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 Intimidating

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

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

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

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Depends on local winds and swell.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Close to shore but some current to deal with.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Depends on rains.

Additional Information


Hitting the coral.


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

Bring Your



Coral reef.

Best Season

Typhoon season, July to November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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