To break down the Unexpected Events :
A Rookie in the Final
The Top 2 seeds going out in Round 3
The Winner having no major sponsor
Firstly let me say a big Congrats to Adriano da Souza for a well earned first place and also Nat Young the Rookie on tour who came an awesome runner up.
It is perhaps the fact that Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson, numbers 1 and 2 respectively both went out very early on (Round 3) that was the big jaw dropper. Classic Big Bells and those 2 should feature in the later stages.
This goes to show that there is tons of new talent on tour this year and that we cant count ANYONE out.