The 2017/18 Pe’ahi Challenge Will Run This Friday
World’s Best Big Wave Invitees Are Headed To Pe’ahi Challenge
Defending champion and local charger Paige Alms will welcome Justine Dupont, Andrea Moeller, Keala Kennelly, Felicity Palmateer, Bianca Valenti and alternates surfers Emily Erickson, Nicole Pacelli, Laura Enever to Maui today ahead of the second women’s WSL Pe’ahi (Jaws) Challenge.
The World Surf League made the announcement to run the event on Tuesday after the forecast confirmed the waves would meet the size requirements to run the event at 40-45 feet thanks to former Super Typhoon Lan is transitioning to an extratropical storm in the northwest Pacific.
This year’s event will feature six women battling in a one-off Final for the prestigious win.
“This swell looks really promising, so we’ve issued a Green Alert to run on Friday and/or Saturday,” said Mike Parsons, WSL Big Wave Tour Commissioner. “We have a long period swell coming from the northwest direction, which will provide us with surf in the 40-45 foot range. We will continue to monitor the conditions to determine which days we will run the contest. We could potentially see heats on both Friday and Saturday or just one of the two days. We are excited to get the first event of the winter season underway and witness the world’s best big wave surfers take on Pe’ahi for the third year in a row.”
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