Few people have a better eye for surfing than former pro and WSL commentator Strider Wasilewski. So if he's handing out Fantasy picks for Pipeline and Maui, it's time to take note.
So, who is Strider picking? It might come as no surprise that he's got John John Florence as his Men's Power Surfer. Now, John John has never won at Pipe, but he's widely considered the best Pipe surfer of his generation, and this year, with the event at the start of the schedule, he's surfing without any pressure.
"He's surfing faster and stronger than I've ever seen. Combine that with his knowledge at Pipe and that's the complete package," Strider says.
He's got Carissa Moore as his Women's Power Surfer. That makes sense, she's able to surf the wave more than any other athlete on the CT and has one of the best track records at Honolua Bay. Only Stephanie Gilmore has more wins than her.
"She's had the time off she wanted, and I think she's going to come back more motivated than ever," says Strider, of Carissa's planned break during 2020 (which ended up coinciding with the extended, covid-affected offseason).
And to find out everything you need to know about Fantasy, it's all here.