Sur Masirah kite spot in Masirah Island
Asia kitesurf spot in Oman
Masirah Island is Oman‘s largest island, with 12,000 inhabitants. The island is mostly hilly, especially on its east side. The beaches are flat and filled with white coral sand. You can catch sights of camels walking around here and there on the beach. Among the desert area, you can find patches of oases in the mountain valley, locally known as oases. The sunrise will make the stunning lagoon shine in all kinds of colors. Most of the establishments are concentrated in Ras Hilf, north of the island. The main business of the island is fishing. You can vibe around and stroll through the markets of Ras Hilf to haggle and buy freshly caught fish and experience the traditions.
Sur Masirah is one prominent kite spot on the island, with a huge kite launching area. The massive flat lagoons on the west coast and the waves of the Indian Ocean on the east coast make this island kitesurfers’ heaven. The season kicks off in June and lasts till September. Kiteboarders pack their gear to travel to this off-beat kitesurfing playground. Although the water is clear, there are some rocks offshore. So be vigilant while surfing and steer clear of the rocks. In some parts of the mainland of Oman, the temperature rises to 55 degrees. Surprisingly, the temperatures are as low as 24-38 on the island because of the monsoon.
Kitesurfing wind conditions in Sur Masirah
Masira Island gets 20 to 45 knots of wind, usually from the south, south to south-west and south-west all day long. The strong hot winds call for somewhat experienced kiteboarders. Sur Masirah is a kite spot, where also thermal wind systems are pushing in. They are very unpredictable. So, we’d suggest not rely totally on wind statistics and forecasts. For your safety, contact the local kite schools and check their homepages.
Wind Forecast for Sur Masirah
Wind Stats for Sur Masirah
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