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

Overall: 2.3

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Steps Spot ID

Steps Mizagama photo


Photo credit: Josh

Steps Mizagama photo


Photo credit: Jerry

Steps Mizagama  photo


Photo credit: Jerry

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.5 °C

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Thursday, 19 July 2018, 01:43 Local time
Thursday 19
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
NE 20
Wind State cross-

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Steps in Okinawa is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Likely to be crowded if working. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Japan wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Chatan, 2 km from Steps.

IS AT (local time)

Steps Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kadena Air Force Base Airport, 4 km from Steps.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
26.7 °C

Current weather near Steps

Overall Steps Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Steps Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Steps:

  • Closest city location
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    5 mi
  • Third closest city location
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    11 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Steps is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Steps is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Yoron Airport (RNJ) in Japan, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Kumejima Airport (UEO) in Japan is 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Tokunoshima Airport (TKN), also in Japan is the fifth nearest airport to Steps and is 202 km (125 miles) away.
Steps break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Steps, Okinawa. Use the tab navigation above to view Steps sea temperature, Steps photographs, Steps detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Steps webcams, current wind from Okinawa live weather stations and Steps 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 Steps.