Oxbow Ride the Sky – Update!

Duncan Slater

Oxbow Ride the Sky
Oxbow Ride the Sky

Oxbow Ride the Sky presented by Naish will take the sport of windsurfing to world-record breaking heights on Maui in April. This event will be held at Ho’okipa Beach Park on the east side of the Valley Isle and its one-month holding period begins on April 1.

A celebrity panel of watermen will be judging this event: Maui windsurfers Mark Angulo and Baptiste Gossein, as well as 2010 ASP World Longboard Champ Duane DeSoto. They will be judging 20 of the world’s best windsurfers in Oxbow Ride the Sky presented by Naish in April. These professional athletes will be competing for highest air, best trick and worst wipeout. The highest air will be awarded a $100 per foot and $2,500 will go to best trick winner.

Oxbow Hawai’i is also proud to announce a list of alternate local sailors from Ho’okipa for this mind-blowing event: Leo Ray, Patrick Bergeron, Kevin Pritchard, Kai Katchadourian, Nathan Mashon, Nicolas Dramisino and Diego Femenias. If any of the primary invitees are unable to compete in Oxbow Ride the Sky presented by Naish then the aforementioned world-class windsurfers will take their place.

Oxbow Ride the Sky officials will choose the best possible conditions for the single day of competition. Competitors will utilize a GPS system on their boards, which will measure their amplitude, speed and height. These professional athletes will be competing for highest air, best trick and worst wipeout. The highest air will be awarded a $100 per foot and $2,500 will go to best trick winner.

There are 20 world-class windsurfers invited to this event, like Oxbow team riders Jason Polakow (AUS), Levi Siver (USA), Kai Lenny (USA), Phillip Koster (GER), Levi Siver, Jason Polakow, Kai Lenny and Phillip Koster but also Naish International’s Robby Naish (USA), its invitees and alternates, Julien Taboulet (FRA), Boujmaa Guiloul (MAR), Victor Fernandez (SPN), Marcilio Browne (BRA), Ricardo Campello (VEN), Robby Swift (UK), Francisco Porcella (ITA), Camille Julban (FRA), Kauli Seaudi (BRA), Graham Ezzy (USA), Antoine Albeau (FRA), Dale Cook (USA), Keith Teboul (USA), Alex Mussolini (SPN), Thomas Traversa (FRA).

This event will be held at Ho’okipa Beach Park on the east side of the Valley Isle and its one-month holding period begins on April 1. Oxbow Ride the Sky officials will choose the best possible conditions for the single day of competition. Competitors will utilize a GPS system on their boards, which will measure their amplitude, speed and height.

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To learn more about Oxbow, visit www.oxboworld.com

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