Soeda, Hiromisha

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Pioneering Japanese professional surfer; winner of the Japanese Professional Surfing Association circuit in 1978, and world-ranked #30 in 1979. Soeda was born (1956) and raised in Hiratsuka, a coastal town located just to the southwest of Tokyo. He began surfing at age 10, and in 1974 won the juniors division of the All-Japan Surfing Championships. Soeda rode aggressively, using a low-slung stan...

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