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.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Nyali Beach, Mombasa, Coast Province Kenya
The beach actually slopes at an angle and water depths actually depend on tides. The amazing part is that there is always water even at low springs compared to other locations of the north coast. Kitesurfing at the Nyali beach like many beaches in Mombasa relies on the seasons, mainly known as kaskazi and kusi.
Kusi, the southerly east winds normally blow from May through to August with May being the rainy season. Kaskazi on the other hand howls in from around December through to March.
Mombasa generally has consistent cross-shore at different strengths throughout the year. During the Kaskazi season, it is normally hot with temperatures at 30-35°C/86-95°F and wind strength standing at 16-22 knots. Kusi on the other hand brings in cooler day at 22-28°C/71.6-82.4°F and wind strength at 22-28 knots.
One can find great swells at times and other occasions just flat water. Wave lengths at high tides could get between 3-4 m/9-13 ft. The reef at Nyali is almost 1 km/1093.6 yd with inner waves running the whole coastline. The tropical climate allows surfing most of the year with the best months being January/February or July/August.
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Tuesday to Saturday the charge is 13$ for 100 balls per head. On Sundays we give a discount whereby the charge is 10$ for 150 balls per person, which is inclusive of the protective gears and all the equipment used in the game.
We also have lunchbox packages that go for 20$ and salad packages for 15$ inclusive of the game. Each game session goes for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
We are open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.