Any surfers here? Anyone follow the WCT? The tour's getting really tight towards the end of this year. There's two comps remaining and less than 10,000 points (which is what you get for one event win) dividing the top four surfers on tour. On top you have the eternal bridesmaid Joel Parkinson on 52700 (he's come so close to winning a World Title a few times, but keeps falling short), King Kelly on 47200, Mick Fanning just behind on 47000 and John John Florence, one of this year's rookies, on 44350. Kelly Slater is the reigning World Champ and was leading the ratings until Portugal, the most recent comp, where he posted a poor 13th. Due to missing an event earlier in the year due to injury, he now can't afford to post another poor result and has to keep Parkinson from posting anything better than him. Each surfer's best 8 results out of the 10 events count towards their ratings (i.e. they drop their two worst results, a 9th and a 5th for Parkinson and an INJ and one 13th for Slater). The next event is at Santa Cruz, California- the O'Neill Coldwater Classic. Santa Cruz produces some amazing waves when the conditions come together- I surfed there a couple of years ago and had an awesome time, despite the 11-12 degree water. If you follow the tour, who's your tip for winning the event?