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Here we answer the most common and frequently asked Questions.

Okinawa Surfing FAQs

Okinawa offers great surfing conditions all year-round, but the best waves typically occur during the typhoon season from July to October, yes that’s right big waves! 🙂

Its up to you, but the water temperature in Okinawa rarely drops below 20°C (68°F), so a wetsuit is not always necessary for much of the year.

Often its down to personal preference, but some we like are Sunabe Seawall, Aha Point, and Maeda Point, each offering unique wave conditions, giving you an experience moulded to what your seeking..

Here are a few key things we recceomend:

Check Travel Requirements: Ensure you have a valid passport and any necessary visas for Japan.
Book Accommodation: Reserve your stay in advance, preferably near popular surf spots like Sunabe Seawall.
Pack Accordingly: Bring your surf gear or plan to rent equipment locally. Pack light clothing, sunscreen, and a rash guard.
Get Travel Insurance: Consider purchasing travel insurance that covers surfing activities.
Monitor Weather Conditions: Keep an eye on the weather forecast, especially during typhoon season, for safe surfing conditions.
Arrange Transportation: Plan how you’ll get around the island, whether renting a car, using public transport, or hiring a bike.
Learn Local Surf Etiquette: Familiarize yourself with local surf etiquette and rules to respect the local surf community.
Plan Other Activities: Research other activities in Okinawa to enjoy alongside surfing, such as snorkeling, diving, and sightseeing.

Yes, and we base this on Okinawa offering a variety of surf breaks suitable for all skill levels, and local surf schools offer lessons for beginners. Just be sure to make sure you find the right beach!

Yes, due to its rising popularity and waves, Okinawa hosts several surf competitions throughout the year, attracting surfers from across Japan and beyond.

There are various ways to stay up to date, made easy by the internet, but you can also use local surf shops, online surf reports, and apps can provide up-to-date information on wave conditions and weather forecasts.

Okinawa’s surf culture is a unique blend of traditional Okinawan customs and a laid-back beach lifestyle. Offering both an easy going vacation, but at the same time offering something for the serious surfer!