2011 ASP JAPAN TOUR OPENING EVENT MALIBU AMAMI ISLAND PRO TO COMMENCE MAY 13TH THRU MAY15
Tebiro Kaigan,Omami Oshima/JAPAN
2011 ASP Japan Tour opening event Mens Star Series 2 Star Event Malibu Amami Island Pro will commence May 13th,Wednesday and crown a champion May15th, Sunday at Amami Oshima in Kagoshima-ken. The reknown Tebiro Beach will serve for the main venue of the 2011 edition event.
Mens Star Series 2 Star Event Malibu Amami Island Pro boasts the $25,000 prize money on offer of the event. In conjunction with the 2 Star event, $5000 prize money ASP Japan Pro Junior Series 1 Star Event Quiksilver King of Grommets will be held along with the kadets event.
Defending ASP Japan Tour Grand Champion Hideyoshi Tanaka,top seeded Naoto Takanashi, as well defending ASP Japan Tour Pro Junior Series Grand Champion Kaito Ohashi, high seeded Kaisyu Tanaka, former ASP Japan Tour Pro Junior Series Grand Champion , defending JPSA Grand Champion Nobuyuki Osawa as well as local veteran master Tetta Mori are all ready for the highest action.
Amami Oshima is a semi-tropical island in the Ryukyu Archipelago (also known as the Nansei Islands) in Japan. Oshima literally means big island, and it is the largest of the Amami Islands. It lies roughly halfway between the islands of Okinawa and Kyushu. Formerly part of the Ryukyu Kingdom, in 1624 it was annexed by the daimyo of Satsuma. It also spent approximately seven years under American control following World War II.
Amami ?shima is located approximately 300 km north of Okinawa Island and 380 km south of Kyushu. It is surrounded by the East China Sea on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the East. With an area of 712.35 km2, it is the second-largest of the Ryukyu Islands after Okinawa Island and the seventh-largest island in Japan (excluding the disputed Kuril Islands).
Amami Island suffered a devestating flood with heavy rain last October and is undergoing reconstruction at the moment.
The devestating earthquake and tsunami hit Tohoku Japan this March 11th. The restrain oneself mood was also with Japan with the marine sports also. However Amami island itself also in the reconstruction process had a word to help the Tohoku area. Local master and tourism goodwill ambassador, Tetta Mori and Internatinal pro surfing event director Yusei Ikariyama and the Amami locals got together to put a charity event to help out the Tohoku region. In conjunction with the event a music live event by the local artists will be held to raise fund for the Tohoku region. Part of the prize money and fees with also be donated to the Tohoku region as a charity event.
Dont miss the greatest action of the top pro junior surfers at the Quiksilver King of Grommets Amami commencing May 14th.
Malibu Amami Island Pro and Quiksilver King of Grommets Amami will be bradcasted live via internet throughout the event:
Malibu Amami PRO is proudly supported by the following sponcers:
・ASAHI SOFT DRINK（アサヒカルピス飲料株式会社）
・Desin Planning 海道 〜susumu CHARLIE ishizaki 〜
■For further info: Contact ASP Japan Branch：
〒251-0037 神奈川県藤沢市鵠沼海岸2-16-2 1F
電話：0466-30-2888 FAX: 0466-30-2889