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2023 World Surf League Finals preview, odds & guide | Sep 8-16

Rip Curl WSL Finals

The anticipation is building as the entire surfing community eagerly awaits the announcement of the champions, for the 2023 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour.

This exciting event is set to happen at Lower Trestles, California, from September 8th to 16th.

During this period, the top five male and female surfers will go head-to-head in a one-day competition where one winner takes it all.

After a season of competition across ten events spanning five continents, we have now reached the showdown.

Filipe Toledo, the defending champion, and Carissa Moore, a gold medalist, enter the WSL Finals as the ranked surfers with odds of -169.49 and -149.25 respectively, according to leading betting sites.

However, their path to victory remains uncertain due to their performances.

Adding excitement is that this competition will determine whether Caroline Marks or newcomer Caitlin Simmers secure an Olympic women’s quota for Team USA through their performance, in the WSL Championship Tour.

The WSL Finals feature a format that deviates from the Championship Tour season by condensing all heats into a single day.It all begins with matchups between seeded surfers, and as they progress through the tournament, they face tougher opponents until they finally reach the thrilling best of three title match against the world’s top-ranked surfer.

This ultimate showdown will determine who will be crowned the world champion in both the men’s and women’s divisions, making it an action-packed spectacle. Let’s take a look at the WSL Men’s World Championship.

WSL Men’s World Champion Preview & Odds

Filipe Toledo is determined to defend his title this year after a performance in 2023, where he secured three victories and achieved two third-place finishes.

However, he faces competition from Griffin Colapinto, who climbed up to rank #2 with a win at the Surf Ranch Pro and three second-place finishes throughout the season.

Considering Griffin Colapinto’s season, Bovada currently offers odds of +300 for him to claim the WSL Championship.

Completing the men’s Final Five lineup are Joao Chianca (+2000) Jack Robinson (+1100) and Ethan Ewing (+700).

With all the competition being very close, it will be hard to bet on the outsiders too much before the day begins. Consider betting on Griffin Colapinto as he comes will be fresh and also surfing.n his backyard.

Griffin Colapinto to win


WSL Women’s World Champion Preview & Odds

Carissa Moore, who is the seed is determined not to repeat what happened season when Stephanie Gilmore, the fifth seed made an impressive comeback.

Carissa Moore has had a season far with three wins and three third place finishes. Bovada is currently offering odds of -149.25 for her victory as she will be as determined as ever.

However Tyler Wright will do everything in her power to challenge Carissa Moore for the number one spot. Tyler Wright has been consistently performing well with a first place finish in Bells Beach, Australia along with three seconds and four third place finishes.

Bovada is offering odds of +250 for Wright to outperform Moore.

Caroline Marks (+800) Caitlin Simmers (+1100) and Molly Picklum (+1200) are all eager for their chance to rise through the opening matches and compete for gold.

Both Caitlin Simmers and Molly Picklum are talents under 21 years old. This will be their first appearance, among the final five surfers. All eyes will be, on these two surfers as they face the pressure and intense day of surfing.

With the close contested finals for the women and the performance Carissa Moore has been putting on in the backend of the season it really is too hard to go against the favourite in the women’s.

Carissa Moore to win


What Day Will The WSL Finals Be On?

You can watch the thrilling Rip Curl WSL Finals between September 8th and 16th although the exact date will depend on weather conditions and wave forecasts.

How Can You Watch The WSL Finals

Make sure to mark your calendars! The event will be broadcasted live on the WSL website and YouTube page so surf enthusiasts from over the world can join in on the excitement as they crown the world surfing champions, at Lower Trestles, California.

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