NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic

Day 1: Final spots in the main draw decided after the official opening ceremony

The first thing on the agenda this morning was the official opening ceremony, which is one of the traditions of the Aloha Classic. Shortly after the men’s and women’s fleets were released and they will meet again on Wednesday with an epic looking forecast.

With the final spots in the men’s main draw up for grabs, today saw the AWT Pro Division battling it out. Daniele Di Rosa qualified for the eight-man final, but unfortunately suffered a broken foot prior to the final being sailed, meaning it was not necessary to complete the final with the top seven men already guaranteed a place in the main draw. 

So that means Zane Kekoa Schweitzer (Starboard), Chris Freeman, Michi Schweiger (Naish), Connor Baxter (Starboard), Laurent Guillemin (Simmer), Brian Talma (Naish / Naish Sails), and Pascal Hardy all advance into the 48-man PWA single elimination after the opening day of competition at Ho’okipa Beach Park.

Tomorrow will see another lay day for the Men’s and Women’s PWA Wave fleets with the current plan to begin the main contest on Wednesday with an epic looking swell on the horizon. 

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