Italo to miss massive pits in Round one!
And have you gotten past your Boardriders’ Pro Snapper hangover? The playful waves? The “bad judging”? The tears? Good! Because Margies starts in a few days and we’ve got shit to discuss.
First off, our favorite little pipe bomb has prematurely blown his fuse. Hanging on the Goldy a few days after the event, Italo Ferreira found himself a slice of Dbah he simply couldn’t resist. A backside rotation, not dissimilar to the one that caught him a ten in round two, had Italo carried up the beach with an apparent ankle injury.
This was confirmed by the WSL, who has stated that Italo will certainly miss Margies and will likely be out for Bells as wells. Such news comes as a massive blow to anyone not on the CT, as the viewers adore his endless spunk but surfers are happy to avoid the killer from Baía Formosa. Italo is also Occy’s favorite surfer right now, whatever that’s worth.
Next is the surf. And boy, is that Southern/Indian Ocean ever kicking up a delicious medley! The first day of the contest will see very large surf from the southwest, met with all-day offshores. With an eleven AM high tide, this makes a round one at The Box highly likely. Or, if very very big, they could even go to North Point. Hello!
Day two will offer dying swell, but still big enough for The Box and with premium conditions. The rest of the forecast looks mediocre at this point, but we all know how things can change. Chances are the majority of the event will run at Margie’s Main Break, but at least we’ve got some big pits in the queue.
Fantasy picks coming soon!