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Prediction: Ethan Ewing Is Going Back-To-Back

Over John’s dead body.

cinema // Apr 20, 2023
Words by Michael Ciaramella
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Ethan Ewing performed the near-impossible last week at Bells: he won an event that everyone was hyping him to win.

Despite the fact that he was the best surfer in the comp, and that he had 40 years of familial fate on his side, Ethan still had to go out there and win every heat with the weight of a nation, if not the world, on his shoulders.

And he did it.

This week, Ethan will compete again in the Margaret River Pro. While the Australian’s got no sentimental background at this location (that we know of), local boy Jay Davies has pinned him as the favorite again — even calling out the fact that he could go back-to-back.

We’re not gonna cry again, swear. Photo: WSL

On the men’s side of the tour, back-to-back wins are relatively rare. The last person to do it was Jack Robinson last year at Margie’s and G-Land. Before that, it was Italo Ferreira in 2019 at Portugal and Pipe.

Can Ethan join this exclusive group? Time will tell.

Jay likes Molly Pickles on the women’s side, plus a swathe of WA locals as his underdogs. You can make your own picks on

Oh, and here’s where our resident betting shaman Mikey C’s head is at:

Event winner

$250 on JJF at +300 to win $750
$55 on Filipe Toledo at +550 to win $303
$100 on Carissa Moore at +450 to win $450
$50 on Molly Picklum at +550 to win $270

Men’s R1

$20 on Zeke Lau at +265 to win $53
$40 on Sammy Pupo at +215 to win $86

$100 on Griffin Cola at -140 to win $71
$20 on Jacko Baker at +230 ton win $46
$20 on LOB at +400 to win $80
$100 on Joao Chianca at -105 to win $95
$20 on Leo Fioravanti at +165 to win $33
$20 on Rio Waida at +275 to win $55
$20 on Michael Rodrigues at +300 to win $60
$20 on Barron Mamiya at +250 to win $50
$20 on Yago Dora at +250 to win $50

Women’s R1

$100 on Carissa Moore at -200 to win $50 WON
$20 on Johanne Defay at +375 to win $75
$30 on Brisa Hennessy at +300 to win $90
$20 on Lakey Peterson at +250 to win $50
$30 on BLSJ at +200 to win $60
$20 on Gabriela Bryan at +275 to win $55

Make your own picks here.


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