Sendai Beach: let's support Japanese surfers after the tragic earthquake | Photo: Coolsurfer's Blog

Japan is a great country for surfing. The sport has been growing steadily and it is very easy to find quality waves in this East Asia nation. Waves are almost everywhere, but the finest regions are Tanegashima and Fukuoka. The summer typhoon swells are the best moments for surfers.

Tanegashima is quite splendid and offers perfect surf spots for all skills and ages. Up in the North of the island, you can discover top peaks like Chinbotsu, Kazamoto, Azakou, Kanehama, Rock, Hungry and Injou. A bit further to the South, there's Nakayama Toudai-Shita, Hotel-Mae and Takezaki. These Japanese surf spots are influence by the Pacific Ocean swell and, therefore, more exposed to regular surf.

Facing the Genkai Sea lays the Fukuoka region, a very crowded Japanese surfing destination. At the same time, there are loads of surf spots where you can ride long left or right waves. Kanezaki, for example, is one of the best waves Japan has to offer: tube riding is available to anyone.

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Double concave deck: two channels for better performance

The research and development divisions of the world's best surfboard companies are on fire. After the asymmetrical shapes, the GPS systems, the pressure sensors and the LED lights, welcome to the double concave deck concept.

RT Surfboards invest eight months of studies to reach the perfect model, already tested by team riders and now available for the entire range of boards.

A single concave deck allows to lower the center of gravity, bringing the feet closer to the water. The double concave deck leaves a total freedom to shape all kind of proportions and rail contours and offers many interesting benefits.

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Tsunami alert: head to higher regions

A tsunami warning has been issued in the Pacific Ocean region, after a 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says people should move to safe and high areas, as waves might seriously damage the coastal shores.

The threatened regions are Hawaii, Russia, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, South America and Antarctica. The sea level has raised in the past hours and 20 countries were put on high alert.

The U.S. West Coast, including California, is not affected by the warning center. The strong tsunami that affected Japan's coast has devastated properties and taken dozens of lives. The local authorities are still trying to confirm missing people.

Please, check the swell forecast for the following regions: West Coast USA, Hawaii and for the Pacific Ocean. Make sure to protect yourselves and your family and friends. Head to higher regions.

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