Browne claims PWA season championship

Marcilio Browne of Brazil won his first Professional Windsurfers Association season championship on Friday, clinching the crown by advancing from the day’s first heat of the JP Aloha Classic at Hookipa Beach Park in Kuau.

Levi Siver of Haiku claimed the contest title, the first of his career.

Browne and Oahu’s Josh Angulo both emerged from the opening heat, which also included the only other contender for the points title, Spain’s Alex Mussolini, as well as Great Britain’s Robby Swift.

“It’s my childhood dream, it’s what I’ve been working towards for my whole life and it’s finally come true. It’s unbelievable,” Browne said.

Browne later lost to Morgan Noireaux of Haiku.

Siver, who won the single elimination Monday, defeated Kahului’s Bernd Roediger 14.31-11.56 in the winners final Friday.

“I don’t know what to say. I’m lost for words and I’m humbled and I’m so thankful to all you guys,” Siver said. “I look out to this crowd and there’s a lot of friends who are happy for me and that just makes everything so much better. Thanks everybody. Aloha.”