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

Overall: 2.5

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Aja Surf Guide

Aja in Okinawa is an exposed reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the north. A left hand reef. Sometimes crowded. Take care of coral, urchins, rips and sharks.

Aja Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Aja:

The best conditions reported for surf at Aja occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Aja (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Aja with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in March while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
57%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Aja Location Map

Interactive Aja surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Aja is Naha Airport (OKA) in Japan, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Aja is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA), also in Japan, 18 km (11 miles) away.

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Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 04:51 Local Time
Friday 26
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) -
-
0.9
E
1.0
E
1.0
E
Period (s) - 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 20
SW 30
SW 20
WSW
Wind State glass cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Aja

Surf stats for Aja, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Aja

Wind stats for Aja, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away

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