The 2019 Championship Tour world title race scenarios – SurferToday

Once again, the last events of the CT season will crown the world’s best elite surfers.

The names of the 2019 men’s and women’s world surfing champion will be announced at the Billabong Pipeline Masters (December 8-20) and Hawaii Pro (November 26 – December 6), respectively.

Italo Ferreira and Carissa Moore lead the rankings, but they’re closely followed by strong opponents.

There are no less than five men’s world title contenders: Ferreira, Gabriel Medina, Jordy Smith, Filipe Toledo, and Kolohe Andino.

On the women’s side, three surfers can still clinch the coveted trophy: Moore, Lakey Peterson, and Caroline Marks.

Take a look at this year’s world title race scenarios.

Carissa Moore: the Hawaiian is chasing her fourth world title | Photo: Masurel/WSL

2019 Men’s Championship Tour | World Title Scenarios

1. If Italo Ferreira wins the Pipeline Masters, he wins his maiden CT world title;
2. If Ferreira finishes runner-up, Medina and Toledo will need a 1st to claim the world title;
3. If Ferreira places third, Medina needs a 2nd, and Toledo and Jordy Smith must win the event;
4. If Ferreira gets 5th, Medina needs a 3rd, Toledo a 2nd, and Smith a 1st;
5. If Ferreira finishes 9th, Medina needs a 5th, Toledo a 3rd, Jordy a 2nd, and Kolohe Andino a 1st;
6. If Ferreira places 17th/33rd, Medina and Toledo will need a 9th, Smith a 5th, and Andino a 2nd;

2019 Women’s Championship Tour | World Title Scenarios

1. If Carissa Moore wins the Hawaii Pro, she conquers her fourth world title;
2. If Moore finishes runner-up, Peterson will need a 1st to claim the world title;
3. If Moore places 3rd, Peterson needs a 2nd, Caroline Marks a 1st;
4. If Moore gets a 5th/9th/17th, Peterson will need a 3rd, and Marks a 2nd to force a three-way tie surf-off to decide the world champion;