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Latest Japan Surfing News

The latest surfing news and information from Japan.

Japan Olympic Surfing venue refusing to cooperate
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May 7th, 2021

Japan Olympic Surfing venue refusing to cooperate

With fewer than three months left until the Games are set to open, the venue which is scheduled to host the upcoming Japan surfing competition is refusing to cooperate by not setting up COVID-19 testing facilities for athletes. This is creating a few logistical problems for Japan struggling to drum up support for an already …

Will surfing have its chance to debut at the Olympics?
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February 28th, 2020

Will surfing have its chance to debut at the Olympics?

A senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stated that the cancellation of the Olympic Games, is on the cards should the Corona Virus not be contained. Japan is reportedly spending at least $25 billion to put on the games, so there’s a lot at stake here. The IOC’s Dick Pound (yes, that’s …

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 …

Featured Japan Surf Spots

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

Katsuura (Malibu)
勝浦

Beach / Reef

World class beach/reef break that really turns it on when typhoon swells roll in from the South.

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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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Isonoura
磯ノ浦

Beach

The most easily accessible surf sport closest to Osaka. Sloppy beach break that get packed out in Summer months.

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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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Hebara
部原

Beach

Consistant left and right beach breaks abound here. Was once the location for WCT contests.

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Omaezaki
御前崎

Beach / Reef

Strong currents more suited to advanced surfers. Many hidden reefs.

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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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