Aloha Classic 2019.

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Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by ronnie » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:51 am

The PWA event exists in amongst the Aloha Classic.

Ben Proffitt explains the setup.


Day 1 highlights.
https://windsurfing.tv/video/day-1-aloh ... ighlights/



Day 2 highlights.
https://windsurfing.tv/video/day-2-aloh ... omment-711


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Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by justwan naride » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:15 am

Very interesting to watch the heats available on YouTube, gives you a much more complete idea of the place compared to watching edited clips. Positioning, wave selection, riding in the light wind conditions, exiting the wave in time, all critical aspects of wave sailing in such a tricky spot. Apparently the humble tack is one of the most usefull manuevers.

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Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by Hazzabee » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:00 am

justwan naride wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:15 am
Very interesting to watch the heats available on YouTube, gives you a much more complete idea of the place compared to watching edited clips. Positioning, wave selection, riding in the light wind conditions, exiting the wave in time, all critical aspects of wave sailing in such a tricky spot.
It is soooo hard to sail Ho'okipa in those conditions yet they make it look so easy

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Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by Hazzabee » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:04 am

justwan naride wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:15 am
Apparently the humble tack is one of the most usefull manuevers
Nothing humble about the tack, the Rolls Royce of transitions, distinguishes the good sailors from us humble grooveriders more than any other windsurfing manoeuvre.

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Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by justwan naride » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:24 am

It was written tongue in cheek given that most of us try to strive our gybes forever, so much that the skill of tacking a small board is often lost. It is however a very handy skill to have when you need to make ground upwind. Or when you want to position yourself in the line up in minimal wind conditions.

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Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by Hazzabee » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:33 am

No wind on the last day so the results from the single elimination stand.
Koster and Offringa win the overall titles.
Robby Swift is the highest ranked Brit.
https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=2234
Having sponsored Sylt and Maui I wonder if Mercedes are tempted to get more involved in the 2020 tour..?
Cape Town, Moulay, Cape Verde, Klitmøller, all venues that have or nearly featured in recent years and with a few extra $$$ from a headline sponsor could push them over the line?

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Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by BTB » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:00 pm



Here's the final - float and ride fest. I would love to know what size boards/sails these guys were on. They didn't seem to be sinking too much given they were hardly moving.

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Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by Ruaraidh_K257 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:17 pm

Antoine is somewhere around 75-80kg and was sailing a 75 custom and 83 production. Leon is 85kg and sailing 88 as his float and ride board.

Can’t comment for the rest of the group but i imagine it would be around the +5 to +10 litres of excess volume sort of thing.
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Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by Charlie W » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:41 am

Campello's Hookipa boards are 82 & 92lt. Think KK said he was on 92lt Flywave with 5.3 Black Tip. Did Koster say he was on 5.7?

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Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Post by DavidA » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:02 am

I think Koster is over 90kg so must have had some reasonably big kit.

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