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This Is Kanoa Igarashi

Surfer Kanoa Igarashi Playlist & Interview 24 Videos ・ Last Updated: Sep 29 2023

WSL Championship Tour Surfer

Nickname: Samurai

Born and raised: Huntington Beach, California

Based now: Huntington Beach, California

Stance: Regular

Sponsors: Quiksilver, Red Bull, Kinoshita Group, Shiseido, Sharpeye, Oakley, Beats, G-Shock, Ocean & Earth, Delta Airlines

What do you like about where you live now?

Because my family is there and it’s where I grew up.

When and how did you start surfing?

I started at 3 years old because of my dad.

Where is your go-to surf spot?

Huntington Beach pier.

Please tell us about the surfboard you usually ride. Brand, shaper, dimensions, fin setup, etc.

Sharpeye Surfboards, Storms model, 6.0, 18.75, 2.5

Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?

El Salvador, J-Bay, Indonesia

Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?

Barcelona, Dubai haha

Which do you like more, Air or Tube?


Which do you like more, Noseride or Maneuver?


Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why?

"FREEDOM" because I love to work on personal projects.

Who are the surfers that inspire you?

Taj Burrow, Kelly Slater

What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?

"Scratching The Surface"

What are the films/movies that inspire you? (other than surf films)

"The Last Dance" - Michale Jordan

Other than surfing, what are you passionate about?


Who are your favorite bands and musicians?

Bad Bunny

Tracks you love?

Spotify Playlist: This Is Kanoa Igarashi

  1. "Pa Ti" by Bad Bunny
  2. "Vossi Bop" by Stormzy
  3. "Live For" by The Weekend, Drake
  4. "La Santa" by Bad Bunny
  5. "First Class" by Jack Harlow
  6. "Samurai" by Hensonn
  7. "A Tu Merced" by Bad Bunny
  8. "Greaze Mode" by Nafe Smallz, Skepta
  9. "Otis" by JAY-Z, Kanye West, Otis Redding
  10. "Summer 91" by Noizu
  11. "Flex (feat. Juice WRLD)" by Juice WRLD, Polo G
  12. "Yonaguni" by Bad Bunny