Continent
Middle East
Country
Saudi Arabia
Next Big City
Jeddah
Next Town
Jeddah
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat
Hazards:
Jetskis, Wave breaker
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Nice flat lagoons.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Concrete
Beach Users:
None

Around these man-made beaches which form lagoons are low concrete walls. Avoid to drop your kite there. Choose a beach without houses.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts, Shorty
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Shorts, Shorty
Winter:
Shorts, Shorty

Don't kiteboard "nearly naked". I did wear kite trousers. You can use a short wetsuit, but it's also possible without wet suit. Only with lycra. Depends on your personal preferences.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
N, S, SSW, SW, WSW, WNW, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
NW

Wind increases thermally in the early afternoon. Best month are December to February. You can expect 14-28 knots. All wind information on the web shows 3-5 knots less than you will have actually! Wind is pretty steady.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Drive on the highway northbound. Exit Durrat. Turn left, then cross the next crossing going westbound. Drive 15km to the entry gate of the Durrat compound. There you need to know somebody to enter the compound!

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

If you know the right people, it should be great (including alcohol).