It’s a very exciting title race with Mick Fanning still holding the pole position and Slater gunning for a ninth world title. Taj could certainly upset it all and come through for his first world title. It’s going to be very exciting from here on out. The Mundaka pro has been postponed due to lack of surf, but we all know that place can go off.
Check out the now classic video footage from Redney Rude’s trip to the Basque Coast many years ago to see how serious this place can get.
According to the www.ASPWorldTour.com site, If Fanning wins the Billabong Pro Mundaka, Slater and Burrow need to post equal 3rd or better results to keep their world title hopes alive. Should Fanning win the event, with Burrow and Slater failing to earn Semifinal berths, Fanning will win his maiden World Title.
â€¢ If Fanning finishes 2nd, Burrow needs a 9th, Slater a 5th and Joel Parkinson and Irons a 1st for the race to continue to Brazil and beyond.
â€¢ If Fanning finishes 3rd or less, the race will continue as Burrow and Slater only need 33rds. Parkinson and Irons would need a 2nd and 3rd respectively to remain in contention.
â€¢ If Fanning finishes 5th, Parkinson needs a 3rd and Irons a 5th. Slater and Burrow remain in contention.
â€¢ If Fanning finishes 9th, Parkinson needs a 33rd and Andy a 9th. Slater and Burrow remain in contention.
â€¢ If Fanning gets a 17th, both Parkinson and Irons are off to Brazil with a chance. Slater and Burrow remain in contention.