The last stop of the 2023 Wave World Tour is on! The single eliminations of the PWA/IWT Aloha Classic on Maui finished and we could see Starboard riders win both the Women’s and Men’s divisions. Our Starboard rider Sarah-Quita Offringa claimed her 3rd Wave World Title and 22nd overall. She is truly an exceptional and unstoppable rider. After winning the single elimination, Sarah-Quita was crowned the 2023 Wave World Champion. In the Men’s division, our Starboard rider Antoine Martin climbed the ladder to the absolute top and took the win in the single elimination. An exceptional performance in such a high competition and difficult light conditions. Both our riders were using the Starboard Hyper.
Sarah-Quita about the final heat at the single elimination of the Aloha Classic:
“On the final day of the single elimination the waves were very nice and the wind was a little bit on-shore therefore it was a bit harder to ride them. I made a smart decision to rig up my 5.3 sail and 88L Starboard Hyper. Being on my big gear allowed me to catch waves and properly ride them. I am happy I managed to be more patient for the set of waves, not to go crazy and get the scores in. This tip helped me to win the final. It is amazing to win the World Title already and now I want to defend first place in the Aloha Classic. I am looking forward to the double elimination during the next few days.”
Photo Credit: Fish Bowl Diaries