Okinawa / Miibaru Beach (Hyakuna Beach)

Continent
Asia
Country
Japan
Next Big City
Okinawa City
Next Town
Fusozaki, Miibaru
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Ships, Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
No information

Usually clear water and the island is ringed by a lagoon, so it looks turquoise. Coral reefs with nice waves, which can get pretty shallow.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Other
Beach Users:
None

Coral reefs and coral sand, you need to wear boots or you shred your soles. Watch out for paragliders.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, November, December
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
E, SSW
Main Direction:
S, NW

Works for East to Southwest winds! Summer wind is usually light, fickle and southerly. Not much more than a sea breeze so big gear is a necessity. Better go diving in summer (around 10 knots). Winter rocks, northerly wind regularly blows and can reach 30 knots. Wind feels denser too. This is definitely the best time, starts off around mid October and carries on through March usually.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

You will need to hire a car from the airport. From Naha Airport, go south on Route 331, heading toward Itoman. Cross the Hyakua Bridge, then turn left at the sign saying Miibaru. The road will come to a "T" turn right, then you'll come to a variety of signs, take a sharp left.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

There is plenty in Naha and around Okinawa city, but lots of bars are full of US military and get rowdy. Other bars won't let you in if you're a foreigner because they think all of us are military.