Japan is not always top of the list for travelling surfers, but those who do make it to these shores are often rewarded.
Visiting Japan can be enjoyable at any time of the year. Due to the country's large north-south extension, although weather patterns can differ dramatically between regions.
Japan has a fascinating and multifaceted culture; on the one hand it is steeped in the deepest of traditions dating back thousands of years; on the other it is a society in a continual state of rapid flux, with continually shifting fads and fashions and technological development that constantly pushes back the boundaries of the possible.
Japan is an underrated country for surfing. Typhoon season sends beautiful swells from June until October.
This really depends on where you are going and if there are any surf shops nearby. If you are a beginner looking to rent all the equipment, or get some surfing lessons we recommend Happy Surfing Okinawa for all your needs.