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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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 Kenya

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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)
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Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages
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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?

Haylie

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?

Thanks

By Jenna , 06-07-2008

South Coast Kenya - The time to surf in the South Coast is July to Sep and if you find the Mosque in Diani on high tide you will be impressed. Gets up to 3/4ft and no-one there. There is the option of getting one of the local guys to take you out to the reef off Diani, but be careful - take your booties and don't pay more than KSh500. Did it a few times, even paddled out a few times. Managed to get hit by my board off Tiwi (shorter paddle but get off early or else your standing in 1ft of water with 3ft waves keeping you busy). If you have the guts go straight out from the Ferry in Mombasa - the wave looks fantastic. Never tried it though.

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