La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente – Maritime department. It is a port city connected to the Île de Ré with a 2.9 km / 1.8 mi long bridge that was completed on May 19th, 1988. The harbor opens to a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche. La Rochelle is situated in western France and is seaport on the Bay of Biscay which is a part of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Surfing in Bamburi Beach, Mombasa, Coast Province Kenya
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. The natural coral reef which is between 0.5 km/546 yd and 2 km/1.5 mi makes it a more safe place for surfing within the reef.
Although the climate is easy to take on all year through, the winds along the coast of Mombasa are determined by two major seasons, ie. the kaskazi and kusi. Kaskazi (North – easterly) normally lasts from march to October, November being the “rainy” period for this season. Kusi (South-easterly) is the more harsher of these two winds, and it lasts from April to September. Even with this weather pattern, it is normal to find days with fine weather with almost 9 hrs of daylight.
All in all at the Bamburi Beach, it is normally calm in the mornings offering the perfect conditions for beginners. However, there are still times for stronger winds and waves for the adrenaline filled experts. Recommeded surfing times are during the low to medium tides. Wave quality can be termed normal with some breaks and a reef-coral type of waves. Best months to go surfing at the Bamburi Beach are between December – April and July – August, when one can get wind breaks of up to 3.9 m/12 ft!
Relevant activites based in Kenya
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.