沖縄サーフィンショップ「YES SURF」

Store information

“YES SURF” opened in April, 2011. Having met many people through surfing and been moved by the joy of this sport, I decided to open this shop as a way to communicate with many people what I felt, thought, experienced, and appreciated through surfing.

Surfing is a sport that is full of attractive aspects. Through surfing, people feel the sense of accomplishment as they catch challenging waves, enjoy imagining the good and going to sea, have good time with good friends, feel the excitement of competing in contests, and appreciate the lifestyle associated with the surfing culture.

Moreover, we would like to convey our values and ideals, including the importance of following manners and rules, respect toward nature and people, and knowing the value of nature by getting interested in environmental issues through our surfing instructions and beach cleaning activities. Through these, we would like to contribute to the healthy growth and development of our children who will comprise the next generation in society.

We provide our service and products with utmost care and attention to all types of customers, including: those who want to start surfing or further improve their surfing skills, those who are local surfers here in Okinawa or are visiting Okinawa for surf-trip or sightseeing, those who want to get their exercise through stand up paddle boarding, which is rapidly gaining in popularity.

We provide surfing courses and training programs at all skill levels including trial, basic, step-up, and intermediate. We also provide necessary tools and environment so that everyone, including small children (elementary school students and above) and female surfers, can enjoy riding waves safely and at ease. Feel free to visit us anytime. We look forward to seeing you.

Yasuhiko Kawauchi, founder of YES SURF

“YES” means “to approve and to agree with”. Of course, there are moments when we need to say “No” sometimes. But let’s begin accepting things by saying “Yes, that’s right.” Let’s always move forward in our long lives, not saying “No” but saying “Yes”.

We at “YES SURF” will respond to any inquiry from our customers by saying “Yes!” with smile and cheerfulness.

SHOP INFO
YES SURF
ADRESS Oasis Ushio Bldg #102, 2-1-14 Shiozaki-cho, Itoman, Okinawa, Japan 901-0364
TEL/FAX 098-994-5633
URL http//yessurfokinawa.com
MAIL info@yessurfokinawa.com
OPEN Open from 11:00 to 20:00
CLOSE Closed on Wednesdays and Year-end and New Year Holidays
Parking Parkings are located in front of our shop.

Access to YES SURF

From Naha Airport
Head south toward Itoman City on Route 331 or Oroku Bypass. Turn right at Senaga intersection and go straight on Tomishiro Route. We are in front of the Itoman City Hall.
From the Okinawa Expressway, Tomigusuku-Nakachi IC
Exit Tomigusuku-Nakachi IC and turn left on Route 68. Go straight for 500meters. Turn right at Nakachi intersection on route 331 and go straight toward Itoman City. Pass through Itoman rotary and turn right at Futagobashi intersection. Go straight as you see San-A Shiozaki City supermarket on your left. Turn left at the intersection, and you’ll find YES SURF, located next to the JA Okinawa Shiozaki branch and the Itoman Office Supplies Store.
I confirm it in Google Map

ROBERTS SURFBOARDS | CHRISTENSON SURFBOARDS | COLE | Rich Pavel |Mccallum Surfboards |CANVAS | Josh Oldenburg | Misven |BING|Chocolate Fish | Hobie | CATCH SURF|RMD SURF&SUP |NSP SURF& SUP | BIC SUR&SUP | STARBOARD | Seea |KASSIA + SURF |THE HARD MAN|AXXE | AXXE CLASSIC | BREAKER OUT | AIDENTIFY | CYBER SHIELD|REUNION| RINCON WETSUITS | MATUSE | V- BODYBOARDS | GFH SKATEBOARDS | CAPTAIN FIN COMPANY |VANEEDS ...etc

As well as the above, I have a lot of products which selected carefully under the theme of "the sea, California surfing, an adult, play".

YES SURF

Founder and President : Yasuhiko Kawauchi

Place of Birth Isahaya, Nagasaki
Date of Birth September 17, 1975
Blood Type 0
Height 178cm
Weight 75kg
Number of Years Surfing Since 1995
Number of Years in
Surfing Instruction
Since 2001
Moved to Okinawa 1994
Education Graduated from Isahaya High School and International College of Resort and Sports Science, Department of Marine Sports.
Licenses:
  • ISA level 1 instructor
  • Standup Paddle Fitness instructor
  • Nippon Surfing Association(NSA) official instructor
  • Surfing Marine Safety instructor
  • Nippon Surfing Association(NSA) official B-grade judge
  • Nippon Surfing Association(NSA) official surfing third class
Stance Regular
Home Surf Spot Komesu Coast (Suicide Point), Itoman City, Okinawa
Hobbies in addition to surfing collecting DVDs and magazines about surfing
Comment

I immersed myself in baseball as a student and then in surfing after graduation. At work or at home, during break or as my hobby, everything I do now is devoted to surfing.

I enjoy my surfing life by using different types of surfboard for different wave sizes and conditions and different mood of the day, including performance short board, Simmons, Fish, Single fin, Mid Length, Long Board and Standup Paddle Board. As a devoted surfer and surfing instructor who has spent most of his life riding waves, I will do my best to introduce you to this wonderful sport and to respond to your needs. I hope to see you soon.


Miwa Kawauchi

Place of Birth Hiroshima
Number of Years Bodyboarding Since 2000
Number of Years Surfing Since 2007
Number of Years SUP Since 2011
Number of Years as Surfing and Bodyboarding Instructor
From 2011
Moved to Okinawa 2001
Licenses Standup Fitness instructor
Nippon Surfing Association Official instructor
Surfing Marine Safety instructor
Nippon Surfing Association(NSA) official B-grade judge
Stance Regular
Home Surf Spot Komesu Coast (Suicide Point), Itoman City, Okinawa
Hobbies in addition to surfing Reading and Cooking
My Recent Obsession Chinese History
Life Motto Convenience is inconvenience.
Favorite Celebrities Yoko Ono, Zhuge Liang
Comment

I had been only interested in arts and culture for a long time, and the only sport I was capable of was swimming then. Surfing was the first sport which I really fell in love with. Because I lacked experience in sports and tended to be a slow learner, I often had to think extensively about surfing techniques.

Thanks to this, I was able to theoretically master the methods for surfing clinics. I’ve studied basic skills and theory of bodyboarding under the late Yuko Irinamihira and then applied these to surfing and stand up paddle boarding. I have been expanding my quiver since then to enjoy riding waves.

Nowadays, I tend to use SUP, Long Board, Mid Length, and FISH.

098-994-5633
Opening hours: 11:00 - 20:00 (Wednesdays closed)