Reynolds is coming off a Round 5 finish at the Fiji Pro, where he defeated current World No. 1 Adriano de Souza (BRA) on the way. Due to a World Surf League rule change which allows wildcards to keep Championship Tour points, the California native is currently ranked No. 34 on the Jeep Leaderboard.
Reynolds' ninth-place finish in Fiji places him above full-time CT competitors C.J. Hobgood (USA) and Brett Simpson (USA). Meanwhile, fellow two-time wildcard Jay Davies (AUS) is currently ranked No. 32, ahead of Reynolds and Dusty Payne (HAW).
It is yet to be determined if or when Davies will again surf as a WSL wildcard, but should Reynolds perform well at Jeffreys Bay -- and receive additional wildcard spots this season -- he could have a shot at CT requalification. To qualify each year for the Tour, a surfer must be ranked No. 22 or better on CT rankings. The top 10 surfers on the Qualifying Series (QS) fill out the Tour (not including those who qualify on both the CT and QS).
Be sure to adjust your Fantasy Surfing lineup accordingly and don't miss Reynolds battle the Top 34 in rugged South Africa for the J-Bay Open LIVE here and on the WSL App beginning July 8. The full story on the J-Bay draw is available in the WSL Pressroom.