|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:||Three-to-four foot inconsistent surf|
HONOLUA BAY, Maui/Hawaii (Monday, November 27, 2017) – The final event of the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Maui Women’s Pro, has been called off for the day with inconsistent three-to-four foot surf on offer at Honolua Bay.
“There are some waves on offer today but it’s not quite what we’re looking for so we’re off for the day,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “Right now Wednesday looks really good and there’s also some potential for tomorrow so we’ll be back in the morning to take a look.”
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;
– 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 and defending WSL Champion and event winner Wright and world no. 3 Conlogue will take to the water in Heats 4 and 5 respectively.
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. to assess conditions and make the next call.
Surfline, official forecaster for the Maui Women’s Pro, are calling for:
The series of swells we have been anticipating is finally upon us. Leading off will be a solid North swell with overhead to well overhead sets at Honolua on Monday morning. After that, a pair of shadowed yet still good size NW-NNW swells will move in Wed-Fri (29th-1st) with more overhead to well overhead sets. Expect breezy ENE Trades to prevail all week, along with some secondary ENE tradeswell wrap mixing in (mainly at the top of the point). Another possible NW pulse lines up for around the 4th-5th.
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.
For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com
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)