Meet the WSL class of 2016
Well, it’s safe to say it’s been a strange year. We saw good waves, shit waves, a shark encounter, heroics from Julian Wilson, ups, downs, Kelly without an event win (and’s not retiring maybe because of it), Brazilian dominance, Mick Fanning staying collected in the midst of tragedy and madness, tens, two’s and so much […]
Well, it’s safe to say it’s been a strange year. We saw good waves, shit waves, a shark encounter, heroics from Julian Wilson, ups, downs, Kelly without an event win (and’s not retiring maybe because of it), Brazilian dominance, Mick Fanning staying collected in the midst of tragedy and madness, tens, two’s and so much more. Female bikini bottoms are continuing to shrink below the lower back and fresh blood’s coming in white hot for next season. Jack Freestone, Conner Coffin and Ryan Callinan will be a treat to watch in the singlet and we’ve lost Cj Hobgood, Freddy P and Micro to retirement. So without any further wordy-ness here’s your 2016 World Surf League roster:
2015 Top 22 CT:
1. Adriano de Souza
2. Mick Fanning
3. Gabriel Medina
4. Filipe Toledo
5. Owen Wright
6. Julian Wilson
7. Italo Ferreira
8. Jeremy Flores
9. Kelly Slater
10. Nat Young
11. Josh Kerr
12. Bede Durbidge
13. Joel Parkinson
14. John John Florence
15. Wiggolly Dantas
16. Taj Burrow
17. Kai Otton
18. Matt Wilkinson
19. Adrian Buchan
20. Keanu Asing
21. Michel Bourez
22. Jadson Andre
2015 Top 10 QS (minus double qualifiers from CT):
• Caio Ibelli
• Kolohe Andino
• Jack Freestone
• Miguel Pupo
• Alejo Muniz
• Kanoa Igarashi
• Alex Ribeiro
• Conner Coffin
• Davey Cathels
• Ryan Callinan
WSL Wildcards: Jordy Smith and Matt Banting
Jords is coming in fresh for the upcoming season, here’s that rail we all know and love. Photo: WSL
What’s happening with the ever-so lovely WSL ladies:
2015 Top 10 CT:
1. Carissa Moore
2. Courtney Conlogue
3. Sally Fitzgibbons
4. Bianca Buitendag
5. Tyler Wright
6. Lakey Peterson
7. Tatiana Weston-Webb
8. Johanne Defay
9. Nikki Van Dijk
10. Malia Manuel
2015 Top 6 QS (minus double qualifiers from the CT):
• Sage Erickson
• Chelsea Tuach
• Keely Andrew
• Alessa Quizon
• Coco Ho
• Laura Enever
WSL Wildcard: Stephanie Gilmore
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