Diani Beach kite spot in Mombasa

Africa kitesurf spot in Kenya

Diani Beach is a very well known and highly regarded kite spot on the coast of Kenya, only 35km or so from Mombasa. For kitesurfing, Diani Beach offers a huge lagoon with warm, shallow, and flat water along with a reliable trade wind and 2 wind seasons. This is the right place to hang around and slow down with wide white sunny beaches, a tropical summer breeze, glittery blue water, and a wild touch of African authenticity. There are plenty of schools offering lessons here, and a variety of different spots to suit freestyle kiteboarding and wave riding too, so it welcomes beginners and pros alike.

Off Season

  1. Mar
  2. Oct
  3. Nov

Early Season

  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Dec

Peak Season

  1. Jan
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug

Late Season

  1. Feb
  2. Sep

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Diani Beach

The wind here comes in two distinct seasons, the Kusi blows from the South from April to September. It averages 25+ knots and drives some pretty decent swell with it, so you can charge the waves on the outside of the reef, or just cruise the lagoon and play in the various flat water spots. The Kaskazi wind blows from the North between December and March and tends to be a little bit lighter around 20 knots, making it more friendly for freestyle kitesurfers. The swell in this season also isn’t as large so it suits flat water kitesurfing much better.

Around the kite spot Diani Beach

There’s a vibrant food and drink scene along the beach with plenty of little beach bars and restaurants, and you’ll find some of the freshest and best seafood here. There are plenty of places to choose from depending on your style and budget, and they have a mix of more European and African food. Besides this, Diani Beach also offers you fantastic nightlife with a wide variety of places to choose from, especially during peak seasons. 

On an off day you can go SUPing, snorkelling or scuba d...

Wind Forecast for Diani Beach

Wind Stats for Diani Beach

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    at the spot

  • car parking


  • public transport

    Poorly developed

  • rental cars


Kite conditions

  • body wear

    board shorts

  • downwinder


  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle, wave

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type

    lagoon, ocean, reef

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • water condition

    choppy, flat, medium

  • wind daytime

    all day

  • tide dependency


At the spot

  • emergency

    A medical center, A rescue service, Kite repair