Surfing in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is not the most famous surf spot, but if you go with local guides, you will be surprised how much fun our waves are – for beginners and advanced. Especially on the no-wind days, it’s a great sports activity for half a day. As the pioneers of surfing in Zanzibar we will show you the best spots and locations around the reef. With a local fisher boat or dhow we drive out to the reef where you can find some surprising strong waves – usually around 3-5 foot. We usually surf on 2-3 different surf spots, but this can also be individually decided by the group. Our guide will help beginners with a few basics and will give advice during the surf session. After our surf session on the reef we enjoy some refreshments on our way back to the beach. Depending on the tide, you can also take this tour at sunrise.

Who can join?

You! The SurfZanzibar Surf Tour is for everyone who loves surfing and being in the water! Combine an active workout with a lot of fun.


ATTENTION: Please be aware of that the surf spots are on the reef. If you have no experience with reef surfing, it can be dangerous. Please discuss with our guide before the trip and take advice.

    Our Surf Options:


    Complete trip (min. 3 people)


    • Transport to/from hotel
    • Boat to/from reef
    • Board – SUP or surf
    • Guide
    • Surf instructions and advice
    • Food & drinks


      Own trip (min. 3 people)

      • Boat to/from reef
      • Board – SUP or surf
      • Food & drinks


      The Reef tour is an everyday tour. It takes place once a day depending on the tides. The whole tour takes about three hours. We need min 3 people for doing the tour. Contact us for more information.


      Transport is included (South east coast only). We pick you up at your hotel and bring you back. Drop off or pick up at the Rock Restaurant or Upendo lounge bar is optional.

      Take with you

      • swimgear, towel • put on sunscreen (at least 30 min. before the tour) • optional: watershoes • fruit and drinks are included

      Tour prices

      Adults: 60$ per person Rent a SUP/Surf at your hotel Day: SUP 75$, SURF 25$ (tour excluded) Week: SUP 200$, SURF 100$ (tour excluded)

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