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Bernd Roediger Earned a Podium Spot at the Aloha Classic

Posted: 5th November 2019 by julia in Allgemein
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October 27, 2019, Hookipa, Maui, HI – “The samurai has struck again!” exclaimed one of the judges this weekend following Bernd Roediger’s perfect 10 wave that helped earn him a 3rd place podium spot at this years PWA Aloha Classic.

It was the final event of the International Windsurfing Tour for 2019 and happening right in our backyard. The North Shore of Maui was hit with mast and a half high swell and light winds at this year’s event, putting athletes to the ultimate test of their big wave riding abilities. Countless boards were destroyed, masts broken, and bodies were raked over the infamously destructive rocks at Hookipa, but the Naish team held strong. Naish team riders, Ryosuke Fukui and Brian Talma, were also competing in double elimination which was canceled due to the diminishing wind.

Bernd Roediger showing the crowd what a Perfect 10 score looks like. Photo: IWT

This event always throws in a wrench in the IWT as local Maui riders accustomed to the large winter swells in the islands, can mix up the world tour’s rankings dramatically. This year was no exception, as Bernd impressed the crowd with a combination of radical wave riding and 100% dedication. Bernd orchestrated arguably the best wave of the contest, which earned him a perfect 10-point score during the semi-finals and was the first of only two perfect tens awarded throughout the contest.

On the wave that set Bernd apart from the rest, he charge through a powerful turn followed by a smooth aerial, then stomped a massive goiter on an over-mast high wave riding his custom quad fin Assault board (designed directly with Robby Naish and Michi Schweiger) with his Force 4 sail in hands. “Bernd Roediger just opened a can of a whoop ass the size of Big Island!” – shouted Aloha Classic judge, Kai Katchedourian. Bernd continued dominating heading into the finals and onto the podium.

Podium Shot from the closing ceremony. Photo: IWT

Claiming third place in the prestigious Aloha Classic put Bernd in the third place position overall for the International Windsurfing Tour among some of the best watermen in the world, with Antoine Martin taking first place and Camille Juban placing second.

“He {Bernd} is a wildly talented waterman and once again shows he is one of the all-time greats.” – quoted from International Windsurfing Tour’s social media. Bernd is currently en route to Barbados to compete in one of the stops on the APP World Tour – the Barbados Pro AM, which is scheduled to run from November 11-17. Keep ripping, Bernd!

Scroll down to view more photos from the Aloha Classic Gallery courtesy of the IWT.

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Strapless de Soleil

Posted: 5th November 2019 by Paula Pintão in Action
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A short clip from Morocco packed with nice strapless tricks and loads of action starring James Carew. Enjoy!