WSL PRESS RELEASE
Location: Honolua Bay, Maui/Hawaii
Event window: November 23 – December 5, 2016
Today’s call: Lay day, next call 7:30am tomorrow
Conditions: 2 – 3 foot
HONOLUA BAY, Maui/Hawaii (Thursday, November 24, 2016) – After an exciting opening day of action at the final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), the Maui Women’s Pro, a lay day has been called. Competition is off for the day with only small and inconsistent surf on offer at Honolua Bay.
“Everyone surfed really well yesterday but I was stoked to see Brisa Hennessy do so well on the opening day,” said Women’s Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. “There are still some little waves out there but we’re not going to run. I think there are some better waves to come in this forecast and I’m hopeful we might see some good conditions tomorrow.”
First to compete when competition resumes will be Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Brisa Hennessy (HAW) in Round 3 Heat 1.
Event organizers will reconvene at 7.30am (local time) tomorrow to assess conditions and make the next call.
Surfline, official forecaster for the WSL, are calling for:
The current, lully NNW swell will trend down through the day on Thursday. The morning will be strongest when some leftover/lully chest high sets are possible, but look for decreasing and smaller surf by the afternoon.
The next swell remains on track to build through the day on Friday before easing gradually through Saturday. This swell looks slightly bigger than the above in the offshore waters, although surf at Honolua will likely be a notch or two smaller, with the swell direction (315-335) more shadowed. This was also a storm/swell that is much better aimed at areas north and east of Hawaii, so expect it to again be lully.
The Maui Women’s Pro will be webcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com as well as the WSL app.
The event is also being carried by the WSL’s LIVE broadcast partners Fox Sports Australia, CBS Sports in the United States, ESPN Brasil, Globosat, Edgesport, Sky NZ, Sport TV, Canal + Deportes, Channel Nine, MCS, Starhub, and Oceanic Time Warner Cable 250 & 1250 in Hawaii.
For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com
Maui Women’s Pro Round 3 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Brisa Hennessy (HAW)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Keely Andrew (AUS)
Heat 3: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW), Malia Manuel (HAW), Lakey Peterson (USA)