福岡市 Surfing

About 福岡市

Fukuoka is situated on the northwest coast of Kyushu, Japan's westernmost island. Its coastline faces the Genkai Sea, a small body of water at the southwest tip of the Sea of Japan. Picking up northerly swells coming out of the Sea of Japan, this narrow swell window is offset by warm water and low crowds, compared to the surf zones further north and offers visitors a real taste of the Japanese surf experience.

Pros

  • Potential good spots

  • Uncrowded surf for Japan

  • Relatively warm in winter

  • Pacific coast proximity

  • Cosmopolitan city

Cons

  • Narrow swell window

  • Cold winters

  • Inconsistent Genkai Sea

  • Expensive local costs

  • Language barrier

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