2023 Surf City El Salvador Pro Picks; Toldedo and Moore favored for wins

Dean Etheridge
By , Updated on: May 8, 2024 08:00 PM
2023 Surf City El Salvador Pro Picks; Toldedo and Moore favored for wins

There are only four World Surf League events remaining before we reach the Rip Curl WSL Finals, and with places at stake, the pressure is on. This week is Round 7, and it’s the Surf City El Salvador Pro, coming from La Libertad. Filipe Toledo is the favorite to win the men’s event, and in the women’s, it’s Carissa Moore. Here we look at their chances with our latest Surfing betting picks.

  • What; World Surf League 2023 - Event 7 Surf City El Salvador Pro
  • Where; Punta Roca, La Libertad, El Salvador
  • When; June, 9th-18th, 2023

This event is yet another world-class WSL event on the Championship Tour. We’re getting down to the business end of the competition now, and with limited spaces at WSL Final 5 available, any mistake now can be very costly.

This is where the top names come to the forefront, the ones that can best handle the pressure. Competing at the tropical Punta Roca is a mix of youth and experience. In the men’s event, young upstart Griffin Colapinto is challenging the 2022 WSL World Champion, Filipe Toledo for supremacy.

While in the women’s event, it's an outright scrap. Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright are fighting it out at the top of the table. But they can’t afford to take their eyes off the eight times World Champion, Stephanie Gilmore.

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Men’s Winner Betting

Griffin Colapinto won Round 6, the Surf Ranch Pro, and now finds himself ranked as the World #1 man. In winning at Surf Ranch, Colapinto also took over the lead at the top of the 2023 WSL points table, knocking Joao Chianca into second position, and gaining the coveted Yellow Jersey.

Despite being in pole position, Colapinto isn’t the favorite to win at Punta Roca. That accolade goes to Filipe Toledo, who is +400. Toledo is the defending WSL Champion, and he currently sits in third place in the table.

With 10,000 points up for grabs, Toledo knows a win at Punta Roca will greatly improve his chances of a top 5 finish in the WSL table. But he will have his work cut out against Colapinto, who is not only leading the points table but also won this event in 2022.

Griffin Colepinto is the second favorite to win back-to-back events. The Californian is +475 to win the El Salvador Pro, and also extend his lead at the top of the points table. After the leading two contenders, it’s Gabriel Medina at +525. With John John Florence and Italo Ferreira next, both are +700.

WSL 2023 Surf City El Salvador Pro; Men's WinnerBetOnlineBovadaMyBookie
Filipe Toledo+400+400+400
Griffin Colapinto+475+475+475
Gabriel Medina+525+525+525
John John Florence+700+700+700
Italo Ferreira+700+700+700
Ethan Ewing+800+800+800
Jack Robinson+800+800+800
Joao Chianca+1000+1000+1000

Women’s Winner Betting

In the women’s event, the legendary Stephanie Gilmore is the defending champion. Along with the 2022 Finals, this was the only event Gilmore won last season. Gilmore doesn’t start as the favorite though, that honor goes to Carissa Moore.

The favorite is the winner of the Surf Ranch Pro (Event 6), and the Margaret River Pro (Event 5), Carissa Moore. She is +350 to make it three wins in a row.

Just behind Moore in the betting is Tyler Wright. the points table leader. Wright is +450 to win at Punta Roca, just ahead of fellow Australian, Stephanie Gilmore, who is the third favorite at +500.

After the leading three contenders come Molly Picklum and Carolina Marks, both at +600. Picklum finished 5th at the Surf Ranch Pro, with Marks claiming an impressive second place.

The Surf Ranch event was the second successive top-three finish for Marks, following her 3rd place at the Margaret River Pro. She also finished 3rd in this event last year, behind the winner Stephanie Gilmore, and the second-placed Lakey Peterson.

More betting on the women’s event can be found below. All the odds used on this page are taken from the best sports betting sites. You can read more about them at our sportsbook reviews page.

WSL 2023 Surf City El Salvador Pro; Women's WinnerBetOnlineBovadaMyBookie
Carissa Moore+350+350+350
Tyler Wright+450+450+450
Stephanie Gilmore+500+500+500
Molly Picklum+600+600+600
Caroline Marks+600+600+600
Tatiana Weston-Webb+800+800+800
Lakey Peterson+800+800+800
Caitlin Simmers+1000+1000+1000
Johanne Defay+1600+1600+1600

Our Winner Picks

In the men’s event, all the talk is about Filipe Toledo and Griffin Colapinto. Which is understandable. But while all that is going on, there seems to be little attention paid to Joao Chianca (+1000) and Ethan Ewing (+800).

Starting with Chianca, he is second on the points table with one win, three third places, and one fifth-place finish this season. As for Ewing, he sits fourth on the table, with a recent form of 3rd, 5th, and 1st. It’s amazing that neither guy gets a mention, and is shorter in the betting.

Joao Chianca To win Surf City El Salvador Pro

Ethan Ewing To win Surf City El Salvador Pro

Over in the women’s event, it’s a similar story. There forever seems to be a debate about who will win out of Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright.

In fairness to the two, they have won the previous three WSL events between them. But never-the-less, we can’t keep on overlooking the likes of Caroline Marks who came 3rd here last year and has a recent form of 5th, 3rd, and 2nd. Okay, it’s a big ask to break up the dominance of Moore and Wright, but we’re backing Caroline Marks to do it at +600.

Caroline Marks To win Surf City El Salvador Pro

Meet the author

Dean Etheridge

Dean Etheridge has over ten years of writing experience in the world of sports betting. Starting out as a hobby on his own soccer betting website, Dean has now seen his picks published across various affiliate sites along with The Sun, where he writes regular Premier Le...

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