Surfing in Hokkaido

A lesser know fact to most people visiting Niseko during winter is that Hokkaido is blessed with excellent surfing conditions. Depending on the time of year it is possible to get to some great waves in under an hours drive from Niseko. With snow still on the peaks the water temperature is cold and thick wetsuits gloves and booties are a must.

Monz and Paul at Fugoppe, 12 May 2007

Monz and Pau 12 May 2007

Tomo from Yummy's Pizza restaurant, 12 May 2007

, 12 May 2007

As the summer weather takes hold board shorts and light wet suits replace the heavy duty rubber.

Stu setting up a bottom turn with a fishing boat in the background, 10 August 2012

Stu setting up a bottom turn with a fishing boat in the background, 10 August 2012

Matt working to stay in the sweet spot, 10 August 2012

Matt working to stay in the sweet spot, 10 August 2012

Ken getting amongst it, 10 August 2012

Ken getting amongst it, 10 August 2012

Stu with some speed on the face, 10 August 2012

Stu with some speed on the face, 10 August 2012

A quiet beach - ying and yang, 10 August 2012

A quiet beach – ying and yang, 10 August 2012

The Pacific coast line offers so much from picturesque beaches to laid back camping spots.

Camping by the seaside, 9 July 2012

Camping by the seaside, 9 July 2012

In towards the end of September the Typhoon season begins in southern Japan pushing up swell that transform usually flat spots.

A great reef break in southern Hokkaido, 15 September 2008

15 September 2008

Southern Hokkaido, 15 September 2008

15 September 2008

By the time November arrives and temperatures plummet most people are waxing their skis or boards in anticipation of the first dump of legendary Niseko powder snow but for some the ocean still calls.

Furubira beach front, 9 November 2008
Sam keeping warm, 9 November 2008

Sam keeping warm, 9 November 2008

Sam getting rad, 9 November 2008

Sam getting rad, 9 November 2008

Local Furubira admirers, 9 November 2008

Local admirers, 9 November 2008

Something for everyone in and around Niseko!

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