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Shonan break guidePhoto by: sana

Shonan Surf Guide

Shonan in Kanagawa and Chiba is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Shonan Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shonan:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shonan occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Shonan 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 7% of the time in October while 6% 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 Shonan Location Map

Interactive Shonan 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 Shonan is Tokyo International Airport (HND) in Japan, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Shonan is Yokota Ab Airport (OKO), also in Japan, 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Shonan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 23:14 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Shonan

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

Wind History at Shonan

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

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