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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

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bowls with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in December while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
63%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bowls Location Map

Interactive Bowls 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 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.

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Bowls Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 10:54 Local Time
Wednesday 23
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) -
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-
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0.1
E
0.1
E
Period (s) - - 8 11
Wind (km/h)
25
30
25
20
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Bowls

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

Wind History at Bowls

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

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