Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League
– competition gets underway at 7:40am with Round 1
– watch live at worldsurfleague.com
HONOLUA BAY, Maui/Hawaii (Wednesday, November 29, 2017) – The Maui Women’s Pro, the final event of the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), gets underway today with competition called ON at Honolua Bay in four-to-five foot (1.2 – 1.5 metre) surf. Round 1 starts at 7:40 a.m. local time with Rounds 2 and 3 on standby.
“The swell has arrived and it’s a good direction so we are on for the day,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “We’re going to start with Round 1 at 7:40 a.m. and I’m also hoping to get through Rounds 2 and 3. We’re still looking at tomorrow for a potential finish to the event.”
The Maui Women’s Pro will decide the 2017 WSL Women’s Title and going into the event five surfers are in mathematical 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;
Six-time WSL Champion Gilmore will be the first title contender to compete in the opening heat of Round 1. Three-time world champion and two-time event winner Moore is up in Heat 2, Jeep Ratings Leader Fitzgibbons will compete in Heat 3 and defending WSL Champion and event winner Wright and World No. 3 Conlogue will take to the water in Heats 4 and 5 respectively.
Surfline, official forecaster for the Maui Women’s Pro, are calling for:
Good size, favorably angled NNW to NW swells will move in over the next couple days: the first swell peaks on Wednesday, with the second swell strongest over the afternoon Thursday and into early Friday. These next three days should offer the best surf of the waiting period, with a decreasing trend over the weekend. Much smaller surf is currently expected for the last three days of the event window at this point.
The event will be broadcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeague.com, 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:
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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.
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