IT’S ON -Day 2- for Monday starting 8am! The Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger Series

Holding Pattern ends today. We’re ON.  Monday has extreme side shore NE Trades with Wind Adv level gusts expected. New, but declining NNW should be 3-4′ (hopefully plus’) at Ali’i Beach Park with marginal conditions. But they’ll hunt down the best on offer and handle it with precision and skill. Tune in. SNN

  • Men’s Round 2 Heat 9 Starts at 8:05 AM HST
  • Women’s Round 1 to Start Following Men’s Action
  • 830am News Break: Slater bows out of event. He’s in Florida with family. He’ll be at Pipe in January.
Front Page Pictured: The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii has returned to life and competition at the renowned reef of Haleiwa along with it. Credit: © WSL /  Heff

HALEIWA, Oahu/Hawaii (Monday, November 29, 2021) – The World Surf League (WSL) Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger, the final stop of the 2021 Challenger Series, has been called back ON for an 8:05 a.m. HST start with men’s Round 2 Heats 9 – 16 beginning the action in four-to-six foot swell. Women are set to make their debut in Round 1 immediately following men’s action.

“A decent new northwest swell has filled in overnight providing four-to-six foot surf at Haleiwa with some breezy trades and we’re on,” said Hawaii/Tahiti Nui Tour Manager Marty Thomas. “We’re looking forward to getting men’s Round 2 wrapped up before moving right into women’s Round 1 for their debut. We can’t wait to see what unfolds today with all the exciting scenarios happening and it should be a great day of competition.”

A clash of Championship Tour (CT) and Challenger Series talent meet to begin day two action with third-year CT competitor Griffin Colapinto (USA) taking on fellow San Clemente, California, and CT hopeful Cole Houshmand, Peru’s dynamic Alonso Correa and an in-form opening day competitor Kalani Ball (AUS).

Also making their highly-anticipated debut, CT competitor and Olympic silver medalist Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) (Heat 13) joins the likes of CT veteran requalification hopeful, former event victor, Michel Bourez (FRA) (Heat 16), Hawaii’s own Imaikalani deVault (Heat 10), former CT competitor Nat Young (USA) (Heat 14), Costa Rican veteran Carlos Munoz (Heat 12), and many more.

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