This kite village is located on beautiful Galu Beach in Diani, Kenya where you'll kitesurf over turquoise water and along a sandy shoreline. There are two main windy seasons throughout the year called Kaskazi and Kuzi. Kaskazi blows N/NE from mid-December until mid-March and the wind tends to be around 14-18 knots. Kuzi blows S/SE from June to September with an average of 15-25 knots. If the wind is up, it typically blows side to side-onshore. The kite village has plenty of rental gear to suit your body type, the conditions, and ability. Depending on the kitesurfer, we recommend men to bring 9 to 12 meter kites and for women to bring 7 to 12 meter kites. Since the kite camp is located in a tropical climate, you can expect 25-35°C air temperature and the water temperature is a warm 28°C on average. You won't need a full wetsuit, but you will need sun protection. The spot itself is dependent on tidal conditions. During low tide, you're likely to kitesurf in calm, flat, shallow water with small waves breaking on the outer reef. This is perfect for kitesurfers who love waves or want to perfect their freestyle maneuvers. During high tide, the water tends to be choppier with small waves breaking inside the reef -- great for kiteboarders who enjoy using the shorebreak as a kicker. Best of all, there are conditions to suit every style of riding and every ability. Beginners will feel comfortable kitesurfing at all tides.
You'll never be bored at H2O Extreme Kitesurf Camp. Kiteboarders can use the camp as a home base to perfect their skills, take lessons, get coaching, performance advice, and many more. It is the absolute perfect spot to fine-tune your performance in any kind of kitesurf conditions from flat, chop, waves, downwinders the spot has it all.
If there is no wind or you simply feel like taking a break from kitesurfing, you can play volleyball, surf, kayak, windsurf, body board, standup paddle, skimboard, or fine-tune your balance on the slack line. The vibe is casual and laid-back. If you arrive feeling stressed, you're surf to leave in a relaxed state of mind. The kitesurf camp welcomes all abilities, nationalities, ages, solo travelers, families, and friends traveling as a group. Nearby, you can enjoy the upbeat town of Diani where you can experience an authentic taste of Kenyan culture.
Kitesurfers can fly into Mombasa International Airport. There are several airlines like Condor, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines or Kenya Airways with routes that service this destination. Mombasa to Diani is about a 1-2 hour drive, depending on the traffic. We can arrange a taxi for an extra charge. Travelers can also fly directly into Ukunda Airstrip via Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi. Visitors will need a tourist visa which is valid for three months. The visa can easily be purchased at the airport or online before arrival (40 Euro or 50 USD).
The kitesurf camp can arrange guided downwinders and surf trips along the Kenyan coastline. There are also a variety of African wilderness experiences to choose from.
Your Host: Linzi
Linzi is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.