In the middle of winter, Zaimokuza beach is deserted, with no beach houses. No couples are playing in the surf, nor are there any young people energetically playing in the shallows. Only a group of windsurfers could be seen in the distance, like a mirage, and the only sounds being made were the waves lapping against the shore.
As I walked along the beach, keeping rhythm with the repeated sound of the waves, I noticed that there was not a single person in the shallows. Even though it was cold, people were playing with the waves in the shallows. At first I thought they were surfers because they were standing on surfboards, but upon closer inspection I noticed that they were holding long paddles in their hands. He was stand-up paddleboarding.
Whenever I come to Zaimokuza in Kamakura, I seem to see people enjoying stand-up paddleboarding. Perhaps this is the Mecca of stand-up paddleboarding. On this day, there were far more people stand-up paddleboarding than surfing.
Standing there in the calm sea with no waves, I sometimes looked like Issun-boshi who got on the wrong board. But the sight of stand-up paddleboarders dashing through the waves was much cooler than I expected.
|Mar 2022 KANAGAWA SPORT|
|BEACH KAMAKURA SEA WAVE|
March 23, 2022
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85