- 01 October 2013 | Surfing
The JP Aloha Classic 2013 will bring the PWA World Tour to Maui, for the first time in seven years.
The world's best windsurfers will meet the some of the world's best wave sailing conditions, between the 24th October and 6th November, in the Hookipa Beach Park, Hawaii.
"We are very proud that we can help to make this finally happening and we look forward to see the best and most radical wave riders perform in the prestigious Aloha Classic", says Martin Brandner, Brand Manager at JP Australia.
"Jason Polakow, who was the first non-Hawaiian ever to win in Hookipa, will unfortunately not be able to compete as he has other commitments in an event on Mauritius, but he will be attending the opening ceremony of the event".
Building on the success of the AWT Makani Classic, in 2011 and 2012, the JP Aloha Classic will bring together the burgeoning American Windsurfing Tour and the PWA World Tour, for the first time.
"Great news for the tour and for the sport that we will finally be going back to Hookipa after seven years, and it's fitting that we will be doing it with JP, who have once again stepped up to cement their relationship with wave sailing at the highest level", adds Richard Page, the PWA Tour Manager.
Legends in the sport such as Levi Siver and Josh Stone will throw down with tour regulars like Victor Fernandez, Ricardo Campello and, of course, current PWA Wave World Champion, the goliath that is Philip Koster, to finally decide who is the master on Maui.