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Event ON: Sunset Open Finals Day

  • 15 Heats Remain, Round 4 to Begin at 8:00am HST
  • Winner Crowned Today at 2:30 p.m. HST
Pictured: The XL swell that washed out Sunset Beach over the weekend has backed off to provide excellent conditions for Finals Day at the Sunset Open Men’s QS 1,000.
Credit: © WSL / Chlala

Haleiwa, Oahu/HAWAII – (Monday, January 27, 2020) – FInals day for the Sunset Open, a World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 event, has been called ON today with a 8:00 a.m. start and a winner being crowned around 2:30 p.m. After an XL swell washed out most beaches along the North Shore over the weekend, the waves have eased to provide excellent conditions in the 5-7ft. range for competitors at world-famous Sunset Beach.

“The XL swell we had yesterday that closed out Sunset Beach decreased overnight and we have really good 8-12ft. surf on hand today for the Finals,” said Marty Thomas, WSL Hawaii/Tahiti Nui Competition DIrector. “It’s going to be another great day of surfing action on the North Shore at this iconic surf break.”

Twenty Hawaii athletes remain out of 32 in Round 4, including defending event winner Cody Young (HAW) from Maui, who will surf in Round 4 Heat 4; Big Wave World Champion and multi-Sunset winner Billy Kemper (HAW) in Round 4 Heat 5; and event standouts Finn McGill (HAW), Noah Beschen (HAW) and Kiron Jabour (HAW) in Round 4 Heats 1, 4 and 7 respectively.

Regional newsfeeds and images will be uploaded to the links above, please check back throughout the day for updates. Following the awards presentation, a press release will be distributed with quotes from the winner and runner-up, plus highlights and a link to results from today’s action.

LIVE scoring of the Sunset Open will be available on WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app. The event is also free and open to the public, however, efforts to protect and restore the sensitive shoreline of Sunset Beach are in effect. Please heed all posted signs and lifeguard warnings and park in the Sunset Beach Support Park, located across Kamehameha Highway next to the restrooms and showers.

Sunset Open Men’s QS Event Page
Sunset Pro Junior Men’s Event Page
Sunset Pro Junior Women’s Event Page

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