Can't say enough about this guy! Thank you @joey.buran for your dedication to this team and these kids. Japan was tough, as these events go; small rooms, cramped transportation, long flight, 16 hour time difference, hot and humid, unfamiliar food, and limited food choices. You need to add that to the usual demands of hormonal teenagers and the 9 day grinding marathon these events are to fully understand the magnitude of your achievement. During two weeks of 19 hour days you were coach, counselor, disciplinarian, motivator, mentor, teacher, role model and leader, not to mention cheerleader, dancer and story teller. You gave all this from your heart and from your love of the kids and surfing. There are lots of surf coaches out there but few coaches in the "team" sense of the word. You are the best and this result proves it. We can't thank you enough!