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The latest surfing news and information from Japan.

Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi in Team Visa Commercial
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March 20th, 2019

Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi in Team Visa Commercial

Leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, we can expect to see a plethora of new TV commercials and sponsorships for athletes competing. Recently one of Japan’s surfing gold medal hopes, Kanoa Igarashi has just been featured in a new TV commercial for VISA Debit. The new commercial which features Igarashi riding a wave of […]

Surfing Pictogram for 2020 Olympics Released
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March 18th, 2019

Surfing Pictogram for 2020 Olympics Released

The Tokyo organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has unveiled the official pictograms, and the surfing pictogram is getting some serious air on a single fin retro board. Pictograms were first introduced at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and are used for a variety of purposes including signs at competition venues, on licensed products, […]

Murohara Surfboards opens in Fukushima no-go zone
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March 10th, 2019

Murohara Surfboards opens in Fukushima no-go zone

On 11 March 2011 a massive earthquake triggered a tsunami along Japan’s north-east coast, killing almost 19,000 people and displacing tens of thousands more. Although insignificant compared to the loss of life, the surfing community in Fukushima was also hit hard, with many beaches declared a no-go zone in the wake of the nuclear meltdowns. […]

Featured Japan Surf Spots

Just a few of the many great surfing breaks you can discover in Japan.

Tsurigasaki
釣ヶ崎

Beach

Fun power packed beach break that picks up a lot of swell. Venue for surfing in the 2020 Olympics.

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Kaifu
海部

Rivermouth

One of the best waves in Japan. Catch this on a tyhpoon swell and you'll never want to leave.

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Gobo
御坊

Reef / Rock

A two hour drive from Osaka Gobo has a lot of rocky points. Visit Gobo when a Tyhpoon is approaching for world class waves.

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Uchiumi
内海

Reef / Rock

A powerful right hander that's been compared to Haleiwa. Tom Curren surfed it in on a Typhoon swell in 1991.

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Surfing Areas

Major surfing areas in Japan.

Although Japan is a relatively small country compared to say, Australia or the U.S A, it still does have quite a few surfable points and can sometimes pull out world class waves. The area’s mentioned below are just a small sample of the variety of surfbreaks that can be found throughout Japan. Click on the tiles below to view more information about the area.

Chiba
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Chiba

Powerful Reef and Beach Breaks
Fukushima
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Fukushima

A variety of beach and reef breaks
Hokkaido
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Hokkaido

Icebergs galore!
Ibaraki
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Ibaraki

Mostly small beach breaks
Japan Sea
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Japan Sea

Powerful Winter Swells
Kanagawa
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Kanagawa

Mostly small fun beachbreaks
Kyushu
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Kyushu

Wide variety of breaks and points
Niijima
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Niijima

Crystal clear clean waves
Okinawa
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Okinawa

Tropical waters and reef breaks
Sendai
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Sendai

Powerful World Class Waves
Shikoku
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Shikoku

Big waves, relaxing vibe
Shizuoka
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Shizuoka

Beaches, reefs, & Rivermouths
Wakayama
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Wakayama

Rocky points and reef breaks

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