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Zampa (The Rock) Surf Guide

Zampa (The Rock) in Okinawa is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the north. A right hand reef. It's often crowded here. Beware of coral and sharks.

Zampa (The Rock) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zampa (The Rock):

The best conditions reported for surf at Zampa (The Rock) occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zampa (The Rock) 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 20% of the time in December while 40% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Zampa (The Rock) Location Map

Interactive Zampa (The Rock) 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 Zampa (The Rock) is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zampa (The Rock) is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Zampa (The Rock) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 23:47 Local Time
Monday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 10 10 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Zampa (The Rock)

Surf stats for Zampa (The Rock), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Zampa (The Rock)

Wind stats for Zampa (The Rock), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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