Rosse advances to final 16 in master division at Aloha Classic

Competition in the master and amateur brackets of American Windsurfing Tour’s JP Aloha Classic continued Wednesday at Hookipa Beach Park in Kuau.

In the master division, second-seeded Marty Rosse took the runner-up spot in his second-round heat to reach the final 16. Top-seeded Ferdinando Loffreda had already advanced to the third round with a win on Tuesday.

Kevin O’Connell, the No. 4 seed, was eliminated after placing fifth in his second-round heat.

Brian Caserio, ranked second in the AWT master rankings, is not competing.

One second-round heat was not completed – the top two finishers will earn third-round berths.

The amateur field was reduced to 32, a group that includes top-ranked Marc Bitoun.

The women’s finalists – Junko Nagoshi, Tatiana Howard, Ingrid Larouche and Tiffany Ward – were decided Tuesday.