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Diani Beach, Kenya. Dec - Feb kite size and shared office space

Postby Qman » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:01 am

Is there anyone here with some good knowledge of Diani Beach, Kenya?

I'm looking to relocate myself to Diani Beach for a couple of months during this European winter and have a couple of questions.

Are there any co-working spaces / hot desking spaces to rent? I don't need anything fancy, just a reliable internet connection for emails / Skype.

I'll be there mid December until early February, I'm 67kgs, ride a twin tip. Is a 10m kite going to be too small or do I need a bigger kite?

I have a 7m kite, which needs 25 knots plus to get me going. Is it a waste of time taking a 7m?

Many thanks

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Re: Diani Beach, Kenya. Dec - Feb kite size and shared office space

Postby Bertie » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:54 pm

Spent a week at Diani in February a couple of years ago. At 75kg most days I used a 10m and don’t remember being overpowered. Snorkelled every morning, one morning safari at Shimba hills and kiting in the afternoon and a (windless) day at Tsavo east to see lots of red elephants. Stayed at Kenyaways on beach. Whole trip was fab. You will love it. Oh and was cheap as chips.

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Re: Diani Beach, Kenya. Dec - Feb kite size and shared office space

Postby lisaped » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:38 pm

If you travel Diani to the south end of it you come to Galu beach which is better than Diani and this is the place to go. We went there 2 years in a raw 14-15 and will go there again sooner or later. The landscapes, beaches, nature are fantastic and they are lacking human pollution. We stayed half a month each year in January which is the windiest month of the year according Windfinder. 55% 17m, 35% 11-12m, 10% 9m. No need to take smaller sizes. Internet connection depends on the place you stay. In a private cottage it was bad and expensive. In a hotel it was free but quality depended on the location of staying.
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