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Go along 58 until u see a Sega game place, take that turn in then drive straight till you get the the end,park and check it out...There are like 6 breaks there, starting from Bowls, Cali, Haw, then on down to Hotels....
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
These are the most popular breaks in Okinawa.
Junkyard: At the northern end, past the residential areas.It works during a typhoon. Out on the reef. It's a long and hollow left.
Hotels: South,at the end of the residential area.In front of an apartment building with an American flag painted on it. The break starts out at the point where the reef start to turn inward. Long right woth sections. Be carful with currents dunting the tide.
5 rocks: after, you will find a short left and right. The right has tubes on shallow rocks.
California: about 75 meters south, there is a break called California's (right and left).
Outside Reef California: With a big swell the outside reef starts to work. It's a a big left. During a SW-W swell from a typhoon, a powerful right appears with huge barrels.
Hawaiians: South of California. As big as Californian's,the wave is not as beautiful.
Bowls: Continue to the south. This good right wave works on a NW swell.
End of the Wall: southern end of the wall before the turn. Hollow wave with shallow take-off. Come here when all Sunabe spots close out.
the locals are nice, and the water is beautiful
This is my favorite spot..the locals are bomb...and the surf is great...
By 5 rocks local , 23-12-2004
bowls - nah, 5 rocks is way longer than bowls and noone surfs it, maybe because of the 25 foot tiger shark. sick 100 yard rights and lefts off a A frame peak. Okinawa goes orfff
By American ripper , 09-12-2004
Bowls is way longer than 50-70 meters - Bowls is 150 feet? On a bad day maybe! The way it wraps around the corner and breaks into the bay is awesome Dude. It reminds me of Santa Cruz or Blacks or Newport. And most people don't know that you can surf it dead low tide.oops, did put that on the worldwide web. Oh yeah, I rip.
By ex-Oki-expat , 06-08-2004
Quick Summary of Bowls - It's a left - I lived there for 8 years and surfed it for about 5 of those years. Bowls is essentially a left, as shown in the photo you guys published. The break gets it's name because the reef there forms a small bowl (you can fit only about 4-5 surfers in it comfortably, though you might find 20 sitting there at times) that jacks up fast over a very shallow section of reef, then breaks left for maybe 50-70 meters on a good day. It is a fast, relatively hollow ride over mostly worn-down reef with some nasty live coral too.
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