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Nichinan ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Nichinan Surf Guide

Nichinan in Kyu Shu is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded.

Nichinan Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nichinan:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nichinan with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in December while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nichinan Location Map

Interactive Nichinan 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 Nichinan is Miyazaki Airport (KMI) in Japan, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nichinan is Kagoshima Airport (KOJ), also in Japan, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Nichinan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 17:26 Local Time
TueWed
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 1.5
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
ESE
1.0
ESE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 30
N 35
NNE 30
NNE 30
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Nichinan

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

Wind History at Nichinan

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

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Nichinan: