G-SHOCK, a favorite choice among the top surfers and extreme sports athletes around the world, is proud to announce its first Kanoa Igarashi signature model. Igarashi is a Japanese professional surfer who participates in the world-class WCT Tour of the World Surf League.
The base model is the GLX-5600, which features one of the thinnest, compact, best fits of the entire G-SHOCK Series. This model comes equipped with a digital Tide Graph, which is a must-have function for surfers. The watch is made of popular semi-transparent resin that creates a simple and cool design.
The name Kanoa in the form of Igarashi's signature appears on the face, band ring, backlight and back case, which identifies this as a truly special and personalized model.
Born: October 1, 1997
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.
Literally born into the world of surfing, Igarashi’s father was a big fan of the sport. When he was just three years old, Kanoa decided that he was tired of just watching and started joining in on the fun. It wasn’t long before people realized he was a surfing prodigy destined for greatness.
2009: At the age of 11, smashed the single National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) season record by racking up an amazing 30 victories.
2012: At the age of 14, became the youngest ever Under-18 U.S. National Champion.
2016: Became the youngest ever, first Asian to participate in the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour.
2017: Won the WSL Vans U.S. Open held in his hometown of Huntington Beach.
- Case / bezel material: Resin
- Resin Band
- Shock Resistant
- Mineral Glass
- 200-meter water resistance
- Electro-luminescent backlight
, Auto light switch, afterglow
- Flash alert
, Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signal, countdown timer progress beeper, and stopwatch auto start
- World time
, 29 time zones (48 cities), daylight saving on/off
- Moon data (moon age of the input data, moon phase graph)
- Tide graph (tide level for specific date and time)
- 1/100-second stopwatch
, Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''
, Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
, Other: 5-second countdown auto start
- Countdown timer
, Measuring unit: 1 second
, Countdown range: 24 hours
, Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
, Others: Auto-repeat, progress beeper
- Multi-function alarms
, 3 independent multi-function alarms (2 one-time alarms and 1 snooze alarm)
- Hourly time signal
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
- Approx. battery life: 7 years on CR2025
- Size of case : 46.7×43.2×12.7mm
- Total weight : 52g