Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Galu Beach, Kwale,
Coast Province Kenya
10-22 kn/18.5-40.7 kph
1-2 m/3-4 ft
Having earned itself the name "Maldives" of Kenya, Galu beach is situated at 5 km/3 mi away from Diani Beach. The spot is calmer than the busy Diani Beach and boasts an indigenous flora. The white sandy beach incorporated with the clear turquoise waters offers a perfect choice for an amazing beach holiday.
The beach space galore and offshore winds makes it a great kite-surfing spot. Galu beach is a convenient and safe for all levels of kitesurfing. For beginners the flat water within the reef allows for perfection and control while for the more adrenaline filled, the reef which is located almost at 800 m/2624 ft offshore, offers waves up to 1-2 m/3-4 ft.
The wind seasons at Galu are basically into 2, Kaskazi (Northerly winds) and Kusi (Southerly). Kaskazi blows from December to May with winds on average 10-14 kn/18.5-26 kph in the morning and up to 16-22 kn/30-40.7 kph of warm trade winds in the afternoon. During the Kusi season, which kicks in from June to November, winds are much stronger and waves much larger and temperatures at this season normally would range between 24-28°C/75.20 to 82.40°F giving an ultimate kitesurfing experience.
Exuma is a region in the Bahamas consisting of more than 360 islands and cays. The Bahamas is a country located in the western Atlantic Ocean, on the north side of Cuba and in the eastern state of Florida. Great Exuma is the largest cay in Exuma region. Its length is about 37.3 km/60 mi. The capital city of this region is George Town.
Pemba is a port town in Mozambique and the capital of the Cabo Delgado Province. It lies on a peninsula in Pemba Bay, which is the third-largest natural bay in the world. It is a prime destination for water sports and diving enthusiasts as the corals reef lies close to the shore. Climate here is tropical humid with average temperatures between 22-32°C/71.6-89.6°F.
Sesimbra is a sunbathed municipality, located on Setubal Bay, at about half an hour away from Lisbon. Forming a natural harbor as it is positioned in the mouth of Sado River, the sea is rich with fish, especially swordfish and is known for its professional and sport fishing activities.
Biloxi is nowadays the fifth largest city in Mississippi. Although it has suffered severe damages by the hurricane Katrina, most of which are restored and it can now provide many recreational activities in parks, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts.
Malindi Beach, an oasis of calm and beauty, is located at 110km/68mi from Mombasa City. It overlooks the Malindi Marine Park and coral garden in the park provides an amazing flora and fauna. It offers a stunning marine life with amazing weather all year through.
Diani Beach is located at 30 km / 18 mi south of Mombasa town, at 45 km/27 mi away from Mombasa International Airport and 5 km/3 mi from the Ukunda airstrip. The beach stretches at about 25 km/15 mi long, with a stunning coral reef and huge marine life. The pearly white sand blends into warm blue waters, making it a perfect spot for beach holiday!!
Bamburi Beach is a 20 minutes drive from Mombasa town and 45 minutes from Mombasa International airport. It overlooks the calm waters of the Indian Ocean and within the Mombasa Marine Park. The calm crystal clear waters offers an overwhelming sea experience.The beach is calm due to an offshore reef and during high tides it can get narrow at places and also seaweed infested.
Watamu Beach is located at 120 km/74 mi in the north of Mombasa and 28 km/17 mi in the south of Malindi, the nearest big town. The shoreline of this area consists of white sandy beach and offshore corals forming three bays, namely Watamu bay, Turtle bay and Blue Lagoon. The bay is protected by a coral reef almost 0.5 km/546.81 yd off the shore.