Kite Surfing

flysurfer
By flysurfer

Any kite surfers out there? I'm moving to Qatar this fall and am wondering if there is much of a kite surfing community there. Looking for others to ride with/learn from.

Cheers.

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By Qatarsquash• 7 years 6 months ago.
Qatarsquash

check our www.kitesurfingqatar.com great coach also on facebook at www.facebook.com/kitesurfqatar

By FloraPESTRE• 9 years 11 months ago.
FloraPESTRE

Enjoy kiteboarding in Qatar

IKO instructor. All levels lessons.

Email: florakiteschoolqatar@gmail.com

Website: www.flokiteschool.com

FaceBook:pages/Flokiteschool/206917025999553

By Kiteboarding Qatar• 9 years 12 months ago.
Kiteboarding Qatar

Check out www.kiteboardingqatar.com or join us on FB!:)

By Kiteboarding Qatar• 9 years 12 months ago.
Kiteboarding Qatar

Check out www.kiteboardingqatar.com or join us on FB!:)

By Kiteboarding Qatar• 9 years 12 months ago.
Kiteboarding Qatar

Hello all, we run fully accredited IKO certified courses from complete beginner right upto instructor level. Not to mention fun kite excursions, kite seafaris and downwinders for experienced kiters!;)

Contact us on any of the following options for more info!

info@kiteboardingqatar.com

www.kiteboardingqatar.com

FB: Kiteboarding Qatar

Tel:+97466018941

By non0• 10 years 5 months ago.
non0

Hi Flora ... when is the wind/temperature best season for kite (or you surf all year around) and where do you usually surf? thanks

By FloraPESTRE• 10 years 8 months ago.
FloraPESTRE

Hi everybody,

If you are interested in Kiteboarding lessons, you can contact me, I am a kitesurfing instructor and teaching in Doha everyday.

florakiteschoolqatar@gmail.com

Cheers

Flora

By Pandy• 11 years 7 months ago.
Pandy

Hi Roman;

I am moving to Doha next week and I would like to have some kite lessons as I have no experience at all.

Could you give some tips where to find a Kite instructor?

Thanks :)

By AbcaRieno_boo• 11 years 9 months ago.
AbcaRieno_boo

Hi,

i am a coach for windsurf in the sailing club after the marriot and we have a group of surfers i can arrange something to join and enjoy.

this is my mob. +974 5351 710 (AbcaRieno_boo/-a-t-/hotmail.com)

i have a full rig for sale in a vvvvvv good condition and board as well when u buy it and u need a help to learn i can assist u with a few leassons in the club ,see the link below:

http://www.qatarlivi...

By Roman 1• 11 years 9 months ago.
Roman 1

Hello,2 kites 16 and 20m.made in 2005.North "5th element".

Never used.Good price.For sell.587-6725.mail:romaaviator@yahoo.com

Roman.

By Patriclad• 11 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Patriclad

I've recently accquired a 12 metre Flexifoil Neutron kite and kite board and am keen to give it a go (i've kited in the past but never kite boarded)

I would like a couple of refresher lessons and some info on good spots in Qatar to kitesurf in.

Anybody know of any good teachers or an active kite surf community please mail me on glennpatrick75@gmail.com

Thanks!

By anonymous• 11 years 12 months ago.
anonymous

Qatarkiteboarding school/equipments/support .

Call 3474176

By FahadAjman• 11 years 12 months ago.
FahadAjman

watch out !!!!!!! dry climate can be a fun killer

By anonymous• 11 years 12 months ago.
anonymous

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By anonymous• 11 years 12 months ago.
anonymous

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By anonymous• 11 years 12 months ago.
anonymous

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By Slord• 12 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 3/5
Slord

I am an IKO (international kitesurfing organisation) qualified instructor visiting Qatar for a period of 5 weeks. Whilst here i am running private 1-on-1 tuition or group courses. If you are interested in taking up the sport, or wish to progress to the next level, e-mail me at sarah_lord@yahoo.com.

Most of my lessons are conducted in the north of the country, fuwairit beach, where the winds are very stable.

Training equipment is provided by me. Students(beginner level) should provide their own helmet.

See u on the beach :-)

By lewes1• 12 years 2 months ago.
lewes1

JC

I get mixed messages, but I expect to kite there. I have seen too many pictures and comments to think that kiting is not good in qatar... Anyway I'll find you guys...

By newkidontheblock• 12 years 4 months ago.
newkidontheblock

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By strangerd@hotmail.com• 12 years 4 months ago.
strangerd@hotmail.com

im very interested in kitesurfing, just dont know how to make my first step here, i live in al khor, heard that people do kitesurfing in north shores around here but how can i get started without training and equipment? your answer on qatar living or to my email khodr.darwich@hotmail.com will be very highly appreciated.

By Tucky• 12 years 5 months ago.
Tucky

...kit for kitesurfing out there?

I'd like to take a couple of lessons before I headed out, could see it being a fun hobby.

By jB_• 12 years 7 months ago.
jB_

Frederic.. Monday you can expect to see people at Wakra beach in the evening. Since it is the closest spot to Doha people go there after work. There is almost guaranteed to be some kiters out. If I can get out of work early enough I'll be there. You'll see me cause I'm pretty much guaranteed to be the only windsurfer there. :)

Windsurfers are a rare breed in Qatar. Seems like everyone switches to kiting here due to the predominantly light winds and trouble getting ws gear.

By LeighLee• 12 years 7 months ago.
LeighLee

of the sandstorm

By anonymous• 12 years 7 months ago.
anonymous

some other time

By Frederic• 12 years 7 months ago.
Frederic

Hello,

I don't have many days off in Qatar, but I do have a day off on Monday 2nd of March when it will be very windy ! I am an experienced windsurfer in Europe, but don't have any gear with me in Qatar. Can anybody tell me if it's possible to rent some material ? Another possibility would be to learn kitesurfing and take some lessons. Anybody knows somebody who teaches kitesurfing ans has material ? And a last question : where do you usually go on the water ?

You can always contact me on 589 75 29 or fredericmuylaert@hotmail.com .

Many grtz and hope to see some people on Monday.

By jB_• 12 years 8 months ago.
jB_

Tjena Daniel..

I can't believe how windy Wakra was today.. not what I expected (as was evident from the gear I brought). Hopefully we'll get to play tomorrow (Tuesday) too.

Good to see some people out there today.. ditching work early and getting in an afternoon sesh. :)

By D_Lexander• 12 years 8 months ago.
D_Lexander

Just checked Windfinder.com

Looks like there will be wind tomorrow, am keen to go out but never Kite Surfed in Qatar before.

Let me know if interested and we can organize something.

/ Dan

By jB_• 12 years 9 months ago.
jB_

I'm a windsurfer and new to Qatar. Searching around I've found some info about spots, etc. I've been to Fuwairit and Zekreet just looking around. Haven't sailed here yet. My question is to the regular kiters or windsurfers.. Where do you go for what wind directions? Zekreet for anything westerly and Fuwairit for everything else?

Is there a group or more active board for kiters and windsurfers in Qatar?

Hoping to see some people on the water next time we got some wind.

By Il sunny• 12 years 9 months ago.
Il sunny

Hello!

Im also looking forward to do kite boarding in Qatar. But i am a beginner so I need some person to do with. If you have any plan to fly the kite please let me know.

My email address is 'deugy@hdec.co.kr' and Mob no. is 557-4976.

Please do it together.

By wavearchitecture• 12 years 9 months ago.
wavearchitecture

I hope you've enjoyed your kitesurfing.

I wasnt intending to spam the forum neither provide false information, I wouldn't spend my time on that.

For those interested, the ebook is available.

And please dont say it's lame because it took me a good deal of time to compile 22 pages of useful information which includes descriptions to access the spots, weather conditions and real own pictures.

This is about proper surfing, no surfing the net or wake riding. You wont regret, guarranteed. It wont be glassy or barreling thats for sure but you'll have fun even with a shortboard.

If everyone believed this part of the Gulf doesn't get enough swell to have decent waves, then everyone is wrong.

All the best.

wavearchitecture

By ladislao• 12 years 9 months ago.
ladislao

I’m also looking for somebody to teach me for long time... I had seen a group of people in the bay near Dukhan, maybe one of you.... but they where too far away to communicate with them.

I could get the equipment in Europe or UAE, but I will need some advice from some of you.

If you are planning to go next Friday, I would like to join you.

Thanks,

Ladislaom at gmail

By Shahter• 12 years 10 months ago.
Shahter

wave needs to stop spamming the forums with trying to sell his secret surfing spots for $10 - it's lame as everyone knows this part of the Gulf doesn't get enough swell to have decent waves.

Wind was awesome at Fuwairit yesterday but there were only 3 kiters including me, is everybody on vacation or what?

Go have fun, it should be windy today (but don't forget your wetsuit!)

By wavearchitecture• 12 years 10 months ago.
wavearchitecture

YOU CAN SURF IN QATAR!!

I've done it for the past two years and can ensure that with the right conditions you can get fun waves.

For location of surfing and kitesurfing spots visit:

www.wavearchitecture.com

By Airline• 12 years 10 months ago.
Airline

Does anyone can teach me to kitesurf? I am so interested of that but can nothink. I will go to the shop in Sweden to buy the stuff for kiteboarding/surfing.

Thanks people

By alexGR• 12 years 11 months ago.
alexGR

airush 2009 now in Doha...

www.airush.com

By Shahter• 12 years 11 months ago.
Shahter

I'm selling a full kit for kitesurfing - everything you need to get started! All gear in nice condition.

See the details here:

http://www.qatarliving.com/node/238823

Good winds to all!

By alexGR• 13 years 1 week ago.
alexGR

for kitesurfing and windsurfing gear please contact aferetzakis@hotmail.com or call 6929791

By chadinko• 13 years 1 month ago.
chadinko

Hi guys

I've been here in Doha almost 3 years ago i started kitesurfing with this guy named Akram i took one lesson with him and the rest was on me i did it couple of times after then i got a bit busy so i couldn't continue into practicing but since last year this guy just disappeared, changed his phone number or maybe he left the country, anyway i know almost all places best for starting this sport and a place where you can buy or repair your gear.

so if there is anyone who needs help or to go with i'm ready

my contact number is 5973594

chadinko@hotmail.com

Chadi

By chadinko• 13 years 1 month ago.
chadinko

Hi guys I'm also a beginner on kite surfing and it will be great if i find somebody to go with.

is there anybody surfing these times.

By ryder• 13 years 4 months ago.
ryder

Hi all, I am moving to Al Khor in August. I am looking to get into kite surfing while there, I did it a little in Brasil. I am hoping to connect with some people out there. Would anyone recommend bringing all the equipment or is it easy to buy in Qatar? Lessons? Feel free to contact me.

ryderjurgensen@gmail.com

By johng• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
johng

I lived in Kuwait for 2.5 years and travelled to Qatar a few times.

There is no surf in the Persian Gulf, except a bit of wind swell now and then as it is closed to the open ocean. On the very odd occasion Q8 would get about 3 foot, but that would be in a howling onshore, so it was not really surfable.

There isn’t generally not a lot of wind in the Gulf, but there seems to be more in Qatar than most of the places. In additional to large kites, I would also take a surfboard to bash about in the little wind swell when it happens. I saw a little white water on the reef where the guy was kiting, but it looked to be breaking in a fin snapping depth.

I have left Qatar in wind to arrive in Q8 with it calm. A few years ago there was a bit of a kiting community in Qatar.

There is a Q8 based kiting chat page – flying-camel.com (I seem to remember). One of the guys travelled and kited in Qatar quite often, so it might be worth logging into that forum.

I saw some guys kiting at the expat yacht club. It is out of town.

The windy season in Q8, which I imagine will be the same as Qatar, is from about late May to Sep, but you get an odd blow over the winter. In Q8, the wind in Q8 seemed to happen when the temperature reached 47 degrees, but that isn’t statistically proven, just my caustic observation. The wind is called the Shamal (north Easter). I also worked in Bahrain for a few months, which is quite near to Qatar, and they also seemed to get some wests.

Heaps of people are moving to Qatar – I was offered a job there today, but am having too much fun in WA.

By telljax• 14 years 1 month ago.
telljax

sounds like amazing fun..i knw a place her where u can go jet skiing and stuff so no probs regarding the water sports thing..hopefully ill learn how to kitesurf with u ppl..lets hope we can work this thing out

By nico• 14 years 1 month ago.
nico

A watersports'community ! good idea ! I'm sure that we are not the only one looking for people to ride with !

Feel free to drop me a line if you find out anything.

nicosim@wanadoo.fr

Keep in touch

By EuroGirl• 14 years 1 month ago.
EuroGirl

hi,

I'm moving to Doha in 3 weeks and I'm also into the watersports..did windsurfing, bodyboarding,skinboarding...as I can see here there's no big surf community so we just have to start that...stay in touch..we might create surf group???

By nico• 14 years 1 month ago.
nico

Good news ! I'm moving to Doha on November. Took also a couple of lessons this summer and would like someone to ride with !

By The Swede• 14 years 1 month ago.
The Swede

Sounds interesting! I'm moving to Doha at the end of Sept. Took a couple of lessons this summer. Am a total newbie and would also like someone to ride with. Will keep in touch.

By flysurfer• 14 years 11 months ago.
flysurfer

Great info. I'm still waiting for the visa (paperwork has been sent about 3 weeks ago.) then I will know when I'll be there. Am definitely looking to meet others to ride with.

shornscrot@hotmail.com

By Pilot Pollution• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Pilot Pollution

Hey guys,

This forum is leading to nowhere, so i did some search on my own.

I found a sports shop that sells kitesurf equipement and sails for windsurfing (not windsurf boards cause apparently no one's buying them). It's on Salwa road and it's called Skate Shack.

Being a windsurfer and wanting to learn how to kitesurf without killing myself i also searched for some kite lessons, and i found a guy that does that on the western coast of qatar (an hour drive from doha). It costs 200 rials for a 2 hour lesson, and apparintly u need two lessons to get to be independent. I didn't have the lessons yet cause there were no wind since i found the guy. He should thank me for the publicity, his name is AKRAM and his phone number is 5899217.

I'm hoping he could lead me to kitesurfing comunity cause it sucks to surf in solo. Anyway i'd love to meet anyone doing kite or windsurfin qatar so comtact me on iwillneverfindaname@yahoo.com and maybe we'll sail together.

By flysurfer• 15 years 2 days ago.
flysurfer

Yeah I agree, not a whole lot of info. I'm moving there soon myself and just kind of figured I would find people when I got there. Feel free to drop me a line if you find out anything. shornscrot@hotmail.com

By the_kite_kid• 15 years 3 days ago.
Rating: 4/5
the_kite_kid

THese kite topics just seem to end at the fact that one can kitesurf in Qatar.

What about locations / wind directions, or who to get in touch with RE kitesurfing...send me a message if you would like to leave contact details

I'll be moving to Doha shortly. Have fairly good kiting expereince in the ME, having lived in Dubai and kited most of the Emirate and Omani coastline.

By Mirage• 15 years 1 week ago.
Mirage

well you cant really surf, to the best of my knowlage, i mihgt be wrong, like the waves arent large enough to surf around like you do in say hawaii etc...but i know you can kite surf, my IT teacher is the chairman of the kite surfing federation

By Gleidy• 15 years 2 weeks ago.
Gleidy

Hi everyone... i'm going to be going to Doha for christmas. I was wondering before i went if there are any surfing spots in Qatar so that i know if to bring my surfboard... thanks for any input

Also any ideas for what to do or where to go are also welcomed thanks !!!

By spoerry• 15 years 1 month ago.
spoerry

hya !

you know of some surfing spots in the region ? in oman ?

or - in a completely different matter- some dunes skiing ?

cheers,

christophe

By flysurfer• 15 years 1 month ago.
flysurfer

As far as I know we get fingerprinted when we get there. All the agency asked for is the police certificate. They even went as far as to tell me not to get a police search based on fingerprints, just name and address, which only took ten minutes at the local RCMP office. I've read something about getting the police certificate attested when you land in Doha at the embassy there or something. Maybe someone else knows more, I'm still going through the process myself. Hope that helps, you can always ask the HR person at your company or recruitment agency.

Good Luck and let me know if you learn of anything different.

By milou• 15 years 1 month ago.
milou

I am just wondering if you could share some info with me since you are Canadian and moving to Qatar. I am in the same situation and my paperwork are being finalized. I am not quiet clear about fingerprints and police certificate. Do we need to bring it with us as Canadians. Please advice if you are aware of that.

Thanks a lot

Milou

By flysurfer• 15 years 1 month ago.
flysurfer

Should be coming there by November give or take. Will check it out. Any surfing? Also what about gear/repairs? Any surf/windsurf shops in Qatar?

Thanks.

By fede• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
fede

there are a few good spots on the nothth coast, you should try zekreet if you are beginner. Now the wind is weak but it picks up in autumn and winter.

By flysurfer• 15 years 1 month ago.
flysurfer

I'm still learning, so I would like to be able to go out with others while I gain experience. Where do u guys tipically ride? I will be moving to Al Khor, any good spots nearby? Appreciate the responses.

Cheers

By fede• 15 years 1 month ago.
fede

sure we are a few around here

By sammie1571• 15 years 1 month ago.
sammie1571

Dam these double posts

By sammie1571• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
sammie1571

Ask Super 7 he does it

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