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Marine masters
1737 Shirahama Shimoda

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Surfing Master & Instructor, based at Shirahama beach


Atsushi Imamura
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After graduating from Inatori High School, I went to California for surf training. Coming back to Japan, I got the license for professional surfer of JPSA (Japan Pro Surfing Federation,) at the age of 19. My results are ranking 8th and once champion. In the spring of 2012, I opened surfshop ”irie surf” (now, IRIE COFFEE& SEA) in front of my favorite beach Shirahama (facing Shirahama Shrine). Please visit us in the cafe in irie !!  The surf lessons for beginners are available. Why don't you experience the fun of the sea or the feeling of getting on the waves?


We have various rules and manners for surfing. I will be of your help. Please come and visit IRIE COFFEE & SEA for comfortable and enjoyable surfing.  <2H Lesson 8,000 yen> includes rental board, wetsuit, warm shower.) At IRIE, you can enjoy cold coffee with pancakes or spicy chicken curry. We are located only 1 min. walk to Shirahama Beach.

My recommendations

How delicious! Best restaurants to enjoy local specialties of Shimoda
SOUTH CAFE, a cafe with relaxing atmosphere, locates in Kisami. My recommendation is the avocado burger!
The most favorite spot in the ocean of Shimoda and what makes the spot so special
I cannot distinguish which is the best among 9 Shimoda beaches, because every beach has its own goodness. I think Shirahama Beach is most suitable for experiencing the first surfing. In my view, Tatado Beach is where good waves constantly break up.
Our specialties!
irie surf runs surf lessons for beginners, restricting the number of participants at a time . It's only 1 minute's walk to Shirahama Beach from the shop . Please refresh and take rest at the shop equipped with warm shower.

This instructor is guiding this program.

Feel how you get on waves.
Delicious foods, drinks & original goods.
Shirahama Shrine is in front of us.

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