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Thursday, September 13, 2012
How do you like your rivalry?

Kelly against Andy? Occy and Curren? MP versus the world? Surfing needs a good rivalry. Some say Kolohe v. John John is the latest and greatest. Both athletes dispute the fact ... to an extent. Regardless, the stats prove otherwise. John John's in the world title hunt, Kolohe's hoping to requalify. But when did surfers ever pay attention to stats anyway? We've always gone on gut. Or maybe it's time for the ladies to step forward, Carissa and Sally are going to be pitted against each other for years, and if you've noticed, they don't take their heats lightly.

It's all that glorious conversation-starting stuff that makes rivalries so good. It gives us something to talk about in the lineup, on the beach, in the parking lot. You can't help but get caught up in the moment at times. We've been polling people on some of their favorite aquatic rivalries, the conclusion we came to is that there are no conclusions.