Jay "Bottle" Thompson

Admittedly overwhelmed by his debut on the World Tour in 2008, Jay "Bottle" Thompson didn't spend much time on center stage. He was relegated back to the WQS in '09, but the Burleigh Heads local put his nose to the grindstone and strung together a solid year in the minors. Consequently, he will be rolling with the big boys again for the '10 Tour. A couple years older, a couple years wiser, Bottle's hoping to stay around a little longer this time. In March of '09 he got a wildcard into the Quiksilver Pro Australia and promptly trounced Joel Parkinson, so there's no question the talent's there, now it's all about putting the experience to good use. (Jason Kenworthy)