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Latitude: 35° 32.005' N
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If coming from Tokyo, hit Kyujukuri beach and take a left on the toll road. Katagai is at the end of the toll road on the right (and a few hundered meters North).
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
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Probably the most consistent break in Chiba. Pretty gentlr wave, even when it gets big. But surf here at your own risk. Major pollution pouring out of the river. Plan on having your stomach pumped if you swallow any water.
By Anonymous , 02-02-2007
Nup, it is rubbish! - It's consistent but man is it a rubbish wave! It's so crowded and will never be the best place to surf on the day, there is always somewhere better than Katagai! (I hear sometimes in a typhoon swell it can be worth a look but personally I woudn't bother)
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 07-04-2006
Great place to surf!!!!!! - I have surfed here about 10 times now as I work for an airline that flies here(Iam here about 3 times a month). It is a classic break that gets consistant waves and is easy to get to. As a foregin surfer the locals are very friendly and if you show respect you will get bucket loads in return....just remember dropping in is not cool here, even boogie boarders get right of wave!!! If your a lazy surfer you will love this place as there is a pier the struts out into the line up and is used as a jump off point. Catch a wave to shore, run along the pier jump off (6-7ft drop)and your back in the line up. SWEEEEEEEET! Again all that I can say is be respectful...Its Japanese culture!
By anonymous , 23-02-2006
GREAT SPOT!!!!! - I had my first surf in Japan at this spot last week, Blooooooodyyyyy freeeeeezing !!!!!! (make sure you take booties and gloves with your 5,4,3mm.) The surf made up for it though, 3 to 4 foot semi clean and not that crowded. The easiest way to get out the back is to walk out on the pier and jump off. (6 to 7 foot drop on low tide)
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