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JP Aloha Classic - The hunt for redemption at Ho'okipa + Video


'MacRae Wylde pushing harder and harder, could we see a father, daughter final?'    Si Crowther / AWT

At the JP Aloha Classic, the decision was made early to release all PWA, Women and Youth and focus on the Amateur and Masters brackets once more. We continue to score with the conditions and Thursday and Friday are setting up to be amazing Ho’okipa days for the PWA Double Elimination. With the planned PWA Chile event now cancelled the JP Aloha Classic will decide the PWA World Title for 2013!

The AWT has been running under a different format to the PWA for a few events now with riders bypassing Round 2 if they go big and win in Round 2. With first round heats already completed those who had advanced could relax a little today with the wind window expected to be a shorter than on previous days. They remained on hold for the whole day but ultimately would not see action other than at Lanes.

The reef beneath, get your mast stuck and its goodbye! -  Si Crowther - AWT  

It would be a day where riders risked it all in search of redemption in Round 2 and the chance to continue their progress. At the start of the day there were 50 Amateur riders who could have won the contest, by the end those were whittled down to just 24. When faced with a do or die situation there are two contrasting strategies and we saw both played out on the water today. With riders like MacRae Wylde (father of Fiona) charging hard and going for broke contrasting with the safer and clean style of Californian based rider Marty Rosse, both would prove successful.

In the Amateur fleet Kimo and Jamie Brown from Oahu (another father, child combo) were clearly getting more used to the local waves and demonstrated their surfing skills in the light winds. The wind is lighter around Oahu’s waters and Wednesday’s conditions really played into their hands. Heat 20 featuring Kimo (who was winning at the time) had to be cancelled due to lack of wind, but he just stayed out and ripped it up some more. Once back on the beach he didn’t care that he had to do it all again, he was just stoked to get another heat with the waves to himself! Not surprisingly once the heat was re-started he dominated again and riders waiting for him in the next round should be extremely nervous!

JP Aloha Classic 2013 -  Si Crowther - AWT  

Looking down the list of names for Round 3, I can see some crunch battles and this title is not only the most competitive we have seen at Ho’okipa for an AWT Amateur contest the depth of talent is amazing with the likes of the two Brown’s, the two Wyldes, Morgan Henderson (Jeff’s Nephew), Gronquist, Rehrer, Lemmens, Bitoun and more. Riders are going to have to pull out something special or they will be packing their bags. Unlike with the PWA there is no Double Elimination; this is it, go big or go home! The overall Amateur title for 2013 is still on the line and could be decided after the results of this series of heats.

Former Masters Champ and owner of Hot Sails Maui Jeff Henderson is gunning for what would be his third AWT Ho’okipa crown, but he will be pushed all the way -  Si Crowther - AWT  

The Masters fleet would see the return of a number of the Amateur riders and once again the search for redemption. A place in last 16 was at stake and every rider wants to stay out there and have more fun. Jamie Brown once again sailed a strong heat to book his place in the next round as did MacRae Wylde who like his fearless daughter Fiona seems to be getting better wave by wave. As we have seen all year, he just goes for it and usually makes it! With long heats you can afford to go down although with the surf on the rise a more conservative strategy may be worth developing.

Local rider Baker also made up for a less than perfect first round and won himself another heat demonstrating consistency and clear local knowledge, Colin spends more time at Ho’okipa than most and it is great to see him so stoked, nobody deserves it more. Unfortunately as expected the wind begun to shut down and the final heat of the Masters Round 2 had to be cancelled. Special thanks to the safety crew today who seemed to be ferrying equipment and riders much of the day. Thanks in part to the go for it attitude on display we had a fair amount of broken gear! Their help makes it possible to run heats in lighter winds and bigger waves and thus push windsurfing further at all levels.

Dave Troup impressed the judges and crowds today with his wave selection -  Si Crowther - AWT  

With the likelihood of the resumption of the PWA on Thursday the riders will wait it out and prepare for the next round (maybe stock up on a few more masts!) of battles and I for one cannot wait to witness!

We now wait for the start of the Double Elimination bracket.



Aloha Classic Weather Update by Tom Hammerton: How quickly things change. The nice dry air moved north of Maui and some wet air moved up from the south bringing rain and spoiling the wind. It looks like we will have to deal with showers over the next few days after all. We could see a slow start to the day Thursday as we wait for the morning showers to clear out. It is still expected to be a very good day but the swell may prove to have a touch too much West in it to feel its full force. The low will continue to produce good sized surf for a few days.

Thursday 31st - Wind ENE 14-22 knots trades with scattered showers in the morning. Should clear up somewhat in the afternoon. Surf starting the day with 10-15 foot faces and occasional sets in the 18 foot or bigger. This is a good swell out of 310 with a 13 second period. It will produce some of the best surf of the competition period. A high surf Advisory was issued for the other islands but not Maui.

Friday first – Wind NE 20-25 knots. Surf holding in 10-15 foot range with 18 foot growlers possible. Surf will slowly fade throughout the day. Faces will be a bit choppy. Isolated showers.

Saturday second – Trade-winds NE 15-28 knots, gusty conditions. The epic surf will be gone. Expect blown out surf 6-10 feet choppy and confused. Isolated showers.

Sunday third - Trade-winds NE 15-28 knots, gusty squally conditions with occasional showers. Surf 4-10 feet choppy building throughout the day.

Monday fourth - Trade-winds ENE 15-25 knots, gusty squally conditions. Surf 6-9 feet choppy.

Tuesday fifth - Wind ESE 10-20 knots. Surf 5-7 feet.

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