NSSwamiSurf233148x006 - shot 12/10/04 - Note CQ on all names. From left, Ryo Shimura, age 25 of Shonam, Japan, a student of the English language, and visitor to San Diego, stands with his good friends, Yukiya Shinozaki, age 23, a native of Sapporo, Japan, now a student of business at National University, and Jun Yazawa, age 29 of Tochigi, Japan, a student of photography. Shimura, at left, was visiting Swami's for the first time. Yukiya and Yazawa surf at Swami's at least three times a week. Shinozaki learned of Swami's after reading a Japanese travel book entitled in Japanese, "Waves of California" which listed Swami's as an excellent spot to surf. U-T Photos: Nadia Borowski Scott.