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18 Minutoj sole ĉe Ho'okipa en Mast Alta Surf!

[ 0 ] Oktobro 30, 2013 |

Kondiĉoj estas daŭrantaj kunlabori permesanta la Aloha Klasikaĵo kuri sur kvin ekstere de ses tagoj tiel ege. Ni vidis ambaŭ la AWTan Profesiulon kaj PWA Ununura Elimino kompletigita kaj la decido estis dediĉi mardon al la daŭrigo de la Amatoro, virinoj kaj Mastraj aroj kun la PWA kaj Junularaj rajdantoj liberigis. La prognozo estas rigardanta mirindan kun vento kaj pli grandaj ondoj poste en la semajno kiu estos la perfekta fikso por la Duobla Elimino de la PWA kiel Levi provas teni al lia titolo kaj aliaj provas #?teladi ?in de li.

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La AWT estas organizo, Kiu celas #anta?enigi windsurfing kaj rajdantoj de #?iuj niveloj, En multaj vojoj la Amatoroj estas la homoj kiu financas multe de la #Travoja?o kaj la industrio. ?i estas miranta vidi la nivelon de velado kaj konkurso #alti?i eventon de evento. La #mesa?o al tiuj konsideranta #ali?i la #Travoja?o estas simpla ?? Nur faras ?in! In many ways the Amateur division can be seen as the proving grounds for riders looking to move up to the Pro Tour where riders can gain valuable experience and sail the most amazing wave sailing spots in the world alone with just a few friends.

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“Hookipa with only two or three others is well worth the trip to Hawaii and AWT entrance fee. I had an awesome day on the water today and decided to go big right at the start; not a great idea for the contest but it got me a free ride on the RedBull rescue sled. Maui has been a great experience so far; beautiful landscape, water and nature. I enjoyed watching the best in the world in great conditions. AWT events have brought me lots of new friendships and made me travel in places where nature is at its best. Dankonas Sam, AWTaj rajdantoj kaj organizintoj!?? Marc Bitoun (Goya Windsurfing, Quatro), AWT Amatora nuna #Travoja?o gvidanto

Kun emblemo al mast alta surf la Amatoroj estis la unuaj preni centran stadion #?e Ho??Kipa #hodia? kaj la #kompleti?o de Rondo #1 Vidis iun imponan agon. Kun nombro de rajdantoj faranta la viziton super de la metropolo multaj estas #?i tie por la unua tempo kaj kio sperto akiri Ho??Kipa al vi mem dum la 18 Minutoj, Por multaj #tio ?i estas revo venita veran kaj tia instigo progresadi tra la rondoj. La gajnintoj de #?iu varma #anta?enigo rekte al Rondo #3 Dum la aliaj #ser?i #elsavi?o en Rondo #2. Maristoj #anta?eniri rekte al Rondo 3 Estis Lemmens, Baker, Torkildsen, Troup, Rehrer, Devanney, Kubota, Grier, Boeker, Bergeron, Terenzi, Garcia, Fiona Wylde, Escario, M. Wylde kaj Turpin. La plej granda #maltrankvili?o de Rondo #1 Estis la malvenko de nuna #Travoja?o gvidanto Marc Bitoun?? En Varmo #9 De Stephen Boeker (Kiu estas priresponda por la Viva Rolantaro #?e #?i tiu jaro?? Evento) Kiu velis mirindan varmon. La AWTa formato instigas rajdantojn iri grandan kaj Marc iris pro tio ke rompis kaj detruis lian #ekipa?o, Bonsorte li havis Profesian caddy kaj estis kapabla #da?ri rajdarton sed li estis tro ege #malanta? kapti supre. Li estos unu rigardi #morga?. #?Efa?o de Rondo #1 Estis Neil Turpin?? Potencaj #?irado, Li atingis la finan lastan jaron kaj ne multaj vetus #kontra? ripeto de tiu elfaro. Rondo #2 Pluen estos tenita en la tagoj #anta?en.

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Kiel ni movis en la rekomenco de la Virinoj?? Konzolo Ingrid Larouche sciis ke ?i jam hermetikigis la 2013 AWTaj Virinoj?? Entuta titolo sed la Aloha #Klasika?o estas speciala kaj bona rezulto plafonus de alia mirinda jaro kiel ?i konsideras la eblecon #?eesti kelkajn PWAajn eventojn en la estonteco. Fiona Wylde estas #pu?i malfacilan kaj la loka kontingento malsatas por venko #?e ilia hejma #rompi?o. Tatiana Howard, Junko Nagoshi, Tiffany Kvartalo kaj Shawna Cropas #?iu velas Ho??Kipa #?iu tago kaj ?i montras, Miranta ondan elekton, potencaj #?irado kaj grandegaj frapoj estis la ordo de la tago.

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Fiona Wylde (Quatro, Sailworks) #?Ajni esti pliboniganta kun #?iu ondo, Iranta pli grandan, Poste kaj pli vertikala. Shawna Cropas (JP, Neil Pryde) Montris #?ia lokan scion, Elektanta grandajn ondojn kaj #?eti iun aerosolon kaj frapanta kelkajn dikajn lipojn! Alize Bergeron (Simmer) Montrita kiel #?ia rajdarton evoluigis #?i tiu pasintan jaron elektanta bonajn ondojn kaj faranta glatan, Elegantaj #?irado. AWTa #Travoja?o Direktoro Sam Bittner (Naish) caught what may have been the largest wave of the day and without hesitation went for broke but was swallowed up and failed to advance.

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The first Women’s Semi Final saw powerful turns by Junko Nagoshi (Goya Windsurfing) as she dominated the heat to book her place in the final, as the defending champion she is brimming with confidence. Tatiana Howard, a fantastic surfer and founder of the Butterfly Effect pushed Junko hard with stylish waves but had to settle for second and one more chance to sail uncrowded Ho’okipa while Fiona and Shawna who couldn’t repeat their performances from earlier heats will have to come back next year!

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In the second Semi Final Ingrid and Tiffany applied pressure early on, both catching good sized waves early and linking tight turns. Sarah from New Caledonia also showed her motivation to go big and win here at Ho’okipa. Trying to find and rip the biggest set waves, not surprising for a rider who rode Jaws last winter! Miho’s strategy of staying upwind at Middles seemed to pay off as she caught the largest and longest wave of the heat but she couldn’t quite match the power and aggression shown by local Tiffany Ward and Tour Champion Ingrid Larouche.

The deciding final will be schedule in the days ahead with the final four: Junko Nagosh (Goya Windsurfing, MFC) Tatiana Howard (JP, NeilPryde), Tiffany Kvartalo (Naish, Starboard) and Ingrid Larouche (Fanatika, Maui Veloj, Nigra Projekto Fins) and is set to be a huge battle between the skills and determination of Ingrid and the local knowledge of the others.

The wave riding displayed so far by the final four women has clearly shown that they could all pose a significant threat if given the chance to compete on the world stage, unfortunately unlike with the Men there is no PWA event in Maui for the ladies this year, if Chile happens and there are women it is likely that Ingrid would put her name down for a Wildcard entrance.

With the conclusion of the Women’s Semi Finals, the Masters were given the chance to show their experience at Hookipa. Despite being the the oldest competitors on Tour, their experience shines through and the fleet included three riders; Ferdinando, Sean & Jeff who were part of the AWT Pro bracket as well as a number of riders pushing hard in the Amateur fleet, the eventual winner is going to have to sail to the highest level and take a few risks to claim Aloha Classic victory!

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Today’s competitors helped showcase Ho’okipa and shows only part of the reason why this contest is so special. With many riders completing the whole Tour camaraderie between Pro, Am, Virinoj, Junularo & Masters is amazing all helping each other, Pro’s jumping in to caddy when others break down, chatting strategies and giving advice over breakfast, this is greatly appreciated by all. Being a part of this and watching the synthesis develop has been extremely rewarding. The result is that we have a healthy and development Tour which is boosting the participation of windsurfing across the USA and further afield. From an industry and sponsor perspective it is clear to see that those brands which have been supporting the Tour and in particular sending lots of riders to events are seeing a growth in sales to Tour riders thanks in part to the demo opportunities and support given by the Pro contingent. These Tour riders then go back into their communities and spread the message further.

There were no major upsets in the 27 strong Master’s fleet with a number of locals progressing into the third round including AWT Judge and Ho’okipa legend Rob Funk (the only competitor to have his own chair at Flatbread – who have been providing the staff lunches and dinners, thank you Josh Stone!) who impressed with his wave selection and out all approach. Jeff Henderson (Varmaj Veloj Maui) who won this division two years ago (he also won the Am title last year) was calm and collected picking up some set waves and gauging his turns, pushing hard he went down hard but had already sealed the deal and will face 2013 Master’s Overall Champion Ferdinando (Maui Veloj) in the next round. It is great to see Sean Aiken (Naish, Quatro) back at Ho’okipa and he dominated from the onset effortlessly floating over the pitching sections.

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We now have the first round of the Amateur and Master’ completed as well as having both the Women’s and Youth finals all ready to sail. With only 36 AWT heats left to sail it looks good that we will finish in plenty of time and keeping with AWT tradition which has been blessed by the wind gods since its formation in 2010. The successful completion of events is not just down to the wind and waves, Sam Bittner has instilled a level of professionalism and dedication that you would be hard to find elsewhere, the level of detail that goes into the planning of brackets, heat duration etc. helps to ensure that we get the job done, every time!

The Amateur bracket with 50 riders competing here in Maui is extremely strong both in terms of participation and rider level. This is something that we have tried to encourage throughout the Tour. The Amateur Tour has two main functions, firstly it provides riders which an excellent level of competition for a range of riders and secondly it can be seen as a proving ground for (often young riders like Casey Rehrer) riders with higher aspirations. While many of the riders featuring in this completion could be at home in a Pro heat the experience that they get from sailing a whole event and challenging for a title is far more important that possibly winning one heat in Pro in a glory moment. Those riders who have followed the Tour and sailed lots of heats are more prepared for what is to come next year. The winner of the Amateur overall title is obligated to move up to the Pro division. Last year’s winner Chris Freeman has made the transition and while he has found it hard to make it through heats he finished 13th overall in the Pro division for 2013 and has focused on Judging, he was recently named Head Judge for the 2014 AWT Tour, neither of these would have been possible without the experience gained by competing in the Amateur division.

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With the wind and waves continuing here in Maui Wednesday looks like it will be another fun packed day!

Aloha Classic Weather Update by Tom Hammerton (Varmaj Veloj Maui, Nigra Projekto Fins)

An epic week of windsurfing is ahead of us. Thursday could potentially be the best conditions seen in a contest period in a very long time!

Wednesday 30th – Wind E 14-24 knots normal trades a little gusty with an occasional shower. Surf 6-10 early rising to 10-14 foot faces with bigger sets peaking at 16 Piedoj.

Thursday 31stWind ENE 16-26 knots normal trades with an occasional shower. Surf starting the day with 12-18 foot faces and occasional sets in the 20 foot or bigger especially later in the day. This is a really nice swell out of 310 with a 16 second period. It will produce the best surf of the competition period but as is usual with long period swells it can sometimes be a long time between sets.

Friday 1st – Wind NE 20-30 Nodoj. Surf decreasing slightly but still in 10-16 foot range with 20 foot growlers possible. Faces will be a bit choppy.

Sabato 2a – Komerco-venta NE 15-30 Nodoj, Gusty squally kondiĉoj. The epic surf will be gone. Expect blown out surf 6-10 Piedoj choppy kaj konfuzita.

Dimanĉo 3a – Komerco-venta NE 15-30 Nodoj, Gusty squally kondiĉoj. Surf 5-7 Piedoj choppy kaj konfuzita. Expect long periods when the surf goes flat.

Lundo 4a – Komerco-venta ENE 15-30 Nodoj, Gusty squally kondiĉoj. Surf 6-9 Piedoj choppy kaj konfuzita.

Mardo 5aWind ENE 14-24 knots normal trades with an occasional shower. Surf 5-7 Piedoj choppy kaj konfuzita.

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