When it comes to surfing, timing is usually everything, and at the moment one of the best swells of the season in Hawaii is rolling in. The waiting period for the Maui Pro presented by ROXY kicks off on Friday, and most of the women slated to compete are getting some solid warm-up reps in right now.
But as the Championship Tour makes its return later this week, what can we expect in terms of surf? With a solid northwest swell hitting at the moment, things will subside a little heading into Friday, December 4. And while the NW energy will be somewhat shadowed and could be a bit on the inconsistent side, there may be enough energy left in the water to get Round 1 underway. The official Surfline forecast is considering it a "possible run day."
Looking a little further out, there is some promise in the waiting period. The weekend will be relatively small scale, but another round of northwest swell is setting up for Monday, December 7. Surfline's calling this a "likely" run day, so we could be starting next week with all kinds of action. The swell starts to back down into Tuesday, so we'll just have to wait and see.
"Odds are medium to high that this will be the biggest and best swell of the event window," reports Surfline's Kevin Wallis.
Beyond that, there doesn't look like a lot of well-angled swell setting up for the second half of the waiting period, but things can always change this far out.
"Long range charts have been fairly consistent in showing a new NW swell toward the end of the event window but this could be another heavily shadowed swell and doesn't look all that impressive for size at Honolua right now," continues Wallis.
Stay tuned for the official call and catch all the action from the Maui Pro presented by ROXY starting Friday, December 4.