The PWA Hawaii Pro presented by Severne Sails (March 28th April 4th 2004)
For the first time in 4 years, Professional Windsurfing will return to its spiritual home on Maui, Hawaii. The PWA is pleased to announce that the inaugural event on the 2004 PWA Wave Tour, will take place at Hookipa Beach Park from the 28th March to the 4th April.
During the last 3 years, the PWA has established its independence and has worked hard to lay foundations on which the tour and the sport of windsurfing can build. The Maui event will bring together the top wave sailors in the world at what is considered by many to be the greatest sailing spot on earth. This gathering of talent will represent a landmark in the resurgence of windsurfing.
The event will attract the whos who of windsurfing and there are even a few sailors rumored to be coming out of retirement to take their chances against the young blood of the tour. There will also be a trials event beforehand, so anyone with dreams of Hookipa supremacy can try their luck.
Richard Page PWA Tour Manager Maui is the jewel in the crown when it comes to windsurfing contests. We still have a lot of work to do, but we have now secured the funding that will guarantee the event will take place. To be coming back to Maui after 3 years is a good indicator that windsurfing is strong and that it is growing and we expect Maui to be just one of many new events that go to make up the 2004 PWA World Tour.
Phil McGain PWA Chairman Its been a while since we had an event on Maui, I know its been one of the highest priorities for us over the past few seasons. We are getting a lot of support from the local industry and Hawaii Tourism Authority to be able to make this happen and look forward to seeing the sailors in action next spring.
Svein Rasmussen Severne Sails Severne Sails is supporting the PWA event on Maui as we believe bringing this event back on the circuit will help create additional media exposure for windsurfing. We hope that the Maui event will bring more excitement to the wave tour and make it even more prestigious.
More information will made available closer to the event dates and regular updates will be posted on