Ezekial Lau © S. Yamamoto / ASP Japan
On a role...Hawaii's future is Ezekiel Lau crowned 2012 Billabong Pro Tahara Champion
Surf News, 29 July, 2012 : The ASP 4 Star event Billabong Pro Tahara presented by XPERIA Sony Smartphone, is the largest surfing event in Japan. The final and Day 5 of the event went off on schedule for the quarter, semis and grand finals. With clear skies and summer weather at Tahara this morning the conditions were 1 to 3 ft with clean conditions.
Semi finals was a great 25 minute international shown down with Masatoshi Ono (JPN) vs. Hairil Anwar (IND) in heat 1. Ono opens the exchange with a backside attack and scores 5.33. Anwar answers back with a excellent 8.50 for a front side air to take a early lead. Anwar furthers his lead and wins by 16.50 to Ono with a 9.03.