Lay day called for Maui Women’s Pro

WSL world title contenders (from left) Courtney Conlogue, Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons, Carissa Moore and Stephanie Gilmore pose with the WSL trophy Friday at Honolua Bay. -- World Surf League / KELLY CESTARI photo

Organizers called a lay day for the World Surf League Maui Women’s Pro on Saturday, the first day of the holding period for the event at Honolua Bay.

“We’ve got three-foot surf here today that’s going to be decreasing throughout the day so we’re off,” WSL deputy commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer said. “There is some swell in the forecast and waves coming. There are two good swells that I’m looking at, including one on Monday, so we’ll continued to monitor in the coming days.”

The Maui Pro will decide this year’s WSL women’s champion. Five surfers come to Honolua with a chance to claim the season title.

Courtney Conlogue of California and Australians Sally Fitzgibbons and Tyler Wright are in the best position — they can each clinch the title with a win — while Oahu’s Carissa Moore and Australia’s Stephanie Gilmore have an outside chance to take the championship.

Organizers will meet at 7:30 a.m. today to assess conditions.