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Lay day called at Pipeline surfing

AAP logoAAP 17/12/2016

Another lay day has been called at the World Surf League's season-ending Pipe Masters in Hawaii.

Strong winds have again made for sloppy conditions at Oahu's Banzai Pipeline and organisers will reconvene on Sunday (Monday AEDT) with the hope of kicking off the second round of the prestigious competition.

The event was put on hold early on Saturday before WSL commissioner Kieren Perrow and organisers eventually made the lay day call.

"It was looking really promising," said Perrow.

"We went on hold and had that wind really start to shift around more to the south and it was blowing offshore for a while. In the last half hour, the wind has switched around and is coming out of the west now.

"It is creating a lot of chop and is not great right now. We are not going to run any heats. We are going to go off and come back tomorrow."

The first Australian in the water when action does commence will be 2012 Pipe Masters champion Joel Parkinson who takes on local wildard Finn McCall in heat three.

Hawaiian John John Florence has already won the men's world title, clinching the crown by taking out the Portugal Pro at Peniche in October.

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