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2014 American Windsurfing Tour - Crowning the champions

by American Windsurfing Tour on 10 Nov 2014
2014 American Windsurfing Tour Si Crowther / AWT
2014 American Windsurfing Tour - As we prepare to crown the AWT and PWA champions tonight at the closing ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club we catch up with some of our Champions and more riders.

AWT Severne Starboard Pro Champion, Boujmaa Guilloul:

'I am still so stoked to win the Aloha Classic! It is unbelievable!

I am planing to do some AWT events next year too, depending on my budget. I did couple PWA event as well this year, but couldnt go to every one of them because of the expenses. I hope I will be doing more next year, besides my favorite traveling trips for stories for magazines!

'My equipment here was the same as always, I didn't change a thing to it. I have a twin fin board that I have been using for a while, maybe a little different rockerline and different construction layup; it works super well for me.'

AWT 2014 Women's Champion, Ingrid Larouche:

'I can't believe it's been four years of AWT already! Another great season, although this one wasn't easy for me. I believe I had some kind of foot issue at every event I competed in! But still such great memories for 2014, starting with Pistol River where I was barely beginning to windsurf after breaking my foot that winter. Starting the season with a win meant a lot for me as far as getting confidence back. Then we had Peru, where we had two big swells back to back. I had some of my most fun windsurfing days ever there and by far most amazing port tack sailing ever for me. Baja was special this year as I got to compete in men Pro for the first time. What a great experience! And finally Maui, with my first PWA event!

'Taking part in the AWT has got me places I've always wanted to go, from Santa Cruz, to Peru, and to possibly Capo Verde this upcoming season! The AWT venues are quite incredible condition-wise and I really enjoy traveling to those great locations with the friends I've made through this tour. There's a lot of really cool people in windsurfing and I enjoy being part of events that brings us all together. The AWT attracts more and more amazing and talented women every year. It's making the competition really fun and interesting and it pushes me to raise my level. I'm still learning a lot and competing challenges me to continue!

Second PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic, Fiona Wylde:

'The AWT is always something I look forward to. Getting together with all my friends to share waves and wind in unique places around the world is something that not everybody gets to experience. I feel fortunate for this opportunity to compete on the American Windsurfing Tour, because at the end of the day, no matter the results, I will always learn something about being a windsurfer and improving my skills. Thank you to the American Windsurfing Tour, Sam Bittner, for proving such opportunities!! Wavesailing via the AWT has changed my life and I couldn't be happier! Thank you!

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