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Are We About To Finally See A Properly Pumping Punta Roca Event?

San Diego’s working class foamball authority offers his predictions. 

news // Jun 5, 2024
Words by Holden Trnka
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Back your predictions here.  

Despite working full time as a general contractor, Skip McCullough has found more than enough time to become an authority on knee-weakening orbs around the planet. “When I started building fences and decks, the hardest part was just time management and saying no to projects. When it’s time to surf, I don’t hold back on my spending. Boards, lodging, night life, travel expenses. Big stack equals big fun for me.”

Reporting live from the first long period swell to hit Indonesia, Skip gives us his picks for the upcoming Surf City El Salvador Pro — an event which looks to benefit from the same storm system which bludgeoned Tahiti just last week. 

As Paul Evans writes, in our upcoming El Sal preview:

“Our friend from NZ via Tahiti arrives the 4th with a long, 18s pulse providing some juicey, if lully, warm-ups. Opening day Thurs 6th could be pretty solid, 6ft with light E winds (N is straight offshore), with similar stuff for Fri 7th, although a touch more onny (SE). With nothing below 4ft on the forecast, it looks like a case of picking the cleanest wind windows and avoiding those mixed up swell days that can fluff the lines.

Over the previous two years, we’ve seen roughly 3.5 CT heats run in “proper” Punta Roca surf — it seems that this number will be at least quadrupled in 2024. Praise be.

Mens picks:

Bryan Perez: +6600 to win event
Jake Marshall: +8000 to win event
John Florence: +650 to win event

Womens picks

Caity Simmers: +475 to win event
Molly Picklum: +600 to win event

Make your picks here

Mikey C may have fumbled the bag in Tahiti, but there’s plenty more where that came from…

El Sal picks are as follows:

Event winner
$70 on JJF at +600 to win $420
$50 on Ethan Ewing at +800 to win $400
$20 on Ramzi Boukhiam at +4000 to win $1200
$70 on Caity Simmers at +600 to win $420
$50 on Bettylou SJ at +800 to win $400
$30 on Brisa Hennessy at +1200 to win $400

Men’s R1
$50 on Ethan Ewing at -200 to win $25
$20 on Crosby Cola at +225 to win $45
$50 on JJF at -130 to win $39
$20 on Ramzi B at +150 to win $30
$20 on Cole Houshmand at +175 to win $35

Women’s R1
$20 on Johanne Defay at +365 to win $73
$20 on Brisa Hennessy at +140 to win $28
$50 on Caity Simmers at +125 to win $63
$20 on Gabriela Bryan at +185 to win $37

MC’s 2024 season earnings:
Pipe: $2,458
Sunset: $1,022
Portugal: $500
Bells: $0
Margs: $901
Teahupo’o: -$639


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