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Kribi Surf Guide

Kribi in Cameroon is a quite exposed beach break that is often working and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. The best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Kribi Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kribi:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kribi occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Kribi (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kribi with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in May while 78% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kribi Location Map

Interactive Kribi surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Kribi is Bata Airport (BSG) in Equatorial Guinea, 115 km (71 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kribi is Douala Airport (DLA) in Cameroon, 121 km (75 miles) away.

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Kribi Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 8 December 2022, 00:32 Local Time
WedThursday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 15 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Kribi

Surf stats for Kribi, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Kribi

Wind stats for Kribi, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Kribi. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
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    • Icon  s32.8
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s11.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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Wave Buoys Nearest To Kribi: