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The waves of Japan create some spectacular surfing opportunities

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The waves of Japan create some spectacular surfing opportunities

There are four extremely diverse main islands and a myriad of smaller islands of different shapes and sizes. This island nation has world-class waves.

Shikoku is an island with many outstanding points that are not respected. It is often said to be the best area to surf in Japan and the best between June and November.

This island possesses some of the best estuarine waves in the world, along with beautiful scenery still unknown to many international tourists. In Japan, it’s important to be mindful of your surroundings and to know about some of the possible dangers. Earthquakes happen quite often across the country and with them the danger of tsunamis.

Be wary and heed any warnings given by the authorities to ensure your safety. Beaches usually only have lifeguards patrolling during the summer months, so be extra careful at other times of the year. You should try to go surfing with at least one other person if you are inexperienced.

Be very cautious if you plan to go surfing in Okinawa, as tropical storms go unannounced. However, I like the idea to get a bevvie after surfing, or even just be hang out and look like a surf.

Windsurfing has also proven a lasting appeal to Japanese thrill seekers and the Shonan area is its most popular site. This is one of the famous five lakes in Fuji. It’s where you can windsurf while enjoying the wonderful view of the iconic Mount Fuji.

Many schools have lessons on how to use boards, swimwear, and lessons on how to improve the mastery of waves. Some schools even host live demonstration demonstrations so you can see how the professionals are. Will hope surfing in Japan will be an unforgettable experience for you!

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Surfing Mecca! How to experience Ichinomiya in Chiba Prefecture

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Surfing Mecca! How to experience Ichinomiya in Chiba Prefecture

Surfing is a new competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The venue for the competition is the Tsurigasaki surf beach in the town of Ichinomiya in Chiba prefecture, where Narita Airport is the air gateway. Ichinomiya town attracts many people who enjoy surfing for 1 year.

Chiba Prefecture is located in the east of Tokyo – the capital of Japan. This is where there are many popular places with tourists such as Narita Airport or Tokyo Disney Resort.

The majestic nature is still preserved here, especially Ichinomiya town in eastern Chiba prefecture overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where there are many recreational activities on the sea. The largest coastline in Japan with a total length of 66km Kujukurihama attracts many tourists to admire the sea.

Among the sports activities on the sea, the town of Ichinomiya is especially famous for surfing. At Tsurigasaki Beach, south of Kujukurihama Beach, there is also an international surfing competition. This is also the venue for surfing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Also because of this nature, the magazine believes that you should take a look at the following safety precautions. Here are some helpful tips to help you plan an unforgettable surfing while still being safe.

Before you intend to go surfing, do not miss surfing classes as well as the skills to handle unexpected situations while surfing. Water sports take a lot of energy.

You can return for a day from Tokyo to Ichinomiya town. If you take the train, visit JR Kazusa Ichinomiya Station. From Tokyo Station you can go directly by Tokkyu Wakashio Line in 60 minutes.

It is about 90 minutes from Narita Airport, which is quite suitable for short travel. The most common way to go is still to get to Chiba Station on the JR Narita Line. You can change to the JR Sotobo Line towards Abo Kamogawa to Kazusa Ichinomiya Station.

The number of trains is not much, so when you come here you should plan more time. The waiting room at Kazusa Ichinomiya Station has a backrest shaped like a surfboard. You will feel the very typical space of this town famous for its surfing.

You can see bicyclists going to the ocean with a support device to fix their surfboards like bicycles in the left picture. This proves that surfing is a very familiar activity here.

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Flowrider hydraulic artificial surfing

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Flowrider hydraulic artificial surfing

If surfing can only be played seasonally, according to weather conditions, surfing can be done artificially. Flowriding has the advantage of being playable all year round, regardless of anything.

This can be called a sport that combines the skills of surfing, windsurfing, and skateboarding. And to play it requires a hydraulic surf model called the Flowrider.

Flowrider is basically a pool wave generator. They pump upstream to create waves like real waves. This system was imported from the United States by Ana Marina.

It is the type The FlowRider Double with 02 skid lanes enough for 02 people to play at the same time. Without fear of collision thanks to a floating cylindrical float in the middle.

Flowrider is a famous American brand that is used and installed in many parts of the world. Before playing, you must warm up carefully, stretch all the muscles in your arms, shoulders, legs and neck to relax according to the instructor’s words.

Because even when playing on the shore, with high safety, this dish is also classified in the extreme sport – ie extreme sport. But there is a bit of risk, there are risks, so be careful.

Before people practice walking, they must practice crawling first, so does flowriding. Before using the standing board, it also takes some time with the lying board. So that the body gets used to the flow of water and how to keep balance.

However, there is a problem I fear the most when practicing with the standing board, I don’t want to fall down, I’m afraid of being pushed by the water. This barrier is not a buoy but a soft mattress, but still dizzying pain. I would be happy to go back to practice if this place also comes equipped with buoys.

In addition, during practice, it may crash somewhere or be knocked over by the board, but I has not been. Gathered after playing back, there will be some painful parts like thighs, necks, shoulders, and knees. And this is pain from muscle tension, not pain from injury.

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Surfing experience Ichinomiya in Chiba Prefecture

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Surfing experience Ichinomiya in Chiba Prefecture

Surfing is a new competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The competition venue is Tsurigasak Surf Beach in Ichinomiya town of Chiba Prefecture, where Narita Airport is located – the gateway to the air. The town of Ichinomiya attracts many surfers throughout the year.

Ichinomiya Town is a place that can be said to be a famous surfing spot not only in Japan but also in the world. Especially on the Tsurigasaki coast is the venue for the WSL QS6000 ICHINOMIYA CHIBA OPEN tournament.

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It has been organized by the World Professional Surf Association WSL ASIA World Surf League ASIA since 2016. This is also an important venue for the WSL tournament, the best players also attend.

An impressive Tsurigasaki beach with its large Torii gate stands on the sand. Here is under construction to prepare for the Olympics. Preparations for the Olympics are ongoing.

You can see the bicyclist on the beach with support equipment to fix the surfboard like a bicycle on the left. That proves that surfing is a very familiar activity here.

The temperature when I came here was about 12 degrees. But there are still surfers waiting for the waves. Ichinomiya town is where surfers come here throughout the year.

There are many surf spots on the beach. In addition to the Ichinomiya Beach for beginners or Tsurigasaki Beach for professional surfers, there is Sunrise for the average surfboarder. You try to choose the location depending on your level offline.

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Along the Kujukurihama beach parallel road, there are many hotels and shops that can rent surfboards. If you want to enjoy the surfing experience, you can stay at a beach hotel.

Among the seafarers, you may come across people who are leisurely watching the sea. Enjoy the ocean the way you like it.

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Piha pro cancelled: A sad day for New Zealand surfing

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Piha pro cancelled: A sad day for New Zealand surfing

As the surfing community digests the cancellation of the most prestigious event in New Zealand’s history, the national body running the sport might be set for a cutback of its own.

Next Monday was planned to be the start of the biggest week for New Zealand’s surfing, but the global spread of coronavirus put paid to the Piha Pro, which attracted an impressive field to the country, including Kelly Slater – the 11-time men’s world champion, Adriano de Souza – the 2015 men’s champion, as well as Carissa Moore – the four-time and current women’s champion.

This day is also a sad day for some other sports, waiting to hear how big their slice of the funding pie of Sport New Zealand will be.

There are rumors that some national sporting organizations are in for a rude shock.

A famous national surfing identity claimed that the New Zealand Surfing Organization was considering a funding cut of above 50% from their recent figure of $50,000 per annum.

The Herald tried to confirm that figure with Surfing New Zealand but it received no response. On Monday morning, Sport New Zealand will announce the funding.

If the 50% cut is true, there would be irony given surfing has made it on to the Olympic program for the first time and the country has already qualified Ella Williams and Billy Stairmand, with an opportunity of two more joining them.

However, the greater irony might be the fact that it was reducing funding to its NSO at the same time when the central Government was pouring $1.65 million into the privately run as well as promoted Piha Pro.

There is no revenue that is generated by the World Surf League was obligated to go back into the sport.

The week before the funding announcement is often a high anxiety time for NSOs, especially those who administer niche or minor codes.

Sport New Zealand has announced that the funding’s future rounds are going to be made in alignment with their Strategic Plan 2020-2024, containing five investment principles, the top one being a move towards investing in a program that encourages participation.


Eight Basic Rules That Every Surfer Must Remember and Follow (Part 2)

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Eight Basic Rules That Every Surfer Must Remember and Follow (Part 2)

4. Know your limitations.

Surfing may be a sport that needs, generally speaking, good fitness. If you see that the strength or size of a wave is just too much for your surfing level, don’t get in. If you’ve got the chance to travel to a different spot with less chop, do it. During this way, you won’t be afraid within the water, and your surfing level will improve little by little and with it the dimensions of waves that you simply can catch.

5. Stay far from other surfers when they are on a wave.

Always remember not to get in other surfers’ way whenever they are catching a wave. That is, if you’re paddling in and see that somebody is surfing a wave, you want to always paddle towards the broken a part of the wave and leave the part of the wave that he’s surfing clear. This prevents crashes and conflicts.

6. Respect, tolerance, and community.

Respect the opposite surfers within the water and in particular help anyone who needs it or who seems like they’re in trouble. Not everyone has an equivalent level of surfing, so be tolerant of other surfers who are learning and if you’ll, give them a hand.

7. Safety.

In a potentially dangerous situation, like a possible crash with another surfer once you are paddling a wave, don’t catch it. This is often closely associated with point #3. You ought to know your limitations when aged a wave, knowing that soon you’ll need to dodge twenty surfers who are paddling back. If your level of surfing isn’t excellent, it’s better to be safe and await another opportunity, when the world is a smaller amount crowded.

8. Respect the environment.

Don’t leave trash on the beach once you finish your surf outing. The sole thing you ought to leave behind is your footprints. This is often everyone’s responsibility.


Eight Basic Rules That Every Surfers Must Remember and Follow (Part 1)

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Eight Basic Rules That Every Surfers Must Remember and Follow (Part 1)

If you would like to become a surfer, you must learn the principles of the game. Here is a list of eight basic rules that each surfers must remember by heart because if surfers don’t follow these following basic commandments of surfing, accidents, injuries, and misunderstandings will happen.

1. Right of way.

Surfing right of way are some things important to stay in mind if you would like to possess a pleasant, enjoyable day of surfing. If you’re not an area (a one that regularly catches waves therein spot), wait your turn while giving preference to the locals who at the height. Wait patiently for your turn. Despite the very fact that localism is becoming smaller, this tip can keep you from stepping into a heated argument within the water. Confine mind that priority goes to the one who is closest to the region where the wave breaks, in other words, the primary section where it breaks.

2. Don’t drop in.

If you’re at the height and someone has priority (whether because they’re farther in, or because you only caught a wave), don’t get ahead and take the wave from him. This attitude won’t be taken kindly to by the opposite surfers within the water and you’ll look really bad ahead of them.

3. If you make a decision, persist with it.

If you’re getting to catch a wave, roll in the hay such as you mean it. There’s no worse moment than when you are paddling a wave and it swallows you up since you moved back too late. Once you take a wave, let everyone else at the height know by shouting “Going!” if a wave is merely breaking on one side. If, on the opposite hand, it opens on the proper and therefore the left, allow them to know where you’re going. During this way, you give somebody else the chance to catch the wave on the opposite side.

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Surfing legend Slater won’t compete at Tokyo Summer Olympics

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Surfing legend Slater won’t compete at Tokyo Summer Olympics

American surfing legend Kelly Slater, seen by many as the greatest of all time, missed out on qualifying for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, where the sport will make its Olympic Games debut.

The 47-year-old American surfer was edged for a spot on the US squad for surfing‘s Olympic debut in July of next year, after John John Florence returned from knee surgery to edge Slater for the last spot at an event in Hawaii earlier this month.

The 11-time world champion who became the youngest and also the oldest to win the crown, inspired a generation of surfing stars with a range of videos of his amazing efforts becoming must-see viewing for both fans and competitors.

Competing as an Olympian would be an epic farewell for a 40-year career than started at age eight in a youth event; however, instead he will be watching the event.

Slater told the New York Times, “I’m going to enjoy it as a spectator,” dismissing any notion that he would end his career soon after missing out on the Summer Games. He added that next year, everyone will continue to see him at the top of a wave.

Although Slater needed a victory at the Pipeline Masters on Oahu’s North Shore in order to secure the title, he lost in the semi-finals, leaving him ranked the world’s eighth but one spot behind 2016 and 2017 world champion Florence, who took the second US men’s team spot behind Kolohe Andino.

Florence, an Oahu North Shore 20 years younger than Slater, was a former protege of the surfing icon.

Florence said that Slater has been his idol since he was a child and the surfing is like a member of his family.

After having missed five of 11 tour events with a knee injury, this year, Florence returned for the season finale. However, he was eliminated in the Pipeline quarter-finals. He sealed his Olympic spot as Slater lost to Italo Ferreira from Brazil in the semis.

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2024 Paris Olympics: organizers to hold surfing 10,000 miles away in Tahiti

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2024 Paris Olympics: organizers to hold surfing 10,000 miles away in Tahiti

Several years ago, Olympic leaders began pushing the idea that host cities could spread events over a wide region even share with a neighboring country to make the Games more manageable and defray costs.

They probably didn’t have something like this in mind.

On Thursday, the organizing committee for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris announced its desire to hold the surfing competition nearly 10,000 miles away in Tahiti.

French coastal spots such as Biarritz and the Basque Country and Pointe de la Torche bid for the event, but organizers opted for the Teahupo’o break in a part of the world they rightly characterized as “one of the cradles” of the sport.

Conditions there should allow them to successfully hold an event that, well, requires waves.

The Paris 2024 organizers said, “The consistency and the quality of the Teahupo’o wave, at this time of the year, in the middle of Tahiti’s high surf season, should ensure that the Olympic competition will take place more than one week.”

The decision isn’t entirely unprecedented. The 1956 Melbourne Olympics faced strict regulations that required all horses entering Australia to be quarantined for six months, so equestrian events were shifted to Stockholm.

Tahiti makes sense for Paris 2024 since it is part of the overseas territories of the host country. The 48 qualifying surfers will compete during the early days of the Games, then have the opportunity to fly to Paris, where they can live in the Olympic village and take part in the closing ceremony.

The venue must be approved by the International Olympic Committee, which will discuss the proposal at a January meeting.

Organizers used words such as “spectacular” and “extraordinary” in describing Teahupo’o, adding that it would “allow Paris 2024 to resonate all the way to the heart of the Pacific Ocean.”


How to take care of surfers’ skin (part 3)

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How to take care of surfers’ skin (part 3)

5. Hydrate Your Skin

When you spend hours in the ocean, your need for water goes up, and your skin can reflect that.

There is no use in lathering it with lush oils and creams if you don’t hydrate it from inside out.

Water is vital for skin health, and as a surfer, you should drink plenty of it. Keep a glass bottle of water always at hand, and drink it before and after surfing.

If you don’t particularly appreciate pure water, you can always make a delicious handmade fruit juice or fragrant flavored water.

There are plenty zero-effort recipes out there, so no excuses to opt for unhealthy and sugared drinks, that will do the opposite of what is intended.

6. Eat Right

Water isn’t the only source of hydration.

A healthy diet keeps your skin balanced and more resistant, while also boosting the action of the products that you put on its surface.

Rich fruits and healthy vegetables are also packed with H2O, with the added benefit of minerals, vitamins, and many other fantastic components.

Some foods are particularly beneficial, such as avocados, fatty fish, olive oil, almonds, carrots, green tea, citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, greek yogurt, and eggs.

7. Act When Something Is Wrong

Every time you notice something wrong with your skin, look for medical advice. The skin is the biggest organ on our body, and it often reveals underlying issues.

We are not only talking about skin cancer symptoms, but also little ailments that can become big problems if unattended.

Alterations in moles, spots, persistent rashes, broken skin, or nail fungus, they all should be checked by a specialist.

Now that you know how to care for your skin, it’s time to have fun in the waves. It’s incredible out there.