My two Cents: Even though Patrick and Stephen aren't competing, I have seen them both surf up there last Nov when I was up there. Patrick is actually very consistent.... anyone who thinks its just the video is mistaken. I think the first ride he had that I saw was two bread and butters, a clean blunt, and one or two flashbacks..... That is a very consistent ride on mini bus. Stephen also would have a good chance as well. he has some dialed moves.... But patrick has also been surfing that wave for over 5 years....he knows it pretty well:But they both arent competiting so it doesnt really matter~
But back to some people that haven't really been mentioned. Moe Kelleher, out of Ireland was up there for a month training this winter. He goes as big as anyone, and has multiple competitions under his belt! Also Peter Csonka out of Slavakia! This guy is a terminator! He was also in Africa training as well, and has done well in numerouse competitions.... I personally think this will be a super tight competition... There are soo many talented athletes....Marlow long also has a good shot as well!. He had the highest scoring ride at team trials in pre-lims... He also has been surfing in WV a lot of this spring on the dries, and other waves! Anthony Yap would also be a person I'd put some bets on! Hes a super ninja! Im curious to see how it all actually rolls out! Should be super fun to keep track of!
Well, theres my 2 cents