World Surf League Picks: Women’s Outerknown Tahiti Pro

  • What: WSL Outerknown Tahiti Pro
  • When: August 11 – 21, 2022
  • Where: Teahupoʻo, Tahiti, French Polynesia

The 2022 World Surf League Championship Tour season is heading toward its close. The penultimate tour event of the year, the WSL Outerknown Tahiti Pro takes place in Teahupoʻo, Tahiti, French Polynesia, beginning on August 11. After that, the WSL season wraps up in September with the Rip Curl WSL Finals in San Clemente, California.

Like the men’s side of the WSL Championship Tour, the top women in the sport of surfing are in a battle for points. Less than 12,000 points separate the top-five women on the WSL Tour. Carissa Moore leads with 52.925 points, while Brisa Hennessy checks in at No. 5 with 40,285 points. Between those two are Johanne Defay (47,610), Tatiana Weston-Webb (42,610), and Stephanie Gilmore (41,625).

Before we look at the WSL Women’s Outerknown Tahiti Pro check out our sportsbooks guide to get started on making the best WSL bets, and while you’re at it, take a look at the best sports betting apps and mobile options. 

WSL: Women’s Outerknown Tahiti Pro picks

To Win WSL Outerknown Tahiti ProBetOnline
Carissa Moore-135
Johanne Defay+350
Tatiana Weston Webb+600
Stephanie Gilmore+800
Tyler Wright+1200
Lakey Peterson+1200
Brisa Hennessy+2000
Isabella Nichols+10000
Gabriela Bryan+10000

Carissa Moore

Carissa Moore looks like she is headed for her sixth world title. Moore claimed her fifth championship last year, and she is currently the No. 1 ranked woman on the WSL tour with 52,925 points. The 29-year-old Hawaiian picked up her first win of the 2022 season with a first-place finish at the Oi Rio Pro. She followed that with a third place at the Corona Open J-Bay.

If Moore can stay on the path she is headed down, she should be able to hold off the other surfers who are making a move on the defending champ as the 2022 WSL Championship Tour season comes to a close.

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Johanne Defay

Johanne Defay has been incredibly consistent this year and the 28-year-old has been rewarded for that by racking up enough points to put herself in second place in the  and within striking distance of Moore.

Defay opened the 2022 WSL Championship Tour with five fifth-place finishes. She then picked up her first win of the year at Roxy Pro G-Land. The French surfer followed that with a third place and runner-up finish before finishing fifth again at the most recent event, the Corona Open J-Bay.

With how well she has performed all year, Defay is always a threat to win a WSL event.

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Tatiana Weston-Webb

Tatiana Weston-Webb has not been very consistent this season, but the 26-year-old has two first-place finishes and that, along with two third-place finishes, has her in third place in points. The Brazilian picked up her second win of the year at the Corona Open J-Bay event following a third place at Oi Rio Pro. The issue with Weston-Webb is that outside of her first place and third place finishes, she has closed out five events in ninth place.

Weston-Webb finished last year as the No. 2 women’s surfer on the Championship Tour.

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Stephanie Gilmore

seven-time world champStephanie Gilmore has been up and down this WSL season. She had three straight fifth-place finishes before winning her first event of 2022, the Surf City El Salvador Pro. However, Gilmore followed that win with a 9th place finish at Oi Rio Pro. The 34-year-old Australian bounced back at the Corona Open J-Bay event with a third-place finish.

The very experienced and accomplished Gilmore is always a threat to win a WSL event.

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Our pick

Carissa Moore seems to be firing on all cylinders as the 2022 WSL Championship Tour nears the end of the current season. With that, it’s hard to pick against her to win the WSL Outerknown Tahiti Pro.

Pick: Carissa Moore to win the 2022 WSL Outerknown Tahiti Pro.

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