The large surf hitting the Hawaiian Islands is a welcome sign for big wave surfers competing in the Peahi Challenge at “Jaws” in north Maui.
The competition was put on “Green Alert” by organizers, and first heats are expected to begin as early as 7 this morning if favorable conditions hold. Forecasts call for light winds and surf around 30 feet, which is considered “medium” for the competition.
The competition is also hosting a women’s division for the first time in event history. Peter Mel is the Commissioner the World Surf League’s Big Wave Division.
The Peahi challenge can be streamed on the WSL website.
In addition to the Peahi Challenge… the first event of the WSL Triple Crown is expected to begin this weekend with the Hawaiian Pro at Sunset Beach.