2019 World Surf League: Corona Open J-Bay Betting Tips

July 9th 2019, 12:12pm, By: CrossRoads

Championship tour event number six, the Corona Open J-Bay in South Africa, gets underway this week with action kicking off on July 9th- 22nd. Jeffrey's Bay ( J-Bay) is now into its 21st year on tour and is still by far one of the best locations for the WSL contest.

Corona Open J-Bay Betting Tips

Filipe Toledo won his first event this season, when he took out the Oi Rio Pro in Rio last month. Toledo is now closing the gap on the standings, now ranked third behind Kolohe Andino. Toledo is also looking for his third consecutive J-Bay win after taking out Fredrick Morais and Wade Carmichael in 2017-18. Toledo is now in the hot seat to take out his first World Title after John John Florence injured himself and is set to miss the remainder of this season.

Only one disappointing result from the Oi Rio Pro was John John Florence injuring his ACL. Florence was clearly on the verge of taking out another world title after winning two of the first five events this season. With Florence out, this now opens the door for the rest of the field, especially second placed Kolohe Andino and now third place Filipe Toledo.

Hometown hero Jordy Smith has had a solid start to this season and is no stranger Jeffrey's Bay. Smith came runners up at the event in Rio and has now slotted into fourth place in the current standings. Smith took care of business at J-Bay back in 2010-11 after he won consecutive years, since then he has had a hand full of final appearances. Smith has reached the finals four out of five times this season, it's only a matter of time before he takes out his first event in the 2019 season.

jbay open

Kelly Slater is once again traveling to J-Bay to give it another crack. Slater won the first ever WSL event here back in 1996, since then he has two other victories here. Only one man has more victories here than Slater and that's Mick Fanning. Slater has a relatively hard round one when he meets Sebastian Zietz and Jeremy Flores in his first heat. The veteran has climbed into seventh on the leaderboard and is more than a chance to take out number four at J-Bay.

Two surfers who have been lacking consistency of late is Gabriel Medina and Julian Wilson. Both have been crawling their way back in the rankings but need some big outcomes to work towards another title. Both surfers were knocked out in the quarterfinals in Rio but with that result they both climbed four positions and are now inside the top ten. Wilson has been solid in the last two events and I feel he has a lot of confidence coming into J-Bay. Medina on the other hand is capable of anything, Medina is easily one of the best barrel riders on tour and is not afraid to hit the air either.

J-Bay has that kind of flare that brings out the best in the more experienced surfers on tour, so it wouldn't surprise me to see one of veteran surfers take out this event. Or will Toledo be the first to win three consecutive titles at Jeffrey's Bay?



Moonee Valley Racing Tips: Friday, November 15th

Racing returns to Moonee Valley this Friday night for an eight-race card under lights! It looks to be a terrific betting card with a few standouts so check out our race-by-race preview and best bets here! read more

Horse Racing Tips: Friday, November 15th

A big weekend of racing in Australia awaits but first we have country meetings all across the country before tonight's meeting at Moonee Valley! The daytime racing sees us head to Ballina, Gundagai and Kyneton in search of a few winners. Find Luke Krahe's preview and best bets here! read more

2019-20 A-League: Round 6 Preview & Betting Tips

The 2019-20 A-League season continues this weekend with Round 6! As always, we preview some of the best value games and hope to bring you some winners. read more

NFL 2019-20: Week 11 Preview & Betting Tips

The 2019-20 NFL season is beginning to heat up and Week 11 gets underway Friday! We have a full preview and betting tips for some of the key games across the weekend here read more


Understanding Betfair Staking Plans

In the third instalment of our Betfair instructional series, we take a look at understanding staking plans and how they can be used to stay in control of your bank roll read more

Understanding the Betfair Markets

In our next strategy guide for the Betfair platform, we take a look at understanding how the Betfair markets work and what different types of backs and lays you can place with Betfair! read more

Understanding Back and Lay Betting on Betfair

Unlike your ‘normal’ betting agency where it’s you versus the Bookmaker, Betfair is a peer-to-peer wagering platform. Betfair allow you to both ‘back’ and ‘lay’ bets, which gives you complete control and a totally unique betting experience. View how full guide to backing and laying here read more

Major Harness Races in Australasia

There are approximately 90 Group 1 level harness races in Australia and New Zealand each year; we've highlighted some of most high profile races on the annual racing calendar here. read more


Boosted Odds For Melbourne Cup Punters

The Melbourne Cup has transformed from the race that stops the nation into the race that stops the world in recent years, and Palmerbet are giving punters more bang for their buck with boosted odds on all Melbourne Cup runners this Monday! read more

2019 Melbourne Cup Odds

The Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops a nation, but is quickly becoming the race that stops the world! There's 42 horses left in contention for the 2019 Melbourne Cup, which will be held on the first Tuesday in November. Check out the latest betting odds for the race here! read more

Cox Plate Glory Awaits

Get fantastic odds of $4.50 for Te Akau Shark to finish in the top five in Saturday's Cox Plate thanks to Palmerbet. read more

The Luck of Playing the National Lottery

The lottery is one of the more fun ways to gamble, and who hasn't dreamt of one day striking it mega-rich by landing a jackpot! What are the odds of winning the lottery, and is there anything you can do to improve your odds? We take a look at the luck involved with playing the lottery! read more