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Bowls ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Bowls Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.8 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 06:29 Local time
Monday 16
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 20
E 20
E 25
E 25
Wind State cross-

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Bowls in Okinawa is a sheltered reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the north. A reef breaks left. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for coral, urchins, rips and sharks.

Japan wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Toya, Okinawa, Japan, 3 km from Bowls.

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Bowls Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kadena Air Force Base Airport, 3 km from Bowls.

light winds from the E

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Bowls

Overall Bowls Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Tide stations nearest to Bowls:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    7 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Bowls:

  • Closest city location
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    7 mi
  • Third closest city location
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    12 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bowls is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bowls is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 21 km (13 miles) away.
  • Third is Yoron Airport (RNJ) in Japan, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Kumejima Airport (UEO) in Japan is 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Tokunoshima Airport (TKN), also in Japan is the fifth nearest airport to Bowls and is 199 km (124 miles) away.
Bowls break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bowls, Okinawa. Use the tab navigation above to view Bowls sea temperature, Bowls photographs, Bowls detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bowls webcams, current wind from Okinawa live weather stations and Bowls tide predictions. The Japan swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Japan and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Japan wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bowls.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.