kiteboardingkenya

Information for kiters and beach lover's, that want to travel to Kenya and have fun in the sun

Friday, November 03, 2006

Last Few days wind?????

Hi, in the last few days the wind has not been to good, so i went on a road trip with Marzia,Marco,Capozzi,Gigi and the Giru (Redzzzzz). We had gooooooood??? sun downers at Ocean Sports in Watamu. Hope the wind come's up soon as we are getting restleas.

cheers Just

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Kite Trips with Justin aboard the catermaran Kaskazi

HERE ARE JUST SOME PHOTOS OF TRIPS THAT I HAVE DONE IN THE PAST 3 YEARS. MOST OF THE PLACES YOU SEE CAN ONLY BE REACHED BY BOAT AS THEY ARE IN THE NORTHEN PARTS OF KENYA TOGETHER WITH SOME FROM THE CHE SHALE AREA. SO MUCH CAN BE DONE WILST ON THESE TRIPS SUCH AS CHILLING OUT, FISHING, SNORKLING, REEF WALKING AND VISITING SOME SMALL LOCAL FISHING VILLAGES ON THE SURROUNDING ISLANDS WHICH ARE VERY INTRESTING FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE LOCAL CULTURE AND WAY OF LIFE.
AT PRESENT I AM PUTTING TOGETHER A TRIP DOWN THE EAST AFRICAN COAST STARTING FROM CHE-SHALE TO TANZANIA VIA PEMBA AND ZANZIBAR. THE DATES HAVE NOT BEEN SET BUT THE TRIP WILL BE STARTING MID-MARCH SO DROP ME AN EMAIL IF YOU ARE KEEN!!.(kitesurfkenya@africaonline.co.ke). THIS TRIP IS FOR EXPERIENCED KITERS ONLY THAT ARE READY TO EXPLORE AND FIND OUT WHAT THE EAST AFRICA COAST HAS TO OFFER AND IS A FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE KITERS' WORLD. THE MAXIMUM PEOPLE THAT WILL BE ON THE TRIP IS 8. THERE ARE 4 PLACES LEFT FOR ANYONE WITH A PIONEERING AND ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT.

Kite School at Che Shale

KITE LESSON BREAKDOWN


A kitesurfing course is divided into 3 x 2-hour sessions. A student can do 1 or 2 sessions per day (1 session in the morning and the 2nd in the afternoon), depending on other scheduled lessons, wind and tide conditions. One instructor can teach up to 2 students at a time.
1) By the end of a course, all kite students will be able to:
2) Understand kiting safety issues and operate the kite safety system
3) Understand and perform the "let go of the bar" reflex
4) Launch and land the kite in the non-power zone
5) Advanced kite flying on the beach, power dragging and controlled drags
6) Get on the kiteboard, and ride with the kite for at least 50m both directions
7) Kitesurfing students are also guaranteed to be able to re-launch the kite from the water in normal conditions (at least a couple of times during the lesson)
All Kiteboarding lessons include: instructor, kites, boards, helmets, life-jackets and boat rescue.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Kiteboarding at Che Shale

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS KITESPOT AND ENJOY THE BEGINING OF LOTS OF NEWS!!
•I NEVER IMAGINED THAT I WOULD BECOME A KITEBOARDER. I HAD ALWAYS LOVED LOOKING AT SURF MAG’S AND ONLY DREAMED OF SURFING OR WINDSURFING WHEN I WAS A KID. THE DAY I SAW A KITE IN 1999, I WENT ON A MISSION TO FIND MY OWN AND LEARN. IT TOOK ME A GOOD YEAR OF HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO FINALLY GET THE KNACK... ALL WITHOUT INSTRUCTION...JUST TRIAL AND ERROR AND PERSISTANCE!
• I AM A VERY LUCK PERSON AS I LIVE TOGETHER WITH MY WIFE MARZIA (A VERY CLEVER ARTIST AND DESIGNER FROM ITALY...www.6clever.com) IN ONE OF THE MOST PERFECT SPOTS FOR KITING IN EAST AFRICA. I OWN A SMALL HOTEL; CHE SHALE (25 KM NORTH OF MALINDI, KENYA). I OPENED MY KITEBOARDING CENTRE IN 2000. I HAVE BEEN RIDING ADVANCE KITES & BRUNOTTI BOARDS FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS.
I ALSO LOOKING AFTER KASKAZI; A19.7 MTR J.WORRAN CATAMARAN: THE PERFECT BOAT FOR KITE TRIPS AND ADVENTURES LOOKING FOR KITESPOTS IN THIS TOTALLY UNEXPLORED PART OF THE EAST AFRICAN COAST.
•MY SMALL LODGE CONSISTS OF 6 EN-SUITE ROOMS CONSTRUCTED FROM PALM THATCH, WOOD AND DOUM-PALM MATTING. THERE IS A FULLY OPERATIONAL BAR AND RESTAURANT. WE ALSO HAVE 5 BEACH BANDAS AT KAJAMA BEACH THAT HAVE SHARED TOILETS AND SHOWERS.
FOR MORE INFO, HAVE A LOOK AT www.cheshale.com