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Hawaiian Pro Called ON at Haleiwa

November 16, 2018, 8:00 AM HST
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The Hawaiian Pro, a World Surf League Men’s Qualifying Series 10,000 event, resumes today at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach beginning at 8 a.m. with the remaining eight heats of Round 3, followed by Round 4 Heats 1-8.

Conditions have largely improved from yesterday, and the new NW swell has filled in overnight to provide solid 6 to 8 feet. NW swell which is forecasted to peak midday in the 10 to 12 foot range.

Caption: Round 3 Heat 9 will get underway this morning at 8 a.m. HST, with top seeds eager to battle it out in solid surf at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach. Credit: © WSL / Heff

“Today we have pumping surf on hand at Haleiwa, it’s the best day so far,” said WSL Hawaiʻi/Tahiti Nui Tour Manager, Marty Thomas. “The swell should peak midday and we’re already seeing wave face heights in the 12 to 15 foot. range, it’s going to be a great day of surfing at the Hawaiian Pro.”

Round 3 Heat 9 will kick off the day with Italo Ferreira (BRA), Tanner Hendrickson (HAW), Jake Marshall (USA) and Evan Geiselman (USA) with other top seeds like Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Joel Parkinson (AUS) and Jordy Smith (ZAF) making their 2018 Hawaiian Pro debuts as well.

The competition whittled down yesterday, yet ten Hawaiʻi athletes still remain in contention, including two former Hawaiian Pro winners, Dusty Payne (HAW) and Sebastian Zietz (HAW), who will clash against Michael February (ZAF) and Dion Atkinson (AUS) in Heat 14.

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Each event of the 2018 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing will run on the four best days of surf within the event’s holding window.

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LIVE streaming is available on WorldSurfLeague.com, VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com, Facebook.com/wsllive and the WSL and Facebook apps (Facebook login required for mobile viewing). Or tune into Spectrum SURF Channel, which will televise the action LIVE and in replay on digital channels 20 and 1020HD, across the state of Hawaiʻi.

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