LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA (Wednesday, October 25, 2023) - Today, the World Surf League (WSL) Tours and Competition team confirmed the official competitor lists for the 2024 Championship Tour (CT) season. The 2024 WSL CT will feature the world's best surfers, as determined by the top-ranking finishers on the 2023 CT and 2023 Challenger Series, as well as the season and event wildcards selected by the WSL Tours and Competition team.

The CT will once again feature all of our athletes competing in fully integrated events across the CT calendar with equal prize money. The CT format will kick off the season at the world-renowned Banzai Pipeline, will see the Mid-season Cut at the season's halfway point following Margaret River, and will conclude at the one-day WSL Finals, where the WSL Final 5 men and women will battle for the World Title.

"We're excited to welcome and officially confirm the new class of Championship Tour competitors," said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Chief of Sport. "Last season Caitlin Simmers (USA) made the Final 5, showing us what rookies are capable of. We're really excited to see the potential of this year's rookie class and how they will rise to the occasion of competing against the best in the world."

The first five events of the 2024 Championship Tour will be contested by the WSL top 36 men and top 18 women. The top 36 men consist of:

  • The Top 22 finishers from the 2023 Championship Tour rankings
  • The Top 10 finishers on the 2023 Challenger Series rankings
  • Two WSL season wildcards
  • Two event wildcards

The top 18 women consist of:

  • The Top 10 finishers on the 2023 Championship Tour rankings
  • The Top five finishers on the 2023 Challenger Series rankings
  • Two WSL season wildcards
  • One event wildcard

The 2024 CT season will start with 36 men and 18 women. Halfway through the season, the field will be reduced to 24 men and 12 women. The top-ranked surfers will automatically requalify for the 2025 CT, as well as continue on to the second half of the Tour, where they will be joined by one men's and one women's season-long wildcard, and one men's and one women's event wildcard.

In addition to the WSL wildcards announced for the season, the WSL Tours and Competition team also assigned one WSL Replacement for men's competitions and one WSL Replacement for women's competitions. The WSL Replacement surfer will surf amongst the world's best if a CT surfer withdraws from the competition.

The WSL Replacement positions will only be allocated in the first five stops of the season before the Mid-season Cut. The 2024 WSL Replacement surfers are Luana Silva (BRA) and Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR).

graduating class Mens and Womens Qualifiers from 2023 Challenger Series Rankings - WSL

Women's 2024 Championship Tour Qualifiers

Top 10 Qualifiers from 2023 Championship Tour Rankings

  • Caroline Marks (USA)
  • Carissa Moore (HAW)
  • Tyler Wright (AUS)
  • Caitlin Simmers (USA)
  • Molly Picklum (AUS)
  • Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
  • Lakey Peterson (USA)
  • Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA)
  • Gabriela Bryan (HAW)
  • Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW)

Top 5 Qualifiers from 2023 Challenger Series Rankings

  • India Robinson (AUS)
  • Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
  • Sawyer Lindblad (USA)
  • Alyssa Spencer (USA)
  • Isabella Nichols (AUS)

WSL Season Wildcards

  • Johanne Defay (FRA)
  • Brisa Hennessy (CRC)

WSL Replacement

  • Luana Silva (BRA)

Men's 2024 Championship Tour Qualifiers

  • Top 22 Qualifiers from the 2023 Championship Tour Rankings
  • Filipe Toledo (BRA)
  • Ethan Ewing (AUS)
  • Griffin Colapinto (USA)
  • Joao Chianca (BRA)
  • Jack Robinson (AUS)
  • Gabriel Medina (BRA)
  • Yago Dora (BRA)
  • John John Florence (HAW)
  • Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
  • Ryan Callinan (AUS)
  • Connor O'Leary (AUS)
  • Barron Mamiya (HAW)
  • Italo Ferreira (BRA)
  • Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
  • Ian Gentil (HAW)
  • Jordy Smith (RSA)
  • Liam O'Brien (AUS)
  • Caio Ibelli (BRA)
  • Matthew McGillivray (RSA)
  • Callum Robson (AUS)
  • Rio Waida (INA)
  • Seth Moniz (HAW)

Top 10 Qualifiers from the 2023 Challenger Series Rankings

  • Cole Houshmand (USA)
  • Samuel Pupo (BRA)
  • Jacob Willcox (AUS)
  • Crosby Colapinto (USA)
  • Eli Hanneman (HAW)
  • Imaikalani deVault (HAW)
  • Frederico Morais (POR)
  • Jake Marshall (USA)
  • Kade Matson (USA)
  • Deivid Silva (BRA)

WSL Season Wildcards

  • Kelly Slater (USA)
  • Miguel Pupo (BRA)

WSL Replacement

  • Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR)
The Graduating Class Of The '23 Challenger Series: This Is Who Has Qualified For The Championship Tour
The 2024 Championship Tour will see the return of Frederico Morais, Imaikalani deVault, Jake Marshall, Samuel Pupo, Deivid Silva, Sally Fitzgibbons, India Robinson, Isabella Nichols as well as the rookies Cole Houshmand, Crosby Colapinto, Kade Matson, Eli Hanneman, Sawyer Lindblad, and Alyssa Spencer who look to mix it up against the world's best.

First Stop: Banzai Pipeline To Kickoff 2024 Championship Tour Season
The 2024 WSL Championship Tour will start at the Banzai Pipeline on Oahu with a competition window from January 29 through February 10, 2024. All the action will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL's YouTube channel, and the free WSL app. Check out more ways to watch from the WSL's broadcast partners.

2024 Championship Tour Schedule Reveal. See What's New.
It's here. The 2024 Championship Tour schedule is locked. It all begins at Pipeline in January and ends at the WSL Finals in September, but there are some big changes in between. Get the full details on the impact of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, the return of one of the most iconic waves on Earth, and the new Final 5-deciding event now on worldsurfleague.com.

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

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