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.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Supertubos, Peniche, Lisbon and Coast Portugal
If you like a strong cocktail of adrenaline, then you should try kite-boarding. It is a famous extreme sport that combines gymnastics, windsurfing, surfing, wake-boarding and paragliding. To join this sport you need good and powerful waves and a long sandy beach. Peniche’s beach is the medicine to your adrenaline addiction.
Peniche has beautiful long windy beaches and can provide the right conditions for kite-boarding. Supertubos is a popular wave in the area and well known as the “European pipeline”, because it’s a really strong and fast one.
The breaks are staring in 3 distinctly different directions making it the best destination for kite-surfing fans. In summer, the waves are with swell size between 4-6.5 ft (1.3-2 m) most of the time and the wind blows onshore at 85%. In autumn, winter and spring the waves are with swell size between 6.5-10 ft (2-3 m) and the wind blows onshore at 63%, 58% and 73% respectively.
There are kite-boarding schools on the spot, so don’t worry for your level of experience. In Peniche, there are really good seafood restaurants and lots of accommodation options.