If you missed out on seeing Rob Machado at the recent Greenroom Festival, you can meet the legend this Saturday (April 25, 2013) at three different stores in the Harajuku and Shonan areas. All you have to do buy one of the limited edition "THROUGH THE LENS OF ROB MACHADO" t-shirts. Rob will be signing the first 100 sold at each store. (* First 50 at Oshman's Harajuku) First come - first served! Times are as follows: 11:30: OSHMAN'S Harajuku; 13:00: Purple Sport BOARDERS FACT Harajuku; 17:00: Hurley Store Shonan
Surf craze audiophiles from all over the country converged on the Greenroom Festival 2013 this past weekend, checking out such bands as The Brand New Heavies, Blue King Brown, Newton Faulkner, Def Tech, and festival regulars such as Caravan to name a few. The three day event also saw special guest Rob Machado drop in as well.
May 3rd (Friday) and May 4th (Saturday) will see the Oneill sponsored KYUSHU OPEN being held at Miyazaki Kyushu. Top surfers will be arriving from all over Japan to compete in the event. Check below for website link.
Hawaiian Island Creations (HIC) have opened a new store in Chiba. Located only minutes from the beach. Check below for a Google Map link to the store.
For professional baseball pitcher, Charlie Weatherby, his surf dreams became reality after Major League Baseball when he started playing in the Japanese Shikoku Island League Plus. He pitches for the Kochi Fighting Dogs, throwing heat and also getting barreled off his gourd.
The ASP Japan Tour Surfing 2012 Malibu Amami Island Pro is coming up in a couple of days! Here's a quick peak of LAST YEAR's final day highlights! Check it out! 2011 Malibu Amami Island Pro Highlights
The ASP Malibu Hyuga Pro was intense! We saw Brazil's Halley Batista almost win BOTH shortboard and longboard divisions. Halley sure brought his best to Japan, advancing to the finals in both events. Congratulations to Halley Batista (WQS), Bonga Perkins (LQS Men's) and Miku Uemura (LQS Women's)!
Congratulations to the winners of the JPSA 2012 All Japan Pro Niijima Longboard contest; Men's winner Genki Kino and Women's winner Yuki Suzuki! There was a lot of excitement in the men's final as current number one Nobu Ogashira was leading until an interference call. On the women's side, Hawaiian Miku Uemura clinched the 2012 Women's Grand Champion title with a second place finish. Congratulations!
Just in! Congratulations to pro Japanese bodyboarder Minami Hatakeyama! Minami just won the Portugal Pro women's class in Sintra, Portugal by defeating reigning IBA Champion Eunate Aguirre. Minami is now 3rd in the IBA World Tour rankings! Keep it up Minami! Great win!