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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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Zanzibar Surf Forecast / Caribbean / Montserrat

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 20 Feb 2018 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 26.2 °C (Statistics for 20 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.1 max: 26.7 min: 25.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.1
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0.2
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0.3
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0.2
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2.4
NE
0.9
NNE
0.9
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2.2
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0.9
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0.8
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0.6
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0.1
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0.1
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1.1
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0.4
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0.4
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0.4
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Period(s) (?)149915101716101512131212121081316816151414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)4713189863943879673391691921197952384171015924737863
Wind
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40
ENE
40
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40
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Wind State(?)offoffcross-
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High Tide
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7:15PM
0.21

7:05AM
0.27


7:23AM
0.28


7:54AM
0.30


8:28AM
0.31











Low Tide
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2:48PM
0.14


4:10PM
0.12





6:31PM
0.07


7:39PM
0.05



8:28PM
0.04



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
rain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclearrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
261-9432--1-22--21119154
High °C
2524252525242424252525252425252525252525242425
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2524252525242424252525252425252525252525242425
Sunrise
--6:31--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:28--6:28--6:28--
Sunset
6:13--6:13--6:13--6:14--6:14--6:14--6:15--6:15-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 24°C on Tue afternoon). Mainly strong winds.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 37mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sat morning, min 24°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.