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First Waterman League contest hits Japan

First Waterman League contest hits Japan
Shonan Chigasaki Pro, Japan © Waterman League

 

 

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$20,000 in World Challenger Series at the Shonan Chigasaki Pro 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 August, 2014 - Athletes have descended upon Chigasaki, the home of surfing in Japan, from around the world for a full weekend of race action. Today saw the Opening Ceremony and the Na Kama Kai ocean sports clinic for younger paddlers, who got to try out a range of ocean sports from Outrigger Canoeing to water safety. 

Tomorrow the real action starts and with some strong winds forecast will make for some breath taking Sprint action. Thats followed on Sunday by the Long Distance race and with winds increasing, the organsiers have set up some tough upwind sections to really test the athletes stamina along with a number of downwind segments for the paddlers to do battle in.

With a $20,000 US Dollar prize purse the Japanese locals will be out in force to contest with the international athletes in what will be an unforgettable event here on the black sand beaches in Chigasaki.

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