Kitesurfing with 300 days of wind per year

Kitesurfing is our main watersports at Che Shale, we are passionate about the sport. Justin, the owner of Che Shale, pioneered Kitesurfing in East Africa in the early 2000. He is a bit of a legend in Kenya when it comes to the sport (but he is super modest about it).

The kite spot is literally at your doorstep. Maximize your time on the water and enjoy early morning and late afternoon sessions as you please. Experience a one-of-a-kind combination of vast and uncrowded beach; reliable wind and a variety of kiting conditions from flat water to fun wave riding.

With an average of 300 days of wind per year; and an average of 16 knots, the best months are July through September and January through April. Our beach is protected by a reef, there are no rocks or sea urchins and you can kite on both low tide and high tide.

Kitesurfing Course Info

Beginner Kite Course

3 Days/9 Hours 340 €

From beginner to board stage

  • Day 1: Stunt Kite
  • Day 2: Body Dragging
  • Day 3: Board Stage

Refresher Kite Course

2 to 3 Days/ 6 Hours 220 €

Recommended add-on to the Beginner course. Also great for students who’ve completed a course a while ago and need a refresher. Master water start, ride upwind and learn transitions.

Supervised Practice

40 € /Hour

Recommended if you only have another day to spend at the beach after you completed your beginner Master water start, ride upwind and learn transitions

Kite Course + Stay Package

6 nights Che Shale 850€/person*

6 nights Kajama 590€/person*

  • *Half board basis
  • *Full Beginner Course (8 to 10 hrs)
  • *East Africa Citizens & Residents 10% off Beginner Course (8 to 10 hrs)

Experienced Riders

Store your equipment in the school free of charge, and our instructors are here to assist you with launching, landing and rescue if needed. Our windiest months (18-25 knots) are July and August and during these months wave-riding can be a lot of fun. Ask us about downwinders from one end of the bay to the other. Few times a year we organize customized kiting expeditions to our private Mangrove Island one hour North of Che Shale, contact us for details and pricing.

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