Pumping surf made for a hugely entertaining Final at the 2016 Peahi Challenge. A jump in both size and consistency greeted the finalists just as they stroked into position following the Women's Final. Californian Greg Long was the first to strike taking the lead with an excellent ride on a classic Jaws wall. After a second near 9-point ride, Long looked like he was running away from the pack, then Maui-local Billy Kemper scored a perfect 10-point ride thanks to a huge tube on the Inside Bowl. Kemper's 10 proved too much for Long and Grant "Twiggy" Baker to overcome. An ecstatic Kemper finished victorious for the second year running.