Trials, tribulations

THE enigmatic Dean Morrison has been rated a good chance of taking the Quiksilver Pro Trials today – that is, if he turns up.

The 30-year-old's friends and fellow Cooly Kids Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning were asked at yesterday's event launch about Morrison's prospects of winning the trials and taking a spot in the main event.

“If he turns up it will be good,” Parkinson said. “That will be a first,” Fanning added.

However, Fanning said Morrison couldn't be ruled out of any competition at Snapper Rocks. He won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in 2003.

“If it is going to fun. Little Snapper behind the rock, he will be the front-runner for sure. He has been surfing real good, been training a little bit too with Joel's trainer, so it is going to be exciting to come down and watch him,” Fanning said.

“He is one of those prominent figures you expect to see at Snapper, so hopefully he can win that and come back for however long.”



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