... but points, raw passion and Pipe pedigree all point to him winning.
Faced with doubts on his big wave abilities, the catlike Brazilian surfer has the raw ability and desire to prove he's capable.
Citing an ongoing injury, the 2x World Champ has officially withdrawn from the last event of the year and will be replaced by Seth Moniz.
And while currently ranked No. 2 in the world his plan is to win the World Title, over Gabriel Medina and Filipe Toledo, at Pipeline.
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