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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Watamu Bay (moderate winds from the S at Malindi Airport 17 km from Watamu Bay). 1.8m 10 s period swell from ESE
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17 km away, 1 h 17 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
S
27.0
26.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Watamu Bay Surf Forecast / Kenya / Kenya

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 2 pm Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 EAT

Watamu Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Watamu Bay sea temperature is 26.5 °C (Statistics for 16 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 25.2 max: 25.8 min: 24.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)101010101010101010109910991010111112121111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)663637520510511421384384376407456549752669540602554536522575541522513
Wind
(km/h)
25 SSE25
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25 SSE25
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15 SSW15
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25 SSE25
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Wind State(?)ononononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:54PM
2.03
11:45AM
2.59

12:42AM
2.09

1:11PM
2.75
1:59AM
2.32

2:16PM
2.98
2:53AM
2.60

3:07PM
3.20

3:39AM
2.85
3:51PM
3.35

4:19AM
3.06
4:31PM
3.42

4:55AM
3.19
5:08PM
3.38

Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:57PM
1.00

4:54AM
1.00

6:38PM
0.90
6:34AM
0.95

7:54PM
0.66
7:50AM
0.75

8:48PM
0.40
8:48AM
0.50

9:32PM
0.17
9:36AM
0.28

10:11PM
0.01
10:18AM
0.13

10:47PM
-0.07
10:58AM
0.07


Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Watamu Bay blow from the NW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
2525252524252625262625252625252625262625262625
Chill °C (?)
2625272625272725262626252625262725272725272725
Sunrise
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Sunset
6:23--6:23--6:23--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:22-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu morning, min 24°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Mon afternoon, min 25°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Watamu Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Watamu Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Watamu Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Watamu Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Watamu Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Watamu Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Watamu Bay is 18 km (11 miles) from Malindi. If you plan a holiday in Kenya, look for hotels and other accommodation in Malindi. Malindi has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.