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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.4 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 18:07 Local time
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
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Mombasa Channel in Kenya is an exposed reef break that does not work very often. Offshore winds are from the west. The ideal swell angle is from the east. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Pollution - Sharks.

Kenya wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kilindini Harbour, Kenya, 3 km from Mombasa Channel.

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Mombasa Channel Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mombasa/Moi International Airport, 10 km from Mombasa Channel.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
28 °C

Current weather near Mombasa Channel

Overall Mombasa Channel Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Mombasa Channel Location Maps

Mombasa Channel Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Mombasa Channel:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    33 mi
  • Third closest city location
    67 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Wete (Tanzania)
    68 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Tanga (Tanzania)
    80 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mombasa Channel is Moi International (Mombasa) Airport (MBA) in Kenya, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mombasa Channel is Malindi Airport (MYD), also in Kenya, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Third is Tanga Airport (TGT) in Tanzania, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Pemba Airport (PMA) in Tanzania is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ), also in Tanzania is the fifth nearest airport to Mombasa Channel and is 243 km (151 miles) away.
Mombasa Channel break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mombasa Channel, Kenya. Use the tab navigation above to view Mombasa Channel sea temperature, Mombasa Channel photographs, Mombasa Channel detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mombasa Channel webcams, current wind from Kenya live weather stations and Mombasa Channel tide predictions. The Kenya swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Kenya and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Kenya wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Mombasa Channel.