Lay day called at women’s surf event

Another day of small surf at Honolua Bay and a promising swell forecast for later this week have prompted event organizers to call another lay day at the Maui Women’s Pro, the final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Women’s Championship Tour.

“There are no waves out there and we’re still waiting for that swell to come in so we’re off for the day,” said WSL Women’s Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. “I actually think that Honolua is as flat and calm as I’ve ever seen it, but we do have some swell coming. There is the possibility that it will be shadowed but I still think we will see some good waves come into the Bay.”

First up 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 on Friday to make the next call.

Surfline, official forecaster for the WSL, are calling for:

Surf will be very small over the next couple days off of small pulses of NW swell. Wednesday should be down a bit from today, with a slight pulse back up on Thursday.

The next swell of significance remains on track to build through the afternoon on Friday, before trending down over the weekend. The storm has very much lived up to forecast model guidance (even exceeding it at least a little bit), with satellite verified wind of 35-50 knots and multiple passes of 40’+ seas. These are good signs.

The Maui Women’s Pro will be webcast LIVE on 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.