Lay day for Billabong Pro Maui
Following yesterday’s full serving of action, Honolua Bay has gone quiet today, prompting event organizers to call a lay day for the Billabong Pro Maui.
The final stop of the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Billabong Pro Maui saw the Quarterfinalists decided yesterday in pristine conditions, but today’s one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) waves were not up to the task of crowning a 2008 event champion.
“We were hoping yesterday’s swell would hang around long enough this morning to finish the event, but that hasn’t happened,” Dino Andino, Billabong Pro Maui Contest Director, said. “There are little pulses coming over the next few days so we’ll keep a close eye on swell direction and winds. Hopefully we can finish up in conditions similar to yesterday.”
The waiting period for the Billabong Pro Maui will run through December 20, 2008.
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Pires, who injured himself during a free surf at Backdoor more than a week ago, suffers from a pinched nerve at the back of his neck and was recommended not to surf at the infamous Banzai Pipeline with this weakness.
The Billabong Pro Maui commenced in picturesque four-to-five foot (2 metre) surf at Honolua Bay, allowing the ladies of the ASP Top 17 to revel through three rounds of competition, deciding the Quarterfinalists for when competition resumes.