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Maui means world title for the WSL women's tour



Maui Women's Pro

6X WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore one of five title contenders heading into the Maui Women's Pro

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 November, 2017 - Honolua Bay - The Maui Women's Pro, the final event of the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), has been called off for a fourth consecutive day with inconsistent three foot surf on offer at Honolua Bay and a more significant swell on the way.

"There are some waves here again this morning but it's still not what we're looking for so we are off for the day," said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. "I'm really looking at tomorrow and a significant swell that could offer some great waves so we'll be back early in the morning."

The Maui Women’s Pro will decide the 2017 WSL Women’s Title and going into the event five surfers are in mathematical contention to clinch the title: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Tyler Wright (AUS), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Carissa Moore (HAW) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS).

The World Title scenarios are as follows:

   - Fitzgibbons, Wright and Conlogue can each clinch the Title by winning the event;
   - If Fitzgibbons finishes runner-up then Wright or Conlogue need to win the event to win the Title;
   - If Fitzgibbons finishes 3rd then Wright needs a 3rd and Conlogue 2nd to win the Title; or
   - If Fitzgibbons finishes 5th or lower than Wright needs at 5th, Conlogue a 3rd, and Moore and Gilmore need to win the event to claim Title.

Six-time WSL Champion Gilmore will be the first title contender to compete in the opening heat of Round 1 when competition gets underway. Three-time world champion and two-time event winner Moore is up in Heat 2, Jeep Ratings Leader Fitzgibbons will compete in Heat 3 and defending WSL Champion and event winner Wright and world no. 3 Conlogue will take to the water in Heats 4 and 5 respectively.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:10 a.m. to assess conditions and make the next call.
Surfline, official forecaster for the Maui Women’s Pro, are calling for: The N swell that filled in today will trend down on Tuesday. New NNW swell should start to build late Tuesday but will be strongest on Wednesday. A slightly smaller- for Honolua- NW swell builds Thursday afternoon and continues Friday before fading over the weekend. Breezy ENE trades prevail through the week.
The event will be broadcast LIVE via, the WSL app and on Facebook LIVE via the WSL’s Facebook page. Also check local listings for coverage on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN in Brazil, Sky NZ in New Zealand, SFR Sports in France and Portugal, Sport TV in Portugal and the EDGEsport Network.
Maui Women’s Pro Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW)
Heat 2: Carissa Moore (HAW), Johanne Defay (FRA), Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA), Brisa Hennessy (HAW)
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 5: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Keely Andrew (AUS), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Sage Erickson (USA), Coco Ho (HAW)



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