Your CT Qualifiers For 2023
Following the Hawaii Challenger - won by John John Florence and Sophie McCulloch - the 2023 Championship Tour rosters are set.
The Men's qualifiers are:
There are four rookies, though you could argue Liam O'Brien is also a rookie - which would make it five - as despite qualifying last year he didn't surf a heat.
While in the Women's, a do or die effort from Sophie McCulloch - she had to win the event to qualify - put her into the last qualifying position. Coincidentally, after seven CS events, both 3rd and 4th places were tied, as were 5th and 6th places. Sophie McCulloch in 5th won the tiebreak over Teresa Bonvalot in 6th based on total heat wins for the season.
The Women's qualifiers are:
The Women have just two rookies next year: Caitlin Simmers and Sophie McCulloch.
There is some consolation for Teresa Bonvalot as she'll get an automatic start into next year's CS events alongside, Alyssa Spencer, Bronte Macaulay, Nikki Van Dijk, and Vahine Fierro.
In the Men, the next ten surfers after the CT cut get automatic call up to CS events. They are: Dylan Moffat, Morgan Cibilic, Jacob Willcox, Gatien Delahaye, Imaikalani Devault, Eithan Osborne, Lucca Mesinas, Joan Duru, Alejo Muniz, and Edgard Groggia.