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Latitude: 26° 30.863' N
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go around small headland to your left (looking to sea) of the abaco inn on elbow cay
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Japans
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionNorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Take a ferry from crossing beach in marsh harbour o elbow cay, then catch a lift with locals to the abaco inn, White Sound
Many great reefs to surf in this area all uncrowded, respect the place
By Anonymous , 09-06-2008
Waiting - Parents new job at Abaco Beach Resort has me waxing my board and staring at a calendar. Heading down in July what spots should I hit up while I'm in town, and can you walk everywhere?
By Anonymous , 08-03-2008
Japans (among MANY other names) - Japans, Bays, Hamburgers... it's got tons of names. Japans is the most used although some people still refuse to call it by Japans. SUPER fun wave, a straighfooters dream. The paddle out is extremely easy and you can easily get barreled 9/10 waves on a good day here. When it's breaking the best you can take off, get tubed come out do a cutty then anything else you want off of the rampy section. Even when it's tiny the wave is so curvy that you won't ever hop here. Sketchy when crowded though, and that happens with around 5 people, so please be courteous of the locals when you see them out!
By Anonymous , 25-04-2007
JAPANS - ya i ve also been told to call it japans but i surfed it in Mid-summer and it was still kickin up some really fun rights,and i would have to agree on the 5 stars cuz that place GOES OFF along with Garbonzos if u get it right.
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