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Surfing experience Ichinomiya in Chiba Prefecture

Posted by Sue Steward on
Surfing experience Ichinomiya in Chiba Prefecture

Surfing is a new competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The competition venue is Tsurigasak Surf Beach in Ichinomiya town of Chiba Prefecture, where Narita Airport is located – the gateway to the air. The town of Ichinomiya attracts many surfers throughout the year.

Ichinomiya Town is a place that can be said to be a famous surfing spot not only in Japan but also in the world. Especially on the Tsurigasaki coast is the venue for the WSL QS6000 ICHINOMIYA CHIBA OPEN tournament.

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It has been organized by the World Professional Surf Association WSL ASIA World Surf League ASIA since 2016. This is also an important venue for the WSL tournament, the best players also attend.

An impressive Tsurigasaki beach with its large Torii gate stands on the sand. Here is under construction to prepare for the Olympics. Preparations for the Olympics are ongoing.

You can see the bicyclist on the beach with support equipment to fix the surfboard like a bicycle on the left. That proves that surfing is a very familiar activity here.

The temperature when I came here was about 12 degrees. But there are still surfers waiting for the waves. Ichinomiya town is where surfers come here throughout the year.

There are many surf spots on the beach. In addition to the Ichinomiya Beach for beginners or Tsurigasaki Beach for professional surfers, there is Sunrise for the average surfboarder. You try to choose the location depending on your level offline.

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Along the Kujukurihama beach parallel road, there are many hotels and shops that can rent surfboards. If you want to enjoy the surfing experience, you can stay at a beach hotel.

Among the seafarers, you may come across people who are leisurely watching the sea. Enjoy the ocean the way you like it.

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Surfing legend Slater won’t compete at Tokyo Summer Olympics

Posted by Sue Steward on
Surfing legend Slater won’t compete at Tokyo Summer Olympics

American surfing legend Kelly Slater, seen by many as the greatest of all time, missed out on qualifying for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, where the sport will make its Olympic Games debut.

The 47-year-old American surfer was edged for a spot on the US squad for surfing‘s Olympic debut in July of next year, after John John Florence returned from knee surgery to edge Slater for the last spot at an event in Hawaii earlier this month.

The 11-time world champion who became the youngest and also the oldest to win the crown, inspired a generation of surfing stars with a range of videos of his amazing efforts becoming must-see viewing for both fans and competitors.

Competing as an Olympian would be an epic farewell for a 40-year career than started at age eight in a youth event; however, instead he will be watching the event.

Slater told the New York Times, “I’m going to enjoy it as a spectator,” dismissing any notion that he would end his career soon after missing out on the Summer Games. He added that next year, everyone will continue to see him at the top of a wave.

Although Slater needed a victory at the Pipeline Masters on Oahu’s North Shore in order to secure the title, he lost in the semi-finals, leaving him ranked the world’s eighth but one spot behind 2016 and 2017 world champion Florence, who took the second US men’s team spot behind Kolohe Andino.

Florence, an Oahu North Shore 20 years younger than Slater, was a former protege of the surfing icon.

Florence said that Slater has been his idol since he was a child and the surfing is like a member of his family.

After having missed five of 11 tour events with a knee injury, this year, Florence returned for the season finale. However, he was eliminated in the Pipeline quarter-finals. He sealed his Olympic spot as Slater lost to Italo Ferreira from Brazil in the semis.