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

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Jetskis, Buoys, Reefs, Corals, Mole, Rocks, Stones
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Stay upwind to avoid the swimmers. Reef can be just below the water, depending on the tide. There is also a channel to exit (left side).

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Concrete, Bystanders
Beach Users:
No information

This is a nice beach club. If you walk to the boat jetty, you can rig your kite there and launch it. Then you have to jump from the boat jetty to access the water. Tricky launch. When you come back you need somebody to wait at the boat jetty to catch your kite. You will approach from the water. You need good timing because there is not a lot space to land your kite. Only for experts! Crowded on Fridays.

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, 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

Don't expect a lot signs. From Jeddah go north on Madinah Rd. Drive around the small lagoon. Then you will pass all beach clubs north of Yeddah. There will be no sign at any beach club. You have to know the club or ask for it. Or use your GPS (Entry at 21.7727N 39.0556 E). Driving north about 400m after a pretty mosque on the right you will see to your left blue door with 2 palm trees and a sign saying "private beach".

Extra information

Rules
Fees

You have to pay for the entry (100R), but it's a nice beach club, only crowded on Friday.

Nightlife

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