Held in conjunction with the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing (a men's 6-star World Qualifying Series event), the Roxy Pro Hawaii will hit the four to six foot (one half to two metre) surf once round one of the men's event is completed this morning.
A 12-woman field will contest the three-heat Roxy Pro trials first. Two main event berths are on offer and Carissa Moore (HAW), Rosie Hodge (ZAF), Jennifer Useldinger (USA), Jennifer Quam (HAW), Malia Manuel (HAW), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Leila Hearst (HAW), Coco Ho (HAW), Melanie Bartels (HAW), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Tais Almeida (BRA) and Laurina McGrath (AUS) will go head to head to earn them.
Rounds 1 and 2 of the main event will immediately follow the trials. The 3rd place surfer from each of the six Round 1 heats will contest Round 2. The surfers finishing 3rd in Round 2 will be eliminated. Two surfers will be eliminated today.
The Roxy Pro Hawaii is stop two on the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series. Sofia Mulanovich (PER) currently leads the series after winning the OP Pro Hawaii in Haleiwa last week. Mulanovich will meet Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) and Jacqueline Silva (BRA) in Heat 2 of Round 1.
Round One Roxy Pro Hawaii Match-ups: (1st and 2nd advance to Round Three; 3rd surfs Round Two)
Heat 1: Megan Abubo (HAW), Samantha Cornish (AUS), Trudy Todd
Heat 2: Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Claire Bevilacqua (AUS), Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Heat 3: Chelsea Georgeson (AUS), Julia Christian (USA), Wildcard (TBD)
Heat 4: Layne Beachley (AUS), Rochelle Ballard (HAW), Wildcard (TBD)
Heat 5: Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS), Heather Clark (ZAF), Serena Brooke (AUS)
Heat 6: Rebecca Woods (AUS), Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS), Keala Kennelly (HAW)