Live Web Cam
The location makes this a tough place to set up a camera at, however as it is close to Onuki and Oarai the general conditions can be checked with the Oarai camera (Ibaraki North).
None as yet and no plan to do anything in the near future.
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.co.uk/lh/albumMap?uname=liquidsurfing&aid=4964180176610459665#map - map 1
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/lh/albumMap?uname=liquidsurfing&aid=4958280799225643025#map - map 2
Another stretch of Kashima beach with a huge T-bar Tetra pod splitting the beach. The beach is open to swells from the South East to the North East and the Tetrapod gives some shape to an otherwise straight stretch of coast.
Sand bars form off each side of it and depending on the swell direction the waves will break left or right. A lot of this coast has had the Tetrapod Mafia at work and hence much of the beach is really steep, this seems to create a deep water channel running parallel to the beach about 10 meters off the low water mark. Effectively killing any natural sand build up so it is tough to find a really good sand bar and the high tide is effectively a dead time for surf. (this may change with the first big typhoon to hit).
General Break Information
With clean swells and offshore winds this whole stretch of coast offers up waves and the Tetra pods channel the sand and help improve the waves.
Swells much over 2m and the beach will close out, on small days you can paddle out pretty much anywhere. If it is busy walk either up or down the beach to find your own spot and sand bar.
The road to the beach has been blocked and so now parking is an issue, no reports of breakins but you need to walk down to the beach from the car and no longer are you able to drive up and down the road above the tetrapods.
Asahi mura is just north of Kubo, 25 mins drive past the Kashima Stadium. (home of the Kashima Antlers Soccer team and used in the 2002 World cup)
The road trip: 150kms, 1.5+ hrs door to beach late at night
Road tolls ¥ 1,450 yen each way
Best Tide: Low incoming
Swell Direction: South East ~ North East
Best Size: 3 to 4 feet (chest to head)
Best Wind: South West ~ North West
Perfect-O-Meter: 4 Often fun seldom perfect (1= 1 ft wind slop; 10 = G-Land)
Access: parking on the small roads above the beach.
Crowd Factor: Holidays 4, weekdays 1 (1 = Pipeline in Summer; 10 = Tokyo Station)
Local Vibe: No locals
Water Quality: 4 - typical Ibaraki (1=clean; 10=turds in the lineup)
Food: Out on the main road.
Extra Video,maps,links & information see below.
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Video 1 - Beginners Having a bit of fun in small waves.
Video 2 - A fun Session with friends
Video 3 - Nice little HD snippet
Video 4 - Longboarder up and riding in HD
Video 5 - Nice little water shot.
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