Caity Simmers, Stud or Dud?

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Just watched a bit of a Stab vid with her and Ian Crane in Indo. Starts with them riding around on a step through with no helmets in Bali. Blink of an eye is all it takes.
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Tarab_ish

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She absolutely rips

I like her surfing for a lot of the same reasons I like Dane's. I feel like he was punished by the judges for being too casual between sections and wait between big moves -- joe turdpel would comment on it directly like it was a bad thing because he's an idiot -- but that doesn't seem to have affected her so far. Of the heats I've seen of her she seems to know how to play the tactical game too.
 

ReForest

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Might be the best surfer to ever come out of Oside. Lotssss of "good" surfers from Oside. But not many "great" surfers that make it. I think she'll be going head to head with Carrisa and Stephanie in a few years.
 
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freeride76

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Might be the best surfer to ever come out of Oside. Lotssss of "good" surfers from Oside. But not many "great" surfers that make it. I think she'll be going head to head with Carrisa and Stephanie in a few years.
In a few years?

She just qualified for the CT.

She'll be going head to head with them in January at Pipeline.

Agree with post above, she is better than 90% of CT already.
 
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ReForest

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In a few years?

She just qualified for the CT.

She'll be going head to head with them in January at Pipeline.

Agree with post above, she is better than 90% of CT already.
I mean heat battles. You think she'll be in the top 2 or top 3 her first year?
 

StuAzole

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Yeah doubt it. IIRC Bettylou came on with a ton of hype behind her and got relegated still.
Caity is better than Bettylou.

Not taking the spot last year was the best thing she could have done. She’s significantly better now and mentally way more mature. I don’t expect top 3 next year but top 5 might be in the cards.
 
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