Lay Day at Maui Women’s Pro

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Honolua Bay to DECIDE 2017 WSl Title
– Swell on the way
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Honolua Bay plays host to the final event of the 2017 World Surf League Women’s Championship Tour and will decide who becomes the new world champion. Credit: © WSL / Poullenot



Location:      Honolua Bay, Maui/Hawaii 
Event window:   November 25 – December 6, 2017
Today’s call:   Lay day, next call tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. local time
Conditions:   3 foot (1 metre) surf 

HONOLUA BAY, Maui/Hawaii (Saturday, November 25, 2017) – The competition window for the final event of the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Maui Women’s Pro, opens today and runs until December 6, 2017. The event has been called off for the day with small and fading surf on offer and some excellent conditions set to arrive next week for the world’s best female surfers.

“We’ve got three foot surf here today that’s going to be decreasing throughout the day so we’re off,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “There is some swell in the forecast and waves coming. There are two good swells that I’m looking at, including one on Monday, so we’ll continued to monitor in the coming days”.

Honolua Bay will decide the 2017 WSL Women’s Title and going into the Maui Women’s Pro five surfers are in contention to clinch the title: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Tyler Wright (AUS), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Carissa Moore (HAW) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS).

The World Title scenarios are as follows:

Fitzgibbons, Wright and Conlogue can each clinch the Title by winning the event;
– If Fitzgibbons finishes runner-up then Wright or Conlogue need to win the event to win the Title;
– If Fitzgibbons finishes 3rd then Wright needs a 3rd and Conlogue 2nd to win the Title; or
– If Fitzgibbons finishes 5th or lower than Wright needs at 5th, Conlogue a 3rd, and Moore and Gilmore need to win the event to claim Title.

Six-time WSL Champion Gilmore will be the first title contender to compete in the opening heat of Round 1 when competition gets underway. Three-time world champion and two-time event winner Moore is up in Heat 2, Jeep Ratings Leader Fitzgibbons will compete in Heat 3 with Wright and Conlogue in Heats 4 and 5 respectively.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. to assess conditions and make the first call.

Surfline, official forecaster for the Maui Women’s Pro, are calling for:

Still on track for some good size surf at Honolua Bay over the first several days of the event window. Saturday the 25th will see fading yet contestable leftovers of old North swell. Then a new shot of North swell will build in Sunday PM the 26th with overhead surf on Monday morning the 27th. After that, a pair of decent size NW swells are looking to move in over the Nov 29th – Dec 1st with more head-overhead sets for Honolua. Strong ENE Trades are expected for at least the next several days.

The event will be broadcast LIVE via, the WSL app and on Facebook LIVE via the WSL’s Facebook page. Also check local listings for coverage on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN in Brazil, Sky NZ in New Zealand, SFR Sports in France and Portugal, Sport TV in Portugal and the EDGEsport Network.

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Maui Women’s Pro Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW)
Heat 2: Carissa Moore (HAW), Johanne Defay (FRA), Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA), Brisa Hennessy (HAW)
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 5: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Keely Andrew (AUS), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Sage Erickson (USA), Coco Ho (HAW)


About the World Surf League
The World Surf League (WSL), formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The League, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a truly global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.

The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, running in excess of 180 global events across the Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels, and in doing so crowns the undisputed world champions in Men’s, Women’s across all divisions within the tour.

Showcasing the world’s best surfing on its digital platform at as well as the free WSL app, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Tyler Wright, John John Florence, Paige Alms, Grant Baker, Phil Rajzman, Tory Gilkerson, Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Kelly Slater, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Courtney Conlogue and more battle on the most unpredictable and dynamic field of play of any sport in the world.

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