The Haleiwa Challenger 2021 is ON

Surfers all over the world will head on to Hawaii for the first surfing competition since the COVID19 pandemic. The event will surely draw a large crowd with high expectations from top-level surfers.

The competition will start on November 26 and ends on December 7, 2021,The Haleiwa Challenger is the last event for athletes to perform and quality for the championship tour in 2022 where professional surfers will ride enormous waves at one of the most popular  surfing spots in the world.

Currently, the Olympic medalist and five-time World Champion Clarissa Moore are in the draw with Hawaiian-raised Tatiana Weston-Webb, Lakey Peterson, Caroline Marks, and Malia Manuel for the women’s championship tour.

On the men’s side, two-time WSL Champion John John Florence, Jack Robinson of Australia, Conner Coffin, Kanoa Igarashi, and many top-level surfers.

The Haleiwa Challenger is set to be a star studded event in one of the world’s most challenging surfing spots. Apart from the fun that is guaranteed in every championship tour, all eyes will also be on Florence since he spent most of the 2021 season injured. For this qualifying series, Florence will not only be challenging the waves but also himself.

The downtime since the end of the regular CT season has finally ended. For eleven days, the perfect chance to warm up and prepare before the championship tour kicks in on January 29, 2022.

Who will break into the Top 12 men or Top 6 women? Athletes and fans will relish the fun and the adrenalin seeing top–caliber athletes compete with each other. Some CT athletes are already feeling the waves like they are in a good place to qualify at the same time a tidbit of what they will get used to for next year’s championship tour.

But you cannot talk about Haleiwa without the crowds and the businesses. Now that travel restrictions are eased, fanatics across the globe get to witness a world  class surfing competition. It is definitely a breath of fresh air for visitors for almost 2 years and a big economic boost for local businesses.

The Haleiwa Challenger is not only good for surfers to showcase the spirit of competition but a boost for the community and economy.


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