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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: 26.3 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 17:55 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.7
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.5
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 30
S 30
S 30
SSE
Wind State cross-
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Watamu Bay in Kenya is an exposed reef break. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks.

Kenya wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Watamu Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malindi, 16 km from Watamu Bay.

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Air temperature
26.6 °C

Current weather near Watamu Bay

Overall Watamu Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Watamu Bay Location Maps

Watamu Bay Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Watamu Bay:

  • Closest city location
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    23 mi
  • Third closest city location
    53 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    101 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Wete (Tanzania)
    121 mi

Airports

  • 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.


FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.