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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Shikoku

Japan

Shikoku has cold, 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 to big for you. There are an average of 20 swells per season. Swells are unpredicatble and last from few hours to several days.
Winter: northern wind.
Summer: SE wind and heavy rain.

English (Translate this text in English): Shikoku has cold, 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 to big for you. There are an average of 20 swells per season. Swells are unpredicatble and last from few hours to several days.<br />Winter: northern wind.<br />Summer: SE wind and heavy rain.

English (Translate this text in English): Shikoku has cold, 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 to big for you. There are an average of 20 swells per season. Swells are unpredicatble and last from few hours to several days.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Winter: northern wind.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Summer: SE wind and heavy rain.

English (Translate this text in English): Shikoku has cold, 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 to big for you. There are an average of 20 swells per season. Swells are unpredicatble and last from few hours to several days.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Winter: northern wind.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Summer: SE wind and heavy rain.

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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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Uchizuma
Por yann
10 ago 2010
Better than expected - We were going up north to finish our traval in Shikoku. We passed on the road along a  "bad" spot of the area. But I was surprised to see this waves and I just jumped for few minutes to take some of them. (as my family was waitind, I
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Kaifu Rivermouth
Por yann
10 ago 2010
The Japanese Pipeline - Kaifu ! It's maybe the mos tfamous japanese spot. It's the rivermouth standard. On a big swell, it's a long hollow right. On a medium or small size, it's a slab on a sand/gravel bar. You have a 1.5m to 2m peak on a no more than 1m d
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Takegashima
Por yann
9 ago 2010
10 years of waiting... - 10 years ago, I have bought the japanese surf spots atals. As it was in japanese, I just saw the photos. I remarked a photo with no mention of a beautiful surf spot. It was a dream, the type of dream wich make you travel. I didn't even knew whe
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Ozaki
Por yann
9 ago 2010
Fun and peaky - Again Ozaki early in the morning but surfers are already there... Waves were better than yesterdeay but this spot has nothing to be compared to Monobe.
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Ozaki
Por yann
8 ago 2010
Fun Beachbreak - We stopped at Ozaki in a pension 200m from the spot (tokumasu pension). It's a beachbrea and it's crowded with surfers from Osaka. The beach is the same that thoses I have seen in Tahiti: black sand, green mountain fallen directly into the
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Viaje: Japan, Shikoku, 2010
Por yann
De 30 jul 2010 a 27 ago 2010
Here again, I went to Japan. We have prepared a trip in the best part of Japan for surfing: Shikoku. This area has the best rivermouth spots of Japan. It needs a typhoon swell to work.
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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 paintermcdonnell@hotmail.com , 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 andyjlockard@hotmail.com. cheers,

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