Dongwe Kitesurfing White Palmtree Beach with Pier View

Dongwe Kitesurf Spot in Zanzibar

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Anyone who claims kitesurfing in a paradisiacal environment is in the right place. The island of Zanzibar has many spellings, this also applies to the Kite Spot variety, which are mostly distributed over the east coast. Somewhere more remote (also from tourism) is the Kite Spot dongwe. Hot water, boardshorts and laid back lifestyle are the order of the day here. Occasional parties take place in the surrounding lodges in the evening, where you meet like-minded people.

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Dongwe Kitesurfing wind conditions

Dongwe, located in Zanzibar, is known for its beautiful beaches and favorable kitesurfing conditions. Here's a description of the kitesurfing wind conditions you can expect in Dongwe:
Consistent Trade Winds: Dongwe benefits from the prevailing trade winds, which blow steadily from the southeast. These winds provide reliable and consistent conditions for kitesurfing throughout the year.
Seasonal Variations: The wind conditions in Dongwe can vary slightly depending on the season. The peak kitesurfing season typically runs from December to March when the Kaskazi wind blows consistently. During this period, you can expect more reliable and stronger winds for kitesurfing.
Moderate to Strong Winds: Dongwe offers moderate to strong winds, with average speeds ranging from 12 to 20 knots. These winds create perfect conditions for kitesurfing, allowing riders to catch air, perform tricks, and enjoy exciting rides.
Side-Onshore Winds: The prevailing winds in Dongwe are side-onshore, blowing from the left-hand side as you face the ocean. This wind direction provides a safe and convenient setup for kitesurfers, allowing them to ride parallel to the shoreline with ease.
Sandy Beaches: Dongwe boasts wide stretches of sandy beaches, providing ample space for launching, landing, and riding. The flat, turquoise waters near the shore are ideal for beginners, while more experienced riders can venture out to enjoy small waves and explore the surrounding areas.
Tropical Climate: Dongwe enjoys a tropical climate, with warm temperatures throughout the year. The water temperatures remain pleasant, making kitesurfing comfortable and enjoyable.
While Dongwe may not have the strongest winds compared to some other destinations, it offers consistent breezes and a picturesque setting, making it a delightful spot for kitesurfing enthusiasts of all levels.

  • body wear

    • board shorts
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • freeride
    • freestyle
    • wakestyle
    • wave
  • skill level

    • beginner
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • professional
  • spot type

    • island
    • lagoon
    • ocean
    • reef
  • starting area

    • sandy beach
  • water condition

    • choppy
    • flat water
    • medium wave
  • wind daytime

    • in the afternoon
    • midday

Wind Stats for Dongwe Kiteboarding

Around the Kiteboarding Spot Dongwe

In case of urgency there is a rescue service. Dongwe in Zanzibar offers during peak season in January, June, July and August activities such as Sailing, Stand Up Paddling, Kajak, Diving and Snorkeling. Near the kite area of Dongwe in the wider area of Zanzibar you will find a family friendly environment. Accommodation are located right at the Kite Spot. If you are looking for good vibes at the spot besides kitesurfing there are few parties happening.

  • camper parking

    • Not allowed, but possible
  • car parking

    • Nearby
  • emergency

    • A rescue service
  • has toilet

    • Yes

How to get to Dongwe and how to bring it about while you're there

Closest Airport to the Spot is Kisauni Airport - ZNZ.
The nearest Town is Dongwe.
Public transport is generally mellow.
We do not recommend to rent a car.

  • accommodation

    • at the spot
  • public transport

    • Poorly developed
  • rental cars

    • Not recommended


Take around 100 US Dollar with you for visa to be payed at the border Watch out for the wodden sticks in the water. They are used by locals to catch seaweed.

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Wind Forecast for Dongwe Kitesurfing


Yes, you can enjoy kitesurfing in Dongwe year-round, thanks to the consistent trade winds that blow from the southeast, providing favorable conditions for both kitesurfing and kiteboarding.