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Wild surf prompts Lay Day for Haleiwa Prime event

Haleiwa © ASP/Rowland



Reef Hawaiian Pro

ASP Prime event
Haleiwa, Oahu Hawaii
12 - 23 November 2013

15- to 20-foot closeouts hammering the Haleiwa lineup

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 November, 2013 - Haleiwa - The Reef Hawaiian Pro, event No. 1 of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing has opted for a NO GO today due to largely closed out 15- to 20-foot surf at Haleiwa. The next call will be made at 7am tomorrow.

Extra large surf is hammering the outer reefs of Oahu’s North Shore today, but the story closer to shore at Haleiwa is one of torrid rip currents and closeout waves. Contest Director Marty Thomas watched on as competitors tested out the conditions. Barely a maneuver was possible and most athletes spent their time battling the current.

The  Reef Hawaiian Pro has until November 23 to run four full days of competition. Organizers expect tomorrow will offer improved surf conditions that will allow a start.

When it does get going, 128 of the world’s best surfers will compete for critical ASP Prime points and a share of $250,000. The winner of this event will take home $40,000 and an early lead on the 2013 Vans Triple Crown series ratings.

Also hitting the waves this week will be the Reef Clash of the Legends, featuring Brad Gerlach (USA); Sunny Garcia (HI); Kaipo Jaquias (HI); and Michael Ho (HI).

Full Surfline Forecast:

Solid N swell will build in and be strongest on Wednesday before fading Thursday. A reinforcing pulse of N swell builds late Thursday and continues Friday morning. While that does not look as strong as the Wednesday swell, it will still offer strong surf. Wind will be mostly light Wed-Fri, with the possibility of heavy showers developing for Thur/Fri.

NOTE – The swell for Wed-Fri will be partially shadowed for Haleiwa and will be roughly half the size of the standout exposed breaks. However, with the swell being very significant for the North Shore, we’re still looking at solid surf at Haleiwa.

WEDNESDAY 13th: Solid N swell fills in
SWELL/SURF: Well overhead to double overhead+ surf, with larger sets pushing 15’+ faces. Consistent/pumping swell.
WIND/WEATHER: Light E wind 5-9kts in the morning. Watch for a sea breeze to develop in the afternoon. Partly sunny with some passing showers.

THURSDAY 14th: N swell fades from Wed
SWELL/SURF: Overhead to a few overhead. Largest sets still near double overhead in the morning.
WIND: Light ENE/NE wind in the morning, with more variable wind in the afternoon with a possible sea breeze. More widespread showers, heavy at times.

FRIDAY 15th: Reinforcing N swell
SWELL/SURF: Smaller than Wed, but still potential for overhead to well overhead/double overhead surf on the sets. Stay tuned, this is still dependent on storm behavior.
WIND:  Light ENE/NE in the morning with a seabreeze potentially developing in the afternoon. Widespread showers, heavy at times.

SATURDAY 16th: Fading/much smaller N swell
SWELL/SURF: Still looks pretty fun and very contestable with surf in the shoulder-head high range possible in the morning. Stay tuned.
WIND: ENE trades gradually rebuilding. Weather should be drying out as compared to Thur/Fri. Stay tuned.

SUNDAY 17th: Much smaller N swell leftovers
SWELL/SURF: Dropping below waist high.
WIND: Light to moderate ENE trades.

Jodi Wilmott

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