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

Overall: 3.2

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Turtles Surf Guide

Turtles in Okinawa is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave angle is from the north. A reef breaks left. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, coral and sharks.

Turtles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Turtles:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Turtles 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 39% of the time in December while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Turtles Location Map

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

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Turtles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 15:09 Local Time
Thursday 25
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 0.9
N
0.8
N
0.6
N
0.6
N
Period (s) 8 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
ESE 30
ESE 30
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Turtles

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

Wind History at Turtles

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away

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