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 / Kenya / Kenya

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 pm Friday 31 Oct 2014 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 26.8 °C (Statistics for 31 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 27.1 max: 27.7 min: 26.2 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 437 345 415 460 415 406 323 252 221 189 123 120 126 90 117 95 98 149 149 177 227 244 253
Wind
(km/h)
20 SSE20
15 SSW15
25 SE25
15 SSE15
10 SSW10
30 SE30
15 SSE15
15 SW15
30 SE30
15 SSE15
10 SSW10
25 SE25
15 SSE15
15 S15
30 SE30
20 SSE20
20 S20
35 SSE35
25 SSE25
25 SSW25
35 SSE35
25 SSE25
20 S20
Wind State (?) cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:49PM
2.18
10:19AM
2.33

11:34PM
2.29
12:00PM
2.37

12:51AM
2.57

1:15PM
2.54
1:46AM
2.88

2:09PM
2.74
2:30AM
3.17

2:55PM
2.90

3:11AM
3.39
3:36PM
3.00

3:48AM
3.51
4:14PM
3.04


Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:56AM
1.14
5:01PM
0.91

5:48AM
1.05

6:24PM
0.78
7:08AM
0.77

7:25PM
0.58
8:05AM
0.47

8:13PM
0.38
8:51AM
0.20

8:55PM
0.22
9:32AM
0.01

9:33PM
0.13
10:10AM
-0.08

10:10PM
0.10

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)
5 2 - 3 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1
High °C
26 29 29 26 29 29 26 29 29 26 29 29 26 29 28 26 29 28 26 29 29 27 26
Low °C
25 27 27 25 27 27 25 27 26 25 27 26 25 27 26 26 27 26 25 27 27 27 26
Chill °C (?)
26 29 29 26 29 29 26 29 29 26 29 29 26 29 28 26 29 28 26 29 29 27 26
Sunrise
- 5:56 - - 5:56 - - 5:56 - - 5:56 - - 5:56 - - 5:56 - - 5:56 - - 5:56
Sunset
- - 18:09 - - 18:09 - - 18:09 - - 18:09 - - 18:09 - - 18:09 - - 18:09 - -
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 25°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light. Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue afternoon, min 25°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SSE 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.

 

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