Rio Picks


Picks are ready with a new team strategy. The specialist mix

The Fantasy Bot v1.4 came with a very solid update and I plan to do the same. So my strategy is basically search all the specialists picks on web and make my picks based on a combination of all. Lets do it.

Surfs-Stats Staff
  • Italo Ferreira
  • Matt Wilkinson
  • Gabriel Medina
  • Wiggolly Dantas
  • John John Florence
  • Filipe Toledo
  • Ryan Callinan
  • Bino Lopes

Shea's picks
  • Italo Ferreira
  • Kolohe Andino
  • Jordy Smith
  • Gabriel Medina
  • Josh Kerr
  • John John Florence
  • Kelly Slater
  • Jack Freestone

WSL Ross Williams
  • Italo Ferreira
  • Kolohe Andino
  • Filipe Toledo
  • Gabriel Medina
  • Adriano de Souza
  • Kelly Slater
  • Jack Freestone
  • Ryan Callinan

Surfing Magazine Passion Picks
  • Italo Ferreira
  • Jordy Smith
  • Filipe Toledo
  • John John Florence
  • Adriano de Souza
  • Josh Kerr
  • Ryan Callinan
  • Matt Banting

Tier A


Italo Ferreira

He is just an obvious pick, everyone has picked him. Its true that he has a solid surf and had a great position at Rio last year. So everyone expects him to do wellthis year.


Kolohe Andino

I will use the Fantasy Bot rankings to decide amongst the pick that do not appear in all teams. If you look specialists indicate Kolohe and Jordy, but the first is just better ranked at Fantasy Surfing Tips


Matt Wilkinson (OUT)

I don't like taking him out of my picks, but lets stick to this new way of chosing a team to Fantasy WSL


Italo Ferreira

Kolohe Andino

John John Florence

He was one of the first surfers to arrive at Rio. This guy is all focus this year


Gabriel Medina

Medina is surfing like a champion this year, we expect him to do great at Rio


Filipe Toledo

Is just back after an injury that took him out of the Autralian leg. Before that injury he was really solid, he had the best average on heats at Gold Coast before the accident happened.


Josh Kerr

We had a draw on the specialists picks. Adriano and Josh were both chosed equally, but FST ranking shows that Josh surfs better at Rio than Adriano


Adrian Buchan (OUT)

Well seems like the FST calculations are the unique one chosing Ace Buchan. I really like this pick. We'll have to see what happens at Grumari


Tier B


John John Florence

Gabriel Medina

Felipe Toledo

Josh Kerr

Matt Banting

Matt had great results at Rio last Year. Looks like everyone expects him to do great at Rio.


Ryan Callinan

Those were the most picked Tier C surfers for web Specialists. I know Ryan is already warming up at Rio with a solid Surf.


Kelly Slater(OUT)

Last minute update that he won't surf at Rio.


Jadson Andre (OUT)

Lets see what happens. Jadson is the Tier C leading the past position Rank, this is something to consider. But I'm sticking to this new way of making picks.


Tier C


Ryan Callinan

Matt Banting