Re-watch the livestream from Day 2 of the Aloha Classic, the great season final. You can re-watch the men quarters, semi finals and finals, followed by the ladies semi finals and finals. Compared to day 1 the heats were longer (27 minutes heat duration), the waves were better, the wind was a bit lighter (8-12 knots) but the action was mind-blowing!! We probably saw one of the best ladies fleets ever and an incredibly high skill level (“through the roof” Jason Polakow’s words) paired with super professional tactics in the men fleet.
Congrats to Sarah-Quita Offringa and Antoine Martin winning the single elimination of the Aloha Classic at Ho’okipa, Maui, Hawaii. With this victory Sarah-Quita extends her lead in the overall ranking. In the men ranking it’s still a very tight battle in between Ricardo Campello, Marcilio Browne and Antoine Martin. Antoine actually leads the event rankings, Brawzinho made it into the final (3rd) but Ricardo failed to make it through the semis struggling a bit in the very light conditions (less than 1 point difference to the second placed Camille Juban), but left local Kai Lenny behind him. So it wasn’t a very bad performance and a tough heat. His hopes will all be in the double elimination.
Sarah-Quita Offringa secures her third Wave World title
PWA press: “Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) claimed a convincing victory in the Women’s single elimination to guarantee her the 2023 PWA/IWT Wave World Championship as the Aruban can now finish second at worst – meaning that she cannot be caught. Offringa’s latest world title means she has now amassed an incredible 23 world titles and counting, while her latest success means she has now held the Wave world crown since 2019. In the final, Offringa was able to pick off the best of the waves, while showing off a powerful variety of turns to deservedly claim the top spot on the podium in the single. “
Let’s hope to see a full double elimination on the remaining 3 competition days!
Results Single elimination:
1. Sarah-Quita Offringa
2. Coco Foveau
3. Maria Behrens
4. Shawna Cropas
1. Antoine Martin
2. Bernd Roediger
3. Marcilio Browne
4. Camille Juban
2023 Aloha Classic Day 2 – Men Quarters, Semi Finals, Finals & Women Semi Finals, Finals
Current overall rankings wave: