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Maui Aloha Classic, Oct. 29–Nov. 12, 2017

October 19, 2017, 11:00 AM HST · Updated October 19, 11:00 AM
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    The International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) will host its 7th annual Aloha Classic at Ho‘okipa Beach Park on the North Shore of Maui.

    Riders from around the globe are set to travel to Maui for the final, and biggest, event of the 2017 IWT season, which takes place from Oct. 29 until Nov. 12, 2017.

    Some of the world’s best riders will be joined by Maui’s biggest names, including Kai Lenny, two-time Aloha Classic Champion; current tour leader Morgan Noireaux; two-time winner Bernd Roediger; eight-time World Champion Kevin Pritchard and many more in what promises to be one of the most exciting windsurfing contests of the year.

    As well as competition for professionals, amateurs, women, masters and juniors, all riders will enjoy all that Maui has to offer with a range of off-water activities—from the traditional opening ceremony, to evenings in town, free kids windsurfing lessons and a beach cleanup.

    The contest will start on Saturday, Oct. 28 with evening check in and registration for all competitions from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rock & Brews.

    On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Opening Blessing Ceremony will take place at Ho’okipa Beach Park.

    Maui Aloha Classic Schedule

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    Sunday, Oct. 22: 11 a.m.–2pm: Kanaha Beach Park: Free kids windsurfing lessons by Sarah and Casey Hauser

    Saturday, Oct. 28: 6–9 p.m.: Rock & Brews: Evening check in/registration for all competitors

    Sunday, Oct. 29: 9 a.m.: Opening blessing ceremony at Ho‘okipa Beach

    Oct. 29–Nov. 12: Contest running no more than 11 days of the 14-day window

    8 p.m.: Notice of contest the following day: yes/no/maybe

    9 a.m.: Notice of contest yes/no/maybe

    11 a.m.: Final notice of contest for the day: yes/no

    Wednesday, Nov. 1: 10 p.m.: Casanova: Ladies Night

    Thursday, Nov. 2: 6:30–8:30pm: Charley’s: Mark Johnstone and Friends

    Friday, Nov. 3: 6–9 p.m.: Wailuku Town Party: Fall for Wailuku

    Saturday, Nov. 4: 5–8 p.m.: Pauwela Cannery BBQ hosted by Quatro/Goya

    Tuesday, Nov. 7: 7 p.m.: Rock & Brews: That’s Surf West documentary by Federico Infantino

    Wednesday, Nov. 8: 10 p.m.: Casanova: Ladies Night

    Thursday, Nov. 9: 6:30–8:30 p.m.: Charley’s: Mark Johnstone and Friends

    Friday, Nov. 10: 6–9 p.m.: Lahaina Town Party: Paint the Town Pink

    Sunday, Nov. 12: 6:30–10 p.m.: Maui Tropical Plantation: Closing ceremony. Free event to public/$20 dinner. Dinner included for riders and crew.

    Monday, Nov. 13: 5 p.m.: Beach cleaned completely of all contest equipment and rubbish.

    Keep up to date with all of the IWT and Aloha Classic latest at alohaclassicmaui.com.

    Kevin Pritchard, 2016 Maui Aloha Classic.

    Levi Siver, 2016 Maui Aloha Classic.

    Morgan Noireaux, 2016 Maui Aloha Classic.

    Maui Aloha Classic opening ceremony, 2016.

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