The Australian contingent and Quiksilver team riders put in a solid effort in Japan this week. The Quiksilver Open Japan, ASP 4 Star event was surfed in 3 to 5ft surf at Tsurigasaki Beach, Ichinomiya, Chosei, Chiba .
It was an all Australian affair in the semi finals. Mitch crews took down Cooper Chapman in the first semi and our own Mikey Wright took out Davey Cathels in his first ever ASP Star event!
Crews was the better surfer on the day in the wind effected conditions. Gracious in defeat, Mikey was stoked to be in the final of his first ASP Star event. “I had such a great day! I can’t complain with second, just to make the final in my first ever ASP Star event makes me so happy. Thanks to my support team and a massive congrats to Mitch Crews.”
On Monday (above), May 13, things got rolling at Teahupo’o. Here’s some Quik riders and friends getting a piece of the swell at the end of the road.
A usual skiing day for Candide in his home resort, could have ended in a better way this time! Out skiing with his friend Aziz Benkrich (red pants), we should probably tell you 'DON'T try this at home' !!
Congrats to Pete Czeszek (Tasmania) who won a trip for two to Aura Resort in North Sumatra via his entry at http://quiksilver.com.au/signup during the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. For more information on North Sumatra visit World Surfaris. For a pair of Boardies for your Indo trip visit our Boardshorts page.