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'Women's Waimea Bay Championship' would be first women-only big-wave contest | GrindTV.com

Guatemalan surfer Polly Ralda will be one of 24 invitees to the WWBC. Photo: Courtesy of Maria Fernanda A group of Oahu-based women are on a mission to realize their collective dream of holding the first-ever women-only big-wave surf contest at Waimea Bay . After eight years of applying for permits, contest organizers for the Women's Waimea Bay Championship (WWBC) were finally granted one in early August from the City and County of Honolulu to run a standalone women’s big-wave contest in waves at least 15 feet high (Hawaiian scale). But whether the contest will actually run comes down to a race against the clock: With an assigned waiting period of Oct. 1 to Nov. 21, contest directors Betty Depolito and Wrenna Delgado have limited time to finish securing funding for the event. “Usually you are given over a year’s notice,” Delgado told GrindTV. “This year was different. The surf...
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