Kite Surfing Kenya

Nomad’s Kite Celebration is back with The Kenya Kite Cup 2023

Our Annual Celebration of wind and speed will be back on Diani Beach at the end of January, on the 14th – 15th January 2023. One of the premier kite surf events of the year, the Kenya Kite Cup sees competitors from all across the region and beyond compete at the beautiful Diani Beach in freestyle competitions for some Big Prizes. With both men’s and women’s competitions taking place over the two days, there is going to be a lot of top-quality kite action to be enjoyed.

Prizes

1st – 500 USD
2nd – 300 USD
3rd – 100 USD

For spectators:

This fantastic event, which always draws plenty of interest from spectators, also will be helping raise money for Diani Turtle Watch and local conservation charities through raffles that will be running throughout the two-day competition. Local artists and craftsmen will also be showcasing their wares at our craft market, so there will be plenty going on, even when the kites are not flying.

As is becoming tradition, the event will end with an afterparty at Nomad Beach Bar, Where all of the competitors and spectators can relax, dance and enjoy the great food & drink on offer.

If you would like to take part in this year’s competition please use the form below to register your interest. Entry is 2500 KSH per rider, and should be paid in advance.

    Rider Registration






    Rider Level
    AmateurPro
    Tricks

    (Tick according to your level. Multiple answers possible)

    Basic JumpsBoard GrabsHooked-in RotationsBig AirBasic UnhookedUnhooked RotationsHooked-in KiteloopsUnhooked KiteloopsHandle Passes
    I hereby agree to the usage of any photos or videos of my person, taken during the Kenya Kite Cup 2023, by The Sands Kenya on their website, marketing campaigns and social media channels as well as the propagation to third parties.

    For Rider Payment:

    Mpesa to: Lipa na M-pesa Till No. 214006, Beach Sand Sun Ltd. Buy goods and services.

    Every year the Kenya Kite Cup draws big crowds to Diani Beach, if you would like to be one of the sponsors at this year’s competition please email us here.

    As part of our Sustainability program, The Sands has just taken another big step in assisting local communities around Ukunda and Diani.

    With the current state of the world and with the effects of climate change being felt and food insecurities on the rise we have seen more than a doubling of agricultural commodities in Kenya, basic items such as fertilisers are no longer affordable for people who desperately need them to ensure some productivity on their farms. With high levels of reliance put on food imports and there is little awareness in these communities as to the negative human and environmental health effects of using chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    Considering this, The Sands partnered with HERI, a health and environmental research institute, have provided the Nomad farm, tools and staff members for training programs covering Organic farming techniques, Waste reuse, recycling and repurposing and Sustainable living techniques.

    This past Saturday the first seventeen leaders of our local communities arrived at the farm and began their training of life skills they can take home to their families and their communities. This first course covered Compost making using ‘waste’, Vermiculture (worm farming) using ‘waste’, ‘waste’ uses for increased productivity, Permaculture techniques, natural pest deterrents and a basic introduction to Aquaponics.

    We will continue to work with HERI and the local communities to share knowledge skills and experience so that we can all work better and greener in the future.

    From the 18th of March through to the 18th of April, The Sands will be hosting a special Art Exhibition at Nomad. Showcasing the amazing work of local artists who have utilised recycled materials in their creations and works.

    Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to promote some of the wonderful creative talents that we are lucky to have in Diani, but also helps to highlight the continued impact and efforts that we must all put into to help protect the fragile environment that we all hold so dear.

    The works on show have allowed the artists to breathe new life into many things that had been discarded by others and helps show and promote the beauty of the world in which we live. Whilst these creations help inspire us to possibilities of what we may otherwise look to dispose of, it also reinforces the importance and need for us all to reduce our waste.

    The Sands Group continues to support the work environmental initiatives across Diani, understanding that it is only through continued effort that we will be able to help protect our natural world, and educate future generations on the dangers and risks faced when we, as a society, take it for granted.

    If you would like to find out more about the green initiatives being run by The Sands Group, please visit our Thinking Green page.

    For more information and reservations about the art exhibition please contact us at:

    +254 738 333 888
    +254 746 774 675

    Or email us at: info@nomadbeachbar.com

    Kite Surfing Kenya

    Kenya Kite Cup’s largest prize fund to date is up for grabs:

    Our Annual Celebration of wind and speed will be back on Diani Beach at the end of January, across Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th for a Big Weekend at Nomad. One of the premier kite surf events of the year, the Kenya Kite Cup sees competitors from all across the region compete at the beautiful Diani Beach in a 2-day freestyle competition for some Big Prizes. With both men’s and women’s competitions taking place over the two days, there is going to be a lot of top-quality kite action on show.

    Prizes

    1st – 50,000 Ksh
    2nd – 30,000 ksh
    3rd – 20,000 ksh

    For spectators:

    This fantastic event, which always draws plenty of interest from spectators, also will be helping raise money for Diani Turtle Watch and local conservation charities through raffles that will be running throughout the two-day competition. Local artists and craftsmen will also be showcasing their wares at our craft market, so there will be plenty going on, even when the kites are not flying.

    As is becoming tradition, the event will end with an afterparty at Nomad Beach Bar, Where all of the competitors and spectators can relax, dance and enjoy the great food & drink on offer.

    Restaurant Reservations

    If you would like to dine with us, please call Restaurant Reservations on +254 738 333 888, reservations are required.

    If you would like to take part in this year’s competition please use the form below to register your interest. Entry is 2500 KSH per rider, and should be paid in advance.

      Rider Registration






      Rider Level
      AmateurPro
      Tricks

      (Tick according to your level. Multiple answers possible)

      Basic JumpsBoard GrabsHooked-in RotationsBig AirBasic UnhookedUnhooked RotationsHooked-in KiteloopsUnhooked KiteloopsHandle Passes
      I hereby agree to the usage of any photos or videos of my person, taken during the Kenya Kite Cup 2023, by The Sands Kenya on their website, marketing campaigns and social media channels as well as the propagation to third parties.

      For Rider Payment:

      Mpesa to: Lipa na M-pesa Till No. 214006, Beach Sand Sun Ltd. Buy goods and services.

      We would also like to thank all of the sponsors of this year’s event, without whom none of this would be possible.

      This weekend, as part of our Annual Christmas Craft Fair, Nomad Beach Bar will be hosting a special charity auction for the Diani Turtle Watch where you have a chance to bid on an amazing stay at Emboo Camp for 2 adults, located in the Maasai Mara with direct flights provided by Mombasa Air. Known as one of the premier luxury safari camps in Kenya, this is a truly amazing opportunity that we know you won’t want to miss out on.

      Emboo Camp recommends the winners of the auction visit Emboo Camp on the weekend of March 20-22nd, these dates correspond with World Water Day, celebrated on March 22nd, however other dates are available. World Water Day is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of having healthy, clean water systems in our community and environment, from the rivers that support the amazing wildlife of the savannah grasslands to the oceans that are home to the amazing coral reefs off Diani.

      In addition to the charity auction, Nomad will also be hosting a raffle to help raise money for the Diani Turtle Watch project, where visitors have the chance to win more great prizes kindly donated by local businesses and craftspeople. A wide range of prizes from return flights between Nairobi and Ukunda to Kitesurf lessons and meals out in Diani are all up for grabs.

      To be in with a chance of bidding on this fantastic trip, and to win many other prizes in our raffle, make sure you join us this weekend at Nomad’s Christmas Craft Fair – the auction will take place at 15:00 on Sunday, December 12th.

      With the festive season just around the corner, we know many of you are already planning your holidays and looking forward to being able to catch up with friends and family during the Christmas period.

      At Nomad Beach Bar we have a special schedule of events planned for Christmas, that we know will help you all get not the Christmas spirit and celebrate with those most important to you.

      The Christmas week will start with our Full Moon Beach Dinner, on the 18th of December, a fantastic dining event and a great way to start getting into the festive spirit.

      We will then have special events running on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of December, with guest DJs performing as well as classic Christmas carols on the 24th, Chris, our live saxophonist on the 25th and our beloved Jazz trio on the 26th.

      The 25th in particular will be a fantastic day. With a special guest, known for his red outfit and long white beard making a special showing, perfect for photos and to surprise some of our younger guests. Followed by a festive dinner with live music in the evening.

      We will welcome 2022 (and wave farewell to 2021) with our traditional Gala Dinner on December 31st, accompanied by live music this will be a great night, and we hope you will all be able to join us (reservations required).

      Following the excitement of Christmas and New Year, the first couple of days of 2022 will be chilled and relaxed and you can enjoy the relaxing vibe of the Eclipse Band from 12:30 on the 1st of Jan and more great live music on the 2nd too.

      You can view our full festive program below, if you have any questions or would like to book an event, please contact us here.

      View Full Program

      As part of our ongoing commitment to providing you with a safe place to relax and enjoy great food on Diani Beach, we’re delighted to announce that 100% of the team here at the Nomad Beach Bar have been fully vaccinated for COVID 19.

      Offering great food, and regular entertainment, Nomad’s is one of the hottest spots on Diani Beach, and along with Indulge Fine Dining Restaurant is a must-visit for any guests to the area. With the main beach bar offering a fantastic range of light bites and more substantial meals and Indulge offering one of Kenya’s largest wine cellars and a stunning set menu prepared by our chef, there is something for everyone at Nomad.

      We will continue to follow the guidance and safety advice from the Ministry of Health, and to follow the COVID protocols we have at the bar and restaurant, which include allowances for safe distancing, an increase in the number of handwash stations available, and for our team to continue to wear masks, that have so far proven to be very effective in keeping both our guests and team members safe over these difficult months.

      Along with the team at the beach bar & restaurant, our partners at The Sands at Nomad, The Sands at Chale Island, Diving The Crab, Lazy Days Private Beach House, and the Thinking Green project have all also been fully vaccinated.

      To end the month in style, we’re delighted to announce The Nomad Beer Weekend. Running from September 24th-26th, this event will showcase some of Kenya’s finest craft beers, along with special menus at both Nomad Beach Bar and Indulge Fine Dining Restaurant.

      We have teamed up with the Nairobi-based craft brewers 254 Brewing Co & Bila Shaka, who will be supplying the festival with a fantastic range of quality craft beers for guests to enjoy. Whether you prefer the light and crisp flavours of a Golden Rump or the heady heights of 254’s Sand Trap, with many different beers on offer there really will be something for everyone. Across Saturday and Sunday, guests will be able to enjoy music from our resident DJ on Saturday and our live band on Sunday.

      During the weekend event, diners at Nomad Beach Bar can enjoy a special Bavarian-themed menu, with traditional dishes from Germany that are commonly found throughout Europe’s famous beer halls.
      At Indulge Fine Dining we will also be hosting a special beer pairing menu, with expert beer sommeliers from 254 Brewing and Bila Shaka on hand to guide you through a journey of hoppy flavours and scents.

      Join us for this year’s Nomad Beer Weekend September 24th – 26th.

      Free entry. Reservations for dining are required.

      For those looking for something special on Diani Beach, you will love Indulge Fine Dining. Located within Nomad’s Beach Bar, Indulge offers a stunning combination of exquisite food and one of Kenya’s best wine cellars.

      Indulge’s unique one-table concept means that every meal there is an occasion, as you enjoy a private dinner just for you and your party. Chef Gabriele prepares a range of delicious set menus which diners can choose from that show the best of local produce and infuses dishes with flavours that are almost as good as the stunning views on offer from Nomad.

      Meals can be perfectly paired with wines from our extensive wine cellar. The temperature-controlled wine cellar, that surrounds Indulge’s unique table, is one of the best in the country and offers a fantastic selection from around the world. For those a little unsure about what will work best with their dining choices, Moses, the resident sommelier is on hand to guide you through your options to help you find your perfect wine.

      To find out more about the amazing offerings at Indulge and to book your table, visit Indulge Fine Dining’s dedicated website below – and start dreaming about your next incredible culinary experience.

      Kenya Kite Cup’s largest prize fund to date is up for grabs:

      Our Annual Celebration of wind and speed will be back on Diani Beach at the end of January, across Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd for a Big Weekend at Nomad. One of the premier kite surf events of the year, the Kenya Kite Cup sees competitors from all across the region compete at the beautiful Diani Beach in a 2-day freestyle competition for some Big Prizes. With both men’s and women’s competitions taking place over the two days, there is going to be a lot of top quality kite action on show.

      Kenya Kite Cup’s largest prize fund to date:

      1st prize: 50,000
      2nd prize: 30,000
      3rd prize: 20,000

      For spectators:

      This fantastic event, which always draws plenty of interest from spectators, also will be helping raise money for Diani Turtle Watch and local conservation charities through raffles that will be running throughout the two-day competition. Local artists and craftsmen will also be showcasing their wares at our craft market, so there will be plenty going on, even when the kites are not flying.

      As is becoming tradition, the event will end with an afterparty at Nomad Beach Bar, Where all of the competitors and spectators can relax, dance and enjoy the great food & drink on offer.

      Restaurant Reservations

      If you would like to dine with us, please call Restaurant Reservations on +254 738 333 888, reservations are required.

      Friday

      10:00-11:00; Rider Registration
      11:00-12:00; Briefing and the drawing of heats
      12:00-17:00; Craft Stalls
      13:00-17:00; Heats, men’s followed by women’s

      Saturday

      13:00-17:00; Semifinals and finals, men’s followed by women’s
      15:00; Prize giving to the winners of both men’s and women’s freestyle competition
      15:30; Raffle Draw and Auction
      From 16:00; Hawaiian after-party at Nomad Beach Bar’s sundeck.

      View Full Program

      Rider Registration

      We would also like to thank all of the sponsors of this year’s event, without whom none of this would be possible.