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Latest Japan Surfing News

The latest surfing news and information from Japan.

The inaugural Japan Open of Surfing Competition
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May 16th, 2019

The inaugural Japan Open of Surfing Competition

After the Golden Week holiday period this year, surfers were geared up to participate in the inaugural Japan Open of Surfing, which was organized by the Nippon Surfing Association. The event took place in Ichinomiyacho, Chiba Prefecture, which is an Olympic surfing competition venue. Shun Murakami won the mens division. Murakami also previously won 4th […]

Olympics Surfing Competition Schedule Details Announced
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April 23rd, 2019

Olympics Surfing Competition Schedule Details Announced

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee has just announced the details of the surfing schedule, just in time before tickets go on sale for the events after May. The opening ceremony will be held on July 24, 2020 and the closing ceremony will be on August 9th. The “Olympic Surfing Festival” (a tentative name at this […]

O’Neill Wave of the Winter Winner – Keito Matsuoka
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April 5th, 2019

O’Neill Wave of the Winter Winner – Keito Matsuoka

Japan’s Keito Matsuoka has taken out the O’Neill Wave of the Winter award for a gutsy ride in January of this year at Pipeline. Building on his User Choice entry from last year’s competition, Matsuoka got another entry into the comp, only a little bigger and heavier. The 29 year old Japanese national started coming […]

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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