Outerknown Tahiti Pro To Decide WSL Final 5
With everything on the line before the Rip Curl WSL Finals, the risk and reward have never been higher. So far two men, Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Jack Robinson (AUS), and two women, Carissa Moore (HAW) and Johanne Defay (FRA), have already clinched their spots in the WSL Final 5. The remaining spots sit within close reach to many competitors.
On the women’s side, everyone still has a chance of making the WSL Final 5 except for Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and Caroline Marks (USA). Marks fell in the rankings after having to withdraw from four of this season’s CT events due to medical reasons. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), and Brisa Hennessy (CRI), currently sit within the WSL Final 5, but seasoned vets Lakey Peterson (USA), and Tyler Wright (AUS), could easily take their places. On the men’s side, everyone below Jordy Smith (RSA), currently ranked No. 13, is out of contention. Coming off of his win at the Corona Open J-Bay Pro, Ethan Ewing hopes to hold onto third place in the WSL Final 5. Italo Ferreira (BRA), and Griffin Colapinto (USA), currently hold spots four and five respectively. They will have to fend off Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Callum Robson (AUS), and John John Florence (HAW), who are close on their heels and hungry for a chance to compete for the World Title.