Professional windsurfing competition returns to Maui this week with the return of the American Windsurfing Tour’s Maui Makani Classic. Registration kicks off Wednesday evening with the first day of potential competition on Thursday. See the full schedule of events below and stay tuned to the AWT site and AWT Facebook page for the most up-to-date announcements.
It’s looking like the wind will be a bit on the light side for the first day of potential competition as winds are forecast to weaken and turn south of east beginning on Tuesday this week. A new high pressure is forecast to build in by Saturday though which should usher in stronger trade winds.
As for the north shore surf forecast, weather models agree that a jet trough and surface low pressure should track from Kamchatka to the dateline on Monday and Tuesday. This gives the potential for NW to NNW surf within moderate to marginally high arriving sometime during the Friday to Saturday time frame.
If you’re not able to be on Maui for the event, you’ll still be able to follow the competition live with the AWT Livecast.
Maui Makani Classic Schedule of Events
Wednesday, October 24th:
Neil Pryde Maui: 5-7 pm: Registration/Check In for Competitors
Thursday, October 25th:
Opening Ceremony at Ho’okipa 10am
Flatbread: Dinner 10% off for competitors and friendsCharley’s: After Party
Friday, October 26th:
Hot Dogs and Music at Eternal Riders Head Quarters, 154 Hana Hwy 6:30-9pm
Saturday, October 27th:
Kanaha Kai Windsurfing Party II (Hot Sails Maui & Kanaha Kai Party)
After Party at Casanova’s: Click Here for more info.
Sunday, October 28th:
Quatro/Goya Party at Pauwella Cannery
Monday, October 29th:
Tuesday, October 30th:
Colleen’s in Haiku. Burger and Beer night. Happy Hour all night.
Wednesday, October 31st:
Halloween in Lahaina
Thursday, November 1st:
Cafe Mambo: 10% off dinner for competitors and friends
Friday, November 2nd:
First Friday in Wailuku
Saturday, November 3rd:
Closing Ceremonies for Maui Makani Classic at Maui Tropical Plantation 7-10 pm