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

Overall: 2.3

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Steps Surf Guide

Steps in Okinawa is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent 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 best wave direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Likely to be crowded if working. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Steps Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s22.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Steps:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Steps 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 22% of the time in August while 24% 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
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
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 Steps Location Map

Interactive Steps 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 Steps is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Steps is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 18 km (11 miles) away.

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Steps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 13:53 Local Time
Monday 17
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.3
SE
Period (s) 5 5 5 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SW 15
SW 15
S
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Steps

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

Wind History at Steps

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

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