Continent
Africa
Country
Kenya
Next Big City
Mombasa
Next Town
Diani
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Coming tide, Falling tide

As the area has a reef the water tends to be fairly flat. Tide is not really an issue as their isn't much of it. Kiting is always possible but in spring tides it gets very shallow. Anywhere on the Kenya coast is great. As the coast line has a reef there is always the opportunity to do some wave riding on the breakers which is good fun. The reef break is 1 km offshore and gives great waves to play on in addition to the Indian Ocean swell. Great wave periods, amazing sand bars to rest on. Fantastic downwinders over the reef for 15 km.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

White flat sand, no glass, no dirt, no oil. Just amazingly beautiful white shell sand. 100 m wide at least at low tide. No dangers. Hardly any people or beach boys unlike other areas on Mombassa. This beach is still virgin.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts

Always sunny and warm. Sun shines bright every day, sometimes clouds in morning. Humid but quite bearable due to constant breeze on the shore. Air temperature of around 30°C and water temperature around 28°C, can ride in board shorts all year round.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, SE, SSE
Main Direction:
NE, SE, SSE, S

The winds are either from the Northeast or Southeast and hence is always sideonshore. The winds can get up to 30 knots at times but usually more in the 16-20 knot range. When the winds are from the Northeast a constant trade wind builds up as the day goes on. The Southeasterly monsoon has it windy time around June and July and it is very windy then.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Galu Beach located 40 km south of Mombasa and 15 km south of Diani Beach. Take south road out of Mombassa, cross with Likoni ferry, drive south 30 kms, turn right at Ukunda junction and right at Diani junction - continue till dirt track, continue along dirt road till Aqualand - turn left and enter paradise.

Extra information

Rules
None

Be safe and kind.

Nightlife

Shakattack Club, restaurants, 40 Thieves bar.

Continent
Africa
Country
Kenya
Next Big City
Mombasa
Next Town
Diani
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Coming tide, Falling tide

As the area has a reef the water tends to be fairly flat. Tide is not really an issue as their isn't much of it. Kiting is always possible but in spring tides it gets very shallow. Anywhere on the Kenya coast is great. As the coast line has a reef there is always the opportunity to do some wave riding on the breakers which is good fun. The reef break is 1 km offshore and gives great waves to play on in addition to the Indian Ocean swell. Great wave periods, amazing sand bars to rest on. Fantastic downwinders over the reef for 15 km.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

White flat sand, no glass, no dirt, no oil. Just amazingly beautiful white shell sand. 100 m wide at least at low tide. No dangers. Hardly any people or beach boys unlike other areas on Mombassa. This beach is still virgin.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts

Always sunny and warm. Sun shines bright every day, sometimes clouds in morning. Humid but quite bearable due to constant breeze on the shore. Air temperature of around 30°C and water temperature around 28°C, can ride in board shorts all year round.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, SE, SSE
Main Direction:
NE, SE, SSE, S

The winds are either from the Northeast or Southeast and hence is always sideonshore. The winds can get up to 30 knots at times but usually more in the 16-20 knot range. When the winds are from the Northeast a constant trade wind builds up as the day goes on. The Southeasterly monsoon has it windy time around June and July and it is very windy then.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Galu Beach located 40 km south of Mombasa and 15 km south of Diani Beach. Take south road out of Mombassa, cross with Likoni ferry, drive south 30 kms, turn right at Ukunda junction and right at Diani junction - continue till dirt track, continue along dirt road till Aqualand - turn left and enter paradise.

Extra information

Rules
None

Be safe and kind.

Nightlife

Shakattack Club, restaurants, 40 Thieves bar.