Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Colors in the Hakkoda's

Spent the last two day in the Hakkoda's being a "leaf peeper" as one of our good friends calls it.

and a mushroom pizza 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Japow Tours Stickers

Who wants some? I got free Japow Tours stickers while supplies last.  Email me at  your address and I will put these suckers in the mail.  Post them on your boards, cars, local spots and send me the pictures. There will be a running contest for the most creative & far reached spots. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Backcountry Safety

How safe are you? In the snowy backcountry there are always plenty of risk vs reward situations. Hopefully you choose wisely.  To keep things a little safer, I have purchased the Backcountry essentials for  Japow Tours courtesy of my good friends over at Porters Tahoe . I have total of 5 sets. These products will be available for rent if you do not have your own Avalanche Beacon, shovel or probe. As these 3 essentials will be required on all tours for your safety.  Its not just about having these items that keep you safe, its about the knowledge of using them in possible pressure situations. Beacon practice is a must if you venture in the Backcountry often or only once a season. You never know what your going to encounter in mother nature.  If you want to practice your skills, or how to properly use an Avalanche Beacon. I will hold practice sessions for those who want for free, on Saturday or Sunday afternoons until the Mountains open.  Beers and Beacons, who's in?
Contact me for details at

Friday, October 1, 2010

Offshore waves at 4.5

Its starting...that magical time of year when we get swells from all directions and plenty of offshore winds accompanied by it.  October is the best time of year to be surfing in Japan, as the water temperature is still tolerable and typhoon season peaks.  This is what Last Wednesday brought us. Clean offshore conditions with fun chest high waves.  I even broke out my Al Merrick custom MX wide for this super fun day.