Australian Champion KEAHI de ABOITIZ recently took part in a local wave and freestyle contest in Japan. Due to a nearby typhoon, he scored some great waves with a 16-20 knots sideshore wind.  Spectators were treated to Keahi’s huge boosts and pro surf style.

The wave category gave Keahi an opportunity to battle against Taka, a professional windsurfer with local knowledge and experience.  But the very talented young Australian champ ripped and was awarded the title. Keahi also rose up the ladder in the freestyle category all the way to the final heat. His final heat was against Hiro, a 15 year old local prodigy.  This heat was another battle with Keahi again pulling off the win. For more photos, click here.