AWT announcer Chris Seeley dubbed this final day at the AWT Maui Makani Classic as “Monster Monday”, huge 6-8 foot surf started pounding the North Shore of Maui as the winds went a little light, making for incredibly challenging but incredibly exciting conditions.

Veteran Ho’okipa sailor Josh Stone called it when he said the tricky conditions was going to leave lots of sailors on the rocks – indeed, not ten minutes into his first session, the Ho’okipa veteran took his own trip into Ho’okipa’s infamous rock garden. Fortunately, most sailors were able to to avoid the danger, and navigate the light winds, and the contest was on! In the end it was Camille Juban winning the Expert division, Junko Nagoshi the women, Jeff Henderson the Masters and Morgan Noireaux the Youth division.