In recent years, kiting has grown in general popularity and Nungwi is no exception. Steady winds (approximately 15–20 knots) for most of the year, level beaches, warm clear water and protected, shallow lagoons make it a great place for both beginners and more experienced kite-surfers.
c/o Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, PO Box 1748, Zanzibar; Ø 024 2240487/78 or 0777 415660; e firstname.lastname@example.org; www.www.kitezanzibar.com/www.kitebeaches.com. Chris Goodwin of Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel is a keen kitesurfer and has a wealth of information on the local conditions. He operates a dedicated website (www.kitezanzibar.com) on the kite-surfing in this area and can help secure accommodation and storage facilities for equipt. The quiet, long, sandy beach on the eastern side of Nungwi cape allows for easy launching and landing, although, like all of Zanzibar's east coast, the tidal change is significant and this affects the exposed beach area. The fringe reef here creates a calm and sheltered lagoon which is ideal for kiting, and from May to Sep affords great opportunities for wave-riding and surfing. There is no seaweed farming here, and consequently no danger from concealed underwater canes. The beach in front of Sazani and Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel also benefits from proximity to the staff and boats of the latter, in the event of an emergency requiring recovery.