Karina Petroni. Photo courtesy ASP Cestari/Covered Images
HONOLUA BAY, Hawaii (Thursday, December 11, 2008) – 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.”
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. for a possible 7:30 a.m. start.
The waiting period for the Billabong Pro Maui will run through December 20, 2008.
The Billabong Pro Maui will be webcast LIVE via billabongpro.com.
BILLABONG PRO MAUI QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Layne Beachley (AUS) vs. Rosanne Hodge (ZAF)
QF 2: Rebecca Woods (AUS) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
QF 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Melanie Bartels (HAW)
QF 4: Megan Abubo (HAW) vs. Silvana Lima (BRA)