Andino Leads OC Mid-Summer Froth Rankings

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It's one thing for a few Orange County surfers to qualify for the ASP World Championship Tour. It's another thing staying on. Talk about frothing. Here's a quick look at where the three OC surfers stand on this year's ASP world tour…

KOLOHE ANDINO
ASP Froth Ranking: 9th
Prizemoney: $99,500
The Deal: Seems all that coaching by his pops Dino and former ASP top 16'er Mike Parsons has paid off. Brother's had his best year ever on tour and is sitting pretty in the number 9 spot, ahead of the three J's: Jordy, John John and Julian. He started the year out with a couple 13ths at Snapper Rocks and Margaret River, had a bit of a shocker placing 25th at Bells but we all know that wasn't going to cut it. Who knows, maybe his confidence was starting to get the best of him, but whatever the case, he snapped back in solid form fin Brazil and nearly took out his first WCT win, placing second to Michel Bourez (which was a little odd considering the surf in Brazil was more like T-Street than anywhere else). His performance in Brazil lit the fire under his ass, catapulted him up the rankings and he hasn't looked back, following it up with a 3rd in Fiji and a 9th in J-Bay. Although most of the surf so far this season has been in the rippable size range, this week at Teahupoo will be a big test: Can Brother play with the big boys and get barrelled out of his mind to keep his spot in the ASP Top 10? Only tubes will tell….
The Key Kolohe's finally getting stronger. He's not this scrawny little grom any more. He's been eating his meat and potatoes. He's as big as some of the big boys on tour now and his rail surfing is the proof. Throw in his air game and you've got a potential world title champion within the next five years. And you know he wants it, right? Go get 'em lil' Brother. We're all counting on ya!
Potential World Title: Not this year, sorry.

BRETT SIMPSON
ASP Froth Ranking: 34th
Prizemoney: $48,000
The Deal: Hmmm, not sure what's up with Simpo this year. He hasn't made it out of the second round yet with equal 25ths across the board. Maybe it's the new baby distracting him, maybe it's his equipment, or the fact he's just not the Simpo he used to be. But that's all bulls#!t! Those things should be firing him up! We already know he rips! He's just been having shockers! Whatever the case, he's going to have to surf his arse off in the WQS if he plans on surfing next year's Dream Tour. His recent semifinals appearance in the Vans US Open of Surfing ASP PRime certainly helped his cause, but he's still got a lot of work to do. Right now he's sitting comfortably at 12th on the WQS and is all but guaranteed a shot at next year's WCT, but there's a lot of events left and anything can happen, especially when you're Simpo in 2014.
The Key: Staying focused. He needs to remember how hard he rips and that he deserves to be on the Big Tour. He just can't surf too safe. He needs to take a note from the Brazzos' bags and go for broke at all times. Sure he might fall now and then, but surfing is a game of percentages: he might just pull it off, and if he does, the judges will reward him into the next round. But if he isn't going for broke, he might end up that way financially, and off tour for good. But we know that ain't gonna happen! Go Simpo, we're all pulling for ya!
Potential World Title: Not this year, sorry.

COURTNEY CONLOGUE
ASP Froth Ranking: 10th
Prize Money: $34,000
The Deal: Court started out the year really strong on the Aussie leg of the ASP Women's World Tour, with two back to back 5ths and a 9th at Bells Beach. But then she injured herself and has since missed three events in a row, all but ruining her chances for her first ASP World Title. And boy, this could've been her year, too! Nothing better than starting off the year like that! We can only hope she'll come back healthier and more fired up than ever.
The Key: Staying current. Missing three events on the ASP Tour is like missing Christmas, New Year's Even and your own birthday party. It just doesn't feel right. It's going to take some time for her to get back on the train and rip it like she was earlier this year. But she'll do it. Always has, and for the next five to ten year, always will. That's just the type of OC frother she is. Good on ya, Court, get better soon!
Potential World Title: Not this year, sorry.

MEANWHILE, IN THE WQS …
We've got out eyes on local froth mongrels Timmy Reyes and Pat Gudauskas who have been killing it on the WQS this year in hopes of getting another shot at the ASP World Title on the WCT next year. Timmy's sitting sweet at 9th and Pat's hovering around the 16th mark. Unless their wheels fall off, it's a sure bet they'll qualify, especially when you consider how many points are on the line in Hawaii for this year's Triple Crown of Surfing. Both these guys kill it in the Islands. But then again, it's a long year and anything can happen. They need to stay calm, do their work, and not hurt themselves in the meantime. —- Skip Snead


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It's one thing for a few Orange County surfers to qualify for the ASP World Championship Tour. It's another thing staying on. Talk about frothing. Here's a quick look at where the three OC surfers stand on this year's ASP world tour…

KOLOHE ANDINO
ASP Froth Ranking: 9th
Prizemoney: $99,500
The Deal: Seems all that coaching by his pops Dino and former ASP top 16'er Mike Parsons has paid off. Brother's had his best year ever on tour and is sitting pretty in the number 9 spot, ahead of the three J's: Jordy, John John and Julian. He started the year out with a couple 13ths at Snapper Rocks and Margaret River, had a bit of a shocker placing 25th at Bells but we all know that wasn't going to cut it. Who knows, maybe his confidence was starting to get the best of him, but whatever the case, he snapped back in solid form fin Brazil and nearly took out his first WCT win, placing second to Michel Bourez (which was a little odd considering the surf in Brazil was more like T-Street than anywhere else). His performance in Brazil lit the fire under his ass, catapulted him up the rankings and he hasn't looked back, following it up with a 3rd in Fiji and a 9th in J-Bay. Although most of the surf so far this season has been in the rippable size range, this week at Teahupoo will be a big test: Can Brother play with the big boys and get barrelled out of his mind to keep his spot in the ASP Top 10? Only tubes will tell….
The Key Kolohe's finally getting stronger. He's not this scrawny little grom any more. He's been eating his meat and potatoes. He's as big as some of the big boys on tour now and his rail surfing is the proof. Throw in his air game and you've got a potential world title champion within the next five years. And you know he wants it, right? Go get 'em lil' Brother. We're all counting on ya!
Potential World Title: Not this year, sorry.

BRETT SIMPSON
ASP Froth Ranking: 34th
Prizemoney: $48,000
The Deal: Hmmm, not sure what's up with Simpo this year. He hasn't made it out of the second round yet with equal 25ths across the board. Maybe it's the new baby distracting him, maybe it's his equipment, or the fact he's just not the Simpo he used to be. But that's all bulls#!t! Those things should be firing him up! We already know he rips! He's just been having shockers! Whatever the case, he's going to have to surf his arse off in the WQS if he plans on surfing next year's Dream Tour. His recent semifinals appearance in the Vans US Open of Surfing ASP PRime certainly helped his cause, but he's still got a lot of work to do. Right now he's sitting comfortably at 12th on the WQS and is all but guaranteed a shot at next year's WCT, but there's a lot of events left and anything can happen, especially when you're Simpo in 2014.
The Key: Staying focused. He needs to remember how hard he rips and that he deserves to be on the Big Tour. He just can't surf too safe. He needs to take a note from the Brazzos' bags and go for broke at all times. Sure he might fall now and then, but surfing is a game of percentages: he might just pull it off, and if he does, the judges will reward him into the next round. But if he isn't going for broke, he might end up that way financially, and off tour for good. But we know that ain't gonna happen! Go Simpo, we're all pulling for ya!
Potential World Title: Not this year, sorry.

COURTNEY CONLOGUE
ASP Froth Ranking: 10th
Prize Money: $34,000
The Deal: Court started out the year really strong on the Aussie leg of the ASP Women's World Tour, with two back to back 5ths and a 9th at Bells Beach. But then she injured herself and has since missed three events in a row, all but ruining her chances for her first ASP World Title. And boy, this could've been her year, too! Nothing better than starting off the year like that! We can only hope she'll come back healthier and more fired up than ever.
The Key: Staying current. Missing three events on the ASP Tour is like missing Christmas, New Year's Even and your own birthday party. It just doesn't feel right. It's going to take some time for her to get back on the train and rip it like she was earlier this year. But she'll do it. Always has, and for the next five to ten year, always will. That's just the type of OC frother she is. Good on ya, Court, get better soon!
Potential World Title: Not this year, sorry.

MEANWHILE, IN THE WQS …
We've got out eyes on local froth mongrels Timmy Reyes and Pat Gudauskas who have been killing it on the WQS this year in hopes of getting another shot at the ASP World Title on the WCT next year. Timmy's sitting sweet at 9th and Pat's hovering around the 16th mark. Unless their wheels fall off, it's a sure bet they'll qualify, especially when you consider how many points are on the line in Hawaii for this year's Triple Crown of Surfing. Both these guys kill it in the Islands. But then again, it's a long year and anything can happen. They need to stay calm, do their work, and not hurt themselves in the meantime. —- Skip Snead

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