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Zanzibar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind at Zanzibar have swung cross-off (light winds from the E at Charlestown/Vance W. Amory International Airport 62 km from Zanzibar). 0.8m 8 s period wind swell from E
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Zanzibar Surf Forecast / Caribbean / Montserrat

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 AST

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

Today's Zanzibar sea temperature is 28.5 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 29.3 min: 27.7 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1514121113121112111111101313121110101010999
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Energy(?)4578857418993495324242221343127242119191817156
Wind
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30 E30
35 ESE35
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High Tide
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5:57PM
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6:05PM
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11:20PM
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3:58PM
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Low Tide
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5:54AM
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7:38AM
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8:47AM
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Note: the tide data above is for Belham Valley Rivermouth which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Zanzibar.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Zanzibar blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Tue afternoon, min 27°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sat morning, min 27°C on Sat morning). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Zanzibar Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Zanzibar provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Zanzibar can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Zanzibar 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 (Zanzibar) 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 Zanzibar 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.

Nungwi Reefs is 49 km (30 miles) from the city of Pangani. If you plan a holiday in Zanzibar, look for hotels and other accommodation in Pangani. Pangani has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.