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This links page is mainly designed to help surfers in Japan find webcams, information on beaches, weather forecasts and shops. I've also added decent worldwide sites out of interest and a few of my favourite British and European ones. Sites with a Japanese flag are all about Japanese surfing, and are often written only in Japanese.


Webcams - Shonan

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Starmax - pay site that has live video of main spots in Japan

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Tsujido Surf Report - daily photos of Tsujido Beach, Shonan (around 2km west of Kugenuma)

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Umigasuki - daily photos of Kugenuma Beach and Mt. Fuji - very similar view to my shots

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Chigasaki Surf Report - this guy gets up damn early to check the waves (06:00 ish), around 5km west of Kugenuma

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Seakong - surf pics of Shichirigahama, Kugenuma & Tsujido

japan.gif (1021 bytes) BSM surf - shop site that features morning pics of Kugenuma and Shichirigahama


Webcams - Shizuoka

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Niijima - check the waves at Niijima island, near Tokyo. Surf cam with daily updates

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Tatado - morning and evening pics of this beautiful beach near Shimoda, on the south tip of Izu peninsula

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Mariner - surf shop at Shirahama near Shimoda with hourly surfcam updates


Webcams - Okinawa

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Mensore - Info and pics of Okinawa waves, no daily updates


Webcams - Kyushu

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Kochi - Early morning pic and live pics of a surf beach in Kochi prefecture


Webcams - Britain

A1Surf - great site with a huge list of cams in England and Wales

Surfstation - Croyde and Saunton (Devon) daily pics

Eyeball surfcheck - Woolacombe and Putsborough (Devon) daily pics

Bournemouth surfing - Bournemouth (!) surfcams


Webcams - World

Surfcam Australia - tons of webcams and info on Aussie surf conditions

Surfline - international surf reports all round the world, lots of cams

Planetsurf - international surf reports all round the world, lots of cams

Coastalwatch - tons of live video of spots in Aus, NZ, Bali   

Surfshop - surf conditions along the Victorian coast (Aus) including Bells Beach

Tassiesurf - organising surf trips around tasmania, site also includes daily reports and surf cams

Surfcanarias - check the waves live in the Canary islands, the favourite winter escape for Brits

Swell-line - excellent French site with webcams and detailed forecasts for the whole coast

Viewsurf - another French site with similar cams covering most of France


Surf shops - Japan

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Seakong - great longboard shop near Yamato, Kanagawa, specialising in Californian imports. Owner speaks English

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Surftech Japan - buy most of the Surftech range closer to home

japan.gif (1021 bytes) BSM Shop - specialises in Hobie boards

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Mariner - based down at Shirahama Beach near Shimoda on the Izu Peninsula, has a small guesthouse too

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Mabo Royal - one of the original surfers in Japan, big shop near Tsujido on the Shonan Coast


Surf clubs - Britain

Hotdoggers - longboard club based at Saunton, N.Devon

London surf club - yep, that's right!

Woolacombe longboarders - another longboard club based a few miles north of Saunton



japan.gif (1021 bytes) CNN - weather, wind and temp for Yokohama, updated throughout the day

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Daily Yomiuri - weather and temp, including forecasts for all of Japan

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Yahoo - weather and temp, including forecasts, for Yokohama

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Synoptic Today/Tomorrow - excellent view of swell and wind - forecast your own surf conditions!

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Synoptic Forecast - 6 day swell/wind forecast - careful it often turns out different!

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Synoptic/Fronts - today and tomorrow chart, including fronts and their predicted direction

japan.gif (1021 bytes) US Navy - wave height charts for Japan with forecasts - very accurate


Longboard makers





Dewey Weber



Gordon & Smith

Southcoast Longboards

Hap Jacobs

Donald Takayama (Hawaiian Pro Designs)


Surf tours

Bells Beach Australia - offers accommodation and surfaris at Bells Beach and along the Ocean Road

East Sumba - beachfront accommodation and empty reef breaks in Eastern Indonesia

Dolphin Bay Surf Tours - surfaris and accommodation on the Sunshine Coast, South Africa

Dawn Patrol - South African surfing experience

Zoco Boardriding Adventures - surf trips and tuition based in Lanzarote, Canary Islands - winter escape for the Brits!


Other sites

ASP World Tour - all the competition action

Longboard Net - really useful links for longboarders

Surfer Resources - more useful surfing links

Surfrider - the environmental awareness organisation, campaigning for cleaner seas

Wannasurf - surf guides to spots all over the world, you can add your own guides too

Sitka Surfboards - cool site from a surf company based near Vancouver, great pics of Canadian waves

BeachWizard - another site featuring reader submitted guides and pics, this time for European waves

NESurfari - info, pics and stories about surfing in the New England area of America

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Tokyoclassified - all the info you need if visiting Japan or living here as a foreigner

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Skijapanguide - forget surfing in winter, there's powder in the mountains. Tons of info here on resorts and conditions

japan.gif (1021 bytes) Outdoorjapan - all the other fun things to do in Japan when there are no waves: windsurfing, Mountain biking, climbing



Brad Delaney - Kugenuma local and mate of mine who shoots surf photos and Japanese images, lots of good pics

Olivier Thereaux - French guy who lives in Japan and has lots of photos of Shonan on his site