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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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 Ataka

Japan, West Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 36° 25.161' N
Longitude: 136° 24.905' E

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It is at the rivermouth near the harbour of Komatsu.

English (Translate this text in English): It is at the rivermouth near the harbour of Komatsu.

English (Translate this text in English): It is at the rivermouth near the harbour of Komatsu.

English (Translate this text in English): It is at the rivermouth near the harbour of Komatsu.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West

Good wind directionSouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

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Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

It is not a very good wave but it the closest one from Komatsu. You can score decent waves with good conditions. Works well with a typhoon.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not a very good wave but it the closest one from Komatsu. You can score decent waves with good conditions. Works well with a typhoon.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not a very good wave but it the closest one from Komatsu. You can score decent waves with good conditions. Works well with a typhoon.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not a very good wave but it the closest one from Komatsu. You can score decent waves with good conditions. Works well with a typhoon.

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 Last surf sessions

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Ataka
By yann
Aug 23, 2008
finish - And th my last session in Japan was not the best. 12 surfers at the peak and the sell was powerful, close outs and mushy... I took several waves but none were good. Nethermind, my trip in japan was good ! there is a guy in the wat
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Ataka
By yann
Aug 22, 2008
short and good - Just a look at Ataka and I decided to jump into the water. Waves were smaller than in the morning but the swell was longer and the waves were better. I took a lot of them and it was fun ! a good short session. VIDEO   not
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Ataka
By yann
Aug 22, 2008
good waves - Good surprise this morning: there were glassy waves! And they were pretty good. We were 3 to 5 surfers with 2 brasilians. I took a lot of waves. Waves were a bit weak but so;e of them were very good. I took a big hollow left. All the surfers w
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Ataka
By yann
Aug 20, 2008
Ouch! - Now the tropical depression was here. And it was big, windy. Nearly it was too much ! I jumped into the water to surf with 2 other surfers: at the peak, I discovered thet the other surfer was brasilian who was working at the local Sony's f
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Ataka
By yann
Aug 19, 2008
Fast Swell - I knew the swell was coming.But at 9am, it was completely flat. And I have to surf before 12 because we will go for a trip. I decided to come back at 10h30. Waves were 50cm... I wait half an hour and waves increase until 70cm. I jumped into th
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Trip: West Japan, summer 2008
By yann
From Aug 4, 2008 to Aug 24, 2008
I went to Japan with all my family to see my wife's family. It was not really a surf trip. But I brought an old surfboard with me (6'2'' rusty) in case of waves. I will let this board in Japan. We are on the west coast of Japan whic
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Trip: Biscarrosse
By yann
From Apr 25, 2008 to May 3, 2008
I went to Biscarosse for my Holidays. I didn't expected much surf as the weather forecast seemed bad. But it has been pretty good except 3 days. I get some excellent sessions on excellent sandbanks.
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By Anonymous , 13-06-2007

Find a new sport! - I lived in this area for 3 years. This is NOT a surfing destination. Find a new hobby while you live here, or fly to Bali!

By yoshi B , 27-05-2004

damn - this place looks like it sucks

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