World Title Show Down at Hookipa.
The big question is: Who is the most complete sailor? Remember: the last Maui events (until 2016) were won by Maui locals (Pritchard, Noireaux, Siver), who don't sail the entire PWA tour and therefore don't play a role in the overall title race. Furthermore, a break of three years might have brought up new riders.
On Maui the elimination ladders - especially the double eliminations - carry different names to the end. This massively changes the order we are all used to see at the events in Europe. The Aloha Classic is unpredictable, and anything can happen.
Let's talk straight. Köster (1st at the moment) is known for other things than starboard tack wave riding. This could leave room for DUOTONE team rider Victor Fernandez who is ranked second at the moment. He goes to Maui with every chance of winning his fourth wave title. The biggest threat would be Brawzinho (currently ranked 3rd) - one of the best sailors of Hookipa. With Stone (4th) being injured, Campello (5th) and Traversa (6th) have the chance to create their very own miracle. You never know...