About Sunabe Seawall

The Sunabe Seawall area is the epicenter of Okinawan surfing, with a variety of quality reefbreaks that work on typhoon swells. Good lefts and good rights, depending on the swell direction and local winds. The reef here resembles the area fronting Ala Moana Park in Hawaii, with good, distinct peaks separated by narrow channels, and a group of surfers at each peak.

Source: Sunabe Seawall Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced, when bigger. Can have strong currents.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mix of several peaks on the reef, so the crowd is spread out.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Weekends and holiday periods when there is swell can get packed, weekdays aren't too bad.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Depends on local winds and swell.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Close to shore but some current to deal with.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Depends on rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Hitting the coral.

Access

Difficult parking - find a space, then walk to the seawall and jump off the rocks.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Coral reef.

Best Season

Typhoon season, July to November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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