I'd driven around this place before looking for waves and remember the restaurant with the topless mermaid on the sign, and the big fish hanging out the front door but never ate there though.
This time there were 36 of us, a new record and we got the job done relatively easily. Word is starting to spread.
Tales Mello from Rio de Janeiro on the bus home reading us his favourite part of Midsummer Night's Dream. Actually he was just (succesfully) trying to talk the flower into coming for a drink with us afterwards. Good on him though, he lives in Osaka and came to Tokyo on his summer holiday to join us for the day.
You pronounce his name with two syllables like "Tal-es" but everyone uses the English pronounciation with one syllable of Tales. He said his father came to Japan and saw the book, "Samurai Tales" and was stoked to find there was a famous samurai called Samurai Tal-es. Sorry Dad.
Dirk, our resident Dutchman and entertainments-officer.
Thanks to Sylvain and Dirk for the photos.