for the ride
We value how important the teacher’s role is in any learning journey we choose to take. With Kitesurfing, this role is paramount not only to ensure safety from day one, but it is also the key ingredient to a truly awesome kitesurf experience. Whether it is your first time holding the kite or first time throwing a back roll, the experience is in the teaching so we make sure we can deliver the best so you are comfortable and confident out there. Whatever your needs our instructors will customise lessons to reach your kitesurf goals. From competitive advanced moves to breaking the learning curve they will get you there!
Shawn Richman - Pro Coach
Shawn Richman originally from Maui, Hawaii, much loved co-founder and resident professional kitesurfer. Shawn started his professional kitesurf career aged 12 so has vast experience in the sport. He traveled the world competing for 13 years on various international teams. When he finally decided to step away from traveling and competing, he and his wife chose their favourite spot in the world to ride and opened a bespoke kite and yoga school. Aside from his talents on the ocean, he is a warm friendly soul with a gentle and effective style of teaching.
We have spent years riding and exploring different kitesurf spots around Lamu Island. Our favourite kitesurfing locations are walking distance from The Cabanas and Pepo Villa. It is a beautiful and tranquil beach with no intimidating water traffic to deal with, which means you can truly focus on the task at hand.
We pride ourselves on being a bespoke Kitesurf School, with a culture that favours quality over quantity and appreciates that ‘it's all in the experience’.
During the Kuzi trade wind months (June - August) we kitesurf right outside the Kite School at The Cabanas, pre-breakfast rides to full moon sessions. During the Kaskazi trade wind months (Dec to March) we kite in the afternoons at our open ocean playground. We love the kitesurf experience here and look forward to hosting you on & off the water! Due to taking that extra time and care to ensure each student gets the attention and teaching they deserve we advise you book ahead for a lesson or course. Please fill in our Surf & Soul form with your kitesurf goals, so we can prepare a customized experience to make the most of your time with us.Let's do This
"The ideal place to progress at the sport with great wind, empty playgrounds, friendly faces and world class instruction."
If the wind is not blowing we have you covered at our watersports centre, Surf & Soul
Extraordinary Kitesurf Safari
Grab your kitesurf gear and escape the world under the sail of our much loved Kilindini Dhow. Explore the Lamu island archipelago in comfort and style, stopping at hidden gems along the way. Surrender to the simple life, BBQ the catch of the day on deserted beaches, sleep under the stars and mellow to the rhythm of the tides and trade winds, an experience that relishes in the journey not the destination. Find out more