IRAGO LONG BEACH, Tahara/Japan（Sunday, July 28th, 2013) - Masatoshi Ohno has won the Association of Surfing Professinals (ASP) 4-Star Billabong Pro Tahara presented by Xperia, the fifth ASP Japan event this season, in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Irago Long Beach in Tahara, Japan.
Ohno would take on fellow goofy-footer Kylen Yamakawa (HAW), in the final, earning a 9.10 on his opening ride, backing up the score of 7.60 to secure his second consecutive ASP Japan event win.
Ohno entered the event fresh off of last week’s ASP 3-Star win in Shonan and was unstoppable for the second consecutive week in a row, besting Kaoliopuuwai Kahokul (HAW) in their Semifinals battle before securing the Billabong Pro Tahara victory.
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Billabong Pro Tahara 2013 Final Results:
1 - Masatoshi Ohno (JPN) 2 - Kylen Yamakawa (HAW) 3 – Shun Murakami (JPN) 3 - Kaoliopuuwai Kahokul (HAW)
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.