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Day 1 of the JP Aloha Classic – Ho’okipa delivers

The day started early with the opening ceremony at 9am which streamed LIVE across windsurfing sites, and was provided by the PWA and AWT. The thought provoking Hawaiian blessing asked for wind and waves and almost immediately the breeze started to build ruffling the head high surf. It was amazing to have riders from all over the world come together during this spiritual moment at the home of windsurfing.

The beach was full of World Champions.  Jason Polakow was unable to  compete this year, Robby Naish is.

The beach was full of World Champions. Jason Polakow was unable to compete this year, Robby Naish is.

With the competition now officially open Head Judge Duncan Coombs decided to run straight into the AWT Pro fleet with the first 16 heats of Round #1 while keeping the option to run all fleets later. It was not long before it was clear that the combination of fun conditions and motivated riders was delivering excellent competition. It was decided that we would continue with Round 2 and heats 17 through 24 before moving into the Women’s heats.

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KP finds a sweet section!

KP finds a sweet section!

Graham ezzy displayed some serious stoke and skill on the water

Graham ezzy displayed some serious stoke and skill on the water

Sam Bittner getting ready for her heat.

Sam Bittner getting ready for her heat.

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Camille Juban displaying his fluid style

Camille Juban displaying his fluid style


Men's bracket after day 1

Men’s bracket after day 1

Women's bracket after day 1

Women’s bracket after day 1

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