Thursday, June 3, 2010

Amami Oshima

We just got back from surfing the raddest little coral reef break on the Westside of Amami. The reef is seriously amazing...bright blue crevices are cracked along the ocean floor reflecting the most wild colors when the sun pops out. It reminds me a lot of Kauai. The spot was way out there too. Almost a 20 minute paddle out. Amami is full of perfect point breaks if you get it on the right swell. It's one of those places you wait all year for the perfect storm. Wind, typhoon direction, and location all come into play when surfing here. It's been rather small while I've been here but super playful. Midori, the head hauncho, invited us to come share this paradise with him. He shreds too! Super cool dude. We're staying at his place called Green Hill where Mamasan makes breakfast and dinner everyday. The food is wild! Everything is from the sea. Fried fish is often served with some rice and seaweed galore. It's pretty different to what I used to but it's great to step outside my comfort zone and experience the cuisine of another culture. This is by far the raddest part of Japan I've ever been to and I can't wait to come back and score it when it's on.