Billabong Pro Maui Off for Today, Event Organizers Explore Options

HONOLUA BAY, Hawaii (Tuesday, December 16, 2008) – With no surf to speak of yet again at Honolua Bay, event organizers have called the Billabong Pro Maui off for the day and will begin exploring contingency options.

The final stop of the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Billabong Pro Maui has completed the opening three rounds of competition and will resume with the Quarterfinals when the event recommences.

“No surf on offer today and it’s not looking very promising through the remainder of the window,” Dino Andino, Billabong Pro Maui Contest Director, said. “The event staff and administrators are exploring every possible option to ensure that the Billabong Pro Maui finishes in the best possible conditions.”

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.

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)