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Experience kitesurfing in Qatar with Sarah Lord


With water and winds ideal for beginners as well as advanced kitesurfers, Qatar offers some of the world's best spots for kitesurfing. Sarah Lord, a kitesurfing expert, tells us everything we need to know about this fascinating water activity. 

Meet Sarah, the kitesurfing expert
Experience kitesurfing in Qatar

Meet Sarah

Sarah Lord was drawn to the ocean from childhood. Her dad is a windsurfing expert, and that made her love the water and all things related. In 2006, she travelled to Mauritius, where she obtained her certification and qualification for kitesurfing. In the years since, she has travelled around the world to perfect her craft.

It's a fantastic experience. It feeds the soul, as you feel truly connected to mother nature. You can experience both the adrenaline of the sport and the tranquility of the sea at the same time; it is a truly unique feeling.

Experience kitesurfing in Qatar
Sarah Lord Kitesurf expert
Experience kitesurfing in Qatar

A story worth sharing

On one of my trips, I met a Norwegian couple who loved kitesurfing.  They were and travelling around the world to find the best spots. Once, on their way to the Philippines they stopped in Qatar for a layover. I met them and took them to some of the best places for kitesurfing in the country. They were awestruck by the amazing locations and surfing spots. They loved the fact that they wouldn't have to take long flights to practice their favourite sport and could just take a 5-hour flight to Doha instead.

All about kitesurfing in Qatar

It’s an adventure worth trying! The sport doesn’t require physical strength or fitness. A person of any age can kitesurf if they learn the technique. With a few lessons from a qualified instructor, one is ready to go. 

Experience kitesurfing in Qatar
Sarah Lord Kitefurf expert

Best places for kitesurfing in Qatar

  • Fuwairit is an excellent spot for kitesurfing thanks to the ideal ocean water and powder-soft sand
  • Al Thakira Mangroves is another great location
  • So is Al Ruwais
  • Zekreet is more suitable for beginners
Itineraries & tips

Travel tips

  • Bring winter clothes with you during winter. The winter season in Qatar is not heavy, but it can get cold.
  • Bring a wetsuit for watersports.
  • Download the Uber app for easy transportation within the country.
  • Get a travel metro card. Metro is perfect and connects most of the attractions. 

One active day in Qatar

Start your day early with a walk in The Pearl; you can also have breakfast there at one of the many eateries. Then, head over to your chosen spot to carry on with water activities. Book ahead through Blue Pearl for kitesurfing or to rent a SUP at Al Safliya Island or Qatar Water Sports for jet skiing. If you're into desert safari, then book it in advance with 365 Adventures.

 

 

Why Qatar

  • Amazing weather most of the year- Qatar enjoys pleasant weather almost all year long.
  • Safety- Qatar is one of the safest countries in the world, according to Numbeo.
  • Arabic hospitality- Qataris take hospitality very seriously and deeply honour their guests.
  • Diversity- Qatar is home to nationalities from all over the world and introduces the perfect mix of cultural diversity.
  • Nothing is far- Qatar is a small country, and all attractions and points of interest within the city are relatively close. 

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