Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League
– Women’s Round 3 to Start at 7:05 AM, Followed by Men’s Round 4, Women’s Final Series
– Watch LIVE at WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM
|Location:||Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Event window:||May 11 – 20, 2018|
|Today’s call:||Women’s Round 3, Men’s Round 4, Women’s Final Series called ON|
|Conditions:||4 – 5 foot (1.2 – 1.5 metre)|
|SAQUAREMA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Wednesday, May 16, 2018) – Finals Day at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro, the fourth stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), has been called ON for a 7:05 a.m. start at Itaúna Beach in Saquarema. Women’s Round 3 will be up first, followed by men’s Round 4, then the women’s Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Final.
“We are on for a big day of competition starting at 7:05 a.m. local time,” said Travis Logie, WSL Deputy Commissioner. “We have solid surf back at the main site and will aim to complete the women’s event today. We will start with Round 3, then complete men’s Round 4. From there, we will run the women’s Final Series and crown our event winner for the Oi Rio Women’s Pro.”
Tyler Wright (AUS), back-to-back WSL Champion and event winner, will be out for her third-straight win at the Oi Rio Pro to jumpstart her World Title Campaign. She will need to secure one of the top two spots in Round 3 Heat 1 against compatriots Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and Keely Andrew (AUS).
Six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) will fight for her first CT win in Brazil and to retain the Jeep Leader Jersey when she goes up against Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) and 2018 CT Rookie Caroline Marks (USA) in Heat 2 of Round 3.
Brazil’s hero Silvana Lima (BRA) will battle Lakey Peterson (USA) and Johanne Defay (FRA) in front of her adoring fans. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), who now officially represents Brazil, will also have the crowd cheering for her when she takes on three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) and Sage Erickson (USA) in Heat 4.
Surfline, forecast partner of the WSL, is calling for:
Smaller, but fun size/rippable, SSW swell leftovers are expected on Wednesday, with a bit of new SSE swell as well. We should see sets around shoulder-head high, with light wind and clean conditions for much of the day. Smaller leftovers are expected for most of Thursday. The next run of SSW/S swells shows on Friday and likely continues over the weekend, with the most favorable wind currently expected for Fri-Sat.
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Oi Rio Women’s Pro Round 3 Matchups:
Oi Rio Men’s Pro Round 4 Matchups:
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