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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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 Kaifu Rivermouth

Japan, Shikoku

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 33° 35.67' N
Longitude: 134° 21.828' E

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 Access

It's about 45 mins from Cape Muroto.

English (Translate this text in English): It's about 45 mins from Cape Muroto.

English (Translate this text in English): It's about 45 mins from Cape Muroto.

English (Translate this text in English): It's about 45 mins from Cape Muroto.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Localism

 Additional Information

This is one of the best rivermouth of Japan. Maybe the best wave of Japan. Heavy tubing rights. A must. The take off is hollow: adapt your board in consequence. Heavy rip.

To go to the peak: jump in the current from the stairs.
To go out: first solution, paddle until the stairs (very hard because off the rip; second solution, paddle to the tetrapods just next to the stairs; third solution, paddle to the and and do a long walk (the bad solution but the safest)

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of the best rivermouth of Japan. Maybe the best wave of Japan. Heavy tubing rights. A must. The take off is hollow: adapt your board in consequence. Heavy rip.

To go to the peak: jump in the current from the stairs.
To go out: first solution, paddle until the stairs (very hard because off the rip; second solution, paddle to the tetrapods just next to the stairs; third solution, paddle to the and and do a long walk (the bad solution but the safest)

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of the best rivermouth of Japan. Maybe the best wave of Japan. Heavy tubing rights. A must. The take off is hollow: adapt your board in consequence. Heavy rip.

To go to the peak: jump in the current from the stairs.
To go out: first solution, paddle until the stairs (very hard because off the rip; second solution, paddle to the tetrapods just next to the stairs; third solution, paddle to the and and do a long walk (the bad solution but the safest)

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of the best rivermouth of Japan. Maybe the best wave of Japan. Heavy tubing rights. A must. The take off is hollow: adapt your board in consequence. Heavy rip.

To go to the peak: jump in the current from the stairs.
To go out: first solution, paddle until the stairs (very hard because off the rip; second solution, paddle to the tetrapods just next to the stairs; third solution, paddle to the and and do a long walk (the bad solution but the safest)

Atmosphere

You will never forget your take off.

English (Translate this text in English): You will never forget your take off.

English (Translate this text in English): You will never forget your take off.

English (Translate this text in English): You will never forget your take off.

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yann avatar
Kaifu Rivermouth
De yann
Ago 10, 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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Viagem: Japan, Shikoku, 2010
De yann
Do Jul 30, 2010 ao Ago 27, 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.
Mais...

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By Michael113@mac.com , 17-10-2005

places to stay - I'm going to visit for a week or two in the beginning of November. Any chance for surf at this time? Any decent places to stay near the surf? Thanks for any info about the area.

By anonymous , 14-10-2003

Tuberiding Shrine - Heavy crowded tuberiding box.

By Southgarbage , 07-12-2002

what a shame... surfed it 6 years ago - Surf this spot @ 6-8ft...fucking unreal barrels...was offshore and sunny...just two days before a huge typhoon came... it got bigger and bigger and bigger... surf it over 3 hours, wave after waves...my arms were so tired.

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