As the podcast's first returning guest, Championship Tour star Kanoa Igarashi talks about his first half of the 2021 season and the road to the Rip Curl WSL Finals. He reviews his very strong chances to make the WSL Final 5, discusses some of the biggest surprises of the season like Morgan Cibilic, and explains the difference between free surfs during an event window and those at home. He describes being the face of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, all the responsibilities that come with it, and whether winning a gold medal would mean more than winning a World Title. He also touches on surfing against Gabriel Medina, how interest from non-endemic sponsors shows the growth of surfing, the next event at Barra De La Cruz, Japan's best up-and-coming tour hopefuls, and the hardest maneuver to land in surfing.
Kanoa Igarashi Talks WSL Final 5 Chances, World Title Vs Gold Medal, And The Hardest Maneuver To Land In Surfing