Ricardo Campello needed Brawzinho to finish no higher than 3rd in this event to maintain his 3rd Overall PWA ranking. Brawzinho the 2013 World Champion wanted to win the event to end the year on a high or place 2nd in the event to clinch 3rd Overall in 2014 PWA rankings. Victor Fernandez after an amazing year needed to win the Aloha Classic to be PWA Wave World Champion. Thomas Traversa needed Brawzi, himself or Morgan to beat Victor to become 2014 Wave World Champion. Morgan sitting in 1st place for the event after the single elimination needed to beat either Brawzi, Victor or Thomas to hold onto his event lead.