Wave!! Surfing Yappe!! (TV)

WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!-

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Japanese: WAVE!!〜サーフィンやっぺ!!〜
English: WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!-
German: Wave!! -Let´s go surfing!!-
Spanish: Wave!! -Let´s go surfing!!-
French: Wave!! -Let´s go surfing!!-
More titles


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2021 to Mar 30, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
Producers: Delfi Sound
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Asahi Production
Source: Mixed media
Genre: SportsSports
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.841 (scored by 1446514,465 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #103242
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3150
Members: 49,006
Favorites: 203

Available At


Streaming Platforms

May be unavailable in your region.
Ranked #10324Popularity #3150Members 49,006
Add to My List
Episodes: /12


Energetic and cheerful, 14-year-old Masaki Hinaoka takes his pet corgi on morning runs along the beach bathed in the rising sun. Suddenly, Masaki's eyes sparkle in awe: a blond boy surfs, delicate and breathtaking, with a slight smile gracing his kind face. Before long, Masaki encounters him again as a new classmate named Shou Akitsuki.

Shou is a skilled surfer and has been immersed in the sport since childhood. Even though surfing is the hobby of choice for Masaki's best friend, easygoing half-Hawaiian Nalu Tanaka, Masaki has never shown interest in trying it himself. But his admiration for Shou's surfing style finally inspires him to try the waves for the first time—despite not knowing how to swim.

On the surfboard, Masaki shows surprising potential and talent for balance. He learns quickly and eventually enters a local competition, all with Shou and Tanaka by his side. However, behind Shou's gentle smile lurks a darker shadow, threatening to overwhelm his friends. Nonetheless, Masaki fearlessly steps into the fun world of surfing, stopping at nothing to be the very best.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The series was originally screened in theatres as three movies in October 2020, before being broadcast on TV beginning in January 2021 with cuted to standard 30 minute timeslots.

Episode Videos

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Ozaki, Takaharu
Yokota, Chikako
Sound Director
Oguro, Akira
Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki
Series Composition


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Shigeki Surfer Boy! (刺激サーファーボーイ!)" by Naminori Boys (波乗りボーイズ) [Masaki Hinaoka (Tomoaki Maeno), Shou Akitsuki (Jin Ogasawara), Nalu Tanaka (Yoshiki Nakajima), Kousuke Iwana (Takuya Satou), Yuuta Matsukaze (Yuusuke Shira

Ending Theme

"BFF~Best Friends Forever~" by Oaraitry (オオアライトライ) [Masaki Hinaoka (Tomoaki Maeno), Shou Akitsuki (Jin Ogasawara) Nalu Tanaka (Yoshiki Nakajima)]


Apr 12, 2021
In the COVID-19 era, when we have to stay home during lockdown, I found this anime very enjoyable :)) it even gives me hints to understand my life more.

Because of the mood and tone this anime gives, I can hear the sea, see the waves, and feel the joy of surfing along with the characters without leaving my house.

That's WHY I like this anime.

But If I have to rate it, I will go with...

Story: 6/10
The episodes still don't fit together neatly into a continuous story. The story is overly simplistic but I like it and the way it ends.
Apr 1, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This anime really had me thinking that they were pulling something interesting in the middle, but, alas, I was misled. Honestly, it isn't a bad show, it just isn't worth watching. There were some solid characters in there who were genuinely likable, but overall the writing was not great. I think the best way to watch this show is with a friend that you can make fun of it with-- it's how I watched it and is really the only way I was able to get any enjoyment out of it. Also, fair warning because this show has No Warning, you probably shouldn't watch this ...
Mar 29, 2021
YAPPE...a surfing anime! Let's go ride the Waves! Surfing Yappe!! Show must go on!
...only except that this is not only just bad, but it's boring also, catering to the niche audiences. And being the TV version of a 3-part film trilogy released in October 2020, I'd presume that the reception for this is moderately lukewarm (when COVID is still a thing), but who the hell was thinking to green-lit the "complete edition" TV version to milk more of the mixed-media project. This should've just stayed in Japan and not come out either way, we don't need mediocrely bad shows like this to waste our precious ...

Interest Stacks

50 Entries · 65 Restacks
by Luna
45 Entries · 177 Restacks


Recent News

Winter 2021 Simulcast List [Update 2/25]

Winter 2021 Simulcast List [Update 2/25]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime acquired for simulcast release during the Winter 2021 season. Anime series licensed for home video rel...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Wave!!: Surfing Yappe!! (TV) Episode 1 Discussion
zaverix - Jan 11, 2021
25 repliesby removed-user »»
Jun 6, 2023 11:05 PM
Poll: Wave!!: Surfing Yappe!! (TV) Episode 5 Discussion
KANLen09 - Feb 8, 2021
43 repliesby senekohan »»
Apr 1, 2023 10:04 AM
Poll: Wave!!: Surfing Yappe!! (TV) Episode 9 Discussion
KANLen09 - Mar 8, 2021
13 repliesby Selleri_UmU »»
Feb 19, 2023 12:20 PM
Poll: Wave!!: Surfing Yappe!! (TV) Episode 12 Discussion
KANLen09 - Mar 29, 2021
31 repliesby trss6443 »»
Jan 23, 2022 4:52 AM
Poll: Wave!!: Surfing Yappe!! (TV) Episode 11 Discussion
KANLen09 - Mar 22, 2021
16 repliesby Unkrowned »»
May 6, 2021 7:39 AM