Surf Hokkaido Icebergs

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NATURE: Surf Hokkaido Icebergs

Surfing in Japan is one of the world’s best kept secrets, and those privy to Japan’s under-the-radar surf-scene will know that the approaching winter doesn’t mean an end to catching waves.

As Japan’s varied coastline becomes increasingly popular with adventurous surfers, a cold water surf scene is on the rise, with no destination more extreme than Hokkaido in the depth of winter. With most of the winter sports action up in the mountains, the number of surfers taking to the waves in Hokkaido remain relatively few. But those who tog-up to brave the chilly waters are rewarded with breath-taking scenery, total peace, local wildlife and the occasional iceberg…

For those who prefer warmer waves, click here to discover Japan’s best-loved surf spots

Image via Japan Surf

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