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Take the Joban Highway (toll road). Turn off at Tomobe Junction towards O-arai. Drive for another 20 minutes and get off the highway at Mito-Oarai offramp. Drive another 10 minutes along the main raod. There are plently of signboards to Oarai Sun beach. There is free parking and good selection of points along the beach. There is also a massive aquarium.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name O-nuki
Wave qualityWorld Class
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
There are two manmade concrete wave breakers that walk for about 100m into the sea. The sandy bottom has built up around them and on really big days are great for easy access past heavy beach break.
There is no problem with localism in the Tohoku (O-arai) area. There are a lot of places to surf with surfing and swimming beaches clearly separated.
There are three surfshops on the beach and Japan's third ranked pro surfer comes from Orai. What else can I say. It's one of the best points and rarely disappoints.
By Dandy , 20-05-2006
Sick!!! - After coming from Australia we heard of a swell going to hit...so we went to here and had the best time with only just me and jez in the water. Sick Waves!!!!
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