A second consecutive lay day has been called at the the Maui Women’s Pro, the tenth and final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), after the expected swell failed to arrive at Honolua Bay.
“There’s not really a whole lot going on out there today so I’m not going to call the competition on,” said Women’s Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. “There’s the odd wave coming through but it’s not quite enough so we’re going to come back tomorrow and take another look. I think there’s still some promise in the forecast with some potential for tomorrow.”
First to compete when competition resumes will be Tweed local Stephanie Gilmore, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) and Brisa Hennessy (HAW) in Round 3 Heat 1.
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Event organisers will check conditions again tomorrow.
Surfline, official forecaster for the WSL, are calling for:
A modest rebuilding trend as a couple of swells fill in: partially to heavily shadowed, long period NW swell (315-335) and some mid period N swell. Look for a building trend through the morning, with holding surf over the afternoon with sets in the waist-chest high+ range. Saturday early could see similar size surf, but with a decreasing trend likely through the day. Sunday looks likely to see just small leftovers. Going further out, we have another small, partially to heavily shadowed NW swell lining up for early next week (Mon/Tue). At this point it looks a little smaller than what we expect on Fri-Sat.
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.
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)