The IWT Wave Tour
We’re proud to present the 2022 calendar, with a truly legendary list of the worlds’ best wave riding locations. Each of the IWT Wave Tour events will earn overall ranking points for RIDERS. The top ranked RIDERS will qualify for the Men, Women, Youth and Masters divisions in The IWT Grand Final Aloha Classic.
The IWT Grand Final Aloha Classic
The Aloha Classic is the pinnacle event of our sport. The single most prestigious windsurfing event title in the world today. To earn a place in this elite event, riders qualify by competing at the earlier IWT Wave Tour events, or be granted one of the very limited SuperSeed spots. This really is The Super Bowl of Windsurfing and the whole wave riding world tunes in to see the best of the best battle it out in the giant waves of mighty Ho’okipa Beach on Maui’s legendary North Shore. This event decides the overall IWT champions in 4 major divisions: Open Pro*, Women*, Youth*, Masters*.
“If you win The Aloha Classic, everyone knows your name.” IWT Director Simeon Glasson.
The Grand Final event does not include G.Masters or Open divisions. However, the overall winner of the G.Masters fleet division, after 3 x 2/3 star event results, will be granted a special place in the Masters fleet of 16 in the Grand Final.
All Division Champions will be crowned at the IWT Aloha Awards Night (PARTY).
The full event will be live-streamed from Ho’okipa exclusively on RIDERS.tv.
The top 28 Men RIDERS in the world.
(top 20 from IWT Wave Tour Rankings + 8 SuperSeeds)
The top 16 Women RIDERS in the world.
(top 8 from IWT Wave Tour Rankings + 8 SuperSeeds)
The top 16 Youth RIDERS in the world (18 max)
(8 from IWT Wave Tour Rankings + 8 SuperSeeds)
The top 16 Masters RIDERS in the world (45+)
(top 7 from IWT Wave Tour Rankings + GM#1 + 8 SuperSeeds)
* IWT Wave Titles: Pro Men, Women, Youth & Masters will count their best 3 x 2/3 star (40%/60%) event results + the Grand Final 5 star (100%) event result.
* IWT Wave Titles: Open (Amateur) & G.Masters will count their best 3 x 2/3 star event results with no Grand Final.
* IWT #1 ranked overall G.Master will be offered a place in the Masters division of the IWT Grand Final Aloha Classic.
* IWT #1 ranked overall Open rider will be offered access to the PRO division the following year.