The following Top 10 QS surfers will be guaranteed a spot on the 2016 Championship Tour: Caio Ibelli (BRA), Jack Freestone (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Kanoa Igarashi (USA), Alex Ribeiro (BRA), Conner Coffin (USA), Davey Cathels (AUS) and Ryan Callinan (AUS).
If CT ranked No. 23 Andino and No. 25 Pupo do well at Pipe they will requalify via the Championship Tour. In that case, Stuart Kennedy (AUS), followed by Dusty Payne (HAW), still have a shot at making the elite Tour in 2016.
Editor's note: There are seven new rookies, not six as mentioned in the video.