Editor's note: Get your feet wet with WSL Fantasy Surfing next with the Corona Open J-Bay starting July 2 local time.
It took two continents and two months to crown a fifth set of champs this year: Johanne Defay and rookie Willian Cardoso. But how did your Fantasy team do? Check out what our resident quants (nerds) uncovered.
0 Perfect Men's Fantasy Lineups: In a decisive victory, Free Carton picked 6 of 8 surfers of the perfect lineup, including Willian Cardoso (nice one). We're five events in and no one has picked the Perfect 8 yet.
15 Perfect Women's Fantasy Lineups: 15 teams all chose the Perfect Lineup for women: Steph, Johanne, Tati, and Nikki. None of these four surfers were part of the perfect lineup at the previous event.
Julian Wilson Fights Barrels with Barrels: Julian Wilson found this gem and flipped the script on Jordy Smith with only 1:40 left in their Quarterfinal heat. Wilson advanced all the way to the Final, earning the highest Fantasy score of any surfer and rewarding the 49.8% of fans who added him to their Fantasy teams.
Johanne Defay Punches Ticket to the Finals: With only 4:40 left on the clock Johanne Defay needed a 7.73 to win her Semifinal matchup with Tyler Wright. She utilized priority and put it all on the line with this critical closing maneuver earning a 7.77, edging past Tyler and into the Final.
Corona Open J-Bay: Men start July 2 and Women start July 6
Last year Filipe Toledo blew us away with a double alley-oop, Perfect 10, and event win. Only 51.5% of players put him on their team.
This year the women are making history in ZAF. Who's good in long, fast right-handers? Whoever figures that out will be the first-ever Women's J-Bay fantasy champ.
Good luck! To start your J-Bay lineups click here.