2008 Surfer Profiles – Japan

Monday, March 2, 2009
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2008 PROFILES
Lincoln Taylor
Mitch Crews
Sebastian Zietz
Jason Harris
Shaun Joubert
Nick Godfrey
Franklin Serpa
Peterson Crisanto
Keito Matsuoka
Kaito Ohashi
Miguel Pupo
Marc Lacomare
Dusty Payne
Yuki Seedwell
Romain Cloitre
Billy Stairmand
Kai Barger
Garut Windiarta

KEITO MATSUOKA

Birthday: October 29, 1990
Hometown: Miyazaki City, Sendai Shinko, Japan
Stance: Regular
Sponsors: Hurley, Dropout
Results:
9th: 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge ($2,500)
3rd: 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Qualifier Japan

VIDEO/PHOTOS
Keito Matsuoka Video Profile

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Young Keito Matsuoka is a force to be reckoned with in the Land of the Rising Sun. His numerous accolades and results have positioned him in the number 2 spot of ASP Japan’s Under 21 WQS and Junior rankings. At the 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge he finished equal ninth, which was considerably higher than most pundits and critics would have figured. Keito will be looking for another shot in 2009, and intent on keeping the mojo moving in his direction. His surfing is creative, yet technical, he’s approached rooted in fundamentals yet embellished with innovation. With a talented crop of Japanese surfers on the rise, Keito is most definitely at the tip of the spear.

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