Surfing in Shanzu Beach, Mombasa, Coast Province Kenya

Wave Factor:
1m-3m / 3ft-9ft
Shanzu Beach lies along the shimmering waters of the Mombasa marine park and it is located at 30 km/18 mi in the northern coast of Mombasa town. The beach beach is environmental friendly and has moorings installed for any anchoring damage.

Although the climate is easy to take on all year through, the winds along the coast of Mombasa are determine by 2 major seasons, ie. the kaskazi and kusi.

Kaskazi (North – easterly)  normally lasts from march to October, November being the “rainy” period for this season. Kusi (South-easterly) is the more harsher of these two winds, and it lasts from April to September. During Kusi rain is expected in May and June however fine days can still be found. An average of 8hrs daily sunshine is quite normal. Surfing is one of the activities taken up at the Shanzu Beach and one is bound to get good surf for most of the year with double or even triple overhead barrels in July and August! Serena has a great beach and reef set-up.

The waves would get between 1 m/3 ft and 3 m/9 ft and sometimes they can be larger, therefore one might need to bring a step board. Although there have been incidents where sharks have been spotted  following big ships entering the harbor of Mombasa, it is still considered a great surfing place due to the coral reef.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Mombasa International Airport
12km(7.9miles) 25 minutes
Head northwest turning on to the Airport Road then turn right to take on the Mombasa Road A 109 on to Shanzu Beach
BY CAR FROM Mombasa Railway Station
2.2km (1.3miles) 6 minutes
Head towards Mlango wa Papa road and on the firs round about take the 2nd exit and pass by Blue Fashions, take 3rd exit on the second round about onto Shanzu Beach
Moi International Airport Mombasa,
12km (7.9miles)

The main train station in Mombasa is located in the city center about 2.2 km / 1mi from Shanzu Beach where one can hire a taxi from there or use local public means of transport. (matatus).


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Tuesday to Saturday the charge  is 13$ for 100 balls per head. On Sundays we give a discount whereby the charge is 10$ for 150 balls per person, which is inclusive of the protective gears and all the equipment used in the game.

We also have lunchbox packages that go for 20$ and salad packages for 15$ inclusive of the game. Each game session goes for 1 hour and  30 minutes.

We are open  from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

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Sundays 10$ for 150 balls per person

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