GoPro Junior Games

GoPro Junior Games To Be Held Aug 1st & 2nd 2015

Tosh Omi

Keijiro Nishi (JPN) Keijiro Nishi (JPN) - WSL / S.Yamamoto

Ichinomiya, Chosei, Chiba (Monday, July 28th, 2015)

2015 WSL JAPAN TOUR EVENT #4 "GoPro Junior Surfing Games" will be held this coming AUG.1st (SAT) and AUG. 2nd (SUN) at Tsurigasaki Beach (AKA Shida Shita), Ichinomiya, Chosei, Chiba.

Mid summer vacation season and red hot summer weather along with the typhoon season in sight create the top surfing season here in Japan.

2015 WSL Japan Junior events will be consisted of this coming event and the 2nd and next junior event at Minami Boso City also in Chiba Prefecture in September.

Shida Point , Chiba Japan Shida Point , Chiba Japan - WSL / S.Yamamoto

The annual WJC will be held in 2015 end of season, and these 2 coming events will determine the qualifiers for the WJC along with the qualifiers from the top ranked 20 years old and under surfers in the top QS ranking who belong to the Japan Branch.

The coming event will be the key point to qualify for the WJC. As the world standards changes, in 2016 the junior age will be consisted of 18 years and under and in 2017 beyond. The juniors will be more focused to the younger generation. These statements were announced from the WSL Commissioner Office officially.

GoPro Junior Games 2014 GoPro Junior Gamens 2014 - WSL / S.Yamamoto

JR 1,000 event "GoPro Junior Surfing Games" will be consisted of the U-16 cadets along with the U-20 Pro Juniors.

The event is expected to go on stand by right after First call on Saturday. With hot summer breeze hopefully bit size northeast swells coming.

The event will be composed by 2 classes of, U-20 Junior Men's and Junior Girls.

6 Men's (maximum 6) and 2 Women (maximum 3) will be invited to the WJC from WSL Japan Tour. Event venue Shida Point boasts its high quality surf to decide the invitees.

WSL Japan Tour official wave forecaster is "Namidensetsu"

"GoPro JUNIOR GAMES" will be broadcasted via internet throughout the event:

"GoPro JUNIOR GAMES" is proudly supported by the following sponsors:

・GoPro ・Jeep ・ASAHI SOFT DRINKS ・Namidensetsu ・G-SHOCK ・SYNDICATE ・Dove Wetsuits


・Ichinomiya Town ・Ichinomiya Surfing Union ・NSA East Chiba Branch