Surfing in Miyazaki

When you think of Japan, your mind may immediately stroll toward technology, sushi, and the glowing neon lights of ultramodern Tokyo. However, unbeknown to some, the Land of the Rising Sun boasts some of the most impressive surfing spots on the planet.

Surfing in Miyazaki

The coastal city of Miyazaki on the island of Kyushu is home to arguably the best place to catch those sweet waves. The almost year-round consistency in typhoon swell contributes to the rising popularity of Miyazaki as a surfer’s haven. Kisakihama Beach; a big, open beach break north of Miyazaki City which gets flat only a few weeks a year has become one of the more frequently visited locations.

Surfing in Miyazaki

Miyazaki has previously held a position on international surf competition circuits due to its diverse assortment of punchy reefs, refined points, river mouths, and beach breaks. What gives it an elevated status of attraction is the backdrop on which it is painted. Jaw-dropping mountainous terrain against the slowly setting sun on the Pacific Ocean leaves even the most experienced of surfers and sightseers stunned. On weekends and holidays, you may often see a crowd, however, in comparison to some of the world’s more popular surf spots, Miyazaki and Kisakihama Beach aren’t especially overcrowded.

Surfing in Miyazaki

If you’re looking to ditch those wetsuits and dive into some warm water, then August to November would be prime visiting time. During this period, frequent typhoons swirl in the Pacific to the East and South of Kyushu Island, leaving Miyazaki a wonderful world of warm waves. In this peak season, there is some serious swell, often shoulder high to triple overhead. The Japanese winter runs through December until March, and while it’s still great for surfing, it can get relatively cold.

Surfing in Miyazaki

When you get that inevitable post-surf hunger, there are plenty of fresh and tasty options on offer along the Miyazaki coast. In particular, Coast Life in between Kisakihama and Aoshima beaches don’t only serve up delicious food and drinks but is run by a former pro surfer who can also share some tips about surfing in the area.

Surfing in Miyazaki

Whether you are an experienced surfer or a budding beginner, the waves around Miyazaki will satisfy your needs. In addition to what the ocean has to offer, exploring the surrounding area will lead you to some of Japan’s more hidden gems. Tropical weather, natural beauty, and eye-opening local history are all tropes of rural southern Japan and can be found all over Kyushu.

Surfing in Miyazaki

If you didn’t happen to bring your board with you on your trip to Japan, you can rent one at Misaki on Aoshima beach. They not only rent out a variety of boards but they are also the only guest house in the area, with very reasonable rates. As a plus they also run a restaurant and bar offering their very own hand-roasted coffee, pizzas and more.

Facility Name
Aoshima Beach
Address
Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Aoshima 2-233
Phone
0985651055
Business hours
9-18 (monitoring and first-aid station)
Regular holiday
Swimming period in early July -. In late August during the period open everday
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Aoshima
Address
Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Aoshimanishi 2-chome
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN

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    Aoshima Beach

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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Aoshima 2-233
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    Aoshima

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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Aoshimanishi 2-chome
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