Introducing the Indonesian / Japanese shredder Kusuma Rai Tanabe , 19yrs shredder based in Kanagawa , Japan but with Balinese heritage .
Kusuma has got an impressive contest record. Taking titles at locations like Half-way Kuta, Keremas Komune resort , East Side Bali and Chiba Japan.
His home break is Hiratsuka just down from where he is studying Sports Science at Tokai Uni Shonan Campus.
We gave him a couple of grips to use in the extreme conditions Kusuma faces. Japanese winter is freezing , 5mm wetsuits plus boots and heavy wind chill, or he could head home to Bali and surf in 28 degrees water temperature . Follow him on Instagram.