All the AWT riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening. All gathered again at 9am for the official opening blessing. Conditions were looking great for the next four to five days, competition would start straight away with the Pro Fleet going first.
5 PWA World Wave Champions (including the current World Champion)
1 AWT Overall Champion
3 Riders in the running for the Overall AWT title - KP, Noireaux and Siver.
Make sure to stay tuned to the AWT website and Facebook page for updates throughout the contest.
Pro action broadcast LIVE right here: http://www.alohaclassicmaui.com/go-live/
The American Windsurfing Tour has already visited Santa Cruz, Pistol River, Peru, Baja and Hatteras this year – these events producing incredible conditions setting the stage for the Maui finale.
In the pro fleet it is a three horse race for the title, with Kevin Pritchard, Morgan Noireaux and Levi Siver sitting in first, second and third respectively going into the Starboard Severne Aloha Classic. Whilst KP has the lead, if Siver’s previous form is anything to go by he could be tough to beat and could still walk away with the title.
In the women’s fleet it is three-time AWT tour champion Ingrid Larouche in the driving seat, but 17-year-old Fiona Wylde is hot on her heels and could certainly steal her crown.
After the AWT competition the top pro riders will join the PWA as they also hold their final wave tour stop and crown the 2014 world champions. The two-week competition period will not only be full of nail-biting action on the water, but a whole host of activities off the water too.