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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 07 May 2021 AST
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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 27.1 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 28.2 min: 26.5 °C)
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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 27.1 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 28.2 min: 26.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Zanzibar (light winds from the E at John Osborne Apt 8 km from Zanzibar).

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2 h 28 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
E
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Zanzibar this week:

The most powerful waves expected at Zanzibar in the next 12 days are 0.6m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 7s period and expected on Monday (May 10) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (AST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)--
Best Surf--
Most Powerful11PM (Wed 12th May)2ft (0.6m) 14s

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

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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
Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.2
NNE
0.2
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.5
NE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.3
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.4
N
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17123321720383432292524279185125116114109108746041687946714340373626121321
30
E
30
ESE
30
E
35
E
30
E
30
E
25
ESE
35
E
35
E
30
E
35
E
35
E
30
ENE
35
E
30
E
30
E
35
E
35
E
35
E
30
E
30
E
35
E
30
E
30
E
25
E
25
ESE
25
E
30
E
30
E
25
E
30
E
30
E
30
E
30
E
35
ESE
25
E
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
2:49PM
0.21
2:17AM
0.25
4:15PM
0.23
2:12AM
0.26
5:29PM
0.24
2:10AM
0.27
6:47PM
0.25
2:13AM
0.28
2:25AM
0.29
2:35AM
0.30
2:52AM
0.31
3:10AM
0.32
3:33AM
0.32
3:48AM
0.31
4:07AM
0.31
4:06AM
0.29
7:58PM
0.18
9:24AM
0.14
8:29PM
0.20
9:47AM
0.11
8:50PM
0.23
10:13AM
0.08
9:02PM
0.25
10:41AM
0.06
11:13AM
0.04
11:47AM
0.04
12:22PM
0.04
12:59PM
0.04
1:38PM
0.05
2:17PM
0.06
2:58PM
0.08

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

Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
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--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:35
6:30--6:30--6:30--6:30--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:32--6:32--6:32--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm (max 26°C on Fri afternoon, min 26°C on Fri afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 26°C on Mon afternoon, min 26°C on Mon afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 26°C on Thu afternoon, min 25°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 26°C on Sun afternoon). 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 12 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.