RYAN CALLINAN CLAIMS VICTORY IN JAPAN

Merewether surfer Ryan Callinan’s chances of requalifying for the world tour have had a massive boost, claiming victory at the QS 6000 event in Japan.

Surfing against Hawaiian Seth Moniz in the final, Callinan posted a 6.2 and 7 to claim the victory in deteriorating conditions at Shida Point.

An emotional Callinan dedicating the win to his late parents, Garry and Janice.

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