The world class surfing has just returned to Jeffreys Bay in South Africa. It is the sixth event of the 2019 Championship Tour, with actions taking place between July 09 – 22. Thus, in this article we are taking you through the 2019 Corona Open J-Bay winner predictions. We give the edge for Wade Carmichael to finish on top spot.
The first day of 2019 Corona Open J-Bay has ended with many top surfers advancing to the Round of 32. Among those who advanced, five contenders look perfectly suited to take it through to the finals. On top is our pick Wade Carmichael, along with Italo Ferreira, Kolohe Andino, Filipe Toledo, and Jordy Smith.
The 2019 Championship Tour has become less predictable, after John John Florence injured himself, with possibility to miss the rest of 2019. According to online sportsbook news in South Africa, Florence’s injury has opened up the odds for many surfers to eye on Corona Open J-Bay and the world title.
Our best educated guesses and 2019 Corona Open J-Bay winner predictions support Wade Carmichael to win his first 2019 event. However, Carmichael will certainly face strong challenge from many great surfers, including the hometown hero Jordy Smith, and odds-on favourite Filipe Toledo.
Wade Carmichael won 2018 Rookie of the Year
The Australian surfer, coming from Avoca beach, a small New South Wales town, was underrated for most of the season. He is currently sitting in 14th place. However, our 2019 Corona Open J-Bay winner predictions put Carmichael ahead for many reasons. He is one of the few surfers talented in tearing up walls of water. Many consider Carmicael a hidden threat, but if you watch him closely, you will know how serious a threat he can be. Last year, Carmicael won Rookie of the Year and finished the season in the ninth place. Is 2019 Carmichael’s year? If you think so, pick him to win Corona Open J-Bay, with 21.00 odds at 888sport.
Italo Ferreira won the 2019 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Italo Ferreira is one of the most explosive surfers in the business. In 2015, he ran away with the Rookie of the Year and finished in seventh place. In the forthcoming years he faced ups and downs. However, in 2018 he came back strong, winning three events, and he started this season with a first place at Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast. The high-flying Brazilian surfer is dangerous as ever, with a value of 8.00 to win Corona Open J-Bay.
Kolohe Andino yet to win his first Championship Tour
Kolohe Andino won eight Qualifying Series events over the course of his career. Yet, he is still searching for his first Championship Tour victory. Andino is currently second, which means he has the best chance to take over the top spot. Last month Andino finished third in Rio. In another two events he finished second. Besides, he has only seen a result outside the top-5 once this season. Andino seems to be knocking on the door for a victory, with Corona Open J-Bay at 15.00 to be his first win in 2019.
Jordy Smith backed by his home crowd
The hometown superstar Jordy Smith from South Africa sits fourth in the current standings. He is coming off a runner-up finish in Rio. Since 2019 Championship Tour kicked off, Smith reached the finals four out of five times. It is only a matter of time before he takes out his first event in the 2019 season. And, what is better than doing so in his hometown and among his home crowd, with 6.00 odds at 888sport.
Filipe Toledo won Corona Open J-Bay two years in a row
Filipe Toledo is coming off his first win for this season at Oi Rio Pro. Toledo is currently third behind Kolohe Andino, and he is on course to close the gap on the standings. For online sportsbooks in South Africa, Toledo is the massive favourite with 4.50, given the fact that he won Corona Open J-Bay two years in a row. In addition, at this particular time of the season between the months of June and July, Toledo has won three of the five Championship Tour events. There is no question he is a world title contender after Florence was injured. But, it remains to be seen if Toledo can avoid Carmichael’s serious threat.
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