Murasaki Shonan Open

Murasaki Shonan Open 2014 Kicks Off

Takashi B. Domoto

Kugenuma Beach Shonan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa (Monday, July 14th, 2014)

The Murasaki Shonan Open 2014 commenced Monday at Kugenuma Beach, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, with the round of 112 contenders.

An ASP Japan Mens' 3-Star event saw 1-to 3-foot, wind-affected conditions. The southern-to-southwest winds were expected to pick up during the day and damage the wave surfaces.

The event boasts a waiting period of 8 days to put the athletes in action only on the best conditions on offer.

Event defending champion and No.1 seeded surfer for the event is Masatoshi Ohno(JPN). Top athletes including Connor O'Leary (AUS) are present this year as well.

Event venue Kugenuma Kaigan in Fujisawa-shi,Kanagawa-ken is located in the center of the Shonan area where the area is famed nationwide as a fine resort area centered with the famous Enoshima Island.

Last year 2013 Shonan Open attracted over 30000 fans to the event as the largest surf event in Japan and this year again to be held in the long weekend including the National Holiday, this year the event is expected to attract even more fans for the 2014 edition along with the conjunction events. The beaches opened nationwide on July 1st and means the summer season is here. Don't miss all the fun at the event.

The 3-Star events start the waiting period July 14th. Monday and on Saturday, July 19th the JPBA event by the finest body boarders will on stand by as a conjunction event.

The official status will be indicated via internet. Stay tuned to the topics or "最新トピックス" in the center of the ASP Japan web page! as well as the ASP Japan Official Twitter Pages.

2014 ASP Japan Tour QS Series 3 Star event " MURASAKI SHONAN OPEN" will be held from July 14th, Monday to July 21st , Monday at Matsunami Kosaten Chikado Mae in Kugenuma Kaigan.

"MURASAKI SHONAN OPEN" 2014 edition boasts status with US$55,000- prize money on offer makes it the largest surfing event in Japan and attracts 120 of the finest surfers domestic as well as worldwide to the event.

For further information as well as "Morning Show" daily on MURASAKI SHONAN OPEN Refer to official web page:

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