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Galu Beach, Kenya, Africa

Galu Beach, Kenya, Africa
Region: Africa
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Are you looking for a safe, spacious place to enjoy a spot of kiteboarding? Would you like that kiteboarding spot to be in East Africa, in Kenya to be more precise? And out of all of Kenya, would you like that kiteboarding spot to be somewhere near Mombasa, the second largest city in Kenya, on the coast of the Indian Ocean? If you answered “yes” to all those questions, then I present to you Galu Beach, an all-round kiteboarding spot 15km south of Mombasa.

Should you decide to go to Galu Beach to have a fun kiteboarding session, here are the main things you need to know about this location:

The best months to go to Galu Beach for wind are January, February, July, and August. The following months cannot be classified as the best, but they can prove to be pretty good nonetheless: March, June, September, and December. It rains in April and May, so avoid these months. It’s flat calm in October and November, so avoid these months as well.

The wind blows from the N, NE, S, SE (side onshore, side shore) at Force 4-5. From December until March the “Kaskazi” wind blows from the N and NE. In April and May, as mentioned above, it starts to rain. From June until the end of September the “Kusi” wind starts to blow from the S, SE; this wind can be pretty gusty. In October and November, as mentioned above, it’s flat calm.

The water conditions are suitable for riders of all levels, from the novice who is just now picking up the basics up to the expert who wants to have a bit of fun. Speaking of fun, the conditions here are excellent for wave, and freestyle riding.

The air and water temperature is high all year round since Galu Beach is in an equatorial climate (about 30°C air temp, 28°C water temp). You will not need a wetsuit.

Galu Beach is a shallow, flat water spot. It is impossible to ride the reef break at low tide when the reef is exposed. At high tide things are better because the reef is no longer exposed. But when the water covers the beach, it can be a bit tricky to launch and land.

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Other activities you may enjoy: fishing, surfing, sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing.
The following facilities are available: accommodation, school, shop, rental, rescue, shower, toilet, food, parking.
Don’t be afraid to tell the beach boys to leave you alone if they get to annoying.

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