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    Massive sets rolled through all day making it the ideal playground for true waveriders to shine. In the end it was Boujmaa Guilloul who took the win with Kevin Pritchard in second. Josh Stone took the final podium position, with Jason Polakow in forth.

    Stand Out Riders

    17-year-old Maui local Casey Rehrer sailed a few unbelievable heats today taking out top riders including Brian Talma and Scott McKercher. Another local to make it through to the final eight by sailing some of the best heats of his life was Russ Faurot. It was incredible to see these guys and many of the Maui locals really stepping up their game and taking down/challenging the top seeds.







    The Final Eight

    The final eight riders were: Kevin Pritchard, Josh Stone, Morgan Noireax, Keith Teboul, Jason Polakow, Levi Siver, Marcilio Browne and Boujmaa Guilloul.

    All eight riders had sailed exceptional heats to make it this far and round six came down to wave selection, hacking turns, massive 360s and pushing it just far enough. Pushing it too far meant a trip down to Lanes and broken gear, not far enough meant a chance of not progressing as everyone was pushing it; it was all about smart sailing.

    In the first quarterfinal KP and Stone did just this and both sailed solid heats, rounding them off in style. Keith and Morgan couldn’t quite put together what they needed in the hardest of conditions. The second saw an insane spectacle with 360s and lip smacks being laid down by JP and Levi, but then Levi suffered a gear breakage and Boujmaa stepped up his riding, securing his spot in the final. Marcilio also showed moments of brilliance, but it was again the best put-together heats that made it through (that and managing to avoid the rocks!).










    The Final Four

    Now the stage was set for the final showdown, almost. After a show-stopping performance in the quarters JP struggled to replicate this in the semi-final, taking forth spot. Just ahead of him was Josh Stone who showed his formidable style and class, riding wave after beautiful wave. But it was again the two who sailed the smartest heats that made it through; KP and Boujmaa both showed a huge amounts of awareness and heat planning, combined with critical turns to take first and second respectively.











    One more super final would follow – 20 minutes with just Pritchard and Guilloul on the water and everything to play for. It was the closest of heats with both riders scoring huge wave after huge wave. Boujmaa closed his heat with a wave with a few turns, a head dip aerial AND a goiter. KP came straight back with another great wave, finishing it with a 360. This heat came down to the wire but it was Boujmaa Guilloul who came out on top.

    It has hands down been one of the best days of competition on the AWT and at Ho'okipa, now we will look forward many more days of top level competition as the rest of the AWT fleets will do battle and the PWA register tomorrow morning to join the Severne Starboard Aloha Classic competition.


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