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With the PipeMasters a wrap (and oh my what a dramatic final day!) the ASP has confirmed the top 34 for next year's tour. Along with Aritz Aranburu's re-qualification through the world ranking system, another great piece of news has come in the form of Portugal's Tiago Pires being awarded one of two injury wildcards. The other going to Owen Wright, and the first replacement spot going to Glenn Hall, who also was out for the second half of the year due to serious injury.

The other replacement surfers for the year will include Mitch Coleborn (next in line on 2013 ASP QS rankings), Pat Gudauskas (next in line on 2013 ASP WCT rankings) and then Willian Cardoso. In the end up-coming Euro tour hopeful Marc Lacomare (ranked 35 in the world) will have missed out on the replacement list by one spot.

2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) Top 22:

1. Mick Fanning (AUS)

2. Kelly Slater (USA)

3. Joel Parkinson (AUS)

4. Jordy Smith (ZAF)

5. Taj Burrow (AUS)

6. Julian Wilson (AUS)

7. Kai Otton (AUS)

8. Nat Young (USA)

9. Josh Kerr (AUS)

10. John John Florence (HAW)

11. C.J. Hobgood (USA)

12. Michel Bourez (PYF)

13. Adriano de Souza (BRA)

14. Gabriel Medina (BRA)

15. Filipe Toledo (BRA)

16. Sebastian Zietz (HAW)

17. Adrian Buchan (AUS)

18. Jeremy Flores (FRA)

19. Miguel Pupo (BRA)

20. Fred Patacchia (HAW)

21. Bede Durbidge (AUS)

22. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

2013 ASP Qualification Series (QS) Top 10 (barring double qualifiers):

- Adam Melling (AUS)

- Kolohe Andino (USA)

- Alejo Muniz (BRA)

- Jadson Andre (BRA)

- Mitch Crews (AUS)

- Aritz Aranburu (EUK)

- Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

- Travis Logie (ZAF)

- Dion Atkinson (AUS)

- Brett Simpson (USA)

ASP Wildcards:

- Owen Wright (AUS)

- Tiago Pires (PRT)

ASP Replacement Surfers:

- Glenn Hall (IRL)

- Mitch Coleborn (AUS) – next in line on 2013 ASP QS rankings

- Patrick Gudauskas (USA) – next in line on 2013 ASP WCT rankings

- Willian Cardoso (BRA) – second in line on 2013 ASP QS rankings