Poor swell sees Pipe Pro surfing on hold for two days


The wait for the world's top female surfers will continue for at least another two days with the Pipe Pro in Hawaii put on hold due to a disappointing swell.

While the men completed the first two rounds of World Surf League's season-opening competition on Wednesday (local time), the women's event is yet to get underway.

Organisers are hopeful the direction of the swell changes and it picks back up to get competition re-started over the weekend.

"After an exciting first day of competition yesterday, the hopes were that the swell would hang around and allow a second day of action today," said WSL chief Jessi Miley-Dyer.

"Unfortunately, the dissipating energy and bad direction have prompted us to be off today and tomorrow.

"We still have a promising forecast for early next week and we'll share an update on what we're seeing in the coming days."

Australia's world No.3 Tyler Wright is in the first heat, taking on local Bettylou Sakura Johnson and Brazilian Luana Silva.

Veteran Sally Fitzgibbons faces a tough first-up match-up against defending champion Hawaiian Carissa Moore and Costa Rica's Brisa Hennessy.

Other Australians in action include India Robinson, Isabella Nichols and world No.5 Molly Picklum.

The six Australian men, led by defending champion Jack Robinson and world No. 2 Ethan Ewing, successfully navigated the opening two rounds of the men's event.