Lay Day for Billabong Pro Maui

Billabong Pro Maui
Stop No. 8 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour
Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii USA
December 8 – 20, 2008

Lay Day for Billabong Pro Maui

Pictured: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 20, newly-crowned two-time ASP Women’s World Champion, experimenting with some alternative equipment in her Round 1 heat. Gilmore will face Rebecca Woods (AUS), 24, in Quarterfinal 2 when Billabong Pro Maui competition resumes.

HONOLUA BAY, Hawaii (Monday, December 15, 2008) – Still no surf on offer at Honolua Bay today, prompting Billabong Pro Maui event organizers to call the fifth straight lay day.

Event No. 8 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Billabong Pro Maui enjoyed a beautiful day of competition last Wednesday, but has been unable to run the final day of competition

“The Bay is flat once again today so no Billabong Pro Maui competition,” Dino Andino, Billabong Pro Maui Contest Director, said. “We have five more days left in the waiting period so we’ll see what’s coming on the swell forecasts but we’ll also be laying the groundwork for contingency plans should we need them.”

While there are no waves today, the ladies of the ASP Top 17 will be snorkeling in Honolua Bay with images available at www.aspworldtour.com by day’s end.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7am for a possible 7:30am start.

The waiting period for the Billabong Pro Maui will run through December 20, 2008.

The Billabong Pro Maui will be webcast LIVE via www.billabongpro.com

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com and www.triplecrownofsurfing.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)