The Super Bowl of windsurfing is confirmed with a 5 day Maui County approved window and a limited elite field. 24 Open Pro riders, 14 Women, 14 Youth, and 14 Masters, will battle it out to decide the overall IWT Rider Champions. The event dates have been changed from the original 12 day window to the County of Maui 5 day day window:
Sunday Oct. 23, Paia.
5 Day Competition:
Monday Oct. 24 – Friday Oct. 28
10am daily briefing.
Saturday Oct. 29
Riders will be offered spots based on their IWT Rider Ranking and Super-seed Wild Cards. The full list of qualifying riders will be announced after the close of the Pacasmayo Classic, the final event on the IWT Wave Tour before the Grand Final.
The entire event will be a homage to the spirit of Duke Kahanamoku. The IWT is partnered with the Duke Foundation to support the youth of Hawai’i. Respecting Hawaiian culture of aloha, protecting Hawaii’s pristine natural environment and mana, and giving Hawaii’s youth more opportunity.
The event will be live-streamed with the iconic images beamed around the world as we seek to crown the worlds greatest riders.
Speaking of giving youth more opportunities as a central focus, Will Hawaiis youth be allowed to enter the Amateur Event? Or only those on the tour? I have been asked several times
We will have a Youth division, so yes they will be included. They are not required to be on tour.
What about the 14 Masters, must they be on Tour
There will be Wildcards and Super-seeds awarded, so there will be spaces available for those not on tour.
Is the Masters 50 years old, 55 y.o. Or 60.
I will be watching my email for the invite.
Will the Maui Grand masters have an opportunity to compete this year if they haven’t competed on the rest of the tour ?
What’s the the format to watch this event live? First come first seating?
Park legally, walk to the beach. Sit anywhere, plenty of room.