On this page you will find - Wave scale & Understanding the size / Surf Condition Terminology
Wave Scale & Understanding The Size
Wave height is a constantly debated question So we have made the simple graphic to the left to show our readers how we determine this through out the Surfing In Japan Website.
Swell height - is a deep water measurement and very different to the breaking wave height
Wave heights - Assuming you are looking from the beach at a surfer riding a wave and he is crouching at the knees
When surf reaches 8ft plus only experienced surfers should paddle out for many many reasons. If you do not fall in to this category we advise to watch from the safety of the beach.
Surf Condition Terminology
Team Surfing In Japan for years have had like many surfers their own type of Language when it comes to talking about the conditions on any particular day or during a certain session. Below are just some of those.