TSUZUKI Amuro

5 Apr 2001
20
Female
TOKOROZAWA
 
Japan
FUJISAWA
 
Japan

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
SRF Surfing Women 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach
Finished
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach
Finished
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach
BRA
WESTON-WEBB TWESTON-WEBB Tatiana
9.00
JPN
TSUZUKI ATSUZUKI Amuro
10.33
Finished
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach
JPN
TSUZUKI ATSUZUKI Amuro
13.27
AUS
FITZGIBBONS SFITZGIBBONS Sally
11.67
Finished
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach
USA
MOORE CMOORE Carissa
8.33
JPN
TSUZUKI ATSUZUKI Amuro
7.43
Finished
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach
USA
MARKS CMARKS Caroline
4.26
JPN
TSUZUKI ATSUZUKI Amuro
6.80
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

:

World Surfing Games

RankEventYearLocationResult
9Shortboard2021El Sunzal, ESA8.36


WSL Championship Tour overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017

YearShortboard
20211 x 5th, 2 x 9th, 1 x 17th


WSL Championship Tour - Ten best performances in last Olympic cycle

RankYearEventLocation
52021ShortboardRottnest, WA, AUS
92021ShortboardMargaret River, WA, AUS
92021ShortboardNarrabeen, NSW, AUS
172021ShortboardLemoore, CA, USA


WSL World Junior Championships

RankEventYearLocationResult
1Shortboard2019T'ai-tung, TPE13.00
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Amu-chan (surfmagazine.jp, 27 Jul 2020; surfmedia.jp, 01 Jul 2020)
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Watching movies. (sponichi.co.jp, 19 Aug 2020)
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Athlete
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English, Japanese
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Wade Sharp [national], RSA
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Her older brother Momoto Tsuzuki is a professional surfer. (worldsurfleague.com, 2021; surfmedia.jp, 26 Jul 2017)
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She began surfing at age 10, started competing at age 11, and turned professional at age 15. (Sponichi Channel YouTube channel, 19 Aug 2020; mgjapan.com, 08 Oct 2020; sports.smt.docomo.ne.jp, 02 Oct 2020; ripcurl.eu, 27 Feb 2020)
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She originally got involved in classical ballet, but stopped in order to follow her father and older brother into surfing. "I started competing just a year after I first went surfing. I was 11 years old when I surfed my first contest. As soon as I surfed I knew that I really liked it, but I figured out pretty quickly that I wanted to compete. I started entering contests and it was a natural progression to competing on the QS, because I knew that I wanted to be on the World Tour." (surfmedia.jp, 26 Jul 2017; sports.smt.docomo.ne.jp, 02 Oct 2020; ripcurl.eu, 27 Feb 2020)
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To win a world title, and compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (surfmedia.jp, 01 Jul 2020)
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Winning the 2019 Classic Surf Pro in Spain. (surfmedia.jp, 01 Jul 2020)
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Her parents. (surfmagazine.jp, 27 Jul 2020)
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Her father Kumio, mother Yoshiko and two brothers Momoto and Ten. (surfmedia.jp, 01 Jul 2020; surfmedia.jp, 26 Jul 2017)
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In 2019 she was named Women's Surfer of the Year at the Japan Action Sports Awards. (surfnews.jp, 22 Sep 2019)

General Interest

Preferred stance
Regular (surfmedia.jp, 01 Jul 2020)

General
RISE TO FAME
In 2019 she became the first female Japanese surfer to qualify for the Championship Tour. She said this resulted in a lot more attention. "I went quite a long time without really making a big splash in contests - I was doing okay, but I wasn't winning. And then all of a sudden last year [2019] everything went BOOM in Europe, and it all just happened. I was already thinking that I wouldn't have a chance at qualifying, and I had the mindset that even if I couldn't qualify I would just keep trying harder and harder until I got there. But it all just happened last year, like a big explosion. Things definitely have changed for me at home. There is a lot of news and noise around the fact that I'm the first Japanese female to qualify, especially because of the Olympics. But it doesn't matter, it doesn't affect me - I am just very happy." (ripcurl.eu, 27 Feb 2020)

HOME BREAK
Her home beach is Sagami Bay in Japan, but there are no waves there so she typically surfs in Chiba. "I am from a place called Shonan, which is basically in the middle on the eastern side of the South Island. It's on the coast of Sagami Bay in Kanagawa Prefecture. My home is always flat - Sagami Bay doesn't have any good waves. Because of this I was always moving around to go surfing, getting in the car and driving. I first learnt to surf when I was 10 years old at Chiba, and that's where I surf most of the time now. It takes about two hours by car to get to the surf." (ripcurl.eu, 27 Feb 2020)

Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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