Events

January

* Humpback whale watching season begins

February

*Whale watching continues. Best month for breaching, though weather can be stormy.

March

* Whale watching festival on the third or fourth weekend, a lot of good entertainment

* Whale watching season wraps up at the end of this month. Less breaching, calves are born.

April

* Beach opening ceremony - kids play games, including catching live fish in a big pool built on the beach

May

Water is getting warm enough to go swimming and snorkeling

* Golden Week is hectic here, make reservations early. 

June

Good month to come because high season rates haven't kicked in yet but the water is warm enough for swimming.

*Rough Water Swim: 1.5k and 5k solo events at Furuzamami Beach. Relay from Ama Beach to Gahi and Agenashiku islands and back.

July

* Sabani Race: about 40 traditional Okinawan sailing canoes are raced from Furuzamami Beach to Naha. Very famous race.

August

* Zamami Masturi (Festival): Lots of entertainment provided by local groups including hula, taiko, eisa, traditional Okinawan dance, and our local band, Za Mammi's, who play Okinawan songs

September

* Sports Days for the schools. Usually on a Saturday or mid-week holidays. Lots of games but also some mid-day performances that spectators could peek in on. Eisa(Okinawan drumming) is usually around 1pm.

October

 

November

* Zamami-son baseball tournament during the first or second week of the month

* Fan Appreciation: every Saturday of the month there is a performance at the port by the local groups: hula, taiko, eisa, Ryukyu dance, a band

December

Very quiet month on Zamami.