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Sakawa River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Sakawa River Surf Guide

Sakawa River in Kanagawa and Chiba is a fairly exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the southeast. The river breaks are all rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Sakawa River Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sakawa River:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Sakawa River with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in October while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% 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 Sakawa River Location Map

Interactive Sakawa River 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 Sakawa River is Oshima Airport (OIM) in Japan, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sakawa River is Yokota Ab Airport (OKO), also in Japan, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Sakawa River Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 05:32 Local Time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 7 7 8 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 15
NE 20
NNE 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Sakawa River

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

Wind History at Sakawa River

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

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