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Latitude: 40° 46.464' N
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From Misawa Airport, head east to the highway road (Route 338)and hang a right on it. You'll soon see a sign for Veedol Beach, hang a left and follow the road through the port facility, swimming area and parking lot. Cruise over a sandy stretch until you get to a jetty. The break is a set of peaks extending about 300 yards beyond the jetty.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
This spot is a bit quirky, breaking really well just before or after a typhoon. You get good consistency with the wind swell (it's almost always onshore), but occasionally, when the wind turns around, it gets really good. Standup barrels and really fast sections can be found here. The best part is that it'll be overhead and offshort, and it's just you and one other guy out!
The locals are a mixture of seasoned Japanese veterans (20 years + surfing this spot) and American G.I.s from the nearby Air Force base. The atmosphere is really laid back, as you'll spend just as much time bullshitting in the lineup as you are catching waves. If you're in the Tohoku region, don't miss the opportunity to surf this spot!
By Anonymous , 16-08-2010
338 Park - Is there anyone in the area that can teach me to surf at this spot? I use a rental from the rec center.
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