Chick's WCT Maui

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Blowin started the topic in Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 9:33am

Honolulu looking incredible.

That end bowl alone looks like the hell time let alone the outside barrel.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 9:36am

Surfs shit here.

Rain coming .

Too choppy to hit the high seas in the SS Sea wok.

Meanwhile -Sally Fitz fighting for a title in a round 2 in pristine Honolulu.

Easy decision.

Go Sally.

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stunet commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 9:43am

Four minutes to go, one wave ridden in a title-deciding heat?!

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 9:48am

wow, that was intense.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 9:48am

And a safety surfed wave at that.

Very slow....but you should see the shite on offer here today.

I'd bob around out the back for hours if it meant a shot at a wave like that.

But if you're questioning the choice to run such an important heat in such slow conditions, then I agree.

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stunet commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 9:49am

The WSL should do something about those inconsistent heats, maybe build a machine of some sort that negates the whims of mother nature.

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stunet commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 9:52am

Pottz, really?

"The ocean is really affected by rain. When it pours it just stops."

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 9:52am

Heavy.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 10:14am

Just tried to tune in.

Can't watch on the WSL website, because last time I tried it would only allow desktop users with Flash to watch live events - no HTML5 fall back option (incredible in this day and age).

So for the last few months I've tuned in occasionally (ten minute bursts) on Facebook. Not great, but it's kinda OK. Certainly don't hang around anywhere near as long as I do on the website (or the TV App, which I use when at home).

But.. today wouldn't work on FB, just brought up a spinning wheel that never loaded:

And when I expanded the view, it showed why: Facebook is now asking me to upgrade to Flash! Sorry folks, not happening here.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 10:59am

So, according to the WSL this morning:

Fitzgibbons, Wright and Conlogue can each clinch the Title by winning the event;
   - If Fitzgibbons finishes runner-up then Wright or Conlogue need to win the event to win the Title;
   - If Fitzgibbons finishes 3rd then Wright needs a 3rd and Conlogue 2nd to win the Title; or
   - If Fitzgibbons finishes 5th or lower than Wright needs at 5th, Conlogue a 3rd, and Moore and Gilmore need to win the event to claim Title.

Theoretically all five can still win, though Sally's chances must have dropped considerably after losing her Round 2 Heat to Hawaiian wildcard Brisa Hennessy.

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Craig commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 11:36am

I'm gunning for a Carissa upset, especially with some good swell on the way.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 1:04pm

The WSL promo during the break featuring Sally Fitz talking about how all her preparation leaves nothing to chance.....

Tell that to Huey.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 1:10pm

Sylvana Lima should be on the 50 most interesting surfers list.

But I guess the fact that I need to tell people this is self evident of the fact that she's not that interesting despite the compelling back story to her career.

And the fact that she's smashing functional airs whilst her fancied rivals are on coached and documented surf trips to lift their progressive game from craptacular to marginal .

Oh well, she sold her house to fund her QS campaign !

Ballsy .

Sylvana for the win.

If she's still in it that is , I've missed a few heats...

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crg commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 1:45pm

"The WSL should do something about those inconsistent heats, maybe build a machine of some sort that negates the whims of mother nature."

Haha...wonder what they can come up with...

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 3:31pm

It's a crying shame.

Some times it's an unwatchable , crying shame .

But that's the ocean and that's surfing. Occasional Honolua Bay smashes regular hot tub.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 2:35pm

Poor Sal.

Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress at times.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 3:33pm

Huey giveth and Huey taketh away.

Wouldn't love the bugger if he was any different.

Question - Aside from rewarding pure desire , does Sally deserve a world title ?

I'd have loved to see her take it for her sake , but....

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stunet commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 3:41pm

A more important question: Is the existence of Kelly's hot tub proof that Huey doesn't exist?

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 at 3:51pm

Huey obviously created this false idol to distract those without faith that claim a place amongst his flock.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if he waited till the blasphemous Gomorrah of Lemore was mid Jack Johnson concert at the climax of the WCT Hot Tub hoedown and he drove forth a mighty tsunami of righteousness to wash the whole thing from the face of Gaia's Earth .

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Craig commented Friday, 1 Dec 2017 at 11:33am

Carn Carissa!!

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Craig commented Friday, 1 Dec 2017 at 11:58am

It's pumping!! Man looks soo fun!

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thermalben commented Friday, 1 Dec 2017 at 12:15pm

Righto, this is it. If Tyler Wright wins this heat against wildcard Brisa Hennessy (who knocked out Sally in Round 2), she wins the World Title.

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maddogmorley commented Friday, 1 Dec 2017 at 12:37pm

Its in the bag....yeeeeewwww go Tyler!

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jbshack commented Friday, 1 Dec 2017 at 12:45pm

Tylers second wave looked one like one of the most fun ive seen..

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crg commented Friday, 1 Dec 2017 at 12:58pm

Onya Tyler!! Yew!!

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Craig commented Friday, 1 Dec 2017 at 1:03pm

Nice work Tyler!!