This is a pretty brain dead pick only because he is the most exciting surfer on tour and he finished second in the world last year (with a couple shocker results). Jordy is starting to evolve into a perfect contest surfer. With the new criteria changes and his surfing ability and style, its not a question of if with Jordy, but more of a question of when. Jordy has the perfect balance of power with huge hacks on open faces as we have seen at Snapper, Bells, Lowers, and most importantly J-Bay. He also has the amazing arsenal of airs that he can do pretty much anywhere at any time. The one aspect I have seen him need improvement in is the heavier waves on tour being Tahiti and Pipeline. He has been able to hold his own but not become a standout just yet and that may be due to lack of water time in those specific spots but as I stated earlier this is just a matter of when not if. Maybe a little coaching and advice from a fellow South African, Shaun Thompson, could guide him in the right direction as far as Pipeline is concerned. I’m predicting the over-under on wins for Jordy this year at 2. Hopefully we will see him dominate as the hype predicted and take charge of the new generation on tour.