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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 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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

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:

Japan wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Buma sea temperature, Buma photographs, Buma detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Buma webcams, current wind from Okinawa live weather stations and Buma 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 Buma

Buma Surf:

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 12:30 Local time
Sunday 05
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 6 5 5 6
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 20
SW 15
SSW 15
Wind State on on on on

Tide Times:

For Nago, 6 km from Buma.

IS AT (local time)

Buma Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nago, 5 km from Buma.

light winds from the WSW

Rain and snow or hail
Air temperature
29.7 °C

Current weather near Buma

Overall Buma Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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


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

south west wave, Buma photo


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reef scrach you, Buma photo


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Buma Location Maps

Buma Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Okinawa surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Buma

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Buma:

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Wave buoys nearest to Buma:

Tide stations nearest to Buma:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Ie (Okinawa)
    10 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Yoron Airport (RNJ) in Japan, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Kumejima Airport (UEO) in Japan is 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Tokunoshima Airport (TKN), also in Japan is the fifth nearest airport to Buma and is 167 km (104 miles) away.
Buma break location map and break info