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AWT Maui Makani Classic 2012
Posted On:  29/10/2012 08:50:17

What a phenomenal 5 days of contest here at the AWT final tour stop at Ho'okipa Maui! Everyone was in agreement that there hadn't been a competition like it at Ho'okipa for a very long time. The biggest names in windsurfing from back in the day put up a fierce fight and an epic show against some of the top new names in the sport.

With 120 entrants, from 24 countries, 60 amateur competitors, 20 female sailors and a who's who in the Professional division, this event was destined from the outset to be a very, very special few days. Combining the incredible entry list with some all-time Ho'okipa conditions with waves in the 12-15 foot region, spectators and competitors alike were treated to a spectacle that I don't think any of us will be forgetting anytime soon!

Waves. Wind. World-class windsurfers. All three ingredients came together for the final day of competition at the AWT's Maui Makani Classic. Following the 11:15 start, head judge Matt Pritchard ran competitors through amateur, master, and pro heats, culminating in an epic super-final between Bernd Roediger and Kevin Pritchard in lulling winds and glassy waves. The result? The 16-year-old upsets the wily veteran in two closely matched double elimination finals.

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 Day 6 - And so the morning commenced with the quarter finals of the women's single elimination. The swell was fantastic, with more logo to mast high sets rolling in, super clean and consistent winds about 20 to 25 knots.!

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Day 5 - Another incredible day of action at Ho'okipa beach park! Youth, Amateurs and Masters had a blast!

Yesterday saw a full round of youth run, and the start of the masters and amateurs. With 60 competitors in the amateurs and a full contingent in the youth and masters, the AWT team and judges had to get their skates on early to try hammer out as many heats as possible. Great news for the non-pros in that the conditions were still firing, with some logo high sets and stronger, consistent winds to play with. This meant the guys and girls could all showcase their talents and prove that it's not just the professionals who can have fun and make this beach look good!

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Wow! What a day we had at Ho'okipa yesterday for Day 4 of the Maui Makani classic! The swell had dropped off but was still substantial enough to provide some logo to mast high sets.

The wind pushed through by mid afternoon and most men had rigged 4.7- 5.0 with the women chosing 3.7- 4.2. It was an emotional day for former world champ and Maui local Kevin Pritchard as he hammered through heat by heat and finally grabbed the title at Ho'okipa for the single elimination.

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EPIC, EPIC, EPIC!!  That really is the only way to sum up yesterday's events at Ho'okipa beach park for Day 3 of the AWT Maui Makani Classic! Everyone on the beach felt that history was being made as they sat on the hill and looked down at what most were calling the Greatest Show on Earth!

What happened yesterday will forever be remembered as a perfect combination of 3 things aligned to give us one of the best windsurfing contests in Ho'okipa history and also in windsurfing history. Those 3 things were 12 foot North Swell, 20 knot winds, and a mix of the best old school and new school windsurfers in the world together battling it out.

Read more - Heat by heat on AWT


Day 2 of the AWT Maui Makani Classic as presented by Neilpryde offered up some building swells with very light winds and the call was made to release the sailors for the day. This turned out to be a wise move as the swell grew considerably throughout the day with some massive sets rolling in by the end of the day. Spectators were treated to a show of epic surfing and SUP from the competitors and other North shore surfers. The wind never filled in and the day ended with another stunning sunset over Ho'okipa beach park

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