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Another Lay Day at Maui Women's Pro as swell stays small

Honolua Bay © WSL / Poullenot





Maui Women's Pro

World Surf League Women’s CT
Maui, Hawaii Islands
23 November - 5 December, 2016

Very small surf forecasted over the next few days at Honolua Bay

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 November, 2016 - Another day of small surf at Honolua Bay has prompted event organizers to call lay day at the Maui Women's Pro, the final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT). 
"As expected we've got another day of small surf so competition is off today," said WSL Women's Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. "We'll be back tomorrow to have another look but looking at this forecast we're expecting some better waves with the next swell which we're expecting to arrive towards the end of the week."
First up when competition resumes will be Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Brisa Hennessy (HAW) in Round 3 Heat 1.

Event organizers will reconvene at 7.30am (local time) tomorrow to assess conditions and make the next call.

Surfline, official forecaster for the WSL, are calling for: Surf will be very small over the next few days. Monday through Wednesday will see a minor pulse of shadowed NW swell, but that looks only marginally rideable at best (waist high and below, mainly below). 

Thursday could see a slight pick up in surf as some small, mid period NNW swell builds. At this point it does not look like much, but could be a little larger than the previous days (although also smaller than what we’re expecting for the following days). Stay tuned.  

The next swell of significance remains on track for December 2nd-3rd, from a storm that will develop in the next couple days. This looks like it will be the largest swell of the waiting period in the outer waters, but swell direction (NW, 305-330 with peak energy around 320 degrees) will be heavily shadowed for Honolua and limit size. 

Lauren Rolland

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