TEAM ROSTER AND BIOS
Who's representing your country?
Select any country name to view their team roster and learn more about our competing athletes.
Japan
DIVISION / Para Surf VI-2
Shigeru Fujisaki
  • Age / 58
  • Born / Tokyo
  • Favorite surf break / Queen’s Ohau
  • Board / Longboard
  • Sponsors / None
  • Biggest Achievement / Local Surf shop Competiton , Champion
  • Hobbies / Cooking
At 47 years old when I was diagnosed as visually impaired, and I changed job. As my vision impairment is progressive , I am still experiencing narrowing of my field of vision. I am confident I can contribute to the success of the Japanese team in this world level competition.
Japan
DIVISION / Para Surf Prone 2
Tomoki Fujiwara
  • Age / 47
  • Born / Okayama
  • Favorite surf break / Idegahama
  • Board / Mid Length 7”6
  • Sponsors / None
  • Biggest Achievement / 2017 ISA WASC 4th Prone 2
  • Hobbies / Surfing
Proudly representing Japan.
Japan
DIVISION / Para Surf Stand 1
Mikio Shimakawa
  • Age / 44
  • Born / Osaka
  • Favorite surf break / Nachi
  • Board / 5”11 All -Rounder
  • Sponsors / None
  • Biggest Achievement / Local Surf shop Competition ,4th
  • Hobbies / Camping
About 10 years ago, I participated in a local surf shop sponsored competition (nondisabled athlete).

I placed 4th out of 20.

I haven't participated in any other competitions since then.
Japan
DIVISION / Para Surf Stand 1
Chikako Takao
  • Age / 41
  • Born / Ichinomiya
  • Favorite surf break / Ichinomiya
  • Board / Shortboard(5"8)
  • Sponsors / None
  • Biggest Achievement / None
  • Hobbies / Surfing
I am a surfer from Ichinomiya.
Japan
DIVISION / Para Surf Stand 3
Naomichi Katsukura
  • Age / 57
  • Born / Hachioji
  • Favorite surf break / Ooiso
  • Board / Longboard
  • Biggest Achievement / Round 3 of the qualification event for the 1987 All Japan Surfing Championship
  • Hobbies / Surfing
I started surfing in 1981 and use to be test rider for 2 surf shops in Tokyo and 1 surf shop in Odawara named BEE. I also made several surf trips abroad . In 1995 I was involved in a road accident taht was not my fault.




After 10 years of rehabilitation I was able to go back to the water. Always trying to give my best to improve, I am a true ocean lover and I spend as much time as I can in the water.
Japan
DIVISION / Para Surf Kneel
Masafumi Kobayashi
  • Age / 41
  • Born / Kagiya-machi
  • Favorite surf break / Malibu
  • Board / Knee Board
  • Sponsors / None
  • Biggest Achievement / 2018 ISA WASC 4th Kneel
  • Hobbies / Surfing,DIY,My job
Hi everybody.

I would like to let as many people as possible know about Adaptive Surfing (Para Surfing).

I want to contribute to create an ocean environment that is accessible to all people.
Japan
DIVISION / Para Surf Stand 1
Suguru Nara
  • Age / 37
  • Born / Tomisato
  • Favorite surf break / North Chiba
  • Board / Longboard
  • Biggest Achievement / ISA Adaptive Surfing World Championship
  • Hobbies / Playing with my dog
My name is Suguru I am a para surfer from Chiba. I am very honored to represent my country Japan.
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