RIPPABLE CONDITIONS ON TAP FOR THE OPENING DAY OF THE OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR JAPAN
(Saturday, August 4, 2012) The first day of the Oakley Pro Junior Japan was met with sunny skies and playful 3-to 4-foot waves today at Thurigasaki Beach in Chiba, Japan. With a wealth of rippable rights on tap, from the opening heats in the morning to the final rounds in the afternoon, it was clear that the competitors at Thurigasaki Beach meant business as both the men and women put on blistering performances today.
At the front of the pack today stood Japan’s Takumi Yasui, who dropped a 9.25 to take the highest single-wave score of the day by laying down a series of straight-up snaps and power turns. To boot, Yasui also posted the day’s highest combined heat total with a 15.75, setting the pace for what will surely be a heated round of competition when the remaining surfers take to the water tomorrow.
As a part of ASP’s Pro Junior Qualifying series, the Oakley Pro Junior events see the top six male and top two female competitors from each region qualify for what is arguably one of the most mouth-watering events on the planet, the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali. Previous stops in this year’s Oakley Pro Junior series have included Australia and Brazil.
Competition is expected to resume tomorrow at 7 am back at Thurigasaki Beach where we’ll be crowning a winner by day’s end. As one of the final qualifying events of the series, expect fireworks to explode as the remaining surfers fight tooth and nail to secure a position at the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali, held in October.
To watch all the action unfold, please go to Japan.oakley.com/projunior/. For more information on the Oakley Pro Junior series, please go to OakleyProJunior.com.
For all media inquiries regarding the Oakley Pro Junior Japan, please email the ASP Japan Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.