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Kamakura Surf Guide

Kamakura in Kanagawa and Chiba is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves Offshore winds blow from the north. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Kamakura Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kamakura:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kamakura occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kamakura with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in October while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
77%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kamakura Location Map

Interactive Kamakura 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 Kamakura is Tokyo International Airport (HND) in Japan, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kamakura is Yokota Ab Airport (OKO), also in Japan, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Kamakura Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 14 August 2022, 19:40 Local Time
SunMon
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m)
1.4
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
30
20
10
5
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Kamakura

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

Wind History at Kamakura

Wind stats for Kamakura, 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 Kamakura. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetties
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Kamakura: