Sawadi Beach kite spot in Barka

Asia kitesurf spot in Oman

Sawadi Beach Kitesurf Spot, near Barka, is a well-known holiday destination in Oman for locals and foreigners alike. Many travelers head north of Muscat because of the wide range of water sport activities nearby this excellent kite spot, so on top of some great kiteboarding you can also do diving cruises to the nearby Damanyat Islands.

The open and vast beach stretches several kilometres in both directions, allowing you to take long sunset walks. The area is dotted with high end hotels so it’s definitely more suited to a resort style kite trip, where you enjoy the luxury of your accommodation on the beach and kitesurf out in front of the hotel.

Off Season

  1. None

Early Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr

Peak Season

  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug
  5. Sep

Late Season

  1. Oct
  2. Nov
  3. Dec

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Sawadi Beach

The predominant winds from the Indian Ocean blow up the Arabian Coast and hit the northern section of Oman from June to September. Despite the short season, you can count on pretty consistent kitesurf friendly winds during those 3–4 months. With average winds between 20 and 30 knots, you will be cruising across the Gulf of Oman on your kiteboard, with the sun on your face and salt in your hair.

In the winter the mean temperature in the area is around 25° C, but in summer the temperatures are likely to reach 40° C so definitely pack your sun cream and stay hydrated while kitesurfing! Even in the winter, the water temperature is usually above 24° C. This particular spot is ideally suited for kiteboarding beginners because of the shallow flat water, and the wind is usually not too strong compared to some other spots in Oman.

Look for surfers, divers, and swimmers at this location because it is a popular destination for various watersports, including the aforementioned diving at the adjacent Damanyat Islands. However, the beach spreads for kilometers in both directions, so there i...

Wind Forecast for Sawadi Beach

Wind Stats for Sawadi Beach

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    near the spot

  • car parking

    At the spot

  • public transport

    Poorly developed

  • rental cars

    Not recommended

Kite conditions

  • body wear

    board shorts

  • downwinder


  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, hydrofoil, wakestyle, wave

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type


  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • water condition

    choppy, medium

  • wind daytime

    all day

At the spot

  • emergency

    Kite repair

  • has toilet