Day 2 of the Aloha Classic Wave Championships presented by JP Australia
Maui, Hawaii (USA) – The conditions continued to improve into the second day of
the Aloha Classic, with winds gusting up to 20kts today. The waves were a
little smaller than previous day, but made for spectatular jumping conditions
with amazing huge jumps being thrown by all. The Men Masters Division and the
Open Womens Division went off and really brought out some amazing talent from
pros and amatures a like. Many pros have been using the amature divisions as
warm ups for the pro divisions and have really pulled out the stops with
nothing to loose.
The Masters Men Division had Josh Stone, new to the Masters category, really
pushing in the trying conditions, and in the final ended up battling Phil Mc
Gain for the win. Phil pulled of some great sky high jumps and delayed
forwards, but it was Josh Stones amazing push loops with perfect landings that
really brough him in at the top spot. There were no doubts about how he became
a top wave sailor on the tour.
In the Open Womens category, many of the pro women came out to support the open
women, whether on the beach, or on the water, it was great to see many new and
upcoming ladies getting into the toughest competition they have seen yet. With
new comers Ashley Baxter, Paulina Pease, and Kristen Orth, they surely learned
alot of sailing against some of the best ladies in the world today, with past
Aloha winner, Jennifer Henderson, and top wave sailor, Junko Nagoshi. These
two ladies battled up the ladders and ended up in the final with Junko coming
out on top….