Surfing in Japan

Katsuura, Japan

Experience hosted by Dane

  1. 6 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

What you'll do

Enjoy a wonderful day out in beautiful Chiba at Splash Guest House based right on the beach & learn how to surf.
First, i'll get you in the right gear (Wetsuits) then we'll go down to the beach & do ocean safety as well as a warm up followed by a land lesson going over basic surfing techniques with our instructors. Once the group is ready, we'll head out to the waves and practice our new skills & try to get you standing up & riding by the end of the lesson (Approx 2 hours & remember to smile at the camera for great pictures). After your enjoy some free time to have lunch at one of the many local restaurants or just relax / play on the beach or take a stroll around the local coastline taking in beautiful sights such as fishing ports and high cliff top views. All abilities welcome.
Other things to note
The bus leaves Tokyo Station at 7:45 & arrives in Katsuura at 9:36 - ¥1,800-return time Dep-16:12 Arr-18:04
Please bring
Sunscreen
Beach Towel
Bottle water
Money for lunch advise 1,000yen per person
Enjoy a wonderful day out in beautiful Chiba at Splash Guest House based right on the beach & learn how to surf.
First, i'll get you in the right gear (Wetsuits) then we'll go down to the beach & do ocean safety as well as a warm up followed by a land lesson going over basic surfing techniques with our instructors. Once the group is ready, we'll head out to the waves and practice our new skills & try to get you standing up & riding by the en…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Surf boots & gloves are available during winter season

Meet your Host, Dane

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 173 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've been doing many water sports for more than 30 years such as being a professional Stand up paddle boarder, water photographer & of course surfing i loved it so much i choose to do it as a business so i now own a professional Surf Camp / B&B here in Chiba Japan. Seeing our customers faces the first time they stand up Never gets old. "Surfing is a lifestyle, not a Sport, Keep the Stoke" ! www.splashsurfschool.com & www.splashguesthouse.com
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Where you'll be

After arriving at Katsuura we will head to Hebara Beach (The home of Splash Guest House)

Depending on the current ocean and weather conditions, we'll choose a spot best suited for the experience level of the group out of Malibu, Moriya, Onjuku, Ubara, Okitsu.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 173 reviews.

Ming-Yuan
July 2019
Dave was very kind and provided very detailed information for preparation & transportation. Mitch, the instructor, was very professional. He put close attention to your body movement and gave clear guidance to how I could improve. It was an amazing experience!
Karla
July 2019
We had an amazing experience with Dane and his fellow instructors! Everything was well organized and the instructors were super kind and inspiring. Even though we were beginners, we managed to surf with their personalized instructions and feedback. Wish the class was longer though, we had so much fun!
Pia Cosma
July 2019
I had an amazing time with my instructor and Dane is also a very friendly and open person! I tried surfing for the first time so I had no experience at all but I still managed to stand (kind of haha) and above all I had a fun time with lots of laughter! I can only recommend this experience even if you are a beginner it’s totally worth it! I‘ll come again if I make it back to japan! Thanks for everything!
Ottar Moum
June 2019
This day trip is well worth your time and money! The bus trip was nice and comfortable (and cheap too!). Not crowded at all. Dane and my surfing instructor Mitch are both very friendly and great guys. Mitch was a very good teacher, patient and to the point. I got up and standing after not too long. Even the weather and the waves were perfect: an outstanding summer day!
Rongxin
May 2019
Such a great experience!!! This is my first time to surfing,was worry about I can’t do that,but teacher is so patient and very friendly and knowledgeable,one of my best teacher in my life!and the beach is so beautiful! If I have time,I will definitely spent all day in here,such a. Beautiful beach
Amy
May 2019
Thanks Dane for an absolutely incredible day. I couldn't have imaged a better first time. Cant wait to step on the board again🙂

Activity advisory

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We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, experts in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please bring a Towel

Please bring Sunscreen