DAVEY CATHELS CLAIMS CHAMPION 2010 BILLABONG TSURIGASAKI PRO
Following a lay day today was officially announced the final day for Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Japan Tour Mens Star Series 4 Star Event Billabong TSURIGASAKI Pro.
Billabong TSURIGASAKI Pro has commenced Sept. 22nd,Wednesday and day 5 this afternoon the 2010 event champion was crowed. 2010 edition of Billabong TSURIGASAKI Pro boasts the total prize money of USD $85,000 on offer which is the largest scale of a surfing event in Japan for the 2010 season.
The bright blue skies is back and the swell from the typhoon Malakas has retained the 6 ft.(2 meters) range and with a moderate side shore winds the conditions were excellent for the final day.
Billabong Tsurigasaki Pro event director Toshiyuki Tanaka called officially this morning at 6:30 at first call that today will be the final day. Tanaka also announced that the final day action will be on mobile to the break just north of Tsurugasaki called the Ichinomiya Beach which holds larger swells.
The action today started at Ichinomiya Beach with the 4 man heat of the round of 32 followed by the quarter finals , semi finals and the grand final.
At the round of 32 in form surfer of the event 2010 ASP Japan Pro Junior Champion Kaito Ohashi(JPN)suffers a elimination here.
The highlight of the day came at heat 3 of the quarter finals where ASP Australasia Pro Junior Series ranking 2nd Dave Cathels takes the first and only perfect 10 of the event. At this heat 2008, 2009 multiple ASP Japan Tour WQS Grand Champion Teppei Tajima (JPN) as well as Blake Wilson)AUS) bow out of the event. In the semi finals day 1 and day2 highest scorer Stephen Walsh (AUS) as well as Yujiro Tsuji(JPN) bow out of 2010 edition of the event.
Davey Cathels(AUS),Drew Courtney(AUS) ,Chris Salisbury (AUS), and Hideyoshi Tanaka(JPN) 4 athletes make their move to the grand final. Former elite tour surfer and ASP Mens World Ranking No.54, Drew Courtney (AUS) takes off on the opening wave of the 30minte decider and scores a high 7.17 pointer for his backhand moves and sets the stage for the grand final.
The athletes gets more cautious since they all require higher scores. With 15minutes remaining Cathels scores the first excellent 8.00 for the finals for his frontside moves. Salisbury scores a 6pointer and once gets the lead from Courtney. Courtney immediately answers back with a 6.50 and gets back the pole. However with 8minutes remaining Cathels gets his 2nd excellent 8.67points of the final with 3 committed backhand moves and moves to the top. With 4 minutes remaining Coutney needs a 9.50, Salisbury needs a 9.77, and Tanaka is conbowed. All surfers make their last answers but not enough and Cathels put on a convince win.
"Thank you so much everybody," said Cathels. "I like to thank everybody. First of all Billabong and my sponsors.
Biggest win for me so far. The weather was a little mean but I`m stoked. I`m over the moon. Once again thank you all so much."
International surfers whom have registered to the entry list for the 2010 maximum scale surfing event Billabong TSURIGASAKI Pro will come from Australia, Hawaii, USA, Indonesia and many of them with high seeding.
The event main venue Tsurigasaki Beach is located right next to Torami beach which hosted a WCT event in 90s before. Tsurigasaki Beach was also a sight for the WCT event in 2004 as a mobile venue for the round 1. Tsurigasaki beach boasts the finest and powerful beach breaks in the area. Dont miss any action of the most maximum scale surfing event in Japan.
Billabong Tsurigasaki Pro 2010 Final Results:
Mens 4STAR FINAL
1st:1000Pts U$12,000 Davey Cathels(AUS) 16.67
2nd:750Pts U$6,000 Drew Courtney(AUS) 13.67
3rd:563Pts U$4,000 Chris Salisbury(AUS) 12.90
4th:492Pts U$3,000 Hideyoshi Tanaka(JPN) 10.00
4th:492Pts U$3,000 Hideyoshi Tanaka JPN 10.00
Next stop on 2010 ASP Japan Calendar is Malibu HYUGA PRO to be held Oct.8th.2010 thru Oct.10th. At Hyuga Beach in Miyazaki-ken in southern Japan.