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

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Watamu Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports


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Watamu Bay Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell ESE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.6 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 10:56 Local time

Sunday 19
6AM 9AM 12PM 3PM
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 6 6 5 5
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 30
S 35
SSE 35
Wind State cross-

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Watamu Bay in Kenya is an exposed reef break. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. An unrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of - Urchins - Rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Live Weather:

At Malindi Airport, 17 km from Watamu Bay.

light winds from the SW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
30 °C

Current weather near Watamu Bay

Overall Watamu Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Also see Watamu Bay surf quality by season and Watamu Bay surf quality by month.

Watamu Bay Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Watamu Bay:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Malindi Bay 12 mi
Second closest break Mombasa Channel 56 mi
Third closest break Nungwi Reefs 171 mi
Fourth closest break Jam's Right 238 mi
Fifth closest break Sea Cliff 240 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Watamu Bay:

Closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 3798 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 3840 mi
Third closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 4356 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sandettie Buoy 4390 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Greenwich Buoy 4413 mi

Tide stations nearest to Watamu Bay:

Closest tide station Malindi 11 mi
Second closest tide station Kilifi 23 mi
Third closest tide station Takaungu 26 mi
Fourth closest tide station Kilindini Harbour 57 mi
Fifth closest tide station Gazi 82 mi

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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

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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 Tanga (Tanzania) 136 mi
Fifth closest city location Moshi (Tanzania) 186 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.


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