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Malindi Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 2.1

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Malindi Bay Surf Guide

Malindi Bay in Kenya is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf. Ideal winds are from the west. Surfable in an onshore breeze The ideal swell direction from the east southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

Malindi Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s22.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Malindi Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Malindi Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in November while 89% 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.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
89%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Malindi Bay Location Map

Interactive Malindi Bay 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 Malindi Bay is Malindi Airport (MYD) in Kenya, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Malindi Bay is Moi International (Mombasa) Airport (MBA), also in Kenya, 110 km (68 miles) away.

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Malindi Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 01:15 Local Time
Friday 05
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 1.1
E
1.0
E
0.9
ENE
1.0
ENE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
NE 25
NE
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Malindi Bay

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

Wind History at Malindi Bay

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

Malindi Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s22.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s21.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.3
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.8
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Cemore from Kenya
“Very fickle, not worth investing time to visiting.”

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