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The Billabong Pipe Masters Main Event…Day one started at 8am but a call will be made starting at 1030am as we expect conditions to improve…it’s a question of when!

The surf is 3-5′ from the NNW at 13 seconds under cloudy skies. The best sets were inconsistent we  had some good ones for the first hour or so. SNN


Tuesday’s Trial Rounds….PIPE PUMPED LATER IN THE DAY TO 6-8′ even 10′ with the 2nd Reef showing a couple times.

Congrats Josh Moniz winning it and heads into the main event.

Full story featured.

2. The shark attack at Honolua Bay (inside at Keiki Bowl) happened just before 8am according to Maui Now

The WCT Girls practiced outside for a possible finals day run…it never happened.

For obvious reasons the Maui Pro presented by Roxy was put on hold then postponed for the day and will be on hold TFN.

The victim was a male adult. Event Safety Crews brought the surfer to shore and performed CPR.

“We are announcing that there is going to be no competition at the Maui Pro today following a shark incident that happened,” WSL CEO Erik Logan said on the live broadcast of the Billabong Pipe Masters, which ran Tuesday. “We’re working with local officials as we speak. Our thoughts and prayers are with this surfer. The event is off for the day. We’ll have more information of the status [of the event] soon.”

The event, which is acting as the kickoff for the 2021 women’s CT season, was heading into final’s day after a full-day of competition on Monday. No word yet on when they’ll finish up.

Stay tuned as this story develops.

RECENT: Tuesday Dec 8.

Pipe Invitational Called ON for Opening Day of Billabong Pipe Masters, 10AM HST Start for Finals Day at Maui Pro Pres. by ROXY 

  • Pipe Invitational Trials Start at 8:00 a.m. HST
  • Maui Pro Finals Day Starts at 10:05 a.m. HST
The Pipe Invitational Trials start today at 8:00 a.m. HST. Credit: © WSL 

HONOLUA BAY, Maui, Hawaii/USA (Tuesday, December 8, 2020) – The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons presented by Hydro Flask and the Maui Pro presented by ROXY have been called ON for a big day of surfing action in Hawaii. Opening Day for the Pipe Masters will start at 8:00 a.m. HST, while Finals Day for the Maui Pro will start at 10:05 a.m. HST.

The 2021 Men’s World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) will start with the Pipe Invitational trials event, kicking off the 50th edition of the Billabong Pipe Masters presented by Hydro Flask at the iconic Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore. The Pipe Invitational is the one-day trials event that will determine the two wildcards for the Pipe Masters.

Today’s competition also will include a surf off between Italy’s Leo Fioravanti and Australia’s Mikey Wright for the injury wildcard spot on the CT.

“It’s looking really good, we’ve got solid 8-to-10 foot surf today. Yesterday, it was all-time,” said Marty Thomas, WSL Hawaii Tour Manager. “I was thinking it was going to drop off a little bit, but it hasn’t.”

Pipe Invitational Round of 32 Matchups:
Heat 1: Barron Mamiya (HAW), Noah Beschen (HAW), Brodi Sale (HAW), Kai Martin (HAW)
Heat 2: Miguel Tudela (PER), Ethan Osborne (USA), Ocean Macedo (HAW), Sheldon Paishon (HAW)
Heat 3: Ian Gentil (HAW), Finn McGill (HAW), Shayden Pacarro (HAW), Kalani Rivero (HAW)
Heat 4: Imaikalani Devault (HAW), Tanner Hendrickson (HAW), Robert Grilho (HAW), Jackson Bunch (HAW)
Heat 5: Stewart Eala (HAW), Elijah Hanneman (HAW), Makai McNamara (HAW), Jamie O’Brien (HAW)
Heat 6: Cody Young (HAW), Billy Kemper (HAW), Anthony Walsh (HAW), Mason Ho (HAW)
Heat 7: Joshua Moniz (HAW), Keanu Asing (HAW), Logan Bediamol (HAW), Nathan Florence (HAW)
Heat 8: Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Jett Schilling (USA), Koa Smith (HAW), Ivan Florence (HAW)
Waiting for Finals Day at the Maui Pro pres. by ROXY  HST. Credit: © WSL 
Only five surfers remain in the Maui Pro presented by ROXY, and by the end of today, only one of them will secure victory, and take an early lead in the race for the first-ever WSL Finals in September.

The remaining competitors woke up to four-to-six foot (1.2 – 1.8 meter) surf at Honolua Bay this morning, and with another day of perfect waves, the action will be intense as the world’s best women surfers look to make a powerful statement in the first CT competition of the year.

Quarterfinal 4 between Sage Erickson (USA) and Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) will hit the water at 10:05 a.m. HST.

“There’s still some swell remaining and the buoys are still looking quite good, so what we’re actually doing right now is just waiting for the tide to turn and then we’re going to crown a champ,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Vice President of Tours and Competition. “I think yesterday probably is going to go down as one of the best days in women’s surfing. We had incredible waves, we had Tyler Wright, and just everyone to be back. Carissa Moore was ripping; we had the debut of Bettylou Sakura Johnson and I’m excited. Hopefully, we can top it today.”

Maui Pro pres. by ROXY Remaining Quarterfinal Matchup:
HEAT 4: Sage Erickson (USA) vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) UPCOMINGMaui Pro pres. by ROXY Semifinal Matchups: 
HEAT 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
HEAT 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. TBD
The WSL has worked with medical experts and state and county officials to help ensure the Pipe Masters and Maui Pro 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.

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