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Latest Japan / Asia Surfing News

The latest surfing news and information from Japan and across Asia.

Construction of Japan’s first ‘Wavegarden’ wave pool to be built in Shiga Prefecture, opening in spring 2026
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May 27th, 2024

Construction of Japan’s first ‘Wavegarden’ wave pool to be built in Shiga Prefecture, opening in spring 2026

Plans to build a surfing pool manufactured by Wavegarden in Japan have finally been announced. It is scheduled to open... (Read more)

The world’s best aerial surfers coming to Japan this June for Stab High Japan at Shizunami Surf Stadium
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May 21st, 2024

The world’s best aerial surfers coming to Japan this June for Stab High Japan at Shizunami Surf Stadium

“Stab High”, the surf contest that celebrates the art of flight and aerials, will be held at Shizunami Surf Stadium... (Read more)

Watch Jamie O’Brien surf and snowboard on the same day in Japan.
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April 4th, 2024

Watch Jamie O’Brien surf and snowboard on the same day in Japan.

Jamie O’Brien ditched the tropical vibes of Hawaii for a chilly adventure in Hokkaido, Japan. With excitement levels off the... (Read more)

Aussie-born Connor O’Leary picked by Japan for Olympic surfing spot
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April 4th, 2024

Aussie-born Connor O’Leary picked by Japan for Olympic surfing spot

Connor O’Leary, a surfer originally from Australia, revealed that he’s been chosen to represent Japan at the Paris 2024 Olympics.... (Read more)

Survey underway for Wavegarden’s construction of surf pools in Japan
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August 29th, 2023

Survey underway for Wavegarden’s construction of surf pools in Japan

A full-scale surfing wave pool by Wavegarden, a company that started in the UK and Spain and is now also... (Read more)

CT competitor Conor O’Leary applies to change from Australia to Japan.
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July 31st, 2023

CT competitor Conor O’Leary applies to change from Australia to Japan.

The Nippon Surfing Association (NSA) announced on 6 June that Conor O’Leary, a WSL Championship Tour (CT) competitor, has applied... (Read more)

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