Dawn Patrol: Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro Final Set for Sunday

Dawn Patrol: Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro Final Set for Sunday

Due to a lack of swell on the final day of the event window for the Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro, Commissioners Kieren Perrow and Jessi Miley-Dyer have worked out a historic plan to run the women's Final on Sunday, before the men's event kicks off.

Tatiana Weston-Webb of Hawaii will surf in Round Four of the Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro after placing third in Heat 4 of Round Three at Cloudbreak. Tatiana Weston-Webb - WSL / Kelly Cestari

"It's the Final day of the window and we don't have any surf on offer," said WSL Deputy Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. "The concept behind the OK Fiji Pro is to have both the men and women challenge themselves in solid, critical conditions. We can't always promise that and while we've had some impressive surfing already this week, conditions deteriorated too rapidly to complete the event. Coordinating with Commissioner Kieren Perrow and our events team across logistics, we're very excited to announce that the women's Final of the OK Fiji Pro will be held Sunday morning in projected solid surf at Cloudbreak."

Courtney Conlogue of the USA talks about how excited she is for the final of the Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro will take place on Sunday in the expected 6-8 foot Cloudbreak conditions, a move set to make World Surf League history as the womens event window Courtney Conlogue - WSL / Kelly Cestari

Tatiana Weston-Webb and Courtney Conlogue, who are both known for charging hard in heavy conditions, will compete in what is projected to be solid, 6-foot Cloudbreak.

Conlogue, who defeated World Champ Tyler Wright on her way to the Final, explained, "I'm so looking forward to this Final knowing that WSL is giving us the opportunity to wait for swell. This has never been done before and to allow us to showcase in good waves is going to be incredible and especially in a place like Fiji."

Tune in Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Fiji time (Saturday at 12:30 p.m./U.S. Pacific time) for the next call, and likely Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro Final, plus the start of the Outerknown Fiji Pro.


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