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Kitesurfing Zanzibar

Spot

FBC Zanzibar is situated on the beach at the most beautiful kitesurfing spot on the island, in Paje.

The two huge lagoons with a long white sandy beach and shallow crystal clear tropical warm water make this place a really unique kitesurfing experience. Both lagoons are available to play on, and at low tide the second lagoon can be reached within 10 minutes walking, but still the conditions are great further outside or a little bit further south of the center. It’s a perfect shallow water area great for lessons, and also superb for advanced freestyle lovers.

Conditions for beginners are some of the best in the world! There is a shallow lagoon during low tide with a sandy bottom and warm clear water, and the lagoon is protected from the waves by the outer reef. On top of this a very consistent side-onshore wind blows.

Outside the reef there are nice waves but only for experts and at your own risk!! The huge beach offers plenty of space for setting up. All year round the weather is warm, about 27-30 degrees – so board shorts and a lycra is more than enough!

The plantings of the seaweed farmers are everywhere along the coast, and some of them in front of the center, however they are marked by sticks and are easily visible.

There are two main wind periods on Zanzibar:

Beginning of June until end of September - the northerly monsoon wind known as the Kusini blows from the south (cross-onshore) with an average of 15-20 knots, and in the afternoons there is a small thermic wind bringing a few extra knots.

Beginning of December until end of February – the southerly monsoon Kaskazi blows with an average of 15-20 knots. This wind direction is less constant and can be quite gusty.

Kitesurfing excursions, rental and storage also available at the center.

Due to the shallow water on the whole spot of Paje, no windsurfing is offered at FBC Zanzibar.

Instruction

FBC Zanzibar is proud to offer a full range of kitesurfing instruction by fully qualified team members. It’s a great spot for learning and improving and lessons are offered across all levels. Progress is absolutely guaranteed with learning conditions that are described by most as some of the best in the world ! The more you stay, the more you’ll learn!

Courses are on offer for all levels (groups and private instruction) and taught by international qualified instructors. All courses include equipment and safety cover.

CERTIFICATIONS: Kitesurfing: IKO and KNWV

LANGUAGES: Courses are held in English, German, French and Dutch.

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