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This webcam has a 95% up time and fantastic clear picture with great control as well.A fantastic Camera just to sit and watch the surfers.

Ioka Main Beach - these the beaches at the very top of Chiba heading south for about 2.5km. This part of the coast is protected by concrete tetrapods installed parallel to the coast. The beach is open for a couple of hundred meters between each set of 'pods. On really big days the surf will break outside the 'pods and on good days will run through into the deeper water channels between them.

Surprisingly popular considering the poor quality of surf on offer. Its a great place for beginners because of the flat contour of the sea bed and the resulting soft waves and this is the only place in Chiba you can take your car on the beach.

It is also one of the of the favorite haunts for Japanese surf schools due to the easy access and easy waves.

None as yet.

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

Daily Photos

Access: From Tokyo, take the Higashi Kanto highway to Narita then the back roads to the beach. Cost: Early mornings and weekends (half price tolls) ¥1,500 one way. Time: 1h 30 ~ 3 hrs depending on time of day.

Other Activities:

Ioka Onsen CLICK HERE and an Observatory platform near by for some amazing views of the coast line. CLICK HERE

Land Yacht Sailing, Kite Boarding; Ioka Sail Buggy School and Ioka Kite Surfing club, look out for them on windy days.

Jet Skiing; you can back your trailer directly into the ocean from the beach, in summer 2008 there was a ¥2,000 launching fee paid to the local Ski shop. NB: it is illegal to operate a jet ski without the appropriate license.

Best Tide: all tides, low incoming is better

Best Swell Direction: SW ~ SE

Best Size: 2 to 4 feet (knee to head)

Best Wind: N

Perfect-O-Meter: 4 (1= 1 ft wind slop; 10 = G-Land)

Bottom: Sand

Access: 80km from down town Tokyo

Crowd Factor: Weekends and holiday periods 7, weekdays 4 (1 = Pipeline in Summer; 10 = Tokyo Station)

Local Vibe: full of people from all over

Water Quality: 4 - (1=clean; 10=turds in the lineup)

Food: Convenience Stores and various restaurants up on the main road

Surf Shops: Dotted along the main road

Break Map

Just click on the point you are interested in to view that individual breaks in's and out's from a real surfers prospective.

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Photos (photos from around this area)

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