|Find the best surf spots||
Shikoku has cool, continental winters and hot summers. Spring and summer are wet. The good surf season is from June to November during the typhoon season. The SouthEast coastline (Kochi and Tokushima provinces) picks the main swells. Typhoons swell can be too big for you. There are an average of 20 swells per season. Swells are unpredictable, and last from a few hours to several days.
Winter: northern wind.
Summer: SE wind and heavy rain.
Seasonal swell & wind variations:
|Best Surfing Season|
|Typical Swell Size|
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|Surf Spots (30)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Akigawakakou||- / -||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Futami||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Hashikui||- / -||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Hirano||1 / -||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Ida||- / -||Left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Ikumi||3 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Iokigawakakou||- / -||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Irinomatsubara||1 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Kaifu Rivermouth||- / 2||Right||Rivermouth||Experienced surfers|
|Kainokawa||1 / -||Left||Point-break||All surfers|
|Komuronohama||- / -||All surfers|
|Koudono||- / -||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Kureoono||- / -||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Monobegawakakou||7 / 1||Right and left||Rivermouth||Experienced surfers|
|Naharigawakakou||- / -||Reef-artificial||All surfers|
|Niyodogawakakou||12 / -||Experienced surfers|
|Nuishima||1 / -||Left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Oosakinohamane||- / -||Beach-break||Experienced surfers|
|Ozaki||4 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|senatan||3 / -||Left||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|Shiina||- / -||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Shirahama||- / -||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Shishikui||1 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Tainohama||1 / -||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Takegashima||6 / -||Right||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Tanoura||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Teu||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Uchizuma||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Yasudagawakakou||3 / 1||Right and left||Rivermouth||All surfers|
|Yokonami Skyline||- / -||Right||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
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By Anonymous , 07-09-2007
no Western Kochi beaches??? - Some of the best surf beaches in Kochi (in Japan even) are located in western Kochi, but nothing west of Kochi city is included. A lot of Japanese make the trip down to Ohki beach, near Ashizuri cape (the southern tip of Shikoku) the beach has good camping, friendly locals, a nice onsen and very decent waves.
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 03-06-2007
fingers crossed - Hello there im heading to Kochi for a year to teach engrish. Does anybody know if i should bring me own surf stick or are they really expensive over there. Also what are the waves like? Should I get a wee moped to head to the coast or is it too far? C ya in the water!
By andy , 30-10-2005
just arrived in japan - gday fellow surf rats,i just arrived in japan for a year and have got a flat near osaka (nara). im keen as to get some waves but dont no how to get to the surf spots if there is anyone out there keen to get a wave with me im at email@example.com. cheers,
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