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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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Breaks on the southeast end of Mombasa Island. Fly or drive into Mombasa and head to the ferry that crosses to the South mainland. Follow road around golf course, breaks near the New Florida nightclub.

English (Translate this text in English): Breaks on the southeast end of Mombasa Island. Fly or drive into Mombasa and head to the ferry that crosses to the South mainland. Follow road around golf course, breaks near the New Florida nightclub.

English (Translate this text in English): Breaks on the southeast end of Mombasa Island. Fly or drive into Mombasa and head to the ferry that crosses to the South mainland. Follow road around golf course, breaks near the New Florida nightclub.

English (Translate this text in English): Breaks on the southeast end of Mombasa Island. Fly or drive into Mombasa and head to the ferry that crosses to the South mainland. Follow road around golf course, breaks near the New Florida nightclub.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Pollution

 Additional Information

Not a good wave but warm water and the fascinating culture of Mombasa and Kenya make up for it. Shifting and sectiony lefts at the base of cliffs, high tide has too much backwash and the tidal shifts are pretty massive. Stays rideable due to cliff protection. Jump off cliffs for access to the break.

English (Translate this text in English): Not a good wave but warm water and the fascinating culture of Mombasa and Kenya make up for it. Shifting and sectiony lefts at the base of cliffs, high tide has too much backwash and the tidal shifts are pretty massive. Stays rideable due to cliff protection. Jump off cliffs for access to the break.

English (Translate this text in English): Not a good wave but warm water and the fascinating culture of Mombasa and Kenya make up for it. Shifting and sectiony lefts at the base of cliffs, high tide has too much backwash and the tidal shifts are pretty massive. Stays rideable due to cliff protection. Jump off cliffs for access to the break.

English (Translate this text in English): Not a good wave but warm water and the fascinating culture of Mombasa and Kenya make up for it. Shifting and sectiony lefts at the base of cliffs, high tide has too much backwash and the tidal shifts are pretty massive. Stays rideable due to cliff protection. Jump off cliffs for access to the break.

Atmosphere

Mombasa is a run down and fascinating port city on Kenya's southern coast. Good food and an array of cultures and customs. Beautiful beaches to the north and south and the diving on the outside barrier reef is the real draw.

English (Translate this text in English): Mombasa is a run down and fascinating port city on Kenya's southern coast. Good food and an array of cultures and customs. Beautiful beaches to the north and south and the diving on the outside barrier reef is the real draw.

English (Translate this text in English): Mombasa is a run down and fascinating port city on Kenya's southern coast. Good food and an array of cultures and customs. Beautiful beaches to the north and south and the diving on the outside barrier reef is the real draw.

English (Translate this text in English): Mombasa is a run down and fascinating port city on Kenya's southern coast. Good food and an array of cultures and customs. Beautiful beaches to the north and south and the diving on the outside barrier reef is the real draw.

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By Stagg , 19-11-2009

Change - Things have changed here and The point rarley breaks at a consistant rate. Now more a a big close out wave with lots of foam. Better of going just a little further up the coast and checking out the reef there.

By Ryan , 26-06-2008

local - I grew up in Kenya and i remeber when i wa a kid i used to go out to english point and another place just of malindi bay, they were both reef breaks, well malindi was more like a mud bank break haha. Heavy heavy waves at English point, i have sat on the cliffs and watched sets role in 8-10ft, i was too chicken to go out then haha. Been living in australia for the past 2 and a half years and have had a chance to really improve my surfing, so looking forward to getting back home and ripping into some monster walls. I would love to get a crowed together in a boat and just go all the way from somalia to tanzania looking for the perfect wave. If anyone is keen on doing so, please contact me on yzinger69250@yahoo.com.au i know it would take alot of effort and probably money as we need a boat. But could you imagine the expeience and the thrill of finding waves never ridden before and being the firt one to do ever to do so. Anyone interested please contact me, will be back in kenya in dec this year, hopefully for good. cheers. Ryan

By Anonymous , 07-12-2006

surfing partner - dont think that you will find anyone for surfing at the moment.. the waves are small as it is off season.. and if you want to go to the reef, then u need a way to get out.. cuz its a long paddle.

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