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Latest Japan Surfing News

The latest surfing news and information from Japan.

Japan to build Surf Stadium before Tokyo 2020
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January 14th, 2020

Japan to build Surf Stadium before Tokyo 2020

Japan will finally open a wave pool powered by American Wave Machines (AWM) before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Kelly Slater and his WSL will have to take second place to the new Japanese surf lagoon, currently being built in Shizunami, Shizuoka Prefecture, about 280 kilometers from Tsurigasaki Beach, the official venue […]

4 More Surfers Qualify for Tokyo 2020
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November 11th, 2019

4 More Surfers Qualify for Tokyo 2020

4 more surfers have secured their places for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following the Rip Curl Pro in Portugal The USA’s Kolohe Andino, Brazil’s Tatiana Weston-Webb, and France’s Jeremy Flores and Johanne Defay will make the trek to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. There is one event remaining on the World Surf League tour schedule. […]

Australia win Aloha Cup at World Surfing Games, Miyazaki
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September 12th, 2019

Australia win Aloha Cup at World Surfing Games, Miyazaki

Australia has taken out the Aloha Cup title at the World Surfing Games in Miyazaki Japan. Aussie Ryan Callinan, Owen Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons and Nikki Van Dijk scored a total of 38.19 points to take the win. South Africa won silver with 38.11 points, and the US scored 35.38 for the bronze at the International […]

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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