The IWT Grand Final Aloha Classic
The ultimate venue for Maui’s ultimate sport, the Aloha Classic is the climax of the windsurfing year where the champions are crowned. Maui is an international destination for top professional windsurfers. Ho’okipa is the classic amphitheater of windsurfing where competitors can be seen jumping over 50 feet in the air, and riding 20 foot waves with grace and style.
The IWT Grand Final – 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 limited wild-cards (or be in the top PWA rankings with event partnership). 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:
32-48 Pro Men* – 24 from IWT + 8 IWT wild cards or plus 24 PWA
16-24 Pro Women* – 12 from IWT + 4 IWT wild cards or plus 12 PWA
16-24 Youth** – 12 from IWT + 4 IWT wild cards 0r 12 PWA
16 Masters** – 12 from IWT + 4 IWT wild cards
* the fields for Pro Men, women and Youth will expand to if PWA can partner
** Y+M divisions pending final approval from Maui County
Champions crowned at the closing ceremony party.
Location: Ho’okipa Beach Park, Maui’s North Shore, Hawaii
Dates: Late October
US Domestic Travel: Fly into Kahului Airport on Maui, then drive 15 minutes to Ho’okipa Beach Park.
International Travel: Fly into Honolulu Airport on Oahu, pass through US customs, then a short connecting flight to Kahului Airport on Maui, then drive 15 minutes to Ho’okipa Beach Park.
Rental Cars: The IWT Grand Final Official Rental Car Partner is North Shore Maui Rent a Car owned by legends Marcillio Browne and Robby Swift.
Accommodation: The IWT Grand Final Official Accommodation Partner is: TBA
Conditions: It gets big…