Kevin Pritchard crowned 2014 American Windsurfing Tour champion

November 1, 2014 | Windsurfing
Boujmaa Guilloul: king of Maui | Photo: PWA/Carter

Boujmaa Guilloul has claimed the 2014 AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic Pro, in Maui, Hawaii, and Kevin Pritchard has been crowned the 2014 American Windsurfing Tour champion.

Done and dusted. In the last day of competition, some the best wave windsurfers in the world were rewarded with pristine sailing conditions. Jason Polakow, Josh Stone, Kevin Pritchard and Boujmaa Guilloul lined up for the showdown.

After a show-stopping performance in the quarters, Polakow struggled to replicate this in the semi-final, taking fourth spot. Just ahead of him was Josh Stone, who showed his formidable style and class, riding wave after beautiful wave.

But it was again the two who sailed the smartest heats that made it through; Kevin and Boujmaa both showed tremendous amounts of awareness and heat planning, combined with critical turns to take first and second respectively.

The super final was a tight affair with both riders scoring huge waves. Boujmaa closed his heat with a wave with a few turns, a head dip aerial and a goiter.

Pritchard came straight back with another great wave, finishing it with a 360. This heat came down to the wire, but it was Boujmaa Guilloul who claimed victory.

"I was pretty stressed at the beginning of the day, but I tried not to take and risks and just sail as classy as possible, not pushing any limits. I think this paid off. By the time I made it to the final I didn't care, as I knew the worst I could get was second, so I just sailed and had fun," reveals Guilloul.

"I love coming to Maui; it is one of the most consistent spots in the world to get wind and waves at this time of year and it's beautiful. It's so easy to get into a routine full of sport and forget about all the other stuff at home; you can combine surfing, windsurfing and SUPing. It's perfect!" uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more on our About section.