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Maui Women’s Pro Called On Today

Nick Ricca · November 23, 2016, 10:03 AM HST (Updated November 27, 2016, 1:44 PM) · 1 Comment
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The ever pristine Honolua Bay. Photo: Nick Ricca

The ever pristine Honolua Bay. Photo: Nick Ricca

The Maui Women’s Pro is on today at Honolua Bay, commencing with the event trials at 8:50 a.m. followed by round one.

The all Hawaiian trials heat will consist of Mahina Maeda, the highest ranked Hawaiian surfer on the Qualifying Series, Summer Macedo, the highest ranked Maui surfer on the QS, Brisa Hennesy, the Hawaiian Pro Junior Champion, and WSL wildcard Bethany Hamilton.

Jessi Miley-Dyer, the WSL Women’s Commissioner stated, “Honolua Bay is a really special place and a great event to conclude the women’s tour. I think the trials will be an exciting heat to start the day and I’m really looking forward to it. This place can be tricky but we’re starting to see a lot of good opportunities coming through so it’s on.”

Following the trials, Round 1 will start with Johanne Defay (FRA)Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and Keely Andrew (AUS).

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

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Fun, but likely “lully,” NNW swell should be strongest Wednesday morning (watch for a building trend late Tuesday) from a recent storm near the Aleutian Islands. The good news is the swell direction is favorable for Honolua (325-340). This swell is slowly building on the Pauwela buoy off of North Maui and, thus far, is behaving close to model guidance. 

The Maui Women’s Pro webcast will be LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com as well as the WSL app.

Hawai’i residents can catch the event on Oceanic Time Warner Cable channels 250 & 1250.

Maui Women’s Pro Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Keely Andrew (AUS)
Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), TBD
Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Chelsea Tuach (BRB)
Heat 5: Carissa Moore (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS), Lakey Peterson (USA)
Heat 6: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Coco Ho (HAW)

Nick Ricca
Nick is a surf photographer, filmmaker, and writer from Maui. He has built his career shooting locally and alongside major brands, such as Vissla. He is a contributor to Freesurf Magazine.
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