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Suicide Cliffs Surf Guide

Suicide Cliffs in Okinawa is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Likely to be crowded if working. Hazards include coral, urchins, rips and sharks.

Suicide Cliffs Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Suicide Cliffs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Suicide Cliffs occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Suicide Cliffs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in May while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Suicide Cliffs Location Map

Interactive Suicide Cliffs 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 Suicide Cliffs is Naha Airport (OKA) in Japan, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Suicide Cliffs is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA), also in Japan, 30 km (19 miles) away.

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Suicide Cliffs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 December 2021, 11:55 Local Time
Monday 06
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Wave (m)
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h)
25
30
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Suicide Cliffs

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

Wind History at Suicide Cliffs

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

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    16km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Suicide Cliffs: