Windsurfing

pakestaak
By pakestaak

Is there anyone on this site that is into windsurfing..? How are the conditions in Qatar and where do you buy your equipment?

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By bengonly• 8 years 3 months ago.
bengonly

Hi if i could get some info about the kitesurfing in doha i would be pleased i am intrested in kitesurfing do let me know about the community

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By AbcaRieno_boo• 9 years 5 months ago.
AbcaRieno_boo

yea plz call me 5351710

By AbcaRieno_boo• 9 years 5 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@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.qatarliving.com/node/820127

By AbcaRieno_boo• 9 years 5 months ago.
AbcaRieno_boo

hi i coach windsurf in the sailing club and this is my mob. +974 5351 710.

i have a rig and board for sale see the link below

http://www.qatarliving.com/node/820127

By TimT• 10 years 1 week ago.
TimT

I have just moved to Doha and have my windsurfing equipment arriving shortly. I am an eager beginner.

Not too sure where to sail and when. Anyone interested in getting together and sailing please contact me.

Tim

By lev• 10 years 3 months ago.
lev

I see that windsurfing in Qatar is not invented yet....:(

I'll move to Doha soon, and would like to ask you whether is there anyone (or a community) who has windsurf, or tries to windsurf? I'll never move to kite, because I'm not interested for that part of surfing, and in my home country I like to go for windsurf competitions.

Another question: in which hotels can somebody rent windsurf?

I'm thinking what would be better? Take all of my equipment with me, or buy online windsurf equipment there?

By alexGR• 10 years 8 months ago.
alexGR

please e-mail aferetzakis@hotmail.com or call 6929791

By seandalton• 10 years 9 months ago.
seandalton

Windsurfing, as a sport and recreational activity, did not emerge until the later half of the twentieth century.

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By a_basio• 11 years 3 weeks ago.
a_basio

guys anybody have any idea where to find windsurf equipements shop here in Doha??

By BRU• 11 years 10 months ago.
BRU

http://www.kitesurfqatar.com/

By ir61• 12 years 2 months ago.
ir61

Hi I just moved to Qatar this month and would love to get back on the water. I windsurf at home and have just started learning to kitesurf although i've only managed a few body drags so far. Are there any rental places here? or is importing kit the only option? Also are there any other girls windsurfing out there?

By iourtaev• 12 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
iourtaev

Hi.

I prefer two places, Dukhan and Al-Ghariya.

There is no need for full gear. I do not have local driving license, so I have only one option, to rent a taxi. Ford Mondeo has no problem.

With north-west wind, better to go to Dukhan.

Al-Ghariya is definitely the most windy place. Sometimes we have no wind in Doha, and I use sail size 5 in Al-Ghariya.

(with my 90kg)

Al-Ghariya has best conditions 2-3 km from shore. Better to have company in case of trouble with equipment.

Dukhan has no trouble like Al-Ghariya, good conditions on the beach.

Dmitry, +974-6603711

By christi11• 12 years 5 months ago.
christi11

I need info on Wind surfing around Qatar.

Very brief:

Best places to go?

Can you rent full gear from somewhere... alternative what wud be the price to buy, and where from?

Is there a community out there... gathering for surfing, or organising stuff?

Really appreciate some replies- email- hhgeorgieva@yahoo.co.uk

Cheers,

Christi

By iourtaev• 12 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
iourtaev

Hi. I am 1 week here. As far as I see, with local wind (north-west), the best place for windsurfing is Al Ruwais or Ras Laffan. Is there anybody who was there with windsurfing board? Is there anybody in Doha who likes waves and who is ready to go 100km from Doha in a windy Friday? Dmitry, mob.5306132

By Pilot Pollution• 12 years 8 months ago.
Pilot Pollution

Does anyone know if there is any kite or windsurfing community, and do they meet to sail together?

Any known spots where the wind in good enough?

By swanie• 13 years 2 weeks ago.
swanie

Hi

I will be moving to Qatar at the end of June. I kite on 16m, 12m, and 9m bow kites and windsurf slalom or wave in anything from 5.0 to 3.5. My weight is arround 85kg.

It looks like the wind is not that good in Doha and only good for kitesurfing. I will appreciate of anyone could give me some information on where you sail, when the wind blows and how big the winds is?

Pieter

By Super7• 13 years 5 months ago.
Super7

There are no shops in Qatar (that are worth visiting) but I know people sho can supply gaastra sails and starboard boards at reasonable prices. I buy from an internet surf shop in the Uk and they deliver here no problem (the saving you make from not paying VAT normally covers the postage). www.surfstore.co.uk

You will definitely need some big gear but when the wind blows here it really blows and you will not want to miss out on that. I weigh about 100kgs and am massively overpowered on my 5.75m sail when the shamal is blowing.

By pakestaak• 13 years 5 months ago.
pakestaak

Super7, if you are using a 15.5 and even need a bigger one, it seems that conditions are around 10 knots or so...:( Just like you i am a big guy, around 105kg, so a bit of wind would not hurt. I want to ask you one more question on where to buy equipment. From hearing you i would conclude that i would need big slalom/course racing equipment. Should i bring equipment from europe, or can i also buy it in Qatar and is that economical?

By CLF• 13 years 5 months ago.
CLF

Hello everyone,

I am a first timer at this, so please forgive me if I am a little awkward. I will be arriving in the next few days and will be in Qatar for the next 12 months. I would like very much to find out what activities are available, is there anyone else from my country Argentina working in Qatar, what are everyone´s impressions of the place, how is working life foe women, what is the pace pf work, etc. Any tips, suggestions? What should I bring with me that I wont be able to find there? My time is running short, I leavr for Doha on the 13th!

Sincerely,

CLF

By Super7• 13 years 5 months ago.
Super7

My only kite at present is 15.5m. Am thinking of buying a bigger one though (i'm quite a big guy)

By pakestaak• 13 years 5 months ago.
pakestaak

Super7, what size (kite) are you usually on?

By Super7• 13 years 5 months ago.
Super7

yeah when its windy I still windsurf. Its just kiting gives you a greater range

By pakestaak• 13 years 5 months ago.
pakestaak

Thanks Butterfly and Super7. My family will come to Doha somewhere in the beginning of March. My wife learned how to windsurf a few summers ago and i have been hooked to the sport for over 20 years now. I used to compete in all kinds of events in various disciplines in many places over the world, (also Tarifa Butterfly..). The past few years i have not been able to go out on the water much, but i hope that will change again in Doha. For some strange reason i can not switch to kite surfing. Windsurfing is the sport i love. Even my friends who have switched, go out on windsurf gear when it gets windy and waves build. I very much hope to see you out on the water soon!

By Super7• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Super7

Hi

I'm into windsurfing and do a fair bit here. The conditions can be excellent but unfortunately windy days are few and far between. However, in the summer the shamal wind blows and it makes for fantastic conditions.

The shallow water is excellent as it is warm and easy to rest if you need a break. The most popular places to windsurf are near the intercon hotel.

Messaieed is not a great place at all.

I would suggest that you consider taking up kitesurfing if you want to get out on the water. It is easy to learn if you are a windsurfer and you can get planing in much lighter winds. I started last year and enjoy it a lot.

There is quite a big kitesurfing community here and equipment is cheap to buy. If you want info on where to buy it let me know.

See you out on the water

By butterfly• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
butterfly

Hellooooo, buterflyyyyyy hereeeeee!

When are you coming to Doha? Right now you get a windy day every now and again, but it the warmer months windsurfing is imposible. I haven't done any windsurfing in Qatar, only in the atlantic coast of spain, so I don't really know how fast you can go here. Waters are very shallow. I think around Mersaieed is ok, wind-wise, and the sealine resort rents equipment (i think, don't take my word for it)

I haven't seen any shop that sells equipment, but I haven't done any research either. There must be at least one somewhere.

By pakestaak• 13 years 5 months ago.
pakestaak

Hellooooo.... Anybody out there...?

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