The holding period is already underway for what will no doubt be a historic day of surfing at Waimea Bay. Should the ocean cooperate, that is. Back in August, we reported that the first-ever women’s contest at Waimea was slated to be held sometime between October 1 and November 21, 2017. And now, the Women’s Waimea Bay Championship (alternatively called the Queen of the Bay) has picked up a title sponsor through Red Bull.
“This will be the first ever Women’s big wave event on the North Shore of Oahu, held at legendary Waimea Bay, the birthplace of big wave riding,” reads Red Bull’s website. “The North Shore is ground zero for not only big wave surfing, but for the entire surf world, and Waimea Bay is its grandstand. The time has come for Women who surf these waves to share their skill, style, courage, and passion with the world and to embrace the great opportunity that has been granted to them.”