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Jambiani

Kitesurfing zanzibar’s south east coast

The best kiting conditions can be found on Zanzibar’s South-East Coast, with Paje and Jambiani being the two main kiting areas. A reef about 1 – 2 km from the coast naturally creates super flat conditions during mid to low tides, making this a great spot for beginners to improve quickly with easy conditions and experienced riders to practice their tricks in the safe environment!  For the more adventurous wave riders out there, make the reef your personal play ground, with no crowds and an abundance of clean, long-interval waves up to 2 metres in height. At high tide or mid-tide, the lagoon of Jambiani offers perfect conditions for foil kiting or wing surfing, which are becoming increasingly popular in recent years.

There are two main seasons suitable for kiting:

Season 1: June to October – consistent stronger winds, typical wind speeds – 12 to 20 knots;
Season 2: December to March – typical wind speeds 10 to 20 knots,
The wind direction throughout both seasons provides ideal cross on-shore wind conditions.
With wind speeds ranging from 10 to 20 knots, typical kite sizes of 9m to 15m are appropriate.
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Spot Overview

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The wind

June - October
12 -20 knots SE (cross on-shore)
Mid December - Mid march
10 -20 knots nE (cross on-shore)
Best wind: June - October

Rider Level

All levels: beginner, intermediate & expert

Conditions

Flat lagoon at low tide, reef with small waves

Ride Style

Free ride, wave riding, kite foiling & wing foiling
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