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Chitose is a well known location and popular for visiting surfers from Tokyo and Kanagawa. It is a sandy beach about 500m long that is open to the South around to the North East which gives it the biggest swell window of the Southern Chiba beaches.

General Break Information

As with much of Southern Chiba, these breaks are sandy rock reefs, this season 2010 there is so much sand coverage its almost tough to know the rocky reefs are there. At low tide they become much more visible and the waves to the north break right in amongst submerged rocky outcrops.

Chitose does get some good waves and obviously these reefs help create them. The waves break right up and down this stretch and vary depending on the tide and swell direction.

As is common in Japan the further you walk the smaller the crowd even if the waves are better down the beach.

The main point at Chitose is in front of an old blue and white house sitting on the beach side of the road with lots of parking. This is Mishima House , owned and run by a local mama san. ¥ 500 for parking includes showers, toilets, Garbage bins, undercover seating and a 2nd floor deck with views up and down the coast and of the surf right out in front.

Access: 1hr 20 mins on a wednesday morning at 3.00am through the Tokyo Aqua line. Road tolls; ¥3000 each way, Gas ¥4000

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

Best Wind: South West

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

Bottom: Reef / Sand

Access: ¥ 500 parking

Crowd Factor: Weekends & holidays 8, weekdays 4 (1 = Pipeline in Summer; 10 = Tokyo Station)

Local Vibe: friendly

Water Quality: 2 (1=clean; 10=turds in the lineup)

Food: buy it from Mama san or pack it in (she sells cold drinks, tea and coffee as well as food)

Best Swell Direction: East

Best Tide: Until the sand is cleared away only low tide breaks with consistency.

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September 4th 2010 Session

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