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Matsube Bay Surf Guide

Matsube Bay in Kanagawa and Chiba is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the southeast. Both right (best) and left reef breaks.. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks.

Matsube Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matsube Bay:

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

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Matsube Bay 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Matsube Bay Location Map

Interactive Matsube Bay 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 Matsube Bay is Tokyo International Airport (HND) in Japan, 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Matsube Bay is New Tokyo International Airport (NRT), also in Japan, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Matsube Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 23:15 Local Time
Thursday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Matsube Bay

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

Wind History at Matsube Bay

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

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    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Matsube Bay: