Diani Beach

Kenya, Africa

It gets Moderate winds Either direction From $20/day
Updated:30 June 2020

Kitesurf Season


Destination Summary

Diani Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world and you can drop your wetsuit at home !!! Just pump your kite next to your bungalow and have a blessing session and drink coco nut water straing from the coco after.
The wind seasons are bi-annual and are always side shore.. The ‘kusi’ (means south in Kiswahili) blows up from the southern ocean and is cooler and stronger and blows from April until September. It is about 25 knots + on average and brings in great swell so you can charge down head high. The ‘kaskazi’ (means North) blows down from the monsoon in India. It is warm and solid and is very reliable. It blows from December through until March. Like clockwork it turns on at 10am every morning and turns off at sunset. It is about 20 knots on average but you can take your foil just in case if you know what I mean 😉 ro just go there in Jun.

Kite Info

Kite shop

No Kite Shop

Kite spots

Tiwi; Diani Beach; Galu Beach

Best months

january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december

Dominant boosting direction

Either direction

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Moderate (Up to 25 knots) It's windy Almost every day Pretty steady Warm wind

Water temp

Warm (You don't need a wetsuit)

Water conditions

Flat, Choppy, Waves

Crowd factor

Some waters users around

Woo Record

12.2 by Jamie Hockley

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Takes time to get there

How do you get there?

rent a car

Daily cost

Affordable ($20-50 /day)

Party Destination


Do you need a car?


Family friendly?


Other fun and activities

enjoy the sun and beach

How easy is it to find cuddle company?

Sorry, no cuddles here

Internet Connectivity

Acceptable (Whatsapp voice calls and web browsing)


Medium development (some accommodations; hotels; health services or shops)

Thanks to Łukasz Łotocki for submiting the destination

Questions & Answers

  • we would like to travel to kenya for kitesurfing with my girlfriend this august, but we have have seen on multiple websites that it is quite a risky country to travel to, terrorism and kidnapping .. Do you have any informations about this ? thanks!

    Hey there! So I traveled to Kenya in 2021 and spent 2 weeks there. It was a wonderful trip. The local people are extremely kind and hospitable. I spent most of my time in Watamu. I have heard that further North in Lamu, for example, you've got to be careful. In general, I think it's good to be cautious in any empoverished countries, but I certainly wouldn't be concerned about terrorism and kidnapping in most parts of Kenya. Go for the trip! Sure you're going to LOVE IT!

    Windy regards
    Mike Mac Donald