Ricardo Christie will be the sole surfer from New Zealand on the men's 2015 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour. He had an impressive performance at the Vans World Cup of Surfing, but his CT bid was contingent upon Jadson Andre's (BRA) double qualification. Andre was ranked No. 22 -- the cutoff for qualification -- on the CT rankings; if he had fallen lower during the Billabong Pipe Masters he would have used his QS spot, leaving Christie on the QS for 2015. Luck went the Kiwi's way this time, but at No. 32 he'll need more than that to extend his stay on the CT. Don't miss the Faces of 2015: Ricardo Christie interview.