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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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 Takahama

Japan, Kyushu

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 Access

Head to Amakusa,drive over the "famous" 7 bridges and towards Hondo. From Hondo, drive south on the 266. Take the signposted right for Takahama. After a 30 minute drive you will reach the coastal road. Turn left and then follow signposts to the beach.

Park in the dirt car park close to the graveyard. When they charge for 2 weeks a year just park on the road.

English (Translate this text in English): Head to Amakusa,drive over the "famous" 7 bridges and towards Hondo. From Hondo, drive south on the 266. Take the signposted right for Takahama. After a 30 minute drive you will reach the coastal road. Turn left and then follow signposts to the beach.

Park in the dirt car park close to the graveyard. When they charge for 2 weeks a year just park on the road.

English (Translate this text in English): Head to Amakusa,drive over the "famous" 7 bridges and towards Hondo. From Hondo, drive south on the 266. Take the signposted right for Takahama. After a 30 minute drive you will reach the coastal road. Turn left and then follow signposts to the beach.

Park in the dirt car park close to the graveyard. When they charge for 2 weeks a year just park on the road.

English (Translate this text in English): Head to Amakusa,drive over the "famous" 7 bridges and towards Hondo. From Hondo, drive south on the 266. Take the signposted right for Takahama. After a 30 minute drive you will reach the coastal road. Turn left and then follow signposts to the beach.

Park in the dirt car park close to the graveyard. When they charge for 2 weeks a year just park on the road.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Shiratsuruhama

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

This is the West coast so don't expect anything special. That said on Typhoon swells up the west it may be worth a look.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the West coast so don't expect anything special. That said on Typhoon swells up the west it may be worth a look.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the West coast so don't expect anything special. That said on Typhoon swells up the west it may be worth a look.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the West coast so don't expect anything special. That said on Typhoon swells up the west it may be worth a look.

Atmosphere

General

Good bunch of locals.
Also try KDD or either side of the powerstation.
Only wax on the island from WaveAct in Hondo.

English (Translate this text in English): Good bunch of locals.
Also try KDD or either side of the powerstation.
Only wax on the island from WaveAct in Hondo.

English (Translate this text in English): Good bunch of locals.
Also try KDD or either side of the powerstation.
Only wax on the island from WaveAct in Hondo.

English (Translate this text in English): Good bunch of locals.
Also try KDD or either side of the powerstation.
Only wax on the island from WaveAct in Hondo.

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