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Masatoshi Ohno Wins the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahara presented by Xperia!!

28 July 2013 Posted in Press Releases

Masatoshi Ohno Wins Billabong Pro Tahara presented by Xperia!!

Irago Long Beach, Akabane, Tahara, Aichi
(Sunday, July 28th, 2013)
2013 ASP Japan Calendar event 5, Billabong Pro Tahara presented by Xperia went into day 4 and final day today at Oishi Beach (AKA Irago Long Beach), Akabane, Tahara, Aichi.

Today the event went on schedule for action for the round of 16 and all the way and crowed the 2013 event champion this afternoon.

The conditions at Oishi Beach this morning were 2 to 3 ft. (1.5 meter) with nice off shore and weather.

Contest director Mic Kato called the surfers this morning at the first call at 7:30AM to get in action for final day starting with round of 16 followed by man on man quarters, semis and final then and crowned the 2013 edition event champion this afternoon.

Semi finals heat 1 was a great showdown of young gun Shun Murakami (JPN) and Kylen Yamakawa (HAW) 2 surfers whom both got equal 3rd places at last years 2012 edition of event in Shonan. A very close heat with Yamakawa with a 12.37combined points to Murakami with an 11.57 points and Yamakawa moves to the final. Semi final heat 2 was by Masatoshi Ohno (JPN) fresh from a win at last week’s 3 Star event in Shonan vs. the inform surfer scoring many of the high scores at the event by the name Kaoliopuuwai Kahokul (HAW). 16.07 vs. 14.07 by Ohno overcoming Kahokul and Ohno moves to the finals with Yamakawa.

Finals were an all goofy footers final by Masatoshi Ohno (JPN) and Kylen Yamakawa (HAW).
Yamakawa scores a 4.13 and 4.87 points to make a combined score of 9.00. However Ohno who scored 1 excellent score in the finals of 9.10 and backed up with a 7.60 makes a combined score of 16.70points and claims a win with 2 straight victories.

Masatoshi Ohno (JPN) is Billabong Pro Tahara 2013 champion!

Billabong Pro Tahara 2013 FINAL RESULTS:

1st, 1000Pts, U$15000: Masatoshi Ohno (JPN)

2nd, 750Pts, U$7500: Kylen Yamakawa (HAW)

3rd place, 563Pts, U$4250: Shun Murakami (JPN), Kaoliopuuwai Kahokul (HAW)

Next stop on 2013 ASP Japan Calendar will be Junior Men’s 、Junior Girl’s 、and Cadet Boys event Go Pro JUNIOR to be held the coming
August 4th and 5th at Ichinomiya, Chosei, Chiba.

For further information on
Billabong Pro Tahara presented by Xperia refers to official web page:


The 2013 Billabong Pro Tahara presented by Xperia

The ASP 4 Star Event Billabong Pro Tahara presented by Xperia is the largest surfing event in Japan. Running for 4 days, the event starts on the 25th of July and will run through to the 28th, at Tahara in Aichi Prefecture. The event boasts a total prize pool of USD $95,000 and will be held at Long Beach or Loco Point, Irago. Tahara is famous for its consistent beach breaks, which often produce hollow waves with the right swell direction.

Long Beach and Loco Point join together to create a magical stretch of beach, which boasts potential high performance beach breaks and is well known for its perfect sand banks. As one of the most popular surf points in Japan, many international surfers from Australia, Hawaii and Japan have signed up for the event.

Get ready to witness some of the best surfing to come out of Japan this summer!

Event Information:

Event Name: Billabong Pro Tahara presented by Xperia
Event Dates: 25th (Thu) ~ 28th (Sun) of July, 2013
Event Location: Long Beach or Loco Point, Irago, Aichi Japan
Prize Pool: ASP 4 Star $95,000 U.S.D

Billabong Pro Tahara presented by Xperia
Supported by Billabong, Xperia, FJ Cruiser, Luminox, Vonzipper, JS Industries, Kaido

For further info on Billabong Pro Tahara contact the ASP Japan Branch:

ASP Japan
Phone:0466-30-2888 Fax: 0466-30-2889
Website: www.aspworldtour.com