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|CJ Hobgood could be a whisker away from Parko by the time this thing's all said and done.|
The 15 World Tour surfers left in the event have collected 600 points each so far at Trestles. Machado is the wild card left in the event making up the 16 left in the water. To win Round Four is worth 132 points, the Quarters is worth 144, a Semifinal win is worth 156 points, and a final win is another 168. To the guy who gets through all these steps will collect another 600 (for a grand total of 1,200 very valuable points with Parko out early). So the event is at the halfway mark... Halftime so to speak! If Kelly Slater was to win he could be as high as 3rd. CJ Hobgood could be within 614 points of Joel and still 2nd. Adriano could be 670 points and 2nd behind Parko if he were to win. Damo and Mick could also be 2nd and under 1000 points behind Parko. All this depends on what the other surfers do in there heats, but this will give you something to look at as Round 4 and the finals unfold.And a few tidbits of the event thus far: Naturals footers 11 of 39 are left in the event. For goofy footers there are 5 of 9 remaining. 2 Rookies are still going in round 4 (Kekoa has moved up to 14th from 17th, and could move as high as 9th with an event win). 6 surfers have posted their season highest score at Trestles (Josh Kerr, Kai Otten, Heitor Alves, Jeremy Flores, Dayyan Neve, and Luke Stedman). Last season broke all records with Slater posting the highest-ever score at the venue of 19.60 in Round 4, and then combining with Taj Burrows in the final to post the highest-ever combined total for Trestles. Slater 18.97 def Taj 18.63 a total of 37.60 out of 40. Apart from Stedman and Kling who have missed 5 of the 6 event this season, only Ace Buchan has missed an event this season with injury when he missed Brazil and J-Bay. Bottle Thompson has surfed all events as a reserve.