Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League
– Tatiana Weston-Webb and Courtney Conlogue to Match-Up in
Final Showdown when competition resumes
– more information AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM
TAVARUA/NAMOTU, Fiji (Thursday, June 1, 2017) – The Outerknown Fiji Women’s Pro, Stop No. 5 on the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), has been called off for the day with only minimal surf on offer. The event will reach an exciting conclusion with a Final showdown between in-form surfers Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) when competition resumes.
“It’s really, really small out here today at Cloudbreak,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. “There are no waves breaking at all so we’re going to be off for the day. We’ll come back tomorrow morning and have a look at all our options.”
Conlogue stormed her way to the Final by defeating reigning WSL Champion and No. 1 on the Jeep Leaderboard Tyler Wright (AUS) and defending event winner Johanne Defay (FRA).
Weston-Webb earned her first Final appearance of 2017 with a string of incredible victories that saw her take down two-time event winner Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 3X WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) and 6X World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS).
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7am local time to assess conditions and make the next call.
Surfline, official forecaster for the event, are calling for:
SW swell will trend down to smaller leftovers through the end of the work week. New SW swell will build over the weekend, with good size surf by Saturday afternoon and fairly solid surf on Sunday. Potentially strong swell may continue early next week.
The event will be broadcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL app and on Facebook LIVE via the WSL’s Facebook page. Also check the 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 and as part of the EDGEsport Network.
For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com
Outerknown Fiji Women’s Pro Final Match-Up:
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