- WSL / Kelly Cestari

While Adriano de Souza (BRA) and Carissa Moore (HAW) were busy clinching their championships on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT) there was another huge battle being waged for precious 2016 CT seeds. As usual, the race for these slots came down to the wire.

World Champion Adriano de Souza
Adriano de Souza é campeão mundial e ainda vence Medina na final do Pipe Masters.

2016 men's CT is comprised of 34 surfers: the top 22-ranked surfers from the 2015 CT season, the top 10-ranked surfers on the 2015 Qualifying Series (QS) and two WSL wildcards. The women's tour is decided by the top 10-ranked women on the CT, the top six-ranked surfers from the women's QS, and one wildcard.

Here are the final 2016 rosters:

Men's Tour

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)

Women's Tour

Moore Triumphs in Maui
Carissa Moore won her third World Title in Maui, and won the Target Maui Pro on an emotional final day.

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 kicks off with the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast contests March 10-21.

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