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Layer and Lenny Advance to Finals Day

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Today in Mexico, Maui surfers Kai Lenny and Albee Layer advance into the semi finals at the WSL Big Wave World Tour event, The Puerto Escondido Challenge.

Layer and Lenny finished the runner up and 3rd place in their round 1 heat of the big wave event.  This moves them into the semi finals which will take place Saturday morning, June 25, 2016 in Mexico.

With waves reaching heights upward of 25-30 feet with challenging conditions, both surfers showed extreme composure while trying to ride the monster waves.

The final rounds will take place Saturday morning, June 25, and will be streamed live on Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s Surf Channel 1250 and on WorldSurfLeauge.com [1].

Albee Layer drops in at Puerto Escondido. Photo: Tony Heff/WSL

Albee Layer drops in at Puerto Escondido. Photo: Tony Heff/WSL

Thirty foot waves (ten meter) waves poured into Puerto Escondido that saw the Big Wave World Tour Puerto Escondido Challenge underunderway in Mexico on Friday July 25, 2016. PHOTO: © WSL/ Heff

Thirty foot waves (ten meter) waves poured into Puerto Escondido that saw the Big Wave World Tour Puerto Escondido Challenge underway in Mexico on Friday July 25, 2016. PHOTO: © WSL/ Heff

Maui's Billy Kemper also competed in the Big Wave Event but came up just short of advancing into the Semi Finals. Photo: WSL

Maui’s Billy Kemper also competed in the Big Wave Event but came up just short to advance into the Semi Finals. Photo: WSL

Current Big Wave World Champion Greg Long finds a beauty in the first heat of the day at Puerto Escondido Photo: Tony Heff/WSL

Current Big Wave World Champion Greg Long finds a beauty in the first heat of the day at Puerto Escondido Photo: Tony Heff/WSL