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Latitude: 5° 43.147' S
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Charter a boat from Nungwi village and resorts in the north of Zanzibar Island
DistanceTake a car
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Zanzibar North Reefs
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerPowerful, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorth, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
The better looking reefs are a fair way off shore. There were waves from Nungwi around the North and East coast of Zanzibar all the way to Mnemba Island. Some inner reefs are with in paddling distance of island but access to barren beaches may be difficult. Best to charter a boat or join a snorkelling or dive boat from Nungwi or Kendra Beach tourist areas.
First surfed by Stefan Vogel in Sept 2005.
Plenty of big reef breaks. Plenty of potential.
Mnemba Island (private resort) has 270" reef with great waves peeling off it.
All reefs are exposed to ocean breezes.
Unsurfed area, locals have never seen a surfboard before. Potential for world class waves.
By Anonymous , 10-08-2010
- i surfed this spot in 1998 and there was a board hanging up in the bar .a long paddle have a look down the coast you will be suprised.hello harley.
By richard , 28-06-2010
- I will be coming in October, what sort of waves are there in Z'bar? This website doesnt really give a great description!!
By Anonymous , 22-10-2009
- any chance of borrowing two boards anywhere in zanzibar/tanzania over the next ten days??
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