Zanzibar / Paje Beach

Continent
Africa
Country
Tanzania
Next Big City
Stown Town
Next Town
Paje
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Small wave
Hazards:
Animals, Ships, Reefs
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
High tide, Coming tide, Falling tide

Flat and shallow. Perfect downwinders with a good reef break. Hazards: can be shallow, watch out for the reef if you go far out. The whole lagoon is knee deep at low and medium tide. The spot is on the inside of a very long barrier reef which creates one of the most beautiful lagoons. You can ride flat water on the inside or go out in the waves and surf looking for the best breaks along the coast line. The colors here are amazing. The tide is pretty consistent and changes the spot considerably. It isn't a bad thing as we can play and hit some nice kickers at high tide or ride the flattest water at low tide.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Empty, sandy beach.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, July, August, September, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
N, SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
N, SE, SSE, S

Kusini and Kaskasi are the prevailing wind in the island: 4 months of Kaskasi wind, 2 months with no wind, 4 months of Kusini wind, 2 months with no wind. Kusini: 15th June through 15th October approx. South to North wind. This wind blows every day, permanently, following parallel to the beach line upwards. In the morning the wind has a speed of 15-18 knots whereas at dusk the speed rises to 18-25 knots. Kaskasi: 15th December through 15th April, approx. North to South wind. This wind also blows parallel to the beach, although the speed varies somehow. There are days with gusts of higher speed wind. Even though one can still learn Kite surfing, sea conditions are more adequate for experienced kiters.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Paje Beach is located in the southeast of Zanzibar.

Extra information

Rules
None

Stay south from the dhows (boats).

Nightlife

Page by night, Friday night party, chill out all the other nights.