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Malibu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Malibu Surf Guide

Malibu in Kanagawa and Chiba is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves Ideal winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the southeast. There is a right breaking reef. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Malibu Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  reefReefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Malibu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Malibu 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 Malibu (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Malibu 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 21% of the time in November while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Malibu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 28 September 2020, 10:55 Local Time
Monday 28
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 0.9
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.7
ENE
Period (s) 9 10 9 10
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Malibu

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

Wind History at Malibu

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

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    • Icon  reefReef
    • Icon  s33.2
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away

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