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Mainside ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Mainside Surf Guide

Mainside in Okinawa is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the north. The right hand reef break is better than the left.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rips, coral and sharks.

Mainside Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mainside:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mainside occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mainside with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in November while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
28%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mainside Location Map

Interactive Mainside 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 Mainside is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mainside is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Mainside Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 12:07 Local Time
Wednesday 23
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) -
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0.1
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-
Period (s) - 8 - -
Wind (km/h)
30
30
25
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Mainside

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

Wind History at Mainside

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

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