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Maeda Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Maeda Point break guidePhoto by: thomas

Maeda Point Surf Guide

Maeda Point in Okinawa is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the north. A choice of left and right reefs. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rips, coral and sharks.

Maeda Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Maeda Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Maeda Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in March while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Maeda Point 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 Maeda Point is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Maeda Point is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Maeda Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 06:26 Local Time
Wednesday 23
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 0.8
NE
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Period (s) 6 - - -
Wind (km/h)
15
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30
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Maeda Point

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

Wind History at Maeda Point

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

Maeda Point Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Janice Christine Williams from United States
“My son:
Aubrey Daniel Williams drowned at this place 10/29/2016. There are very dangerous rip currents in this area (ed.)”

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