Robby Naish: king of wave windsurfing

Robby Naish will be sailing in the upcoming JP Aloha Classic that begins on the 24th October, at Hookipa Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii.

One of the most important names in the history of windsurfing has confirmed his participation in the JP Aloha Classic, in what promises to be one of the biggest clashes of windsurfing talent in living memory.

For the first time since 2000, Naish will compete on the PWA World Tour. Taking the third champions wildcard alongside Kevin Pritchard and Josh Angulo, directly into the main PWA event, Naish will complete a competition line-up that spans over three generations.

"Before anyone gets too excited, this is not the start of a comeback, it is simply an opportunity to challenge myself a little bit and have some fun in the competition arena again. And there is no finer arena than Hookipa for the Aloha", says Naish.

"I am not setting out to prove anything, just simply to rise to the challenge before me and mainly have fun in my own backyard along with some of the finest windsurf talent out there", he adds.

The JP Aloha Classic 2013 will bring together the American Windsurfing Tour and the PWA World Tour to create one of the biggest wave sailing events of all time. The event will be broadcast live via the internet.

Robby Naish was born on the 23rd April, 1963, in La Jolla, San Diego, California.