uk es it fr pt nl
Watamu Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed
Watamu Bay surf break
Icon reef  red
Reef
Icon  s3
Watamu Bay location mapGet alerts  temp

Watamu Bay Surf Forecast / Kenya / Kenya

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 pm Friday 16 Apr 2021 EAT
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Watamu Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Watamu Bay sea temperature is 28.7 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 29.2 max: 30.2 min: 28.3 °C)
Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Watamu Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Watamu Bay sea temperature is 28.7 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 29.2 max: 30.2 min: 28.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kenya

  1. weather stationWind Update The cross-on wind has turned onshore at Watamu Bay (light winds from the SE at Lamu-manda Island 150 km from Watamu Bay).

    Watamu Bay
Expand
<
>
View all


Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Watamu Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Watamu Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 19) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 19s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Watamu Bay in the next 12 days are 1.8m 9s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (EAT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Mon 19th Apr)5.5ft (1.7m) 7s
Best Surf12AM (Mon 19th Apr)5.5ft (1.7m) 7s
Most Powerful 3AM (Tue 20th Apr)6ft (1.8m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Watamu Bay over the next 12 days.

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
000000110000000000000000000000000000
T uganda.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
1.4
S
1.7
S
1.7
S
1.9
S
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.4
SSE
0.8
SE
1
SE
1
SE
0.8
SE
1.1
SE
1.1
SE
1.1
SE
0.9
ESE
1
SE
1.1
SE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.6
ESE
1
SE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SE
1.2
SSE
0.9
SE
1
SE
10111010107777988788989999988888999878888
1231281211111071782983153714023472871758213815278203186186135145149126122122101717052138121158188115135
20
SSE
25
S
25
SSE
20
S
25
SSW
30
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
35
S
25
SSW
25
SSW
30
SSE
30
S
25
SSW
30
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSW
30
SSE
20
SSE
25
S
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
S
30
SSE
15
SSE
20
S
25
SSE
15
SSE
20
S
20
SSE
15
SSW
20
S
25
SSE
25
S
25
SSW
30
SSE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
6:39AM
2.48
6:48PM
2.85
7:09AM
2.26
7:20PM
2.63
7:48AM
2.04
8:04PM
2.40
8:56AM
1.83
9:24PM
2.20
11:31AM
1.81
11:39PM
2.18
1:08PM
2.08
1:07AM
2.38
1:54PM
2.43
2:01AM
2.63
2:31PM
2.80
2:45AM
2.87
3:06PM
3.16
3:25AM
3.05
3:42PM
3.46
4:04AM
3.15
4:18PM
3.67
4:42AM
3.17
4:55PM
3.75
12:41AM
0.48
12:30PM
0.67
1:13AM
0.69
12:57PM
0.88
1:54AM
0.92
1:30PM
1.11
2:56AM
1.12
2:28PM
1.34
4:55AM
1.20
5:01PM
1.44
6:41AM
1.04
6:57PM
1.21
7:36AM
0.79
7:55PM
0.86
8:16AM
0.53
8:40PM
0.49
8:52AM
0.29
9:20PM
0.16
9:27AM
0.10
9:59PM
-0.09
10:03AM
-0.02
10:39PM
-0.23
10:39AM
-0.06

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Watamu Bay blow from the NW

Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
some cloudsclearclearrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudysome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsrisk thund- der
---1-------------------------------1
272928282727252828262828272828272928272929272929272929272928272828272929
262828252626232526242727252727262828262827262828262828272827252727252827
272928282727252828262828272828272928272929272929272929272928272828272929
-6:18--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16-
--6:20--6:20--6:19--6:19--6:19--6:17--6:17--6:17--6:17--6:16--6:16--6:16

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat night. Warm (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 23°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Thu morning, min 24°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Fri morning, min 26°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Mon morning, min 25°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Watamu Bay surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.


Information about the Watamu Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Watamu Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Watamu Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Watamu Bay 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 (Watamu Bay) 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 Watamu Bay 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.

Watamu Bay is 18 km (11 miles) from Malindi. If you plan a holiday in Kenya, look for hotels and other accommodation in Malindi. Malindi has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.