sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : JP Aloha Classic - Siver and Browne get into windsurfing history
JP Aloha Classic - Siver and Browne get into windsurfing history


'Levi Siver tweaking it - JP Aloha Classic PWA World Tour 2013'    © Crowther / PWA World Tour

For the first time in seven years the PWA, in association with the AWT, returned to beautiful shores of Ho’okipa for the JP Aloha Classic, presented by Nalu Kai, and Maui didn’t disappoint as it provided the world class conditions it is renowned for.

Over the duration of the event superb waves, just over mast high at times, and light to moderate winds greeted the competitors as they delivered an awe inspiring display of sailing to wow both the crowds and the judges.

After a long but enthralling nine days, not only was the prestigious winner of the JP Aloha Classic decided, but the 2013 PWA Wave World Champion was also crowned on Ho’okipa’s famous shores. Eventually Levi Siver (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC) stormed to victory in the JP Aloha Classic, whilst Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) realized his childhood dream as he clinched his maiden PWA Wave World title

JP Aloha Classic - PWA
The single elimination was completed in possibly the best conditions of the entire event with solid winds and over mast high bombs hitting Ho’okipa by the late afternoon on day five. Ultimately Levi Siver demonstrated that he’s the King of his own backyard as he fended off stiff competition from Kauli Seadi (JP / Hot Sails Maui / MFC), Bernd Roediger (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC) and Morgan Noireaux (JP / Hot Sails Maui / Maui Ultra Fins) in the final. Seadi was within seconds of victory after a combination of trademark fluid turns and a huge aerial off the critical section, but Siver hunted out the perfect set just in the nick of time and the American delivered as he threw himself into a radical frontside wave 360, before backing it up with a massive, gouging turn, which sent the spray flying by the bucket load. By the end of the heat Siver and Seadi were almost in separable with just two hundredths of a point in it. Thankfully, for Siver his amazing final wave was just enough to edge out Seadi and take the single elimination crown.

With such an incredibly gifted fleet the first round saw several unbelievable, death battles, which resulted in inevitable upsets and title changing results. Philip Koester (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins), who came into the event as the tour leader, suffered a first round exit to two-time PWA Wave World Champion Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails) and Francisco Goya (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) - another former PWA Wave World Champion. Koester wasn’t the only first round casualty as Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC), Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC), Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC), the legendary Robby Naish (Naish), Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) and Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui) all fell. With so many title contenders out in the first round the door was thrown wide open for Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra) and Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne. However, neither sailor could take full advantage of the opportunity presented to them, as they both exited the single elimination in the second round. For the time being though Mussolini was leading the fight for the 2013 PWA Wave World title, by the tightest of margins, ahead of Browne. Would the Spaniard be able to defend his position in the double elimination?

Into the double and Mussolini and Browne both stepped up their game, finding their rhythm to fight their way back through the double with a combination of stunning aerials, fluid turns, explosive frontside wave 360s and air takas. Having fought their way back the duo then setup one of the most eagerly anticipated, nerve racking, heats in a long time, which would take place on day nine:

The Title Decider
The first heat of day nine was where the 2013 PWA Wave World Championship would be decided as Browne and Mussolini competed against both each other and Josh Angulo and Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) in a four man heat. If both Browne and Mussolini would advance then the duo would face a man-on-man decider, but unfortunately for Mussolini this isn’t how the script played out. Instead Brawzinho instantly picked up where he left off from on the day before as he connected a powerful, vertical hit, straight into a trademark air taka and one more gauging turn to take command of the title race. At the time the tension on the beach was palpable as the two title contenders waited nervously to find out their fates. However, it was Browne that was soon overcome by a sense of disbelief and euphoria as it was revealed that he and Josh Angulo had advanced, leaving Mussolini’s title hopes in tatters, whilst the Brazilian wrote his name in windsurfing history by achieving his childhood dream.

Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne speaks after capturing his maiden PWA Wave World Championship:
'It’s my childhood dream, it’s what I’ve been working towards for my whole life and it’s finally come true, it’s unbelievable. It’s been a long week and as much as you try to think about it, it’s always there in the back of your mind, and now that it’s actually over and it’s done, it’s not a load off my back but I can relax. The last few days have been very tense for me.'

Tip top from Marcilio Browne - JP Aloha Classic PWA World Tour 2013 -  © John Carter - PWA  

'The first wave I went down in the first heat my legs were shaking, I’m not gonna lie, I’m just happy it worked out, had faith and got the job done.'

Winners’ Final
Levi Siver would be faced by Bernd Roediger in the winners’ final after the seventeen year old produced one of the performances of the day against former three-time world champion Kauli Seadi. In the battle for second and third Roediger rotated through an amazing taka right off the critical section of the wave to defeat Seadi. However, Siver was not ready to let the seventeen year old achieve a record equaling third win at Ho’okipa just yet, as the American gave a master class in wave selection and execution. The final was contested in light winds and tricky waves, but Siver made the conditions look comparatively easy. Siver’s wave of the heat consisted of a powerful top turn straight into a trademark tweaked aerial, before adding two more gouging, vertical hits. Siver got his just rewards from the judges as he received 8.38 points, which proved to be an unassailable lead. Roediger tried to respond, but after such a monumental effort against Seadi, he couldn’t quite pull it out of the bag on this occasion, leaving Siver to revel in his glory as he made the perfect return to the PWA Wave World Tour by claiming the prestigious JP Aloha Classic, which was also his first victory on the PWA.

The Prestigious 2013 JP Aloha Classic Champion Levi Siver:
' I don’t know what to day, I’m lost for words and I’m humbled and I’m so thankful to all you guys. I look out to this crowd and there’s a lot of friends who are happy for me and that just makes everything so much better. Thanks everybody. Aloha.'

Morgan Noireaux claimed fourth place, after producing one of the performances of his career, thus far, as he defeated the newly crowned world champion Marcilio Browne. Unfortunately the Hawaiian tweaked his foot on his final wave against Browne, which ultimately forced him to retire in the very next heat against Roediger.

Josh Angulo showed he’s still a force to be reckoned with as he finished in sixth place overall by showcasing his trademark one-handed aerials and powerful turns. The top ten was completed by Alex Mussolini, Robby Swift - who landed one of the moves of the contest, a huge goiter - and Kevin Pritchard (Starboard / Ezzy / MFC) who finished joint ninth with Graham Ezzy (Quatro / Ezzy).

AWT - Pro Fleet
Bernd Roediger claimed the AWT JP Aloha Classic as he clinched back-to-back victories at Ho’okipa by demonstrating his natural, explosive talent. Roediger combined huge aerials, together with goiters and air takas to keep Levi Siver, Keith Teboul (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC) and Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) at bay.

After a pulsating end to the 2013 PWA World Tour we would like to once again extend our congratulations to all of the 2013 PWA World Champions. We are already looking forward to the 2014 PWA World Tour, bringing you more epic action from the most talented sailors in the world.

Overall Results of the 2013 JP Aloha Classic PWA World Cup:
1st Levi Siver (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
2nd Bernd Roediger (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
3rd Kauli Seadi (JP / Hot Sails Maui / MFC)
4th Morgan Noireaux (JP / Hot Sails Maui / Maui Ultra Fins)
5th Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
6th Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails)
7th Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra)
8th Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
9th Kevin Pritchard (Starboard / Ezzy / MFC)
9th Graham Ezzy (Quatro / Ezzy)

Overall 2013 PWA Wave World Tour Rankings:
1st Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
2nd Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra)
3rd Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC)
4th Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra)
5th Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC)
6th Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
7th Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde)
8th John Skye (RRD / MFC)
9th Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui)
10th Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC)

Results AWT Pros Fleet
1st Bernd Roediger (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
2nd Levi Siver (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
3rd Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC)
4th Keith Teboul (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC)


by Vivienne Masters

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=116428

8:37 AM Wed 6 Nov 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ... [more]  

Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ... [more]  

Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: 'The Clipper Race is very pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back on board as Official Sails Supplier for our fourth consecutive race partnership. Hyde Sails evolved with us when we introduced the new Clipper 70 fleet in the last race and we were very pleased with how well the new sail wardrobes stood up to almost a year' ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ... [more]  

Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians by Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

Most of the nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's 67th Turkey Day Regatta came to enjoy sunny sailing in mild conditions, which the weekend delivered beautifully. By tradition, the winners received turkeys, not trophies, but for a few others it was another important stopover en route to Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics. They hope. ... [more]  

Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ... [more]  

Robert Scheidt talks to us just a few days before the Nassau start of the Star Sailors League Final. How do you feel inside? I feel very calm. Myself and Bruno have tons of experience with the Star. We’ve been competing together for 10 years now. ... [more]  

The US Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) has selected Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) to host their 2015 National Championships. This championship will be a week-long sailing spectacular on Pensacola Bay sailed by International Optimist Dinghy sailors from eight to 15 years old. ... [more]  

More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ... [more]  

The last day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup saw a grandstand finale to the 2014 PWA World Tour as the morning showers finally cleared to allow the wind to fill in and the respective titles to be decided. With the racing beginning later than scheduled the title race came down to one final race, which would ultimately decide the title. ... [more]  

Sometime during last night’s moonless gloom in the Volvo Ocean Race, the masthead lights of Dongfeng and Mapfre appeared to the west, maybe right where they would have been if we had jibed with the fleet the previous day. To say that was a relief is an understatement-that we are back in touch, back in the fray near the front, it keeps everyone motivated and pushing a little bit harder. ... [more]  

Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Corinna Halloran reports on day five of leg 2 for Team SCA. Team SCA has a super fan. She’s seven and, at home, she has posters of Team SCA on her wall. As a member of the team, and as a woman in 2014, this is extremely cool. ... [more]  

The Sailing Instructions for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final that will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November have been published. All ten Olympic events and an Open Kiteboarding event will be contested in the Emirati capital off of the stunning Corniche. ... [more]  

Italy's Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich have been one of the leading teams in the Women's Skiff, the 49erFX, and head to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ready for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]  

St Barth Cata Cup day 3 by Dominique Ladouceur
Day three’s race was a lot more difficult than yesterday’s at the St-Barth Cata Cup due to b winds. After pushing back the morning race to 2p.m. due to 30 knots winds at the tip of Colombier, the race committee decided to stick to only one race in the afternoon. ... [more]  

Team Alivimedica skipper Charlie Enright and navigator Will Oxley sat with Andy Rice to assess Leg 2 before the start in Cape Town. Here is the second part of the Leg Two analysis. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 24th November 0700 UTC. It's been a fairly quiet night out there - and the biggest change is that the boats are beginning to close up, and become more compact. ADOR, who gybed north first, around six hours before the rest of the fleet on Saturday night, have moved south a little, whereas the rest of the boats have remained in the same line. ... [more]  

The 10 competing teams at the RC44 Oman Cup enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Terry Hutchinson continued to guide Vladimir Prosihkin’s Team Nika the right way around the course, extending their lead in the overall standings, adding another race win to their scoreline, Team Aqua stay second with Charisma hanging onto third. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as of 23 November, 1900 UTC. Four days into the Leg 2, and the fleet is finally making progress towards Abu Dhabi. The seven boats are now south of Madagascar, and they’ve been heading north since last night. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 0748 UTC, November 23rd. So what happened overnight? Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were the first to head north and then progressively the other boats in the fleet decided to follow their lead. The fleet is really close together. ... [more]  

Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The America's Cup roared into life on Friday with the publication of a story out of San Diego, saying that the Californian venue had missed getting the nod as the venue for the next America's Cup. And that being the case, then the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda seems to have got the nod. ... [more]  

VX ONE Winter Series 2014: It was a family affair at the top of the leaderboard for the opening weekend of the VX One Winter Series. Michael, Christina, Robert and Phillip Norris bested 21 other teams at Sarasota Sailing Squadron to take the advantage in the three-weekend series, which continues through March 2015. ... [more]  

With no team able to discard the last event of the season, the podium positions were by no means secure as last day of racing got underway at the RC44 Oman Cup, in a sedate seven-knot breeze. Going into the final day Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika, with tactician Terry Hutchinson calling the shots, sat at the top of the leader board having shown an unmatched level of consistency in Muscat. ... [more]  

Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for’ard hand Sam Newton were joined in the team by James Wierzbowski for today’s race and led from shortly after the to defeat defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Dave Ewings) by 38s. Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) was a further 21s back in third place. ... [more]  

Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has had an eventful few days since the start in Cape Town on Wednesday. Their goal is to be first home in their home port of Abu Dhabi - six other boats willing. ... [more]  

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Take time to remember. It was mid-October, one week before the brilliant Sunday Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup and Bermuda was slammed by the second major storm in a week. Tropical Storm Fay - or was it Hurricane Fay by then— had hit Bermuda with a sneaky left jab only five days earlier. ... [more]  

2014 Turkey Day Regatta - The largest of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's popular holiday sailing competitions the 67th Turkey Day Regatta has nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes, several of them world champions taking the weekend seriously. ... [more]  

Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean
EPA punts on renewable fuel standard
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist
RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by
Volvo Ocean Race - Discomfort takes over for Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA
Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015
British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same?
GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - Dates and venues
Class 40-footers to be featured in 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race
Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Big strides for Cousin and Moussilmani   
America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature   
ORC reveals rule improvements for 2015   
Volvo Ocean Race - Hammer down for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be 'an experience of a lifetime'   
RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium + Video   
St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on!   
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery   
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos   
Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in search of hometown glory   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Waiting game continues on day 2   
Barcelona World Race skippers named as scientific agents   
Volvo Ocean Race: Stop-start battle to the Cape of Good Hope   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 starts at high speed in 35kt winds   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA off to gutsy leg 2 start   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Heroes and champions in Nacra 17 fleet   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Talented Finn pack all set   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT