SUNSET BEACH PRO: OAHU, HAWAII

11TH – 23RD FEBRUARY, 2019 | EVENT COMPLETED

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2019 SUNSET SUP GALLERY

2019 SUNSET MEDIA

2019 SUNSET MEN'S RESULTS

Athlete
Nation
Sunset Beach
Poenaiki Raioha
TAHT
10000
Bernd Roediger
HI
8000
Wellington Reis
BRA
6500
Caio Vaz
BRA
5750
Zane Schweitzer
HI
5000
Leco Salazar
BRA
5000
Justin Holland
AUS
4500
Luiz Diniz
BRA
4500
Fisher Grant
USA
4000
Benoit Carpentier
FRA
4000
Sebastian Gomez
PERU
4000
James Casey
AUS
4000
Julien Bouyer
FRA
3000
Slater Trout
USA
3000
Matheus Salazar
HI
3000
Mo Freitas
HI
3000
Rui Horikoshi
JP
3000
Slater Trout
USA
3000
Maximillian Torres
PR
3000
Robin Johnston
HI
2000
Leonardo Gimenes
BRA
2000
Alexis Deniel
FRA
2000
So Nomura
JP
2000
Keahi de Aboitiz
AUS
2000
Dave Boehne
USA
1000
Masa Motohashi
JP
1000
Zane Saenz
HI
1000
Kainoa Hauanio
HI
1000
Camille Bouyer
FRA
800
Daniel Cesar Ferlin
BRA
800
Kai Lenny
HI
800
Jesse Brown
HI
800
Jason Latham
USA
600
Alex Durand
BRA
600
Anthony Maltese
USA
600
Kieran Grant
USA
600
Tehotu Wong
TAHT
500
Scott Mckercher
AUS
500
Kaeo Abbey
HI
500
Pete Lakos
USA
500
Lucas Proebstel
USA
400
Lucas Medeiros
BRA
400
Hirokazu Aoyama
JP
400
Derek Hama
HI
400
Luciano Esteves Martins
BRA
400
Riggs Napoleon
HI
400
Ayrton Doerr
USA
400
Noa Ginella
HI
400
Kainoa McGee
HI
300
James Kress
HI
300

2019 SUNSET WOMEN'S RESULTS

Athlete
Nation
Sunset, HI
Fiona Wylde
USA
10000
Izzi Gomez
Columbia
8000
Shakira Westdorp
Australia
6500
Aline Adisaka
Brazil
5750
Annie Reickert
Hawaii
5000
Lara Claydon
Hawaii
5000
Nicole Pacelli
Brazil
4500
Hannah Finley-Jones
Australia
4500
Dominique Miller
Hawaii
4000
Iballa Moreno
Spain
4000
Vania Olivieri Torres
Peru
4000

The Sunset Beach Pro was the first official stop on the APP World Tour back in 2010, and has served as an annual homecoming for the Tour since its inception, providing some of the most spectacular and groundbreaking performances in the sport of Stand Up Paddling.

 

9 years on, and after 8 years of incredible, action packed events at Sunset, the APP World Tour returns to Sunset Beach for the 2019 edition of the Sunset Beach Pro, as the APP World Tour celebrates is 10th year in existence in 2019.

 

As the Tour embarks on its 10th season this year, the APP is also happy to announce that the Sunset Beach Pro's future is secure for the next 3 years, following the conclusion of the new triannual permitting process for the North Shore Parks.

 

Sunset Beach has always been somewhat of a proving ground for the World's Best, as they not only are required to step up and take on one of the most challenging waves in the World to compete on, they have to overcome a wealth of local talent that all have a track record of putting on legendary performances at Sunset Beach (Kala Alexander and Bonga Perkins to name just a few, with Bonga taking the win back in 2012, and Kala Alexander consistently finishing in the latter rounds with stand out performances).

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Men's Overview:

2019 will be no different, except that the talent level has again risen through the roof this year, clearly illustrated by performance levels at the World Tour Finals last month in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where we saw Poenaiki Raioha put on a display of performance, rail to rail surfing like no other, and Sean Poynter take the World Title in pristine conditions.

Among other names to watch out for: the most winningest surfer out at Sunset Beach Kai Lenny will return to one of his favorite waves in the World to kick off the season, while we will also see the welcomed return of 2 times Sunset Beach Pro Champion Caio Vaz to competition, after a serious injury sidelined him in 2018.

Will it be homegrown Mo Freitas' moment to shine in 2019, or will Zane Schweitzer come into his own after having come so close to a World Title twice now on the APP World Tour. Another name to watch out for is one of the stand outs at the Gran Canaria Pro-Am, Sebastian Gomez from Peru: Sebastian has shone in previous years at Sunset Beach and given his performance last month, 2019 will be no different.

One thing is for sure, the talent pool runs deep, and between the local favorites, Australian powerhouses (look out for the return of James Casey, Keahi de Aboitiz and Davo Muir), Brazilian storm (the Salazars, Lucas Medeiros, Wellington Reis and Luis Diniz) and European contingent that is hungry to take pole position (Benoit Carpentier, Alexis Deniel, Julien Bouyer), the future looks bright and the show will be red hot.

Men’s Heat Draw:​

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Women's Overview:

One of the overwhelming takeaways from the 2018 season was the rise of Women talent on the APP World Tour: from Iballa Moreno' maiden World Title and stand out performances in both New York and Gran Canaria, to Izzi Gomez' performance level and victory at the Final event of the year that certainly shows she is still very much hungry for the Title, the future is bright for Women's SUP Surfing and Sunset Beach will once again provide the perfect canvas for a spectacular showdown.

Outside of the frontrunners, the emergence of new talent in 2018 was astonishing, with breakthrough performances by the likes of Dominique Miller from Hawaii, who will doubtless be ready and waiting for the World's best on her home turf next month, Vania Torres from Peru, who showed phenomenal consistency and prowess across the Tour in 2018, and Gabi Sztamfater who stood out with strong showings in New York anbbd Gran Canaria.

However, as we return to Sunset, you can't count out the likes of 2013 World Champion Nicole Pacelli, who excels in bigger surf, Shakira Westdorp, doubtless a major contender for the Title in 2019 based on her track record and comfortability in surf of all sizes and not forgetting Fiona Wylde who finished second behind Izzi Gomez two years in a row, with a memorable performance at Sunset in 2017. We can also not forget local talent such as Mariko Strickland Lum and Lara Claydon, who will be ready to take on the best of the best as they step up on their home turf.

Women’s Heat Draw:​

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Youth & Masters:

In line with its past work with Na Kama Kai, the incredible non-profit youth organization led by Ocean Sports legend Duane DeSoto, the APP World Tour will reinvigorate its focus on youth participation in 2019 with the cementing of the youth division of the 2019 Sunset Beach Pro, a move that will be a standard across all APP World Tour events moving forward.

With U16 and U18 divisions shining bright last month at the Gran Canaria Pro-Am in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, we are excited to see a further surge in youth participation in 2019, as the APP World Tour opens its doors to the future.

In providing opportunity for the youth, the APP World Tour is also committed to honoring the legends of our sport, as we formally introduce a Masters Division into the 2019 Sunset Beach Pro. This division is for athletes of 50 and over, and provides the opportunity for talent of all ages and both sexes to step up and be counted. Entries can be completed for all divisions HERE

Youth Draw:​

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Remember to stay tuned for all the build up and watch all the action go down LIVE right here at www.appworldtour.com and @appworldtour