MONIZ LEADS DAY 1 OF OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR JAPAN
Tsurigasaki Beach, Chiba, Japan (Aug. 6th, 2010, Friday) Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Japan Tour Men’s Junior Qualifying Series Grade-1, 2010 Oakley Pro Junior commenced this morning at Tsurigasaki Beach in Chiba ken. Light offshore breeze fanned 2 to 3 ft.(1meter) peaks to create excellent clean conditions for day one.
ASP Japan Tour Manager Masao Ogawa gathered the finest junior athletes and called for the men’s trialists to run first thing, followed by the men’s round of 48. The girls then hit the water with the round of 12 then into the semi finals while the Cadets finished out the day with the round of 40 and the round of 32. Ogawa and his 1st class crew team are on schedule to crown a champion tomorrow afternoon.
The biggest upset of the day occurred in heat 6 of the men’s round of 48 as former 2009 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Champion, Australia’s Sam Wrench, was knocked out of the event, while Hawaiian young gun and former 2006 Rip Curl Grom Search Champion Isaiah Moniz (HAW) took honors of both highest wave score and heat score of 7.33 as well as 13.66.
2010 OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR JAPAN is being held at one of the Asia’s finest beach breaks, Trurigasaki Beach in Ichinomiya-machi, Chiba-ken. Trurigasaki Beach boasts the best sand bars in the Tokyo metropolitan area fun waves on offer for the finest pro juniors.
This competition serves as the 3rd event on the 2010 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Japan Tour Men’s Junior Qualifying Series and boasts a total prize money USD $5000.
Leading the ratings after event 2 is Kaito Ohashi followed by Hiroto Arai, Kento Takahashi, Yuto Takahashi and Takumi Nakamura then Kiasyu Tanaka follows at 6th place.