A heads-up, Epic Week of Surfing Ahead for Triple Crown

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  1. MrG

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    #1 MrG, Nov 25, 2018
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    http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/360846/epic-week-of-surfing-ahead

    November 25th kicks off a week of competition that could potentially see five events running simultaneously during a unique swell episode.
    WSL

    • November 25th kicks off a week of competition that could potentially see five events running simultaneously
    • Pumping Conditions Expected for 2018 Women's World Title Showdown, likely start Nov 26
    • Yellow Alert Issued for Jaws Challenge at Pe'ahi with Anticipated 35+ Foot Waves, likely start Nov 25-26
    • Great Swell for Vans World Cup, Second Stage of Vans Triple Crown, likely start Sun
    • World Longboard Championships Begin Monday, Nov 26
    • World Junior Championships Start Saturday, December 1
    • Leading into Men's Championship Tour Title Race at Billabong Pipe Masters, December 8
    • More Information Available at WorldSurfLeague.com
    Watch LIVE

    Events will be broadcast LIVE on WSL's Facebook page and WorldSurfLeague.com. Also check local listings for coverage from the WSL's broadcast partners. Follow WSL Social platforms for coverage of behind-the-scenes preparation for an epic week of surfing.

    *Image from the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational (not mentioned above)
    https://www.theeddieaikau.com/
    http://eddie.surfline.com/

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    #2 MrG, Nov 26, 2018
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    XXL waves on the north shore so the WSL Commissioner canceled the Sunset Beach event for today & are throwing the Women to the sharks/ bombs (JK about the sharks)

    Live now 2 running at once…

    Beachwaver Maui Pro @ Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii & my local girl Courtney Conlogue just won R1, H1
    http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/360743/its-on-day-2-of-the-beachwaver-maui-pro

    Women’s Jaws Challenge Semifinals Heat 1
    http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/360953/its-on-day-1-of-the-jaws-challenge-at-peahi

    Edit: The men are up at Jaws now & they are getting chewed-up, eating 9/10 of their takeoffs on HUGE waves. It is a good thing they wear floatation devices & the Hawaiian rescue crew (on Jet Skis) are out there to help. It's getting BIG & HEAVY, they are calling it w/ 50-60 foot sets.
     
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    Yesterday Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) won her women’s 7th World Title while competing @ the Beachwaver Maui Pro

    Today @ the Beachwaver Maui Pro
    Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii Carissa Moore (HAW) won the gold

    And @ the Big Wave Tour, Jaws Challenge
    Pe'ahi, Maui, Hawaii Billy Kemper (HAW) won the gold

    Yesterday Billy Kemper got knocked unconscious after taking a horrendous wipeout & slammed by the next wave @ Jaws, afterword’s the WSL Commissioner called off the contest for the rest of the day as carnage was inevitable for paddling to catch waves, Tow-in surfers hit the water after the contest was called off to challenge the HUGE, GNARLY waves.
    Comparing the yesterday’s surf intimidation, try to imagine a pit-bull the size of a elephant.

    Today they announced that the Vans World Cup @ Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii will resume tomorrow.
     
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    tks MrG do you know crazy Brazilians surfers :good3::p
     
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    #5 MrG, Dec 8, 2018
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    Certainly Tiger,
    The WSL Men's the Brazillians are ranked the top 3 out of 4 before the Pipe Pro which starts today.
    Garbriel Medina BRA (Gabby nick) can win the world title again @ this last CT contest this year.
    I would like to see Filipe Toledo BRA win it though, we shall see
    Gabby does have a pretty good advantage though.
    *Who do you like to win?


    http://www.worldsurfleague.com/athletes/tour/mct?year=2018

    Edit: The Pipe Pro is off today as the wind is "ripping into it", will check back tomorrow.
     
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    #7 MrG, Dec 17, 2018
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    Watching the contest yesterday was a good way to waste a day off.

    Gabby BRA won the Pipe Masters & the WSL World title, he ripped for sure.

    The most amazing heat was Kelly vs Filipe (Round 3).
    I have never see one of these 'Houdini Tube Ride' live that Kelly pulled off, its in the MSM news today.

    *The video of all the waves Kelly & Filipe surfed in that heat, the 'Houdini' is just before minute 4 on the timer along w/ several different angles & slo-mo of the feat.
    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/kell...inish-wave-pulling-off-houdini-tube-ride-move