Maui Aloha Classic, Oct. 29–Nov. 12, 2017October 19, 2017, 11:00 AM HST · Updated October 19, 11:00 AM 0 Comments
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
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.