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Ikei Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.9

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Ikei Island Surf Guide

Ikei Island in Okinawa is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. Both left and right reef breaks. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of coral, urchins, rips and sharks.

Ikei Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ikei Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ikei Island occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ikei Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in May while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% 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
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
41%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ikei Island Location Map

Interactive Ikei Island 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 Ikei Island is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ikei Island is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Ikei Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 17:00 Local Time
ThuFri
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 1.0
E
1.0
E
1.0
E
1.0
E
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 20
E 15
ESE
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Ikei Island

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

Wind History at Ikei Island

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Ikei Island. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: consistent
    23km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ikei Island: