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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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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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.