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Big Ben Surf Guide

Big Ben in Kanagawa and Chiba is an exposed beach/jetty break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Water quality is rather poor here.

Big Ben Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Big Ben:

The best conditions reported for surf at Big Ben occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Big Ben (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Big Ben with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in November while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Big Ben Location Map

Interactive Big Ben surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Big Ben is Tokyo International Airport (HND) in Japan, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Big Ben is New Tokyo International Airport (NRT), also in Japan, 76 km (47 miles) away.

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Big Ben Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 00:04 Local Time
Saturday 21
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m)
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 10
Wind (km/h)
20
15
5
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Big Ben

Surf stats for Big Ben, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Big Ben

Wind stats for Big Ben, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Big Ben. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Big Ben: