Who is the Andy Irons of Trestles for surfbet punters?

13 Sep 2010 0 Share

Taj Burrow (Yallingup, WA, Aus) ripping during round 1 of the Hurley Pro Lower Trestles in California, USA today

Taj Burrow (Yallingup, WA, Aus) ripping during round 1 of the Hurley Pro Lower Trestles in California, USA today

Immediately after Andy Irons completed a remarkable comeback to the winners circle by saluting at the juicy odds of 10-1 in Teahupoo last week, punters on www.surfbet.com.au turned their attention to the Hurley Pro at Trestles.

Iron’s victory lined the pockets of several high profile surfing industry types including former world champion Mark Occhilupo who proudly declared to the world via the contest’s live website that he had cleaned up on his good mate’s win.

Now, with the Hurley Pro waiting period due to start on Sunday (Californian time) the question is, who is the Andy Irons of Trestles?

Is it Irons himself who begins the contest a $9.00 pop to go back to back? Is it Huntington Beach’s $12 chance Brett Simpson who won his second consecutive US Open of Surfing on his home wave last month? Or is it a favourites market with the competition’s leading lights Kelly Slater ($3.25), Jordy Smith ($3.75) or Mick Fanning ($4.75) set to grab the win?

Natural footer Simpson seems the value bet having grown up 65 odd kilometres from the Lower Trestles break and a man who will revel in the shapely right handers expected in the contest.

Punters who aren’t too keen to settle on an overall winner until they see the action get underway have the option of easing into the contest with a flutter on the opening round heats withwww.surfbet.com.au committed to fielding on all heats through to the final.

Simpson presents amazing value as the $2.15 outsider in his round one heat (H2) when he takes on world number five Adriano de Souza ($1.60) and Aussie world #20 Adam Melling ($2.00).

Irons ($1.65) starts favourite in his opening matchup (H10) against last start quarter finalist Tiago Perez ($2.10) and Australian veteran Tom Whitaker ($2.95).

In an intriguing Australian head to head battle in heat 11, world #9 Adrian Buchan ($1.80) has opened in betting a little rougher than the man sitting one place behind him in the world standings, rising star Owen Wright ($1.62). Hawaiian Roy Powers is the rank outsider at $3.10.

Meanwhile, Slater, currently ranked number two in the world, is now the overall favourite to take the ASP World Title at $2.80, with tour leader Smith second pick at $3.28 and Aussie’s Taj Burrow and Fanning sharing the third line of betting at $4.00. Irons is at $20.

Just like during the last two events of the Tour, punters will be able to get constant updates on the surfbet.com.au facebook page which will carry live and up to date tips, odds and info during contests.

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To join or see the latest odds, log onto www.surfbet.com.au .

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