Ichinomiya, Chosei, Chiba (Wednesday, July 30th, 2014)

2014 ASP JAPAN TOUR EVENT 4 "GoPro JUNIOR GAMES" will be held this coming AUG.2nd (SAT) and AUG. 3rd (SUN) at Tsurigasaki Beach (AKA Shida Shita), Ichinomiya, Chosei, Chiba.

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

2014 ASP 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.

The annual WJC will be held in November, and these 2 coming events will determine the qualifiers for the WJC along with the qualifiers from the top ranked 20 years 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 2015 the juniors age will be consisted of 19 years and under and in 2016 it will be 18 years and under. The juniors will be more focused to the younger generation. These statements were announced from the ASP Commissioner Office officially.

Grade 1 event "GoPro JUNIOR GAMES"will be consisted of the U-16 cadets along with the U-20 Pro Juniors.

The surfers were not blessed with waves at the men's 3 star event last week and some surfers from Hawaii and Australia are still here in Japan and will join the event to make a total of 48 for the men's.

The event is expected to go on stand by right after 1st call on Saturday. With a new typhoon in sight we expect quality south swell for Saturday.

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

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

ASP Japan Tour official wave forecaster is "Namidensetsu"http://www.namidensetsu.com/

Mr.Ogawa of Namidensetsu forecasts for day 1 is as following;

"The south-east to south swell from the tropical lows moving north in the eastern Philippines Seas is expected to come in effect starting July 30th Wednesday and by August 2nd Saturday the swell direction is expected to shift to the south to south-west and retain. The winds is expected to be south to south-west not to damage the surfaces and create cleaner surfaces. We expect chest high range surf throughout creating good contestable conditions. Stay tuned."

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


「GoPro JUNIOR GAMES」 is proudly supported by the following sponsors:

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


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

■For further info contact ASP Japan Office: 2-16-2 -501 Kugenuma Kaigan Fujisawa Kanagawa Tel:0466-30-2888 FAX: 0466-30-2889 Email:office@aspjapantour.com

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