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WSL Updates

Stephanie Gilmore gets women's injury wildcard

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 December, 2015 - Los Angeles - The 2015 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour season has come to a close, with Brazilian battler Adriano de Souza clinching his inaugural men’s title and Hawaiian phenom Carissa Moore claiming a third women’s title.

The 2016 elite men’s Championship Tour (CT) will be contested by the WSL Top 34, made up of the top 22 finishers on the 2015 CT season, the top 10 finishers on the 2015 Qualifying Series (QS) and two WSL wildcards.

2015 Top 22 CT:

Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Mick Fanning (AUS)
Gabriel Medina (BRA)
Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Owen Wright (AUS)
Julian Wilson (AUS)
Italo Ferreira (BRA)
Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Kelly Slater (USA)
Nat Young (USA)
Josh Kerr (AUS)
Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Joel Parkinson (AUS)
John John Florence (HAW)
Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Taj Burrow (AUS)
Kai Otton (AUS)
Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Keanu Asing (HAW)
Michel Bourez (PYF)
Jadson Andre (BRA)


2015 Top 10 QS (minus double qualifiers from CT):

Caio Ibelli (BRA)
Kolohe Andino (USA)
Jack Freestone (AUS)
Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
Conner Coffin (USA)
Davey Cathels (AUS)
Ryan Callinan (AUS)

WSL Wildcards: Jordy Smith (ZAF) and Matt Banting (AUS)

2014 world champ Stephanie Gilmore will get the injury wildcard


The 2016 elite women’s Championship Tour (CT) will be contested by the WSL Top 17, comprised of the top 10 finishers on the 2015 CT, the top six finishers on the 2015 QS and the WSL wildcard.

2015 Top 10 CT:

Carissa Moore (HAW)
Courtney Conlogue (USA)
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
Bianca Buitendag (ZAF)
Tyler Wright (AUS)
Lakey Peterson (USA)
Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW)
Johanne Defay (FRA)
Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Malia Manuel (HAW)

2015 Top 6 QS (minus double qualifiers from the CT:

Sage Erickson (USA)
Chelsea Tuach (BRB)
Keely Andrew (AUS)
Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Coco Ho (HAW)
Laura Enever (AUS)

WSL Wildcard: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)

The 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour season will commence with the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast from March 10 - 21, 2016.

Dave Prodan

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