Since joining the CT back in 2011, Julian Wilson has made a habit of doing well at J-Bay. His clean lines and smart tactics are perfectly suited to a place that requires patience and tempo to go with technique and power. Coming into the Corona Open J-Bay, he was sitting at World No. 8. But his third-place finish here will move him up the Jeep Leaderboard and back into the World Title race at the midway point of the season. With Teahupo'o up next, another wave at which he's performed well in the recent past, he'll be breathing down the necks of the rest of a crowded pack of Title chasers.