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I'm Dane, living in Japan, I'm a photographer/videographer. You can find me on my YouTube channel, I will show you what I capture with my consumer cameras in the hope to inspire you to try yourself. Timelapse -GoPro Hero 9 / Photos - Canon - 7D mark 2 / Video - I-phone x, GoPro 9, Canon /Editing - Final Cut But remember don't go and buy fancy new cameras learn to work with what you have. Anything is possible with a little effort and study. I'm happy to answer your questions in the comments below Follow me on:

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Find out all the latest weather information on your favorite Surf Break

Break Maps & Local Area Information MapsView all our Break maps from around Japan on each breaks page as well as See what's in the local Area with our easy to use Local Information Maps with Geo tagged and  Synced Photos showing Car Parks, Toilets, Shops, Restaurants,Hotels, Japanese Hot Springs, Temples and Places of Interest to name but a few. 

"About Surfing In Japan January" 2011 - We are focused on - Izu, Kanagawa (Shonan), Chiba, Ibaraki, Fukushima

Information you need to get to the breaks and time it well, No claims made about swells as only Huhey knows when and what swells he is going to send us. Generally we will include best swell direction, best wind direction and the best tides to aim for to score quality waves.
 (Due to the request of respected locals - there are some locations that we only provide 'general' information about - if you are visiting and keen on a specific location and break email us and we'll try and point you in the right direction)

Everyone at 'Surfing in Japan' surfs and when not in the water spend huge amounts of time checking weather maps,  tracking swells all focused on scoring the best waves next time out. We are NOT locals - instead we drive from Tokyo up to 250km South East North and (sometimes) West hunting for the best waves on offer. In general, this means trips from the bottom of Izu to the top of Fukushima and includes Shonan, Chiba and Ibaraki. All year, all season.  (no longer Fukushima until the all clear is given after the March 11 earthquake)

Dozens of years of taking notes on everything surf related is now at an end. 20+ notebooks are for all intents and purposes useless as the information they hold is inaccessible when we need it most - that is chasing a storm and hunting for the perfect setup to score epic waves while most of the country are sheltered behind closed doors. This site is mobile friendly so the information in those notebooks is now useful and at some stage in the future will include some unique links to finding offshore conditions in any weather pattern. Chase around and explore the links on the left of the page to discover a host of surfing related trivia. 
Hope you score epic waves. 

Some Useful Japanese Surfing Talk Translations.

Wave height is a constantly debated question so we have made the simple graphic to the left to show how we report wave size.

Swell height -  is an open ocean, deep water measurement. Swells turn into waves as they reach the shoreline. The bottom contour of the beach where the wave finally breaks determines size, type and style of the wave. (swell height is not wave height)

Wave heights - We assume we are looking from the beach at a surfer riding a wave and he is crouching at the knees

When surf reaches 8ft plus rip tides and currents increase exponentially. The sea at this size is the playground of experienced surfers and watermen. Take care and ask questions and if in doubt don't paddle out. 

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Surfing In Japan Team
Look out for our team taking Photos, Video and doing interviews at your local break, they often have free goodies. See you out there