STORY ON THE WAY FROM WSL… The World Tour started today (7:05am) on solid NNW! The Maui Pro Pres. by ROXY!

An average of 5-8 Foot Faces are reeling fast Into the iconic Honolua Bay on the NNW (Upper West) side of Maui.

Likely 10′ faces off and on…perfect glass inside the Bay and a trade texture outside. SNN

Organizers Hope To Complete Quarterfinals Today!

Maui Pro pres. by ROXY Seeding Round 1 Matchups
Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Keely Andrew (AUS)
Heat 2: Caroline Marks (USA), Isabella Nichols (AUS), Tyler Wright (AUS)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Bronte Macaulay (AUS), Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW)
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Johanne Defay (FRA), Brisa Hennessy (CRI)
Heat 6: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Sage Erickson (USA)

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The Maui Pro pres. by ROXY is ON starting at 7:05 a.m. HST today.
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HONOLUA BAY, Maui, Hawaii/USA (Monday, December 7, 2020) – The Maui Pro presented by ROXY, the first stop of the 2021 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), is ON starting at 7:05 a.m. local time today. After three straight lay days since the start of the waiting period, the world’s best surfers were greeted with sparkling five-to-eight foot (1.8 – 2.4 meter) surf this morning at Honolua Bay, and the competition will start with Seeding Round 1.

“The swell is definitely coming in,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Vice President of Tours and Competition. “It’s a little bit slow this morning with the high tide, but we’re looking for a good day today and looking to get as much as we can in.”

The second of back-to-back northwest swells is hitting Honolua Bay as predicted and is providing perfect overhead canvasses for the top 17 women in the world, and one wildcard, to express themselves in what is sure to be an action-packed day of world-class surfing.
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The WSL has worked with medical experts and state and county officials to help ensure the Maui Pro presented by ROXY is safe for athletes, staff, and the community. To help prevent large gatherings, the competition is being staged as a non-spectator film production. In addition, the WSL requires multiple COVID-19 tests for athletes and staff, daily temperature checks, physical distancing measures, minimal personnel on-site, and frequent disinfecting of common surfaces. These standards were developed using guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are in place for the entire film industry in Hawaii.
The Maui Pro presented by ROXY will be broadcast LIVE on and the free WSL app. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners. The competition will be carried locally in Hawaii by the Spectrum Surf Channel.


 The holding period for the Maui Pro presented by ROXY opens tomorrow. The first call will be at 7:30 a.m. local time.
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“What we’re looking at in the waiting period is that there is a significant swell in a couple of days’ time, and that’s going to be the money day for us, so we’re really excited about that,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Vice President of Tours and Competition. “We’re hoping that we’re going to get great waves out of that swell as well, but for today we’re going to be off and then the next call is going to be tomorrow morning at 7:30.”

During today’s call for the Maui Pro presented by Roxy, a double rainbow stretched across Honolua Bay, which organizers took as a good sign of things to come.

“The rainbow is here for the first day,” said Miley-Dyer. “We didn’t get waves, but the rainbow is a definite bit of a bonus. That’s a little blessing for us.”

Build Your Dream Team with 2021 WSL CT Fantasy
There are only a few days left to register for WSL CT Fantasy. In addition to more new features, the Fantasy Surfing game now combines the men’s and women’s teams. Register now to select your picks to be in the running for the 2021 CT season. WSL CT Fantasy is fully reimagined for the 2021 season. Register now and check out all the new features including:

  • Choose Combined Teams: The Men and Women’s Championship Tour is now merged into a single fantasy game. You will now choose both male and female surfers for each event. The combined league structure simplifies the user interface, gives players more surfer options, and cross-promotes between leagues.
  • Edit Teams Mid-Event: Team rosters will no longer lock at the start of the contest. You can edit your team until the end of the Elimination Round and scoring starts then.
  • Score Big With Power Surfers: Each event, select one man and one woman as your ‘Power Surfer’ to earn 2x the points. This feature lets you double down on a specific surfer while providing more differentiation between teams with similar rosters.

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