Maui Strong Fundraiser

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Date: Oct 23 – Nov 03 2023
Disciplines: Wave
Location: Ho’okipa, Maui Hawaii

The Aloha Classic is the Super Bowl of Windsurfing. For the first time ever, the Unified PWA IWT World Tour will crown a World Champion at the Aloha Classic. The single most prestigious event to win in windsurfing, this year’s edition is set to be huge! Look for the biggest names of the sport to be competing for the title at the notorious Ho’okipa Beach Park, located just down the road from Paia, Maui, Hawaii.

With the biggest Wave Tour in the 50 year history of the sport, competitors will represent more than 40 countries as they head to Maui. Countries represented include Australia. New Zealand. Japan. Taiwan / China. Fiji. New Caledonia. Canada. USA. Hawai’i. Guadeloupe. Puerto Rico. Barbados. Dominican Republic. Aruba. Venezuela. Brazil. Argentina. Peru. Chile. South Africa. Cabo Verde. Morocco. Spain. Portugal. Britain. Wales. Scotland. Ireland. France. Netherlands. Germany. Austria. Switzerland.  Italy. Denmark. Sweden. Norway. Belgium. Poland. Greece. Israel. Lebanon. 

The first wave event that grew into the Aloha Classic took place in 1981, and quickly made Maui the epicenter of the windsurfing world. This event transformed Paia and the North Shore towns into a wonderfully diverse community.

The 2023 Maui Strong Aloha Classic holds special significance, being a major international event following the devastating fires in Lahaina and surrounding areas. With an annual positive economic impact estimated to be over 1.5 million dollars, this event is needed now more than ever for the island’s recovery.

Organized by the IWT (International Wave Tour) in association with the PWA (Professional Windsurfing Association), this event unifies the windsurfing world to stand with Maui. The global community’s heartfelt efforts will raise funds for Maui through the event’s major global broadcast. Across the event, we will promote local aid local groups, Maui Strong and The Maui Food Bank.

The 2023 Maui Strong Aloha Classic Grand Final stands as a testament to the resilience and unity of both the windsurfing community and the people of Maui.

We will never be able to repair the damage in the hearts of the people and families of Lahaina, yet, it will be our purpose in everything we do during this Maui Strong Aloha Classic.