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 /
Naomichi Katsukura
  • Age / 58
  • Born / Hachioji
  • Resides in / Hachioji
  • Favorite surf break / Ooiso
  • Board / Longboard
  • Sponsors / None
  • 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 /
Suguru Nara
  • Age / 38
  • Born / Tomisato
  • Resides in / Tomisato
  • Favorite surf break / North Chiba
  • Board / Longboard
  • Sponsors / None
  • 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.
Japan
DIVISION /
Kentaro Kondo
  • Age / 31
  • Born / Kamogawa
  • Resides in / Kamogawa
  • Favorite surf break / Seaside, Maruki
  • Board / Shortboard
  • Hobbies / Japanese Chess
Proud to represent Japan
Japan
DIVISION /
Shigeru Fujisaki
  • Age / 59
  • Born / Tokyo
  • Resides in / Tokyo
  • Favorite surf break / Noteama (Chiba)
  • Board / Performance Longboard
  • Biggest Achievement / Finalist of the 2020 ISA WASC
  • Hobbies / Cooking
Proud to represent Japan
Japan
DIVISION /
Yoshihiro Kojima
  • Age / 57
  • Born / Oamishirasato
  • Resides in / Oamishirasato
  • Favorite surf break / Ichinomiya
  • Board / 7'6
  • Biggest Achievement / 2015 Duke Adaptive World Champioship 5th
  • Hobbies / Surfing
Proud to represent Japan.
Japan
DIVISION /
Kengo Nishiyama
  • Age / 47
  • Born / Saitama
  • Resides in / Saitama
  • Favorite surf break / ibaraki
  • Board / 6’8 Fish Tail
  • Biggest Achievement / JASO All Japan Surfing Championships - Champion
  • Hobbies / Surfing,Swimming,coffee
日本を代表するPRide。
Japan
DIVISION /
Kenjiro Ito
  • Age / 45
  • Born / Tokyo
  • Resides in / Tokyo
  • Favorite surf break / Ichinomiya
  • Board / Shortboard
  • Biggest Achievement / ISA WASC 2017 AS-1 3rd place
  • Hobbies / Sailing
Hello I am pride to represent Japan.
Japan
DIVISION /
Masafumi Kobayashi
  • Age / 42
  • Born / Kagiya-machi
  • Resides in / 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 /
Tomoki Fujiwara
  • Age / 48
  • Born / Okayama
  • Resides in / Okayama
  • Favorite surf break / Idegahama
  • Board / Mid Length 7”6
  • Sponsors / None
  • Biggest Achievement / 2017 ISA WASC 4th Prone 2
  • Hobbies / Surfing
Proodly representing Japan.
Japan
DIVISION /
Chikako Takao
  • Age / 42
  • Born / Shizuoka
  • Resides in / Shizuoka
  • Favorite surf break / Ichinomiya
  • Board / Shortboard(5”8)
  • Sponsors / None
  • Biggest Achievement / None
  • Hobbies / Surfing, Walking, BBQ
I am glad and exciting to join the ISA World Para Surfing Championship due to this is first time for me!! Looking forward to see all of Para Surfing Athletes and stakeholders.
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