Carissa Moore waits for an opponent in the WSL Finals in California ©Getty Images

Hawaiian Carissa Moore and Filipe Toledo of Brazil are the women's and men's leaders going into the finale of the World Surf League (WSL) season, and they look to secure the crowns at the WSL Finals in California.

Moore has one hand on the women's WSL title, meeting the previous round's victor at the end of the gauntlet at Lower Trestles in San Clemente.

The top five surfers have been selected for both events, with advantage given to those higher up the ranks.

Fourth-placed Brisa Hennessy of Costa Rica and Australian Stephanie Gilmore face off in the first match, with the winner taking on Brazilian Tatiana Weston-Webb in the next round.

Johanne Defay from France then meets the winner of that match.

The winner of the penultimate match goes into a best-of-three title match against the defending champion Moore, who is also the Olympic champion.

Filipe Toledo is aiming for his first WSL title in the men's event ©Getty Images
Filipe Toledo is aiming for his first WSL title in the men's event ©Getty Images

Toledo is top of the table in the men's events, with the first showdown being between fourth seed and Olympic champion Ítalo Ferreira, and Japan's Kanoa Igarashi.

Australian Ethan Ewing is to compete against the winner of the opener; and if he is victorious in his first match, he will face compatriot Jack Robinson in the penultimate event.

Toledo is in the best-of-three final, where he will hope to secure his first title, after finishing second to compatriot Gabriel Medina in 2021.

Competition is scheduled to go on until September 16.