With the world title race starting to heat up a bit after Rio, the OuterKnown Fiji Pro will play a pivotal role in determining who will be left standing at the end of the year. Tyler Wright and Stephanie Gilmore will both be wearing the yellow leader’s jersey as they are tied atop the leaderboard. Add to that Sally Fitzgibbons (a perennial favorite in Fiji) who sits just behind them, and you have all the makings of a compelling contest.
WHO: The Women's WSL Top 17 + 1 wildcard
WHAT: The 2017 OuterKnown Women’s Fiji Pro – Stop No.5 of the 2017 WSL Championship Tour
WHEN: Men's Fiji Pro is May 28 – June June 02, 2017
WHERE: Tavarua Island & Namotu Island, Fiji
TIME ZONE: Fiji is 16 hours ahead of the US East Coast and 19 hours ahead of the US West Coast. This means that 8:00 AM, Sunday, May 28th, in Fiji is 4:00 PM, Saturday, in New York and 1:00 PM, Saturday, in Los Angeles. If you are not in either of these two regions, we recommend visiting TimeAndDate.com to verify the time in your area compared to Fiji.
INJURIES: As of today (May 22nd), Malia Manuel is the only Top 17 surfer to withdraw due to injury. She has been replaced for the second event in a row by Bianca Buitendag.
WILDCARDS: Bethany Hamilton has been granted the wildcard to the OuterKnown Fiji Pro for the second consecutive year. All surfers are now available for trading on www.FantasySurfer.com.
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue, Lakey Peterson, Silvana Lima
Heat 2: Johanne Defay, Sage Erickson, Bronte Macaulay
Heat 3: Tyler Wright, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Bethany Hamilton
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore, Coco Ho, Bianca Buitendag
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons, Keely Andrew, Pauline Ado
Heat 6: Nikki Van Dijk, Carissa Moore, Laura Enever