Murasaki Shonan Open

Hiroto Arai Takes Win at Murasaki Shonan Open 2016

Tosh Omi

Kugenuma Beach Shonan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa (Saturday, July 16th, 2016)

The final day for 2016 WSL Japan Tour, Men's QS1,500 events "MURASAKI SHONAN OPEN 2016" at Kugenuma Beach, Shonan, Kanagawa.

Today the event went on schedule with the round of Semi Final all the way and crowned the champion later this high noon.

The conditions at Kugenuma Beach this morning were 3 to 4 ft. clean off shore conditions with cloudy bit rain.

Today WSL Japan Tour head judge Masato Kato called the surfers this morning 6:30AM at the first call to be on stand by and at second call at 9:30AM called for the athletes to get in action starting at 10:00AM.

In perfect conditions 2 Japanese surfers and 2 Australian surfer moves to the semi finals. Hiroto Arai (JPN) the young Japanese up coming surfer their famous Junior Pro turn to QS tour surfer he scores 7.25 and 6.65 total 13.90pt.

Perth Standick (AUS) Standlick - WSL

Vs who won the last years Taiwan Open QS1.500 event in Taitong, Standlick shows he scores a 6.75 for his effort in the semi-finals and second high score 5.65.Then let Arai advance to grand final. Semi-final 2nd heat Masatoshi Ono a Japanese veteran surfer score 8.50 and second backup 5.55 total 14.05 vs. Saxon Lumsden (AUS) scores 5.25 and 4.30 total 9.55.

Saxon Lumsden Saxon Lumsden (AUS) - WSL

In the grand fine Hiroto Arai young guns vs. veteran Masatoshi Ohno 30min final, Arai start approaching first and second wave scores 4.25 and 4.50, Ohno start bit slow with 3.00 and higher score 7.65 and back up second highest score 4.15 total 11.80 point.

Masatoshi Ohno (JPN) Masatoshi Ohno - WSL

Arai scorers highest in this heat 8.50 and second best score 5.50 total combined 14.00 points Hiroto Arai is MURASAKI SHONAN OPEN 2016 champion!

Hiroto Arai (JPN) Hiroto Arai - WSL Hiroto Arai (JPN) Hiroto Arai Takes Win at Murasaki Shonan Open 2016 - WSL


1st, 1,000Pts, U$10,000: Hiroto Arai (JPN) 2nd, 1125Pts, U$5,000: Masatoshi Ohno (JPN) 3rd, 840Pts, U$2,000: Perth Standlick (AUS) 4th, 840Pts, U$2,000:Saxon Lumsden (AUS)

Next stop on 2016 WSL JAPAN TOUR is QS Men's and Women's event, "Yumeya Surfing Games Tahara Open" at Irago Long Beach, Akabane, Tahara Aichi next July 20th to 24th. Refer to official web page:

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