With great waves hitting the North Shore of Oahu for the Da Hui Shootout SUP Invitational at Pipeline, the SUPers selected didn’t disappoint the SUP world with all charging hard on this world famous wave. This point break is a right (called Pipeline) and left (called Backdoor). Wave selection is key to making any wave… especially on a SUP!
Its good to see 2 of the World Tours top riders, Mo Freitas and Zane Schweitzer taking the top spots with a solid local hard core waterman crew right behind them. Mo came out in front over Schweitzer and he’s got to be super stoked with his win. This has to be one of the most important wins in Mo’s SUP surfing career so far. What a good start to 2016.
Press release below : Waterman League
Mo Freitas wins the Da Hui Shootout SUP Invitational in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku
Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) put on an impressive and fearless performance this morning at Pipeline to take the win at the Da Hui Shootout in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku.
With two preliminary heats to decide the final, we saw standout performances from the eventual winner Mo Freitas, but also Zane Schweitzer (Starboard), Bernd Roediger (Naish), Bullet Obra and Keali’i Mamala.
Also making their presences felt were Kainoa McGee and the replacement for Kai Lenny (Naish) who was unfortunately unable to compete due to a delayed flight over from Maui this morning, a local favorite, Pomai Hoapili from right here on the North Shore.
In the final heat, Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) navigated the tricky line up to pull into the most consequential waves of the day, standing tall to take the win. Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) also put on a memorable performance, posting the highest single score of the heat to take second, with a beautiful barrel, followed by the ever impressive Bullet Obra, charging his way into 3rd.
Here are the final standings from today’s Final:
1 Mo Freitas (Focus SUP)
2 Zane Schweitzer (Starboard)
3 Bullet Obra
4 Keali’i Mamala
5 Pomai Hoapili
6 Kainoa McGee