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To live and surf in Japan, what's it like?« on: June 14 2005 15:06:00 »
I am considering moving to Japan to live and was curious to know what it's like for a foreigner to live and work. I am a professional surfing instructor with nearly 20 years of experience looking to live and teach in Japan. Is it possible to make a comfortable living there as well as surf? Are there any surf camps or schools?
RE: To live and surf in Japan, what's it like?« Reply #1 on: June 23 2005 19:06:00 »
Japan has a small surfing sub-culture here but probably due to population a large following of it. most foreigners here are teaching english (i earn US$60/hr) or teaching in a high school. the cost of living is quite high but like myself many foreigners do it comfortably, surfing on weekends. the japanese are up for anything to do with surfing particularly in areas where there are breaks so no reason why a surfing school/camp wouldnt work i dont think. no shortage of heads thats for sure. i dont know of any existing schools/camps.
RE: To live and surf in Japan, what's it like?« Reply #2 on: June 23 2005 22:06:00 »
dont come if you like to talk direct,as you will go slowly mad never knowing what people think.
As for surf its very fickel to say the least!
RE: To live and surf in Japan, what's it like?« Reply #3 on: June 24 2005 10:06:00 »
Been teaching surfing for 19 years as was thinking about Japan. It's been a while since I was there.
I Grew up in Australia but live in America, so I tend to be a bit direct. I taught there when I was on tour (ASP) but that was 10 years ago. You are right about the waves being fickle. Depending on the location and season, it can be downright bloody crap or epic.
RE: To live and surf in Japan, what's it like?« Reply #4 on: June 24 2005 18:06:00 »
What's your last name Robby?