EPK Collection brings you the Kanoa Igarashi Poster, in collaboration with the World Surf League.
Kanoa Igarashi was born to be a pro surfer. His father Tsutomu “Tom” grew up surfing in Japan as a huge fan of the sport. When Tom and his wife Misa found out that Kanoa was on the way, they up and moved to California with the singular goal of giving Kanoa a shot at his dad’s dream. Speaking very little English, they moved to Huntington Beach, California, which is globally known as Surf City USA. While they struggled to make ends meet, they began pushing Kanoa into waves at age three. Their tireless sacrifice paid off. Kanoa became a top-ranked amateur and qualified for the Tour in 2015. At the age of 18, he was the youngest rookie on Tour in 2016, but he raised eyebrows with the maturity of his approach. He collected more Round One wins than any surfer on Tour that year (he didn’t lose a single time before Round Three) and he shocked everyone with his remarkable runner-up finish at Pipeline.
This epic shot by Kelli Cestari features Kanoa Igarashi at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
EPK is a premium photography company that partners with the world’s best youth sports properties, athletes, and photographers. EPK’s goal is to preserve EPK moments in sports. All EPK images are limited-edition prints, designed in Encinitas, California, and printed in the USA.