If you watched yesterday’s live broadcast of the Margaret River Pro (or the replay), one thing is evident: no one was in a mood to party. From those below the cutline who’re headed down to the Challenger Series, to those who made it and sent them packing, there wasn’t a whole lot of celebrating. But it certainly did one thing that was predicted: it created way, way more drama in Western Australia. Every heat mattered. And no one’s post-heat interviews revealed more yesterday than Kolohe Andino’s.
“It’s rare to have a heat that’s not stressful (these days),” said Andino, who we just learned had to pull out of Margies today due to a stomach bug. “The whole cut thing, no one really likes it, but we all like winning and we’re all friends on tour and we all love each other so you don’t want to knock the guy off tour.”