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The lineup for the 2022 Championship Tour is coming into clearer perspective as next season's top seeds are now officially locked in. Based on their final rankings on the 2021 WSL Leaderboard, below are the top nine women and twenty men:

Women's 2022 Championship Tour Qualifiers
1 Carissa Moore
2 Tatiana Weston-Webb
3 Sally Fitzgibbons
4 Stephanie Gilmore
4 Johanne Defay
6 Caroline Marks
7 Tyler Wright
8 Isabella Nichols
9 Courtney Conlogue

Men's 2022 Championship Tour Qualifiers

1 Gabriel Medina
2 Italo Ferreira
3 Filipe Toledo
4 Conner Coffin
5 Morgan Cibilic
6 Griffin Colapinto
7 Jordy Smith
8 Kanoa Igarashi
9 Yago Dora
10 Frederico Morais
11 John John Florence
12 Jack Robinson
13 Leonardo Fioravanti
14 Deivid Silva
15 Ryan Callinan
15 Ethan Ewing
17 Kelly Slater
18 Jadson Andre
19 Seth Moniz
19 Miguel Pupo

With new venues and a revamped Tour structure, the 2022 CT season will start with 36 men and 18 women. The composition will be as follows:

  • Twenty men and nine women via their 2021 CT performances.
  • Two men and two women via injury wildcard.
  • Twelve men and six women via the upcoming 2021 Challenger Series.
  • Additionally, there will be two men's wildcards and one women's wildcard per event.

Halfway through the season, the field will be reduced to 22 men and 10 women. The top-ranked surfers will continue on to the second half of the tour (where they will be joined by two men's and two women's wildcards) and automatically requalify for the 2023 CT.

Highlights: Watch The Very Best Of The 2021 Championship Tour
The 2021 CT season was a wild ride and through it all the world's best surfers were able to keep their eyes on the prize and put in some truly inspiring performances.

The smaller fields in the back half of the year will create more compact and exciting events, with only the best conditions in the event window, and more match-ups featuring the biggest stars on Tour. The surfers who miss the cut will be relegated to the CS, which commences immediately following CT stop five in Western Australia, where they will have the opportunity to earn back their slot on the following year's CT.

The 2022 WSL CT will include 10 regular-season events in seven countries, starting in January at the world-famous Pipeline in Hawai'i, for the first-ever men's and women's joint event at that legendary break. The CT will return to G-Land, Indonesia, which is back on the CT for the first time in 24 years for the men and for the first time ever for the women, and conclude in August at the infamous Teahupo'o in Tahiti.

The second-annual Rip Curl WSL Finals will take place in September, where the WSL Final 5 men's and women's surfers will face off for the undisputed World Title.

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