WOMEN TO START THE 2021 WSL SURF SEASON

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MAUI, UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 1: Three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore of Hawaii wearing the yellow Jeep Leader jersey advances directly to Round 3 of the 2019 Lululemon Maui Pro after winning Heat 3 of Round 1 at Honolulu Bay on December 1, 2019 in Maui, United States. (Photo by Kelly Cestari/WSL via Getty Images)
MAUI, UNITED STATES – NOVEMBER 25: A layday is called on day one of the 2019 Lululemon Maui Pro at Honolulu Bay on November 25, 2019 in Maui, United States. (Photo by Kelly Cestari/WSL via Getty Images)

HONOLUA BAY, Maui, Hawaii/USA (Sunday, December 6, 2020) – The first of two back-to-back northwest swells has missed the mark at Honolua Bay, resulting in nearly flat conditions and a third lay day being called today for the first stop of the women’s 2021 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Maui Pro presented by ROXY. There is optimism amongst organizers that the second, larger northwest swell will allow the competition to start on Monday, with the call happening earlier in the morning.

“Today is a bit of tricky one actually. We’ve been waiting for this swell to show up and it’s not on any of the buoys, so we’re going to be off for today,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Vice President of Tours and Competition. “We’re actually going to do an earlier call for tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. HST, looking to run as much as we can tomorrow and hoping that the swell fills in. For tomorrow there’s half of a chance that we can even do one or two of the Quarterfinals, depending on how good the swell is.”

MAUI, UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 1: Malia Manuel of Hawaii advances directly to Round 3 of the 2019 Lululemon Maui Pro after placing second in Heat 5 of Round 1 at Honolua Bay on December 1, 2019 in Maui, United States. (Photo by Cait Miers/WSL via Getty Images)
MAUI, UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 2: (L-R) Two-time WSL Champion Tyler Wright of Australia placed second, Carissa Moore of Hawaii placing equal 3rd and winning her fourth WSL World Title and Seven-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore of Australia winner of the lululemon Maui Pro 2019 at Honolua Bay on December 2, 2019 in Maui, United States. (Photo by Kelly Cestari/WSL via Getty Images)
The Maui Pro presented by ROXY is open through Dec. 15, 2020. The competition will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com 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.
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)