NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic

Day 13: D-day looms with all fleets on standby for tomorrow morning

After another lay day in Maui the 2016 NoveNove Aloha Classic could all boil down to tomorrow, which is the final day of possible competition.

This means event leaders Sarah Hauser (Tabou / Simmer / MFC) and Kevin Pritchard (Starboard / Ezzy / MFC) will face an agonising wait, while the likes of Kai Lenny (Naish / Naish Sails / MFC), Levi Siver (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC) and Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) will be desperate for the opportunity to overturn KP at the top of the event rankings.

Meanwhile, in the women’s draw, Junko Nagoshi (Goya Windsurfing), Moto Sato (Starboard / Severne), Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins), Shawna Cropas (JP / NeilPryde), Tatiana Howard (JP / NeilPryde) and Jessica Crisp (Patrik / Hot Sails Maui) all still have a shot of denying Hauser a first victory on the world tour. Unfortunately, Fiona Wylde (Starboard / Sailworks), who is currently third, will be unable to sail due to breaking her foot in the single elimination.

The forecast looks as though the trade winds should return, but another decision will be made tomorrow morning regarding the size of the waves as the swell drops to 1.5m at 12 seconds. All fleets will meet at 10am for the skippers’ meeting with the action commencing from 11am (GMT-10) — if conditions allow. Make sure you tune into to follow all of the latest developments live from Ho’okipa. 

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