Sharpeye team rider Shun Murakami has had a huge start to the year with a win at the QS 5000 Corona Open China. Shun earned his biggest career WSL victory in the first men’s QS event of the year beating out seasoned QS campaigner and former CT surfer Keanu Asing in the final.
“I was just focused on winning this event,” said Murakami. “This is a great start to the year and I couldn’t be happier to make my goal happen. (Keanu) was ripping and surfing really powerful so I just focused on doing my job and it worked out. It’s so good to have people on the beach cheering for us, everyone was here today. I just want to say thank you to all the Japan crew for the amazing support and I’m just so stoked.”
Congratulations to fellow Sharpeye team riders Rio Waida and Hinako Kurokawa for their third place finishes. Both surfers took home QS 3250 points and have started well in the 2020 QS season. Shun Murakami and Hinako Kurokawa both ride the OKAY model. While Rio Waida was on the #77.
Good luck at the next event.