Finals Day at Beachwaver Maui Pro and Jaws Challenge Called ON
The Beachwaver Maui Pro at Honolua and the Jaws Challenge at Peʻahi on Maui have been called ON. Finals Day for both events will see pumping conditions to crown the event winners. The Beachwaver Maui Pro, the final stop on the World Surf League Championship Tour, started at 8:15 a.m. HST with the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Final rounds.
“Today is the last day of the women’s Championship Tour season,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Women’s Commissioner. “We are on at 8:15 a.m. HST with beautiful conditions to crown our event winner. Yesterday, Stephanie Gilmore earned her record-equalling seventh World Title, and it was incredible to see the women charging in the epic conditions. We will see even more today as the remaining eight surfers battle for the last win of 2018.”
The Jaws Challenge at Peʻahi, the second stop on the WSL Big Wave Tour, is live now with men’s Round 1, followed by the Semifinals and Final.
“We are on at 7:35 a.m. HST with the remaining heats of men’s Round 1,” said Mike Parsons, WSL BWT Commissioner. “Following Round 1, we will jump straight into the Semifinals and Final. We have 25-to-35 foot waves out there and are excited to see who will take out the men’s division after Keala Kennelly’s incredible performance yesterday in the women’s.”
Beachwaver Maui Pro Quarterfinal Matchups:
QF 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Malia Manuel (HAW)
QF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Johanne Defay (FRA)
QF 3: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)
QF 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Paige Hareb (NZL)
Men’s Jaws Challenge at Pe’ahi, Hawaii Remaining Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 2: Lucas Chianca (BRA), Naxto Gonzalez (EUK), Nathan Florence (HAW), Jojo Roper (USA), Albee Layer (HAW), Shane Dorian (HAW)
Heat 3: Kai Lenny (HAW), Makuakai Rothman (HAW), Tom Lowe (GBR), Will Skudin (USA), Koa Rothman (HAW), Aaron Gold (HAW)
Heat 4: Ian Walsh (HAW), Jamie Mitchell (HAW), Greg Long (USA), João De Macedo (PRT), Francisco Porcella (ITA), Tyler Larronde (HAW)