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

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Reefs
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Lagoon is pretty deep. Water is flat to choppy, depending on the wind situation.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Cars
Beach Users:
No information

You have enough space on the beach. Please don't park your car or set up your kite near other Arabic people. Everybody here needs his private room on the beach. Please respect this. If you are lucky you will find a few Arabic people who speak a little bit English. They could help you launch or catch the kite. Better and safer is a buddy who helps you. Expect a big crowd watching you enthusiastic. A lot bypassers will stop and cheer you. The beach could be cleaner. There is some garbage at the beach.

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, April, May, June, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
N, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, 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

Go north on M55 to Rabigh.

Extra information

Rules
None

Police is curious, but accepts kiteboarding if there are no accidents.

Nightlife

If you know the right people, it should be great.