Casio has released Pro Surfer Kanoa Igarashi Signature Model G-SHOCK
Casio Malaysia has released the latest addition to the G-LIDE line-up of watches for extreme sports, which are part of the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. The new GLX-5600KI is a signature model endorsed by pro surfer Kanoa Igarashi.
Igarashi was born in California, USA in 1997 and started surfing at the age of three. Since then he has gone on to win a number of major surfing competitions and is currently a world-class professional surfer competing on the World Surf League Championship Tour at the top of the sport.
The new watch is based on the G-LIDE GLX-5600 which features a tide graph, an indispensable tool for surfers. The thin, square shape of the watch ensures that it does not obstruct the wrist while surfing. The GLX-5600KI features a semi-transparent body that evokes the ocean and is paired with a mirror finish face that gives the watch a simple, cool finish. Igarashi’s “Kanoa” signature is inscribed on the upper center of the watch face and on the strap keeper and case back, as well as in illumination when the backlight is turned on.
With its special package, this special signature model befits world-class surfing talent Kanoa Igarashi.
Biography of Kanoa Igarashi
Born: October 1, 1997
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.
Literally born into the world of surfing, Igarashi’s father was a big fan of the sport. When he was just three years old, Kanoa decided that he was tired of just watching and started joining in on the fun. It wasn’t long before people realized he was a surfing prodigy destined for greatness.
2009: At the age of 11, smashed the single National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) season record by racking up an amazing 30 victories.
2012: At the age of 14, became the youngest ever Under-18 U.S. National Champion.
2016: Became the youngest ever, and first Asian, to participate in the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour.
2017: Won the WSL Vans U.S. Open of Surfing held in his hometown of Huntington Beach.