The island chain right at the bottom of Japan, these islands can deliver the goods for the surfer looking to find a bit of the indo experience in Japan.
Needing the right swell direction to work, it is a fickle place, but when it does get the right swell, indo class waves can be found. Mostly sharp coral reef breaks – when it’s on – definately not for novices. With a tropical climate, surfers enjoy warm water most of the year with great views of the F-16’s flying overhead from the U.S military base located on Okinawa. The main island of Naha is a good place to start, but a trip out to one of the many islands in the area is definately a worthwhile experience.
Just a few of the many great surf spots in Okinawa.
Sunabe is a popular surfing area with a few different reefbreaks on offer.Google Map
Left and right breaks. Bring your absailing gear, as you'll have to walk down the cliffs to access this secluded spot.Google Map
Right hand break Aha Port works best on a windswells at low tide, but gets very crowded often. Offshore winds are from the southwest.Google Map
Surf Shops based in Okinawa area.
The biggest surf shop franchise in Japan, with locations in most major cities.
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