Remembering the Legendary Pro Surfer Naohisa Ogawa
The world of professional surfing is mourning the loss of one of its most revered athletes, Naohisa Ogawa. The legendary pro surfer, known for his unmatched talent and vibrant personality, succumbed to the battle against colon cancer. Naohisa’s untimely demise has sent shockwaves through the Japanese surfing community, leaving a void that will be hard to fill.
Naohisa’s impact extended far beyond his accomplishments on the waves. He was known for his humble nature, inspiring countless aspiring surfers with his kindness and willingness to share his expertise. Naohisa’s infectious smile and positive energy brought joy to all who knew him, making him a beloved figure within the global surfing community.
When he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2020, he overcame the treatment and successfully went into remission. He was determined to get back into surfing and was aiming to participate in the next Olympics in France as the oldest athlete.
Japansurf.com would like to express our sincere condolences to the Ogawa family.