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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 Surf Guide

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.

Bowls Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Bowls:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bowls occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Japan wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Bowls Surf:

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 17:51 Local time
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 7 9 6
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
SSW 15
SSW 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

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

IS AT (local time)

Bowls Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

moderate winds from the SSW

Air temperature
31.3 °C

Current weather near Bowls

Overall Bowls Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Bowls: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Bowls: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Bowls Location Maps

Bowls Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bowls:

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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


  • 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.
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