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Nyali Beach, Kenya, Africa

Nyali Beach, Kenya, Africa
Region: Africa
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In an effort to pinpoint the exact location of Nyali Beach, we will start from the top, as if we were up in the skies and slowly zooming in on the location of the beach – similar to how it’s done in Google Earth, when you look over the maps. First we have to focus on Africa, the second-largest and second most-populous continent in the world. Then we have to focus on Kenya, which is in east Africa, on the Indian Ocean coast. Then we have to focus on Kenya’s second-largest city, Mombasa, on the Indian Ocean coast. Finally, we have to focus on a spot located a few kilometers east of Mombasa – that’s where Nyali is.

Now that you know where Nyali Beach is located, let’s focus on the other details you need to know about it, should you pick this location to enjoy a bit of kiteboarding:

The best months to go to Nyali Beach for wind are June, July, August and September. The following months cannot be classified as the best, but they can prove to be pretty good nonetheless: January, February, March, April, and December.

The wind blows from the NE and SE (side onshore, side shore) at speeds that vary from Force 3 up to Force 6.

From December until about April the “Kaskazi” wind blows from the N and NE. From June until the end of September the “Kusi” wind starts to blow from the S, SE. The wind is great at Nyali Beach all year round, apart for the change of seasons; that would be April/May and October/November.

Nyali Beach is a flat water spot with crystal clear water and wonderful white powder sand on the beach. There’s a reef about 1 or 2km out; you can have some waveriding fun riding the reef break.

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.

You will not need a wetsuit because the water temperature is pretty high; it varies between 24°C and 28°C. Make sure to protect your skin from the burning sun.

Watch out for the reef which, as mentioned above, is about 1 or 2km out.

You will have to follow the BKSA and IKO riding rules.

Other useful information
The following facilities are available: school, launch area, rescue, gear rental, toilets, showers, food, shopping, parking.
Nyali Beach can get a bit crowded on Sundays.
Go to Mombasa if the nightlife is what you are looking for.

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