Italo Ferreira (BRA) had a string of second-, third- and fifth-place finishes across the QS and Junior Tour. It will be interesting to see how the 20-year-old will do against the world's best in some of the bigger, hollower waves on the elite tour. The young Brazilian's air-game, however, is comparable to that of some of his fellow countrymen already on the CT, which should serve him well. Ferreira will start his season at No. 26.