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East Africa on Kitesurfing Map Thanks to Irish-born Kenyan

22nd April 2012
East Africa on Kitesurfing Map Thanks to Irish-born Kenyan

#KITESURFING - An Irish-born Kenyan is putting the East African country on the extreme sports map thanks to her beach resort dedicated to kitesurfing.

As the Montreal Gazette reports, Joey Kennaway - who has lived in Kenya since she was three years old - started The Kenyaway with her husband as a shack on Galu Beach, south of the coastal city of Mombasa.

But when their daughter Linzi got into kitesurfing after lessons from local tutors, the resort soon morphed into a kitesurfing village attracting daredevils from around the world.

“Kitesurfing is not for your average country-club tennis player,” says Boris Polo, owner of kitesurfing school H2O Extreme, which now has a base at The Kenyaway. “What’s hard to master is the kite. They’re very powerful."

Though she hasn't tried it herself, Joey Kennaway is happy to watch some of the thousands of all ages who've taken lessons at the resort out on the water.

The Montreal Gazette has more on the story HERE.

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