A great Webcam with 100% uptime. Full controls left, right, zoom. Can check out everyone on the beach as well at the surf.

Live Web Camera

Daily Video

This is a daily video that is taken by a group of locals and then uploaded to U-stream a great look at the conditions on the day , Video is normally uploaded by lunch time , worth checking out if you plan to surf in this area that day

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)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/albumMap?uname=liquidsurfing&aid=5511919699269299873#map - Map 1

Because this beach is so big we will update with different maps each time we surf a different sand bar there for you.

Looking at a bathymetric map the ocean floor drops away very evenly & very slowly. This means long period swells out of the mid pacific drag from a long way out and lose power on their way to the beach. Short period swells however don't have much depth to them and are less effected. As with all of this coast from Taito to Ioka its a flat sandy bottom so you need to hunt for sand bars.

General Break Information

The Northern part of Kujukuri hooks around to the East and so NW winds also work well up here.

The main areas all have names and from North to South they are

Yoshizaki 吉崎

Katagai 片貝

Shirako 白子

All are east facing beaches, have the same bottom contour and generally have the same level of waves. Note: parts of shore line in this area has been concreted which means that on high tides the water is often too deep for waves to break.

Access: drive out from Tokyo on either the highways or the local roads.

Round trip from Tokyo: Early morning before 6am about 1:20m, and tolls are about ¥1,400

Best Tide: all tides, low incoming is better

Best Swell Direction: S ~ NE

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

Best Wind: W

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

Bottom: Sand

Access: 80km from down town Tokyo

Crowd Factor: Holidays 5, weekdays 3 (1 = Pipeline in Summer; 10 = Tokyo Station)

Local Vibe: none

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

Extra Video,maps,links & information see below.

If you know or have any video of this break please pass it on to us we will be happy to show it on www.surfinginjapan.com ,email us direct at admin@surfinginjapan.com

Video 1 - Shirako river mouth panoramic of the Offshore morning surf with music.

Video 2 - View up and down the beach.

Video 3 - Longboarding Session during winter.

Video 4 - Lines coming in - head high and offshore.

Video 5 - Paragliding the beach

Video 5 - Head high and clean offshore surf

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.

If you have any further information that may make this map better please email www.surfinginjapan.com team at admin@surfinginjapan.com we are always happy to receive new data.

Photos (photos from around this area)

If you have photos that you would like us to show on www.surfinginjapan.com

please email them direct to admin@surfinginjapan.com we are always excited to see other peoples magic days in the lineup

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