In today’s episode David and Scott analyze the spectacular event that was the 2017 Quiksilver Pro. The Slater vs Medina non-interference, the judges love of non-risky backside snaps, and the greatest comeback story in surfing history. We hope you enjoy the show.
NEW CHANGES TO THE BROADCAST
Ross is gone (to coach JJF).
Kaipo is in.
The desk is gone, replaced by the sofa and more casual, opinionated analysis.
THE KELLY VS. GABRIEL AND THE NON-INTERFERENCE
Gabriel, unquestionably, mashed down Kelly’s exit on a potential 10 point ride. Do you think it should have been deemed an interference?
Did Gabriel deserve the score on his final wave and was Kelly’s underscored?
THE 10 POINT RIDES
MATT WILKINSON MAKES DAVID AND SCOTT EAT CROW
OWEN WRIGHT’S REMARKABLE COMEBACK STORY
GLEN HALL CEMENTS HIS PLACE AS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SURF COACH IN HISTORY
Both finalists, Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson are coached by Glen Hall.
OUR FANTASY CLUBHOUSE RESULTS
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Lakey Peterson for her overshadowed, yet nonetheless incredible comeback story.
Ronnie Blakey for constantly provoking Pete Mel in the commentary booth. Throughout the entire event Ronnie seemed to be jabbing Pete and it also seemed to keep Pete off kilter. Kinda odd. They are both usually super nice guys.
Corey Wilson’s incredible capture of Owen Wright celebrating his win with his girlfriend Kita Alexander and their newborn child.