2019 Mercedes Benz Aloha Classic - Day 1

Day 1: Sarah-Quita Offringa Wins The Single Elimination Ahead of Iballa Moreno To Stay In Control of the World Title Race, While the IWT Title Remains Wide Open

After a slow start to the day, which saw light winds and a relatively small swell compared to the forecast, the conditions gradually picked up throughout the opening day of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Aloha Classic, and by the end, the swell was pumping, while the wind funnelled through much stronger than what was expected. However, with the swell coming from the west and the wind being slightly onshore at times the conditions were tricky with choppy faces and double-ups making wave selection crucial in order to succeed.