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Buma Surf Forecast / Okinawa / Japan

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Monday 06 Feb 2023 JST
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Buma surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Buma sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 06 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.0 max: 23.6 min: 21.0 °C)
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Buma surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Buma sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 06 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.0 max: 23.6 min: 21.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Buma (light winds from the SE at Nago 5 km from Buma).

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Actual: 42 min ago

Light
9 km/h
SE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Buma this week:

The surf forecast for Buma over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 07) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 8s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Buma in the next 12 days are 1.9m 8s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 07) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Feb 08) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (JST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Tue 7th Feb)6ft (1.8m) 8s
Best Surf12AM (Wed 8th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 7s
Most Powerful 3PM (Tue 7th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Buma over the next 12 days.

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Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
000012001000000210000000012223200001
Swell
Height Map
T japan.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.33.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.57.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.81.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.105.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.129.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.153.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.177.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.201.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.225.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.249.cc23
T japan.htsgw.metric.273.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
SSE
1.5
S
1.2
W
1.4
WNW
1.9
NNW
1.4
N
0.7
NNE
1.2
NNE
1.3
NNE
0.8
N
0.7
N
1.6
SE
1
SSW
0.9
E
0.7
W
1.3
NNW
1.1
N
0.8
NNE
0.6
N
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
E
1.3
WSW
0.4
NE
2
NNW
2.3
NNW
3
NNW
3
NNW
2.5
NNW
2.1
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.2
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
Period(s) (?)46568776666658587779910510989101010988121112
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)401447414150420345011550401505198272351315837495047862356367213231522134878432219494959293
Wind
(km/h)
25
S
20
SSW
25
W
25
NW
25
NNW
20
N
20
NNE
25
NNE
20
NE
10
NE
5
ESE
10
SSE
20
SSW
20
WSW
15
NNE
15
NE
15
NE
20
ESE
15
S
25
SSW
15
SSW
20
SW
25
NNW
35
N
35
N
30
N
30
N
30
N
35
N
25
NNE
20
NE
20
E
20
E
25
ESE
20
E
15
E
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
ononoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:27PM
1.92
8:30AM
1.79
8:00PM
1.93
8:55AM
1.81
8:33PM
1.91
9:20AM
1.81
9:07PM
1.85
9:45AM
1.81
9:43PM
1.76
10:12AM
1.79
10:25PM
1.65
10:42AM
1.75
11:18PM
1.52
11:19AM
1.70
12:37AM
1.40
12:11PM
1.64
2:40AM
1.37
1:30PM
1.60
4:29AM
1.48
3:07PM
1.63
5:33AM
1.63
4:25PM
1.75
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:40PM
0.80
2:06AM
0.19
2:10PM
0.74
2:34AM
0.22
2:40PM
0.69
3:01AM
0.29
3:12PM
0.65
3:28AM
0.39
3:46PM
0.63
3:56AM
0.52
4:24PM
0.62
4:27AM
0.66
5:10PM
0.62
5:04AM
0.82
6:10PM
0.63
5:56AM
0.99
7:31PM
0.60
7:22AM
1.13
9:06PM
0.51
9:23AM
1.17
10:27PM
0.35
10:51AM
1.10
11:28PM
0.17

Note: the tide data above is for Nago which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Buma.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Buma blow from the NE

Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C202020191919181818181921222219192021222221221816131414131414161718181819
Low °C192018191918181817171919222018191919212121211714131413131314151717171818
Feels °C (?)171817161516151414181920202118191921212021201510576677111215131416
Sunrise7:11--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:03--
Sunset-6:13--6:14--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:17--6:17--6:19--6:20--6:20--6:21-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Warm (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 17°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Sun morning, min 13°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Sun night, fresh winds from the N by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri night, min 13°C on Wed morning). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Buma Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Buma provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Buma can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Buma surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Buma) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Buma may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Buma is 6 km (4 miles) from the city of Nago. If you plan a holiday in Okinawa, look for hotels and other accommodation in Nago. Nago has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.