After a break in the PWA world tour since the London Boat Show in January, the PWA Hawaii Pro has finally arrived
After a break in the PWA world tour since the London Boat Show in January, the PWA Hawaii Pro has finally arrived. The event is set to kick off on 29 March. Many of the world’s greatest riders have already signed up, including windsurfing legend and speed kitesurfing world record holder Robby Naish. Other riders due to compete are current wave champion, Josh Angulo and winner of the freestyle competition at the London Boat Show Kauli Seadi. Britain’s Nik Baker will also be competing and like many sailors, he still needs to qualify for the main event by taking part in a one-day trial to be held on 29 March. The Women’s competition has 18 entrants already including Daida Moreno and Karin Jaggi.
The competition takes place this year at Hookipa on Maui, home to many of the world’s best wave sailors. Perfect uninterrupted Pacific Ocean swells combined with steady trade winds make Hookipa the perfect location for the competition with Paia, the world’s most famous wavesailing venue just five miles out of town. Trade winds generally pick up at around 11am and usually blow around 10-25 knots.
The event culminates in a massive party on 5 April where the winners of the 2004 PWA Hawaii Pro will be crowned. Keep logging on to sailpower.com with news as it happens from the event.