power surfing has proven a winning recipe for success.
Forget what you know about the modern World Championship Tour for a moment and picture this: an international surf contest with no bracket formats, no elimination rounds, no priority rules, and no big prize purse—just 24 surfers thrown into a single heat to scramble for scores.
When picking my Fantasy Surfer team for Lowers, I looked for surfers capable of reveling in both the crisp morning offshores, which offer limited opportunity to get above the lip, as well as the afternoon onshores, where surfers traditionally set their aim sky-high.
Taj leaves most of his fellow competitors looking like they are surfing in slow motion, and that’s just one of the advantages he will have at Lowers as he looks to duplicate his past winning performances.
More than anyone else on the World Tour, Jordy has a rare combination of astonishing power, air repertoire, and a strong familiarity with the wave at Lowers.
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