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Okinawa Surfing

Japan > Okinawa Prefecture
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Okinawa Prefecture consists of 161 islands, of which only 44 are inhabited. Scattered over 1,000 km (600mi), Yonagoni, the southernmost island, lies a mere 100km (60mi) from Taiwan. Although once an independent state, the Ryukyu Islands are now the most popular Japanese beach resort destination, thanks to its? mild climate and fringing coral reefs. Okinawa is smack dab in the middle of Typhoon Alley, sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean on its east side and the East China Sea to the west. This positioning allows for a wealth of spots facing in all directions to pick up virtually any swell going. They break over very shallow shelves of reef and/or basaltic rock, which is why 90% of the spots are mid-to-high tide breaks, but experienced surfers not scared of the odd bounce will find plenty of low tide waves. Most spots range from 2-5ft of water at high tide. There are only two sandy beachbreaks. Crowds are heavy at the main spots, but some spots remain unpopulated. Most of the outer reefs and islands are still uncharted.
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13 - 18°C
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17 - 22°C
springsuit
22 - 27°C
boardshorts
25 - 30°C
boardshorts
23 - 28°C
boardshorts
16 - 22°C
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+ Epic typhoon swells
+ Subtropical reefbreaks
+ Secret spots and islands
+ Low crime rates
+ English speaking Japan
- Flat spring, mostly windswell
- Shalllow reefs, no beachbreak
- Mainly high tide spots
- Crowded premier spots
- Expensive
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Aha Point Grey Star 2ft 12secs 154° 19mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 6
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N - E Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Kudaka Grey Star 5ft 10secs 117° 19mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
2
NE - S North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Castles Grey Star 4.5ft 10secs 116° 18mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Live Coral 6
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E - S Northerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Sunabe Seawall 0ft 0secs 0° 18mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Live Coral 10
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SW - N North Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Mainside 0ft 0secs 0° 18mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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NW - N Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Buma Grey Star 4ft 10secs 115° 19mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Live Coral 6
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W - NW Northerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Sunabe II 1ft 12secs 152° 18mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Aja 0ft 0secs 0° 18mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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NW - N South Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Bowls 1ft 12secs 152° 18mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Live Coral 6
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SW - N North Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Maeda 0ft 0secs 0° 18mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Live Coral 6
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SW - N South Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Suicide Cliffs Grey Star 4.5ft 10secs 116° 18mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Live Coral 6
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E - S Northerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Turtles 0ft 0secs 0° 18mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
3
W - NW Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Ikei Grey Star 1.5ft 12secs 152° 19mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Live Coral 8
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NE - S South Westerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Ko Chan Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 103° 19mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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NE - E Southerly No Data Available