The elite surfers of the 2020 World Surf League season

December 26, 2019 | Surfing
World Surf League: the 2020 season kicks off on the Gold Coast | Photo: Sloane/WSL

The 2020 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) roster has been determined.

The men's 2020 CT class will feature the top 22 athletes on the 2019 CT leaderboard, the top 10 finishers on last year's Qualifying Series (QS), plus two WSL wildcards.

Adriano de Souza, who spent most of the 2019 season out due to a knee injury, will be awarded one of the wildcards.

Leonardo Fioravanti and Mikey Wright will compete for the second wildcard. The surfer who finishes highest on the rankings after the opening Australian will get the second 2020 wildcard.

As a result, the 2020 Men's WSL CT season will feature 11 Brazilian surfers, 11 Australian athletes, four surfers representing the United States, two Hawaiian competitors, two French athletes, two South Africans, and sole representatives from Portugal, Japan, and Italy.

2020 WSL Men's Championship Tour | List of Surfers

Italo Ferreira (BRA)
Gabriel Medina (BRA)
Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Kolohe Andino (USA)
Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
John John Florence (HAW)
Kelly Slater (USA)
Owen Wright (AUS)
Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Julian Wilson (AUS)
Seth Moniz (HAW)
Michel Bourez (FRA)
Ryan Callinan (AUS)
Jack Freestone (AUS)
Griffin Colapinto (USA)
Caio Ibelli (BRA)
Wade Carmichael (AUS)
Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Conner Coffin (USA)
Peterson Crisanto (BRA)
Yago Dora (BRA)
Frederico Morais (PRT)
Jadson Andre (BRA)
Matthew McGillivray (ZAF)
Jack Robinson (AUS)
Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Ethan Ewing (AUS)
Connor O'Leary (AUS)
Deivid Silva (BRA)
Morgan Cibilic (AUS)
Adriano de Souza (BRA)
TBD: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) / Mikey Wright (AUS)

Brisa Hennessy: she will replace Carissa Moore on the 2020 WSL Women's Championship Tour | Photo: Poullenot/WSL

On the women's side, the elite class of 2020 will feature the top 10 surfers from the previous season, the best six surfers of the 2019 QS, plus one wildcard (Tyler Wright).

The 2019 WSL Women's CT champion, Carissa Moore, decided to take a break from professional surfing to focus on her personal life, the Moore Aloha program, film projects, surf trips, and improving her skills.

As a result, the Hawaiian will be replaced by Brisa Hennessy.

2020 WSL Women's Championship Tour | List of Surfers

Caroline Marks (USA)
Lakey Peterson (USA)
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA)
Courtney Conlogue (USA)
Johanne Defay (FRA)
Malia Manuel (HAW)
Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Brisa Hennessy (CRI)
Isabella Nichols (AUS)
Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Sage Erickson (USA)
Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Keely Andrew (AUS)
Amuro Tsuzuki (JPN)
Tyler Wright (AUS)

The 2020 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) kicks off on March 26, on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Check out the complete 2020 World Surf League Championship Tour schedule.

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