HEBARA BEACH & REEF BREAKS 部原

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Live Web Cam

This fantastic cam takes a new picture every minute, 
Pretty good quality that shoots the main peak. A good indicator for the Central & South Chiba for Swell and Wind. 


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Daily Photos
None as yet. But we have a very nice local guy called Kodai-san who has surfed all the local breaks for many years and is in the process of hooking up with us.

Local Information & Recommendations Photo Map
Click the link below to view our interactive map with photos and information of the break and surrounding area.
(All photos are Located using GPS coordinates for pin point accuracy)

General Break Information

Hebera is a Chiba classic, every Japanese surfer knows about it (sometimes it seems most of them are trying to surf it together) and usually, when talking about it, everyone is referring to the reef in the middle of the beach.
However this is only the main break on a beach just over 1km long with reefs north, central and south and sand bar beach breaks in-between.

The water gets deep quickly and so the beach provides for more variety and punch than the beach breaks in Nth Chiba.
Due to its location Hebara picks up a variety of swells from the NE round to the South and also handles winds from the N through to the SW.

During Big swells an outer-reef Bombora wave breaks at the Southern end.

There is a seriously large carpark overlooking the beach with a clean toilet/shower/changing block - It's also a great place to take pictures / video from, chat to the diverse groups of surfers and check out their pimped out surf wagons or practice your turns on a carving skateboard.
The South end has a fishing port and there are several hotels along the strip. For many years the Marui Pro ASP event was held at Hebara.

North End - Kuso Shita (below the Shit Factory)
Right at the northern end of the car park this break gets good on low tide incoming, a favorite of the locals who like to boost airs and pull into beach break barrels.
Breaks left and right and the peak moves around depending on individual waves so splits the crowds.
Often not crowded and excellent fun
Note: The valley behind and the high cliffs all tend to swing the wind however the best winds are North through to West. 
Note: easiest paddle out is against the rock at the north end (rip current)
Best Tide: 50cm + incoming
Best Swell Direction: SSE round to NE 
Best Size: 2 to 4 feet (waist to overhead)
Best Wind: N - W
Perfect-O-Meter: 5, Often fun seldom perfect (1= 1 ft wind slop; 10 = G-Land)
Bottom: Reef / Sand
Access: Park in the parking lot, 
Crowd Factor: Weekends and holiday periods 5, weekdays 3 (1 = Pipeline in Summer; 10 = Tokyo Station)
Local Vibe: friendly 
Water Quality: 3 - (the shit factory is tightly controlled) (1=clean; 10=turds in the lineup)
Food:  Dennies, 7-Eleven, Liquor shop and various restaurants just across the street.



Main Peak
This reef often has a good wave and occasionally has a great wave peeling over the rock / sand bottom breaking both left and right, each turning on and pumping in slightly different conditions. Pumping = serious barrel opportunities for those who want to pull in, and if not barreling often a long playful wall up to 100m. 
Because of the reef bottom often even an onshore wind day will produce a rideable wave.
It can hold a solid 6ft swell but usually closes out if it gets bigger.
Its the place to be seen and get photos and a lot of the regions best surfers congregate here.

Best Tide: Works across all tides
Best Swell Direction: E or SE during typhoon season, N or NE windswells in winter and spring
Best Size: 2 to 6 feet (chest to double overhead) - It can break cleanly on bigger swells if all the planets align.

Best Wind: NW ~ WSW
Perfect-O-Meter: 6, depending on the sandbars (1= 1 ft wind slop; 10 = G-Land)

Bottom: Reef / Sand
Access: 120km from down town Tokyo, Train access from Tokyo Station. Big parking lot right in front
Crowd Factor: Weekends and holiday periods 8, weekdays 5 (1 = Pipeline in Summer; 10 = Tokyo Station)
Local Vibe: generally friendly, stay out of the impact / takeoff zone
Water Quality: 3 - (1=clean; 10=turds in the lineup)
Food:  Dennies, 7-Eleven, Liquor shop and various restaurants just across the street.


Obachans (Grand Mothers) (between Main and Shinga)

Sandy reef that breaks close to the beach and depending on the swell size and direction can be ridden either left or right.
Can get good but infrequently and is never very busy. Drive or walk down to the little stream about 500m south of the main car park to get a good view.

Best Tide: mid tide
Best Swell Direction: E or SE during typhoon season, N or NE windswells in winter and spring
Best Size: 2 to 3 feet (waist to head high) 
Best Wind: NW to WSW
Perfect-O-Meter: 4, depending on the sandbars (1= 1 ft wind slop; 10 = G-Land)
Bottom: Reef / Sand
Access: Park in the parking lot, and walk
Crowd Factor: Weekends and holiday periods 4, weekdays 3 (1 = Pipeline in Summer; 10 = Tokyo Station)
Local Vibe: friendly 
Water Quality: 3 - (1=clean; 10=turds in the lineup)
Food:  Dennies, 7-Eleven, Liquor shop and various restaurants back in front of the main car park

South End - Shinga
Tucked into the southern end of the beach it is offshore in SW (where are the rest of the beach is onshore) - the reverse of this is when the main peak and northern ends of the beach are offshore this is often on shore. A small secret is that the high cliffs will often 'turn the wind' and so conditions will be OK even with a light northerly blowing.

Sand covered rocky reef the swells break left and right, the better wave being right.
Frequented by lots of locals who chip in and rent houses together, mostly young guys and girls, friendly and good surfers.
Impossible to see from the main car park and a good 400m walk so always has fewer people on it. Can drive down to a small river and park for a short time to look, then its a 50m walk to the sea wall and a 150m cross beach view of the wave.

Best Tide: best waves break when the tide is 80cm to 100cm height 
Best Swell Direction: E or SE during typhoon season, N or NE windswells in winter and spring
Best Size: 2 to 4 feet (waist to overhead) 
Best Wind: NW to WSW
Perfect-O-Meter: 5, depending on the sandbars (1= 1 ft wind slop; 10 = G-Land)
Bottom: Reef / Sand
Access: Park in the parking lot, and walk
Crowd Factor: Weekends and holiday periods 5, weekdays 3 (1 = Pipeline in Summer; 10 = Tokyo Station)
Local Vibe: friendly 
Water Quality: 3 - (1=clean; 10=turds in the lineup)
Food:  Dennies, 7-Eleven, Liquor shop and various restaurants back in front of the main carpark




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Hebara 2009 session


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Hebara Beach & Reef Break


Photos (photos from around this area)
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Picasa Web Slideshow

Hebara Beach 27/28th May 2011

Hebara April 2nd 2011

Obachans Point April 2nd 2011

November 20th 2010

Hebara 25th September 2010 Typhoon

HEBARA BEACH JUNE 27th 2010

Shinga Break 22nd August 2010

Hebara August 21st 2010


Some shots taken on a small but fun day 


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