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Buma ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.4

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Buma break guidePhoto by: http://www.tropicalsurfingokinawa.com/

Buma Surf Guide

Buma in Okinawa is a sheltered point break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the north. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips, coral and sharks.

Buma Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Buma:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Buma 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 31% of the time in December while 6% 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
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
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 Buma Location Map

Interactive Buma 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 Buma is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Buma is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Buma Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 15:40 Local Time
Sunday 20
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 0.8
W
0.8
W
0.9
W
0.2
ENE
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h)
5
10
5
5
Wind State off cross glass cross-
off

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Swell History at Buma

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Wind History at Buma

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: consistent
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