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7 Days Beginner Kitesurfing Surf Camp in Malindi Bay, Kenya


Uncrowded Surf Camp Kenya

With an average of 300 days of wind per year, and an average of 16 knots, Che Shale has the best conditions for your kitesurfing courses. Che Shale offers a one-of-a-kind combination of chilled and stylish location, huge and uncrowded beach, reliable wind, and a variety of kiting conditions from flat lagoon to serious wave riding. Experience the adrenaline of world-class kiting conditions for your unforgettable trip!


  • Beginner courses
  • Top wind conditions
  • Theory and safety program
  • Uncrowded spot for your surfing
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 6 nights’ lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner


  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Che Shale’s style is very unique. The bandas and restaurant are built with renewable local materials such as Casaruina trees, palm trees, doum palms, coconut fiber, mango wood, and other local woods. You will not find any plastic or any signs of a modern complicated life at Che Shale.

Furniture, fittings, and accessories have been carefully crafted and designed to give Che Shale’s natural setting a slightly contemporary feel. During this surf camp, you will stay either in Che Shale or Kajama room.

Che Shale

What makes Che Shale so unique is its style. Che Shale has been styled by acclaimed Milan furniture and interior designer Marzia Chicherretti. Marzia’s style has been described as tropical contemporary. Her furniture is handmade in Kenya using homegrown materials and locally-trained talent.

Under the large palm thatched roofs, oversized cushions, and comfortable daybeds invite to relaxation. In your room, you will find unique furniture carved out of blocks of mango and cedar wood, soft natural colors, large lamps made out of palm fiber, private verandas with daybeds, open sky outdoor shower, and a constant ocean breeze that flows throughout.


For budget conscious customers or those interested in a long stay with Che Shale, the Kajama bandas have been entirely rebuilt in 2011. You will find them more comfortable and better appointed, with even solar power.

Each Kajama banda is built on stilts and tucked in the doum palms. In your banda, you will find one double bed with a mosquito net, a mirror, a large lockable box, and a covered veranda with a table and two chairs.

Kajama customers are steps away from the beach. Showers, sink area, and toilets are shared with the other Kajama guests and are located behind the bandas. You will enjoy the same facilities and lounging areas as Che Shale clients, as well as take your meals in the main restaurant.

This surf camp will take place at Che Shale tucked away in lush vegetation. The location is very secluded and they are the only property situated on a beautiful bay that stretches 5 kilometers.

Che Shale is also known for being the first and best kitesurf spot in East Africa. The kitesurf spot is well-known and kite surfers from around the world come to enjoy top conditions, uncrowded water.

Nearby places

  • Malindi - 30 minutes by car

Che Shale Restaurant is known on the Kenya coast for his fresh seafood, grilled meats, homemade pasta dishes, tropical fruit platters, fresh-baked bread in safari style tin trunk, and other home-made specialties like seaweed in batter (picked up fresh from the beach), and spicy chili jam.

You will find some of the following dishes on the menu: Zanzibar style calamari, grilled mixed seafood platter, crab and coconut soup, grilled lobsters, fresh catch of the day ceviche, various meat and seafood stir-fries, penne crab, spaghetti vongole, greek salad, passion fruit cream, coconut pudding, and many more.

You will stay with half board basis during your surf camp. Breakfast includes a selection of fruits, toasts, eggs, bacon, yogurt, cereals, and pancakes. Che Shale also offers a light snack menu with a selection of sandwiches for quick afternoon bites.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Bush safaris
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Dhow sailing and snorkeling trips
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing

Che Shale’s massage banda is a heaven of relaxation. Indulge in reasonably priced massages starting at 950 KES. They use sesame seed oil, which is produced in Kenya. It has a light scent and is not too oily.

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Full beginner kitesurfing courses (8 to 10 hours)

Arrival by airplane

Daily flights (one hour duration) run from Nairobi to Malindi with Kenya Airways (www.kenya-airways.com), Air Kenya (www.airkenya.com), and Fly540 (www.fly540.com).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Malindi, Kenya

Che Shale is a small beach hotel, perfect for the art of lounging on the beach or finding your passion with activities ranging from deep-sea fishing to the best kitesurfing in East Africa.

Speaks English

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