This August Tribe Watersports is launching its coaching camps. These camps are aimed at getting Kitesurfers together in a group to explore, improve and have a good time out on the water. Hosted in Watamu we will explore the nearby coastline by offering a number of downwinders and excursions throughout the week.
Whatever it is you are looking to get out of the week individual rider improvement is a large focus. If it is learning the latest trick you have been struggling with or just improving your transitions and carves, our head coach Ben Kelliher will be on hand on a daily basis. Ben has 15 years of experience teaching kitesurfing, has trained as an examiner with the British Kite Sports association and has run numerous kitesurfing trips worldwide.
Ben will be 100% focused on the group during the duration of the camp and will provide coaching on and off the water, be it from our safety craft, by kite or video review with a beer in the evening. Accommodation is provided at the Watamu Kitesurfing Lodge located directly on the beach. On site beach assistant staff will be able to help you get set up on a daily basis so you can wake up have a dip in the pool and your kite will be ready for you to get out and ride.
The trip will also include three downwinders. The first will be a warm up in Watamu taking you the full length of Watamu beach enjoying the regular swell that we get on the reef that time of year. The second will be a long distance Kilifi to Watamu downwinder with boat support. This will offer a great opportunity to explore the Kilifi county coastline all the way back to base in Watamu. We will then finish the week with a special dhow lunch downwinder in to Mida creek and down to the basin for some some flat water riding and lunch on a authentic swahili dhow.
Equipment is available to rent and we have a full range of Slingshot equipment for those who would rather not bring their own equipment. We are also able to source Slingshot kit so if you are interested in buying new kit for your holiday we can have it here waiting for you when you arrive. We are offering a 20% discount off RRP on all slingshot gear to those that sign up to the trip.
In addition to kitesurfing there will be options to do other activities whilst you are in Watamu. Trips to our local Turtle Watch program where you can release injured turtles back into their natural habitat and see the good work that the Local ocean trust does maintaining our beautiful beach. We also have a very professional Snake Park called Bio Ken. This is a great way to see the vast number of reptiles in our area.
For those who may be joining us from abroad there is an option to extend the trip and add a safari to the end of your kitesurfing holiday. This will be at an extra cost, but a one night or two night safari can be organised on your behalf by us here at Tribe.
Prices are as follows
Single Room: $870
Shared twin room or double: $730 (Per Person)
8 nights B+B,
2 x down winders and 1 x Kite dhow trip
7 x days kitesurfing coaching (including video feedback sessions)
Planned Week Schedule : 1st – 9th August
Check in: Friday Afternoon / Evening
Sat AM : Week briefing / Location site assessments
Sat Pm : Kitesurfing Level assessment and coaching goals discussion ( Individual)
Sun AM : Snake Park Visit (optional) Coaching Reviews (Individual)
Sun PM : Watamu downwinder / Kitesurfing coaching
Mon AM: Turtle Watch Visit (Optional) Coaching Reviews
Mon PM: Kitesurfing coaching
Tue AM: Down Winder Day Depart Watamu 9:30 (equipment check) Kilifi Watamu
Tue PM: Kitesurfing session
Wed Am: Kitesurfing coaching
Wed Pm: Kitesurfing coaching
Thur AM: Dhow Day Down winder into the creek lunch on the Dhow
Thur PM: Dhow Day Down winder in to the creek lunch on the Dhow
Fri AM: Kitesurfing / individual debrief / photo exchange
Fri PM: Kitesurfing / Individual debrief / photo exchange
Saturday : Depatures
Schedule subject to change due to conditions
Minimum numbers required for camp to proceed