Tsurigasaki Beach, Chiba Japan

144 men and 48 women surfers have touched down in Japan for the start of the 2017 Ichinomiya Chiba Open. The comp runs from Monday, May 21st – May 28th and i being held at Shida Point, Tsurigasaki Beach.

The big draw card for the event is Kanoa Igarashi (USA – # 2 seed), who is currently generating a lot of interest in the Japanese media.

Some good waves are expected to arrive mid this week, so hopefully there will be some good surf right through to the finals.