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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Zanzibar

Tanzania

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 5° 43.147' S
Longitude: 39° 17.989' E

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Charter a boat from Nungwi village and resorts in the north of Zanzibar Island

English (Translate this text in English): Charter a boat from Nungwi village and resorts in the north of Zanzibar Island

English (Translate this text in English): Charter a boat from Nungwi village and resorts in the north of Zanzibar Island

English (Translate this text in English): Charter a boat from Nungwi village and resorts in the north of Zanzibar Island

DistanceTake a car

Walk

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Zanzibar North Reefs

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerPowerful, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): First surfed by Stefan Vogel in Sept 2005.<br />Plenty of big reef breaks. Plenty of potential.<br />Mnemba Island (private resort) has 270&quot; reef with great waves peeling off it.<br />All reefs are exposed to ocean breezes.

English (Translate this text in English): First surfed by Stefan Vogel in Sept 2005.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Plenty of big reef breaks. Plenty of potential.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Mnemba Island (private resort) has 270&amp;quot; reef with great waves peeling off it.&lt;br &#47;&gt;All reefs are exposed to ocean breezes.

English (Translate this text in English): First surfed by Stefan Vogel in Sept 2005.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Plenty of big reef breaks. Plenty of potential.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Mnemba Island (private resort) has 270&amp;amp;quot; reef with great waves peeling off it.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;All reefs are exposed to ocean breezes.

General

Unsurfed area, locals have never seen a surfboard before. Potential for world class waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Unsurfed area, locals have never seen a surfboard before. Potential for world class waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Unsurfed area, locals have never seen a surfboard before. Potential for world class waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Unsurfed area, locals have never seen a surfboard before. Potential for world class waves.

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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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