Continent
Asia
Country
Azerbaijan
Next Big City
Baku
Next Town
Shurabaad
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
No information

Water

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

Part of a migratory bird preservation area, pretty much pristine.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand, Pebbles
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
June, July, August

The only time you get crowds is in the summer when you can get as many as 10 SUV with families camping. Since the lagoon was found by kiters, and since most of us are safety freaks, we self manage our rare "congested" moments. There is plenty of space to spread out.

Weather

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

Summer is really hot, bring lots of water. The water in the lagoon is warmer than the adjacent sea at all times. Early fall is magic.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
N, S
Main Direction:
N, S

It's a strange place, difficult to predict - seen the wind change 3 times in a day. Direction change in as little as 5 minutes. Blows from 8-40knts. On good days you have between 15 and 25 knts from either North or South. Usually gusty, but not too bad.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

There is a local caretaker and you have to (as of 3/2009) pay 10 Azeri Manat per vehicle. You need a 4x4 to get there. Bring all you need with you - no shops, toilets, fresh water.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No nightlife.