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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.

  • 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
Epic Week of Surfing Ahead
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Join us Nov 26th for full coverage of the world's best, with five events set to run simultaneously during a unique swell episode.

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

Steph Lakey VS Photo Stephanie Gilmore vs Lakey Peterson WSL

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 Peterson looks to stop her and clinch her first. The event is likely to start on Monday, November 26.

Full story on the WSL Women's World Title

Jaws Challenge at Pe'ahi: Yellow Alert issued for potential Monday run

Jaws Ian Walsh at Jaws WSL / Richard Hallman

Fresh off the heels of the internet-breaking storm system in Europe where South African Grant "Twiggy" Baker took out the Nazarรฉ 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.

Full story, including Big Wave Commissioner update

Vans World Cup of Surfing: Second Stage of Vans Triple Crown, Final Qualifying Series Event of 2018

Conner Coffin of USA wins the 2017 WSL Vans World Cup at Sunset Beach, Oahu Conner Coffin at Sunset WSL / Tony Heff

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.

More information on the Vans World Cup

Taiwan Open World Longboard Championships Open Monday

Honolua Blomfield Honolua Blomfield WSL / Rahmat R Ong

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.

More information about the World Longboard Championships

Next Generation of surfers ready for World Junior Championships, starting Saturday, December 1

Te KehuKehu Butler Te Kehukehu Butler WSL / Paul Danovaro

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.

More information about the World Junior Championships

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.

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