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“Awesome company with a great course for first time kiters”
Review of Tribe Watersports

Tribe Watersports
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Owner description: Tribe Watersports is based in Watamu, Kenya, and provides a world class watersports service which includes lessons, rental and hire. Currently East Africa's only BKSA approved Kitesurfing School they also cater for SUP, Deep Sea Fishing and Scuba Diving. From their HQ they run the Watamu Kitesurfing Club a rescue and storage service for kitesurfers living or visiting the area. If you have a sense of adventure come JOIN THE TRIBE...
Reviewed 21 July 2014

My boyfriend and I had a week in Watamu recently and were keen to try kite surfing. We decided to go with Tribe based on the TripAdvisor recommendations and the fact that they were easy to find in Medina Palms (just head there and ask any of the security / reception / maintenance people around).

We had Sebastian for an instructor who was really patient and fun to be around. We had Ben close by teaching some other people and he looked like a great teacher also. They also had windsurfing, stand up paddle boards etc. We had planned to go stand up paddle boarding with Ben however the weather turned a bit rough - hopefully next time.

Kite surfing itself was both harder and easier than I expected. It's a balancing act more than pure strength thing so don't be afraid of trying even if you're not super fit or strong.

We loved the three day course and are inspired to have another go next time we're by some windy coast line.

I'd highly recommend Tribe but my only advice would be to shoot them an email to book before arriving as I think they'll be really busy throughout the main tourist seasons.

Thank Megan W
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Tribe Watersport has left me with such an excellent experience that I may come back as often as possible in the future to kite-surf.
The beach in Watamu is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, and I seen much of the carribreans or south asian spots, it is especially perfect for kiting with all the space needed and good wind.
Lastly the tribe team is very nice and their approach puts you in confidence.
I highly recomand this spot

Thank quentin e
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I really enjoyed learning with Ben, the location is beautiful, the team is friendly and the price right. My only issue is that Ben was really busy with other clients so he cut my course, I only got 6 hours over 3 days and never got to the board. I only suggest you clarify your expectations and you make sure you get what you pay for!

3  Thank Seize16
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

I did a three-day beginner course with Tribe Watersports, and I got up on the board on the last day! Ben is a great teacher, and knows all there is to know about kitesurfing. I also tried SUP, and it was a lot of fun.
Watamu is a perfect place for both kitesurfing and SUP, and the town is wonderful.
Go there!!

Thank Stine C
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Ben and his team have done a wonderful job with Tribe. My instructor Tessy was amazing, so patient and encouraging as I attempted to kite-surf. She even managed to get me up on the board! Had so much fun with the team, all great people who I know i will stay in contact with. Ben and Ellie are doing a fantastic job and I wish them all the best for the future.
Watamu is such a beautiful town, and Tribe gives you the water sports experience it needs. Set beside the idylic Medina Palms, they have a beautiful location with amazing beach views, and luxury apartments right next door if you want to stay close!
I cant wait to see Tessy again in June, Kite-Surfing is AWESOME!

Thank Caitlin_Mackenzie199
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