Nunoshima Reviews and Ratings
(Japan – Shikoku)
Visitor reviews of Nunoshima surf break
March 26, 2010
travis bickle from Japan
Mates, it's a hoax. Don't even bother. This place is nothing more than a rock strewn shore break tucked into the side of rather filthy harbor. Between the surly locals and the sharks that cruise on the outside of the bay most people's opinion is that it's simply better to keep driving to the beaches further south on the Tokushima/Kochi border. Do yourselves a favor and give this area a miss. Do check out the super clean and beautiful Ikumi beach though -- a real gem and considered the best spot to surf in this area by most people.
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Quality on a good day: 3.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
(1: Nunoshima is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 1.0
(1: Nunoshima is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Japan - Shikoku. 5: the best break in Japan - Shikoku).
Difficulty Level: 2.0
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 1.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Nunoshima can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 5.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Nunoshima, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Water Quality: 2.5
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Nunoshima is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Nunoshima requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 1.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Nunoshima for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Nunoshima is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Nunoshima is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 1.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Nunoshima, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Nunoshima where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
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