Saw off a buddy from work the other day at Casa, in Kamogawa. Nice food and pretty a cool vibe, worth keeping in mind to take my wife one day.
Anyway, he was always good for a chat and was starting to get right into his surfing so we always discussed wave conditions and new swell predictions.
He's off to university to study design up in Ibaragi (away from the beach).
Best of luck with your studies mate and feel free to drop by anytime you're down this way for a surf.