The decision has been made to conclude the Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu.
"The remaining Maui Pro presented by ROXY heats have been approved to be completed at Pipeline -- the first time a women's CT competition will ever be held at the venue. We have been supportive of the recently-passed Bill 10, and look forward to being a part of bringing greater gender equity to surfing in Hawaii," said WSL CEO Erik Logan in a statement.
"I'm really grateful for the opportunity for the women to surf out here at Pipe, on a normal day it's really tricky and intimidating to get a wave out here so to look at the lineup with only another girl out is pretty special," reigning World Champ Carissa Moore told the WSL. "This is definitely outside my comfort zone a little bit but I'm looking forward to the challenge and giving my best."
After the tragic shark incident at Honolua Bay, Maui, on December 8, the decision has been made to relocate the event and crown a winner at the iconic venue.
Of the women left in the draw, a number of them already boast experience at Pipe. Moore has been spending some time in the lineup with former Pipe Master Jamie O'Brien this season. And prior to that, she's participated in number of Pipe Invitational specialty events, including her performance in 2015, which saw her post two 9-point rides to take the win.
Tatiana Weston-Webb also competed in the same event in 2015, while Tyler Wright made her appearance at the Pipe Invitational in 2016 -- an event that saw Stephanie Gilmore post a 9-point ride of her own and top the podium.
Coco Ho won the 2018 iteration of the event, with Moore finishing in second place.
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