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G-LIDE Kanoa Igarashi 2nd Signature Model

Published on 18 Nov 2021

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    Available for online pre-sale from 24 Nov (exclusively for CASIO ID Members) and in-stores from 1 Dec 2021.

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    G-SHOCK introduces the latest addition to the G-LIDE line of watches for extreme sports, which are part of the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches.

    The new GBX-100KI is the second signature model endorsed by pro-surfer Kanoa Igarashi. Igarashi started surfing at the age of three. Since then, he has gone on to win several major surfing competitions and is currently a world-class professional surfer competing on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour at the top of the sport. The base model of the second Kanoa Igarashi signature model is GBX-100, equipped with Mobile Link functions in addition to a useful tide graph for surfers.

    The new GBX-100KI is a special-edition watch with a design and color theme created under his supervision. The all-black timepiece is adorned with different textures and shades for each part including the bezel, band, and LCD, expressing his cool and unique worldview. The bezel and glass feature a graphic of Igarashi himself tube riding a massive wave. The dial, case back, and band tip feature his signature. The lug side of the band showcases the number 50, which is his number on the WSL Championship Tour.

    The GBX-100KI is also equipped with Mobile Link functions that pair with a smartphone. With the dedicated smartphone app, the user can select a location from approximately 3,300 preset locations worldwide and send the information to the watch, including tide data, sunset/sunrise times, and other essential data for surfers. In addition to displaying tide graphs and moon data, the watch comes with several functions which are advantageous in daily training, such as distance travelled, time, and pace. The wide watch face uses a high contrast Memory in Pixel (MIP) LCD for optimum visibility.

    Special packaging for G-LIDE Kanoa Igarashi 2nd Signature Model

    The GBX-100KI is also equipped with Mobile Link functions that pair with a smartphone. With the dedicated smartphone app, the user can select a location from approximately 3,300 preset locations worldwide and send the information to the watch, including tide data, sunset/sunrise times, and other essential data for surfers. In addition to displaying tide graphs and moon data, the watch comes with several functions which are advantageous in daily training, such as distance travelled, time, and pace. The wide watch face uses a high contrast Memory in Pixel (MIP) LCD for optimum visibility.

    Kanoa Igarashi

    Born October 1, 1997, in California, USA. Igarashi grew up watching his dad surf every day in Huntington Beach, California. At the age of 3, he was done watching and jumped in the water himself. He was an instant talent and quickly commanded the attention of the surfing community. In 2009, at 11 years old, Igarashi gained National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) fame by claiming a stunning 30 contest wins to set a new record for the most victories in a single season. In 2012, at the age of 14, he became the youngest ever to win the USA Championship Under-18. Four years later, he was the youngest ever, and first Asian, to participate in the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour. In 2017, Igarashi won the WSL Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, held in his hometown of Huntington Beach, as he continued to show the world what he could do. In 2019, he was the first Asian to claim victory at the Corona Bali Protected, the third event of the Men’s Championship Tour. In 2021, Igarashi represented Japan in the surfing competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, winning a silver medal.

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