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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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 Monobegawakakou

Japan, Shikoku

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 32.048' N
Longitude: 133° 41.104' E

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 Access

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight and left

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
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 Additional Information

The japanese Pipeline ! this top japanese rivermouth needs a big swell. Works only for few hours or exceptionnaly for few days. Be careful of the strong rips.

The wave depends of the sandbank. It's mainly a right even if the left is rippable sometimes.

English (Translate this text in English): The japanese Pipeline ! this top japanese rivermouth needs a big swell. Works only for few hours or exceptionnaly for few days. Be careful of the strong rips.

The wave depends of the sandbank. It's mainly a right even if the left is rippable sometimes.

English (Translate this text in English): The japanese Pipeline ! this top japanese rivermouth needs a big swell. Works only for few hours or exceptionnaly for few days. Be careful of the strong rips.

The wave depends of the sandbank. It's mainly a right even if the left is rippable sometimes.

English (Translate this text in English): The japanese Pipeline ! this top japanese rivermouth needs a big swell. Works only for few hours or exceptionnaly for few days. Be careful of the strong rips.

The wave depends of the sandbank. It's mainly a right even if the left is rippable sometimes.

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Monobegawakakou
By yann
Aug 8, 2010
I love rivermouth - I knew Monobe was good. I didn't have any forecasts but I wake up at 4:45 and drive 30mn to Monobe. Will it be better than yesterday ? swell, no swell ? localism ? When I arrived, it was A-Frame ! with already surfers in water. The left wa
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Monobegawakakou
By yann
Aug 7, 2010
First good surprise! - I was visiting Japan since ten days mainly in the mountains of Shikoku, far from the shore, far from internet and the forecasts. It was the first day we were near the shore. We were driving to our hotel at the end of the day when I decided to see t
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Trip: Japan, Shikoku, 2010
By yann
From Jul 30, 2010 to Aug 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.
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By Roy , 12-03-2008

Hoax - I live here and you'de be lucky to see this place break more than a couple of times a year! When it does it's crowded and and an average wave at best. Better waves down in Kyushu.

By anonymous , 23-07-2005

this place needs pics - some pics please locals

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