It's actually impressive how well he can get those 5ft fishes going in what are clearly logging waves.japan has micro waves so it is grovel city there. it'd be fun to surf that variety of boars he has.
Other than the casual xenophobia (which is very common in Asian countries, and definitely in my home Asian country) Japan is a really cool country. And the people there REALLY get into what they're into. Whether it's making sushi, reggae music or surfing or whatever. It's just different than America so it seems overdone to most American surfers.