Too cold for the average weekend warrior to surf up here.
But if you are a keen madman there are some waves to be found, especially in Summer, when the locals come out to defrost. There’s not really a large surfing population up there as most of the action is on the mountains. There are a few hardcore locals who brave the cold temperatures and are pretty laid back towards visitors to the area. Watch out for the bergs!
Just a few of the many great surf spots in Hokkaido.
50km bay on the Pacific Ocean side, with lefts and rights. Reef breaks and beach.Google Map
Fun little beach breaks with river mouth at one end of the beach. Sometimes there can be a bit of debris on the beach here.Google Map
Surf Shops based in Hokkaido area.
Based in Sapporo, catering for surfing, snowboarding, SUP, and Skate.View on Google Maps
Drop Surf Facebook
Approximately 8 shops located in major cities across Japan.
The biggest surf shop franchise in Japan, with locations in most major cities.
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