Sunrise at the beach

Just after 5 am on Friday morning

The 280th day of the year – better known as October 6th

It was raining quite heavily this morning but the wave forecast looked promising.  Recently we have been visiting several points looking for suitable waves.  Would today be the same? As always, the first stop was Yoshida but it had only tiny waves – almost flat.  There were only 3 or 4 fisherman there.  Surprisingly, they […]

The quest for open waves (October 5th)

Like yesterday, the search began at Yoshida.  Here’s how it looked: Eerily similar – wouldn’t you agree?  Sunny, fishermen staking out the middle part of the beach and tiny waves.

Yoshida? Shizunami? Kashima? (October 4th)

I knew the waves probably wouldn’t be too good today but it was going to be warm and sunny.  So I didn’t want to miss a nice autumn day of surfing (winter will soon be here I’m sure).  I was determined to find some place with some waves!

Three Strikes… (September 8th)

Today was NOT a good day for surfing.  It was so bad that I didn’t even bother to take any pictures.  REALLY.  First, we checked out Yoshida.  FLAT.  Second, we stopped at Shizunami.  FLAT.  Finally, we visited Kashima.  There were a few surfers trying to catch some small waves, but not tempting enough for us […]

June 25th surf session

Like a regular Wednesday morning, I got up at around 5:30 am and tried to leave the house quickly.  I knew that it was going to be a good day when I noticed that I could see Mt. Fuji.  I haven’t seen it for quite some time, so I quickly took this photo. I knew […]

June 18 – Lucky number seven?!

Although the wave forecast wasn’t particularly promising, I was hoping that this week’s session would be better than the last several outings. This was my 7th morning of surfing at Kashima (seventh consecutive Wednesday to be precise), so I was hoping that it would be a lucky day…

June 11th – Beach season is coming.

After an exciting but unrewarding morning of surfing the remnants of Typhoon #5 last week, I was looking forward to a regular day at the surf office. As to be expected of rainy season, it was cloudy and drizzly. When I arrived at the beach, here is what I saw…

Round 2 – Typhoon #5 (June 4th)

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Typhoon #5 passed Shizuoka. While walking to the car after my afternoon class finished, I could hear the waves breaking. (On normal days, you can’t hear the waves). I knew that a few surfers go out when there is a typhoon swell, so I decided to check it […]

Da weekly session.

The weather forecast was for sunshine in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon, so I definitely wanted to go out surfing today. However, this was the what the wave forecast for this morning looked like: As you can see, the forecast was for a terrifying 50cm – 99 cm swell. Not too promising, but […]