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Kenya - Diani Beach, Africa

Diani and Galu Beach, on the south Mombasa coast of Kenya, offers windsurfing, kitesurfing and SUP holidays has idyllic conditions for beginners to expert wave riders. Kenya's tropical coast offers over 300 miles of beautiful white sand beaches and offshore reefs. Diani & Galu Beaches are 1.5 hours south of Mombasa with a choice of all inclusive and boutique hotels set overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean waters. With the welcoming Kenyan hospitality you can be sure of a relaxing, exotic holiday location.

Sailing Spot & Conditions
The usually wind blows for six months of the year from the North East (Kaskazi) and then six months from the South East (Kusi). After the "short rains" of October, the Kaskazi howls in from mid December through January/February and lightens up towards the end of March. The best months to go are January, February, July and August. Enjoy flat water blasting or freestyle and down-the-line riding on the reef, 300-400m offshore. The winds average 20-35 knots with monsoon winds creating very big swells and up to 3.5m faces on the outer reef. The summer season is from mid December through to the end of March where the wind is side on averaging 15-25 knots and waves averaging 1.5m on the outer reef. There is all the space in the world, often with no-one else on the water.

Cultural Activities

Just a short drive away are the world famous Tsavo Game Parks of Kenya. Here you have teh opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife while on a safari and stay in a Safari lodge for 1 to 7 nights. Marvel at the expansive plains of Amboseli in the imposing shadow of Kilimanjaro and experience huge herds of wildebeest migrating across the savannah in the Masai Mara. The balmy climate and warm waters, coupled with the African culture offers a great value activity adventure in Kenya.

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Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

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Great Reasons to go to Diani Beach, Kenya

Best Time: Mid June - Mid Sept,
Dec - Mid March.
Launch: Tidal, sandy beach into
standing shallow water for 150m.
Wind Direction: Cross shore
from right (winter), left (summer)
Wind Type: Thermal, Monsoon.
Shorebreak: None to slight
depending on tide.
Water Conditions: Flatwater lagoon, reef / waves 3-400m out. Slightly
choppy on high tide & swells in winter.
Suitability: All levels.
  • Ideal for Learning to Kite.
  • Wide sandy beaches for launching.
  • Choice of all inclusive or boutique hotels on the beach.
  • Family friendly holiday.
  • PADI dive centre.
  • Take a Safari - 2 day mini Tsavo Safari from £149pp full board.

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