Kanoa Igarashi at the 2018 Burton Automotive Pro
The first to formally surf for Japan on the Championship Tour, the 20-year-old hopes to surf for his home country in the 2020 Olympics.
Just don't call them dark horses.
California's positive vibe warrior is making his return to the Championship Tour after surviving a serious QS grind.
The 2017 World Title race went down to the wire on Oahu's North Shore thanks to great performances from tour rivals Gabriel Medina and John
Jeremy Flores vs. Kanoa Igarashi
Kanoa Igarashi vs. Italo Ferreira
Hot off of his win at the Vans US Open QS event, the Californian got off to a flying start in Round Two in Tahiti.
Kanoa Igarashi vs. Ian Gouveia
Adriano de Souza vs. Kanoa Igarashi vs. Bino Lopes