Zanzibar ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

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Zanzibar Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Tanzania – Offshore)


Zanzibar Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.6 °C

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:26 Local time

Wednesday 16
6AM 9AM 12PM 3PM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SW 15
SSW 15
Wind State cross-
off off cross-

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Zanzibar in Tanzania - Offshore is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Ideal winds are from the southwest. The best swell direction is from the east. There is no reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Take care of - Rocks.

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Live Weather:

At Zanzibar-Kisauni, 55 km from Zanzibar.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
27.0 °C

Current weather near Zanzibar

Overall Zanzibar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Zanzibar:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Jam's Right 68 mi
Second closest break Sea Cliff 70 mi
Third closest break Oyster Bay Beach - Coco Beach 73 mi
Fourth closest break Watamu Bay 171 mi
Fifth closest break Malindi Bay 183 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Zanzibar:

Closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 3919 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 3954 mi
Third closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 4464 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sandettie Buoy 4515 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Greenwich Buoy 4535 mi

Tide stations nearest to Zanzibar:

Closest tide station Zanzibar 32 mi
Second closest tide station Tanga 45 mi
Third closest tide station Chake Chake 47 mi
Fourth closest tide station Bagamoyo 57 mi
Fifth closest tide station Wasin Island 74 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Zanzibar:

Closest ski area Afri-Ski (Lesotho) 1740 mi
Second closest ski area Tiffindell (South Africa) 1876 mi
Third closest ski area Matroosberg (South Africa) 2290 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sepidan Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of)) 2628 mi
Fifth closest ski area Pooladkaf Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of)) 2631 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Zanzibar:

Closest city location Zanzibar (Tanzania) 32 mi
Second closest city location Tanga (Tanzania) 45 mi
Third closest city location Bagamoyo (Tanzania) 57 mi
Fourth closest city location Mlandizi (Tanzania) 78 mi
Fifth closest city location Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 80 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Zanzibar is Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ) in Tanzania, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Zanzibar is Tanga Airport (TGT), also in Tanzania, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Third is Pemba Airport (PMA) in Tanzania, 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Dar Es Salaam Airport (DAR) in Tanzania is 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Moi International (Mombasa) Airport (MBA) in Kenya is the fifth nearest airport to Zanzibar and is 190 km (118 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Zanzibar, Offshore. Use the tab navigation above to view Zanzibar sea temperature, Zanzibar photographs, Zanzibar detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Zanzibar webcams, current wind from Offshore live weather stations and Zanzibar tide predictions. The Tanzania swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Tanzania 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 Tanzania 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 Zanzibar.


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