But, some nice waves - looks like a fun joint. Zen, have you surfed here?
Gold medal for Japan.
I think Tim's tribute to Tyson was the only slow mo I have seen that is any good.
The rest should be banned, our maybe they should have disclaimers in the opening edit.
Loads of excellent waves in the southern Japanese islands. Surfed down there every year for 15 years.Ooops, said that as if I still live there. I don't rate Okinawa as good as some of the other islands where it can be just you, a couple of turtles and the surf in crystal clear water and a tropical setting.
Miyazaki has great waves: Shoguns with terrible slow mo, and uppercut yourself music that the Japanese excel at-
A better spot same area but aussie music:
A gorgeous river mouth that when on is fckin magic . more shitty music:
Slow mo that will do your head in:
Never been to Okinawa Ben. Want to and heard good things about a place called Ishigakijima.
I've surfed out at the Izu islands and pretty much the length of Chiba to Iwate. My main surfing area is northern Ibaraki. We have some smokin' waves in our area but not much decent vid exists. The locals are not too fond of advertising and Tokyo surfers don't exactly have the welcome mat rolled out for them.
This is my area. It was filmed at a place called Kusoshita which means literally 'under the shit'. It gets really good waves, probably a bit like D'bah. I know most of these fellas in the vid or at the very least to say g'day to in passing. There's some really good surfers in my area but as you can see it's pretty bloody cold and it aint real pretty.
There are many places in Japan referred to as "kusoshita". In actual fact the word means that there is a sewage plant nearby with the pipe releasing its effluent directly into the lineup.
I used to love Ibaragi in winter. Lots of low pressure systems passing, lots of places to surf, fck all crew in the water. There is an excellent righthand point up in northern Ibaragi, quite reasonable breaks between the tetras all the way along the south even in summer.
One of my fave places used to be in front of the nuclear reactor on the miura peninsular just inside Tokyo bay.In winter the water coming out of the pipe was warm, snow on the beach and three eyed Homer Simpson fish around the joint.
Hey Zen. Beautiful clip - thanks for posting it.
Cheers Jacko, kinda sums up our area well. Just normal people, going about their business quietly.
Yeah - spent only a little time in Japan (only in Tokyo and surrounds and a long time ago now) but been fortunate to have some good Japanese friends in Oz. Love the place and people. Quietly into surfing, music, and a whole lot of great shit. Lotsa commitment. Little fuss.
Is slo mo the most overused and overrated (not so) special effect in video making?
as soon as i hit it in a video i stop watching