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Junkyards ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Junkyards Surf Guide

Junkyards in Okinawa is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips, coral and sharks.

Junkyards Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Junkyards:

The best conditions reported for surf at Junkyards occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Junkyards with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in August while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
54%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Junkyards Location Map

Interactive Junkyards 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 Junkyards is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Junkyards is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 20 km (12 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Junkyards Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 13:04 Local Time
Sunday 11
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Wave (m) -
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Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 30
E 30
E 30
E 30
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Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Junkyards

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

Wind History at Junkyards

Wind stats for Junkyards, 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 Junkyards. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Junkyards:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.