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kite-in kite-out accomodation
1-2m waves
2m+ waves
launch space 20m+
destination ratings
nightlife 5/5
beginner friendly 5/5
family friendly 5/5
flat water 4/5
not crowded 4/5
other activities 4/5
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cost rating
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# of restaurants in the area

season overview

foil wind is more than 8 kts
wind for big kites is more than 12 kts
freeride wind is more than 17 kts
big air wind is more than 22 kts
air temperature
water temperature

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New! The room map includes both airbnb and hotel options in Diani. For the best kitesurf holidays, we recommend staying within walking distance of the main kitespot when possible.

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Kite schools & shops

Looking for lessons, rentals, or support? Check out some of the local kite shops below. Do you have a great kiteschool that you would like to list? Submit your information here.

H2o Extreme
1 hr private: €80
Full rental: €100
1 hr private: €60
Full rental: €70
Diani Kiteclub
3 hr private: €170
Full rental: €70
Quest Kiteboarding
1 hr private: €60
Full rental: €95


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Destination info

Contributor content provided by Katharina can der Linde from H2O Extreme

Destination Overview: 30km south of Mombasa lies an award-winning beach and absolute gem of a kitesurfing spot. If you're looking for culture, a range of activities, and consistent warm winds, Galu Beach, Diani should be a top pick on your shortlist. Known for having the best hotels in Kenya, you'll also find great kitesurfing schools and more affordable party hotels.

There are two wind seasons here; "Kuzi" and "Kas Kazi". Kuzi sees reliable winds from June to September with July and August producing the most consistent winds, and then Kas Kazi sees constant winds from December through February.

For kiting you'll find both waves and a crystal clear two-mile-long flat water lagoon alongside spacious white beaches and an all-year-warm, turquoise Indian Ocean.

Best flat water & beginner kitespot: Funzi Island.

Best wave kitespot: Reef out of Kenyaways.

Notable downwinders: 15km downwinder from Tiwi River to Kenyaways

Significant wind patterns: Note, the main wind sites do not capture the trade winds & provide reliable/accurate wind forecasts or statistics for Diani!

After-kite food & drink recommendations: Kenyaways/Lymington's, 40 Thieves Beach Bar, Stilts Backpacker, and Tiki Bar.

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Local intel by H2O Extreme
H2O Extreme is Kenya’s leading water sports center offering kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand up paddling, surfing, kayaking bodyboarding, and skimboarding. We are lucky to call Diani Beach our home spot as it has just been voted Africa’s leading beach destination for the sixth time in a row. With warm temperatures all year round, endlessly long and white sand beaches, and the most spectacular turquoise coloured Indian Ocean, Diana is bucket-list kiteboarding.

Wind forecast

Current wind and weather forecast at Diani. To see best months to kite foil, freeride kiteboard, and for big air, see “season overview” at top. You may have to slide map up to see kitespot.

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