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Tanegashima Surfing

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The island of Tanegashima, located about 40km (26mi) off the southern tip of Kyushu in Kagoshima Prefecture, is one of the finest surf destinations in Japan. With the island's long, narrow shape and good exposure to both Pacific and East China Sea swell, the probability of scoring waves at any time of year is high by Japanese standards. There are a variety of breaks to suit all levels of surfer and the water is relatively warm all year round. Many surfers have moved to Tanegashima simply for the surf, which can get so good on both coasts, particularly when a typhoon roars past the region.
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9 - 15°C
3/2
12 - 19°C
springsuit
19 - 25°C
springsuit
25 - 30°C
boardshorts
22 - 26°C
boardshorts
13 - 20°C
springsuit
+ Most consistent surf in Japan
+ Warm water year-round
+ Quality reefs & rivermouths
+ World Heritage nature on Yakushima
- Rarely world-class
- Limited access
- Often onshore
- Super expensive
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Kanehama (Kana-hama) Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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NE - SE Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Azakou Grey Star 0ft 0secs 0° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available Boulders 6
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NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Hungry Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 8
3
NE - SE Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Injou Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Rock Ledge and Sand 8
3
NE - SE Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Kazamoto Grey Star 0ft 0secs 0° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available Boulders and Sand 8
3
NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Nakayama Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
1
NE - SE North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Rock Grey Star 0ft 0secs 0° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
3
E - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Sumiyoshi Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 8
3
S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Yokino Star Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
1
SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Nagahama Star Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available Boulders and Sand 6
2
SW - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Yakutsu 0ft 0secs 0° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
S - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Toudai-shita Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
1
E - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Hotel-mae Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
1
SE - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Takezaki Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 167° 36mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
1
E - SW North Westerly All Tides