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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 Surf Forecast / Kenya / Kenya

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Saturday 30 Apr 2016 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 29.0 °C (Statistics for 30 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 28.5 max: 29.3 min: 27.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)8777910101011101010111111111111117888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)113102866213226523423137597138138234151149242143143160392545453620
Wind
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15 SSE15
30 SE30
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20 SSE20
25 SSE25
20 SSE20
20 S20
30 SSE30
25 SSE25
25 S25
30 SSE30
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20 S20
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25 S25
30 SSE30
25 SSE25
40 S40
45 S45
35 S35
40 SSW40
45 S45
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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High Tide
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9:24AM
2.07

9:46PM
2.30
11:07AM
2.12

11:30PM
2.29

12:32PM
2.36
12:53AM
2.45

1:31PM
2.69
1:53AM
2.68

2:19PM
3.04
2:42AM
2.89

3:01PM
3.35

3:26AM
3.05
3:43PM
3.58

4:09AM
3.13

Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:17PM
1.22

4:36AM
1.00
5:11PM
1.20

6:06AM
0.89

6:44PM
0.96
7:10AM
0.68

7:46PM
0.63
8:01AM
0.44

8:37PM
0.30
8:45AM
0.23

9:22PM
0.02
9:26AM
0.06

10:05PM
-0.16
10:07AM
-0.02

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
3029283029283030283029283029283029282829272929
Low °C
2928272928282828282828272828272828272727262729
Chill °C (?)
3029283029283030283029283029283029282829272929
Sunrise
6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16-
Sunset
-6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Sat morning, min 27°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Wed morning, min 26°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Tue night, strong winds from the S by Fri afternoon).

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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.

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