JP ALOHA CLASSIC
As the winner of the last PWA wave event - Marcilio Browne’s (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) maiden victory on the PWA Wave World Tour - we thought it only right to see how the Brazilian is feeling ahead of the PWAs return to Maui - in association with the AWT - for the first time in seven years, as he looks to showcase his unbelievable talent again.
After what must have felt like a lifetime to the twenty-four year old, he finally realized his dream of standing at the top of the prestigious wave podium, proving that the hours of relentless training have truly paid off. Now with an event, on his favoured starboard tack, Brawzhi could be set for back-to-back victories, which would put him in the driving seat for the 2013 PWA Wave World Championship.
Over the last couple of years Browne has been seen destroying Ho’okipa time-and-time again with huge air takas, powerful hacks and a whole plethora of jumps, which is why he will be one of the most feared riders in Maui. However, we also asked Brawzhi, who he thinks we should watch out for. Find out below:
PWA: After your first event victory in Denmark are you feeling more confident?
MB: “I am not sure , maybe a little bit yes, just thinking a bit more positive before going out. But usually I just try to focus on what I want to do, and where I want to be in the water, and not so much if I will win or lose.”
PWA: Everyone has seen videos of you absolutely ripping at Ho'okipa, are you excited to have an event in Maui and what are your aims?
MB: “For sure, super excited, in general I think it was a great thing for the tour to have this event back, and I hope it’s the first of many . It’s great to be competing at your home spot, as I am living in Maui now I can sleep in my own bed and compete at a PWA event, it’s the first time this is happening to me . My aims are to have fun and just try to sail good, I am really hoping we get the right conditions.”
PWA: What is your favourite kit setup for Ho'okipa?
MB: “I usually use Goya Banzais from 4,5 to 5,0 and an 84l quad!”
PWA: Including yourself, who else do you think could finish in the top five in Maui?
MB: “It’s so hard as there are so many guys , hmmm lets see: Levi [Siver], Kauli [Seadi] (JP / Hot Sails Maui), Francisco G.(Goya Windsurfng / MFC) , KP (Starboard / MFC) , Graham [Ezzy] (Quatro), Bernd [Roediger] (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing), Ricardo [Campello] (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) ,Victor [Fernandez] (Fanatic / North / MFC), Keith [Teboul] (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC), Camille [Juban] (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) , Thomas [Traversa] (Tabou / Gaastra), Musso [Alex Mussolini] (Tabou / Gaastra), Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / MFC) and definitely Philip Koester (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)... I am sure there are a lot of people missing here!”
The JP Aloha Classic kicks off on the 24th October until the 6th November. Don’t miss any of the epic action by tuning into the PWA livestream at www.pwaworldtour.com.
If you haven’t seen Brawzhi shredding in Ho’okipa already, or just simply want a reminder, then watch his epic video here and wet your appetite - Only two weeks to go!