CHIKURA BEACH 千倉
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General Break Information
Popular as a long board wave, it does have its day and the local surf shop owner has a picture of him riding a very nice wave at double over head.
It is tucked in to the SW corner of Chikura Bay and it is the only beach in South Chiba that blows offshore in a South West wind. It needs some East in the swell to get decent waves.
Board rental and lessons are available and are reasonably priced, long, short or boogie boards.
Parking is limited but free, new toilet block and a supermarket a couple of hundred meters behind the beach.
Mostly it is a sandy bottom. Possibly after a large typhoon the underlying rock reef may become exposed.
Notes: Chikura has a fireworks festival every year in the summer, hundreds of fireworks from a pontoon just off the beach,
surf all day, have a BBQ and in the evening kick back in your deck chair for 2 hrs of entertainment. Saturday Aug 13th, 2010.
Best Tide: Low incoming
Best Swell Direction: East
Best Size: 2 to 4 feet (waist to head)
Best Wind: West
Perfect-O-Meter: 4, (1= 1 ft wind slop; 10 = G-Land)
Bottom: Reef / Sand
Access: free in the parking lot,
Crowd Factor: Weekends and holiday periods 8, weekdays 4 (1 = Pipeline in Summer; 10 = Tokyo Station)
Local Vibe: friendly but beware of the long boarders
Water Quality: 2 (1=clean; 10=turds in the lineup)
Food: 7-Eleven, or hit the fisherman's wharf for a few bits for the BBQ
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Chikura Sessions August 8th 2010
Chikura Sessions April 29th 2010
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