Monday, March 12, 2012

3.11 Charity Cup

Nori-san and the whole crew in Irago had a charity surf contest last Sunday on anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake.

After a late night Nabe party we were up before the sunrise to get started.

The weather is still chilly but the waves at Sekihi were fun all morning.

After finishing up all the heats and doing a beach clean, everyone gathered on the beach at 2:46 and joined the rest of Japan to observe a few minutes of silence and prayer in honor of the victims of the quake and tsunami. It was a pretty emotional few minutes as everyone faced northeast and you could hear the sirens wailing to mark the anniversary.

By the end of the day everyone was in good spirits and we rocked out with a campfire and guitars beach blanket bingo style. Here MC BO and Yosuke get into the groove.