- 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
Starting early next week, conditions will thrill the surfing world in the form of a 7-day run of World Surf League (WSL) events. The week of November 25th could potentially feature five different events: the World-Title deciding Beachwaver Maui Pro; the Big Wave Jaws Challenge at Pe’ahi, Hawaii; the Vans World Cup (the second stage of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing); and the World Longboard Championships and World Junior Championships in Taiwan. WSL will deliver live coverage of all the events on Facebook.com/WSL and WorldSurfLeague.com.
WSL CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said, “This is an incredible moment for surfing: one massive week with more events than ever before, all covered by WSL, making it truly groundbreaking. Surf fans can max out on wall-to-wall coverage, all leading into the hotly anticipated men’s Championship Tour finale soon afterwards.”
Beachwaver Maui Pro: World Title showdown between Stephanie Gilmore & Lakey Peterson
The showdown for the 2018 WSL Women’s World Title is at one of the most high-performance and beautiful waves on the planet – Maui’s Honolua Bay. Australian Stephanie Gilmore vies for a world-record equalling seventh world surfing crown, while California challenger Lakey Petersonlooks to stop her and clinch her first. The event is likely to start on Monday, November 26.
Jaws Challenge at Pe’ahi: Yellow Alert issued for potential Monday run
Fresh off the heels of the internet-breaking storm system in Europe where South African Grant “Twiggy” Baker took out the Nazaré Challenge, the world’s best big wave surfers eye a second event for the 2018/2019 WSL Big Wave season with the Jaws Challenge at Pe’ahi, Hawaii on Maui’s North Shore. Waves expected in excess of 35 feet (10 metres). The competition, showcasing male and female big wave surfers, is expected to start on Monday, November 26.
Vans World Cup of Surfing: Second Stage of Vans Triple Crown, Final Qualifying Series Event of 2018
The Vans World Cup Qualifying Series 10,000 competition is the second stage of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the final event of the men’s 2018 WSL Qualifying Series. Thousands of surfers, dozens of international events have led to this: a massive NW swell heading to the famed Sunset Beach for the Vans World Cup of Surfing, on the line is qualification into the elite Championship Tour for 2019. The Top 10 finishers on the QS rankings will earn a spot into next year’s Dream Tour and the Vans World Cup is the last chance for these surfers to battle it out in 2018. Event window opens Sunday, November 25.
Taiwan Open World Longboard Championships Open Monday
The timeless lines drawn by surfing’s most graceful longboarders will be on full display at the Taiwan Open World Longboard Championships. The men’s and women’s stylemasters will paint the canvasses of Jinzun Harbor starting on November 26.
Next Generation of surfers ready for World Junior Championships, starting Saturday, December 1
The World Junior Championships provides the opportunity for young, up-and-coming surfers to make her/his mark on the world stage. This year, a thrilling season on the Junior Tour will culminate with the World Junior Championships in Taiwan. Opening day for the World Junior Championships is Saturday, December 1.
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.