Kenya might be best known for its safari scene, but it has a pretty stunning coastline too. Many of its ever-improving beach resorts are well-placed to catch some strong winds. Thrown into the mix, you’ll get white sand, warm seas and a heavy dose of African culture. Enjoy the water and the welcome on your Kenya windsurfing trip.
Kenya’s beaches face the Indian Ocean, and catch good winds most of the year. January, February, July and August tend to see the strongest winds, with speeds reaching up to 35 knots. The rest of the time, conditions are gentler but still sailable, and great for beginners.
The most popular of Kenya’s windsurfing beaches is Diani Beach. This long, soft, white beach offers some great sailing on its turquoise waters. It has a large, calm lagoon which offers great conditions for beginners and flat-water sailors. Out on the reef, you’ll find some waves to have fun with. Getting out on to the water from the beach is easy, and there are several established windsurfing operators to help you with hire and lessons. Nearby, Galu Beach offers similar conditions, with a lagoon and a reef break to keep everyone happy.
While Diani and Galu are the centre of Kenya’s growing windsurfing scene, you’ll find there are other places to get out on the water too. Malindi is another great choice, and has some waves. Mombasa, the biggest town on Kenya’s coastal strip, has a well-establishes scene. And if you just want peace, quiet and empty seas, see if you can take your gear and explore some of Kenya’s many nearly deserted beaches.
Take a Kenya windsurfing trip and you’ll get to ride in tropical waters on one of Africa’s most attractive coastlines. Winds are strong, and the welcome is warm. Jump in!