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Shimoda Surfing Guide



6. November. 2017

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Surrounded by stunning forests, and towering mountains, the white sands, of Shimoda are home to some incredible surf beaches. As well as impressive waves and plenty of space, the ocean water in Shimoda has been verified grade A-AA by the prefectural water examination committee, making the town one of the best surfing spots in Japan, if not Asia. Thanks to its position on the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula, the Shimoda beaches capture west, south, and east swells making it possible to surf all year round. Here are some of the beaches you can’t miss if you’re hoping to take advantage of the area’s surfing opportunities.


  • Iritahama Beach Shimoda
  • Tatadohama Beach Shimoda
  • Kisami Ohama Beach Shimoda
  • Shirahama Beach Shimoda
  • Real Surf Shop Shimoda

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