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Watamu Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

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Watamu Bay Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell ESE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.9 °C

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 03:12 Local time
Wednesday 25
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 15
E 10
Wind State cross-
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Watamu Bay in Kenya is an exposed reef break. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Crowds are never a problem here. Hazards include - Urchins - Rocks.

Kenya wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Watamu Bay (0 km).

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Watamu Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mombasa/Moi International Airport, 86 km from Watamu Bay.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Watamu Bay

Overall Watamu Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Watamu Bay Location Maps

Watamu Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Kenya surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Watamu Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Watamu Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Watamu Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Watamu Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    23 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    26 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Kilindini Harbour
    57 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    82 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Watamu Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    1911 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tiffindell (South Africa)
    2047 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Matroosberg (South Africa)
    2457 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sepidan Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
    2457 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Pooladkaf Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
    2460 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Watamu Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Malindi (Kenya)
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Kilifi (Kenya)
    23 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Mombasa (Kenya)
    53 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Voi (Kenya)
    101 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Wete (Tanzania)
    121 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Watamu Bay is Malindi Airport (MYD) in Kenya, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Watamu Bay is Moi International (Mombasa) Airport (MBA), also in Kenya, 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Lamu Manda Airport (LAU), also in Kenya, 157 km (98 miles) away.
Watamu Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Watamu Bay, Kenya. Use the tab navigation above to view Watamu Bay sea temperature, Watamu Bay photographs, Watamu Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Watamu Bay webcams, current wind from Kenya live weather stations and Watamu Bay 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 Watamu Bay.