Beach cleanup held at Olympic surfing venue

Olympics Jun 5, 2019

Beach cleanup held at Olympic surfing venue

Surfers and students participated in a trash-picking event at the surfing venue of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday in a bid to raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution in the buildup to the games. Teen surfer Minori Kawai, who is hoping to qualify for ...

Surfers eye 2020 Games while enjoying the ride

More Sports May 10, 2019

Surfers eye 2020 Games while enjoying the ride

by Kaz Nagatsuka

A long Golden Week holiday period had just ended the previous day. Not surprisingly, Tsurigasaki Beach wasn't crowded with spectators on Tuesday, the final day of the inaugural Japan Open of Surfing, which was organized by the Nippon Surfing Association. But when the sport makes ...

World Surf League on board for equal prize money in 2019

More Sports Sep 7, 2018

World Surf League on board for equal prize money in 2019

The World Surf League will award the same prize money for men and women starting in 2019. CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said the equal pay for surfers will apply for the league's various tours — world championship, junior world championship, longboard and big wave. Eleven-time world champion ...

Surfing legend Kelly Slater to retire in 2019

More Sports Jul 3, 2018

Surfing legend Kelly Slater to retire in 2019

Surfing giant Kelly Slater, an 11-time World Surf League champion, has announced he will end his glittering career next year. The 46-year-old American, considered the greatest surfer of all time, said he planned one more year on tour before hanging up his board. "My basic plan ...

Teenage surfer Shino Matsuda wins Ichinomiya Chiba Open

More Sports May 27, 2018

Teenage surfer Shino Matsuda wins Ichinomiya Chiba Open

Shino Matsuda showcased a solid campaign Sunday, winning the women's final at the Ichinomiya Chiba Open, a World Surf League Qualifying Series event. The 15-year-old Matsuda's top run at Tsurigasaki Beach landed her an 8.57 out of a possible 10, and the teen's 13.84 total ...