- WSL / S.Yamamoto

Kugenuma Beach Shonan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa (Thursday, July 16th, 2014)

2014 ASP Japan Tour Event, Men's 3 Star events "MURASAKI SHONAN OPEN 2014"went into day 4 this morning at Kugenuma Beach, Fujisawa, and Kanagawa.

The conditions at Kugenuma Beach this morning were 1 to 2 ft. clean conditions with excellent weather.

Today ASP Japan Tour Manager Tosh Omi called the surfers this morning at 6:30AM at the first call to get in action for round 96. First in the water this morning was heat 7 of round 96 and finished the heat 16 of round 2 later in the morning.

Veteran big wave charger and local surfer Takayuki Wakita(JPN) went in action at heat 8 today to score a 6.50 backed up by a 4.75 to make a combined score of 11.25 points to take top honors of the day.

First call tomorrow is 6:30 AM.

When the event resumes the event will go into heat 1 of the round of 64 where the top seeded surfers make their first appearance at the event.

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

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

Last year 2013 Shonan Open attracted over 30,000 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 nation wide 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 High Light the Day in the center of the ASP Japan web page! http://www.aspjapantour.com/ 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:


MURASAKI SHONAN OPEN 2014 is proudly supported by the following sponsors:




■For further info contact ASP Japan Branch: 2-16-2 1F Kugenuma Kaigan Fujisawa Kanagawa JAPAN 2510037 Tel:0466-30-2888 FAX: 0466-30-2889 Email:office@aspjapantour.com

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