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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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There are a couple of places most people have not heard of, if you plan on visiting: checkout malindi bay or anywere close, it's awesome, especially at full moon or during the spring tides, it can be a bit heavy and there are a few rocks around but shit it's worth it. I was out there for the new year with a couple of mates and it got to about 10 ft but it's a real shallow break, best be carefull, otherwise other spots to check out are Watamu beach out on the reef, mtwapa creek entrance(not that exiting) and the tana river delta. Its all good surf up and down the coast you just have to look for it. Find a place known localy as out point break, you find that and it let you in on the rest of it, hint you need a boat and prefferably a jet ski.

Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania
Geographic coordinates: 1° 0' N, 38° 0' E
Coastline km: 536 km km
Climate: varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior
Terrain: low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in west
Elevation: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: Mount Kenya 5,199 m
Natural hazards: recurring drought; flooding during rainy seasons. water pollution from urban and industrial wastes; degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; poaching
Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

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By surferSA , 16-07-2017

Waves around Diana Beach - HiGuys

To those that have surfed around Diana Beach, would really like to know from you guys, if you have a moment, if there are any suitable spots for beginers? like sandy breaks, or even mellowish reefs, which could be suitable for beginner surfers? Also are the reefs manly rights or lefts? we are coming out in Sep and would be awesome if there was a spot suitable for both of us!

many thanks in advance for your assistance and feedback.

By OregonWaveGirl , 10-04-2011

Kenya Coast next month! - Hello! I am going to be between Mombasa and Malindi May 2011 and will not be able to bring my board with me!! Where can I get a board. Is there a board shop in Nairobi by chance?


By Emma , 03-12-2009

Surfing Malindi at Christmas - Hi,

I am going to be staying in Watamu for a week and was wondering if anyone knows of some good surf spots near Turtle Bay hotel.

I'll have a car so getting to the breaks is not a problem. Is Malindi worth checking out? Is it best just to head to the Eden Rock Hotel and get in there?


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