AWT Maui Makani Classic 2012 – Preview
The AWT (American Windsurfing Tour) had a successful second season and already saw 5 tourstops in 2012. Santa Cruz, Pistol River, Baja California, Pacasmayo (Peru) and Cape Hatteras. All events had a result and last year’s Maui winner Camille Juban leads the pro class before the big showdown at Hookipa, Maui. From October 25th till November 3rd more than 100 sailors from 23 different nations will fight for the tour titles in several classes at the Maui Makani Classic and for $ 5000 prize money. A big ladies fleet is expected, too. Competitions will be held in following classes: Pros, Amateurs, Women, Youth, Masters and Grandmasters.
Who are the biggest names on the entry list? Levi Siver, Camille Juban, Robby Swift, Josh Stone, Kevin Pritchard, Kai Lenny, Bernd Roediger, Leo Ray, Antoine Martin, Kai Katchedorian, Morgan Noireaux, Nathan Mershon and many more!
Have a look on the current rankings after 5 valid events here
The first skippersmeeting will be held on Thursday October 25th at 11.00 am. The pening party will be held the day before at Neil Pryde from 5.00 to 10.00 pm. Have a look on the full schedule of the Makani Classic here
“The infamous “Point” named H-Poko provides a perfect right hand peeling wave. Paired with the consistent 20-25 knot tradewinds windsurfing conditions don’t get much better. The average sails size is a 5.0 and boards in the 65 to 85 liter range. Truly an awesome venue for a windsurfing competition! For 2012, get ready to see more history in the making as October 25th-November 3rd will host the much anticipated Maui Makani Classic, the 6th and final stop on the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT). Translated, Hookipa means “hospitality” and in 2012 we invite you as a competitor or spectator to come and see for yourself one of the most famous windsurfing locations in the world.” (Words by Matt Pritchard)