The new watch is based on the G-LIDE GLX-5600 which features a tide graph, an indispensable tool for surfers. The thin, square shape of the watch ensures that it does not obstruct the wrist while surfing. The GLX-5600KI features a semi-transparent body that evokes the ocean and is paired with a mirror finish face that gives the watch a simple, cool finish. Igarashi’s “Kanoa” signature is inscribed on the upper center of the watch face and on the strap keeper and case back, as well as in illumination when the backlight is turned on.
Igarashi was born in California, USA in 1997 and started surfing at the age of three. Since then he has gone on to win a number of major surfing competitions and is currently a world-class professional surfer competing on the World Surf League Championship Tour at the top of the sport.