We had just one expectation about this trip to Kenya, go to a Safari and then we arrived in Watamu…What a wonderful surprise….
Watamu Beach is 5km of powder white sand and they are blessed with crystal blue warm water and amazing kite spots with endless white sandbars and flat water.
It has so many activities around Watamu…Kitesurf, downwind, kite wave, Stand Up Paddle, scuba, snorkeling, fishing, yoga class, wild life parks.
We also discovered Diani beach that is beautiful but very touristic and the water is more choppy.
We went to an incredible 4 days Safari in 3 different parks; Tsavo West and East and Amboseli.
A big thanks to all local support in Watamu:
Florian from Ocean Water Sport Resort : http://www.oceansports.net
and Ben at http://www.tribe-watersports.com
Wind in Kenya:
There are two windy seasons in Watamu; November – April and June – September. They are both trade winds and are named the Kaskhazi and the Kuzi. Both these winds blow cross-onshore making it ideal for learning.
The Kaskhazi (November – April): During this season we have warm winds coming from the N-NE that range from 18-25 knts. Your chosen kite sizes would be a 9m and a 12m which you would get equal use of.
The Kuzi (June – September): This season is a little cooler but there is still no need for a wetsuit. These cooler winds have a little more power to them with wind speeds ranging up to 30knts. As a result a smaller kite is recommended
Rider: Julien Zgraggen and Soraya Bonfim
Location: Kenya (Africa)
Filming: Julien Zgraggen and Soraya Bonfim
Edit: Julien Zgraggen - http://www.keaspirit.com
Camera: Sony RX10 Mark 3, GoPro Hero 4 Black & DJI Mavic Pro
Music: Xavier Rudd - Follow The Sun 〔Safari〕
Sebastien feat. Bright Sparks - Gold 〔Kitesurf〕
MrKey - Endless 〔Credits〕
Partners: Takoon Family (https://takoon-family.com) & ION Switzerland (http://www.ion-products.com)
Photo gallery: http://www.keaspirit.com/portfolio/kenya-2017/
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