Well, I'm blissfully exhausted after logging some serious water time last week. The week started off with smallish clean and fun waves and things just kept building until Friday when, thanks to Typhoon 7, things got big, especially at Kako. Here's a couple of shots from early in the week.
Breaking off the tetras, clean all the way down the line
We had a great Golden Week here in Hokkaido, sunny all days but one, and some nice waves. The local break (Kako) felt a bit crowded a couple days, peaking at about 12 people, but was pretty empty otherwise. Us local surfers got together for our annual beach clean up and BBQ, good fun all around. There's an awesome sense of community at the local break, it is a real pleasure to live and surf here.
The waves have dropped, but the sand at the Kako rivermouth is really good this year so even on small days the waves have nice shape.
Below are some pics from this morning, small and nicely lined up. I took out the Big Red Simmons I made last year and it was a blast ... the board is so fast and just fired down the line, can't wait to give it a run tomorrow as well.