The main spot where you'll be based, Ras Al Hadd Lagoon, is one of the best flat water kite spots in all of Oman. With waist deep water throughout, it's a safe place for beginners to learn, as well as being a favourite spot for more advanced flat water lovers and freestyle riders. Twin tips are ideal while riding at the lagoon. Nearby, there are 5 other kite spots that you'll have the chance to ride at, all of which offer their own special mix of conditions (but surfboard riding is one of the best ways of experiencing these spots). The likes of Ras Al Had Barracudas is a perfect spot for novice wave riders to test out their skills on the small, clean breaks, while 30 kilometers away at Asyla you'll have the chance to rip around at Oman's longest point break with waves up to 4 meters. The high season for kitesurfing in Oman runs from April until September, during which time the wind blows 20-30 knots on the majority of days. The weather is pretty hot during this time; you can expect averages of 35 degrees during the day and 30 degrees at night during the summer months. Thanks to the warm weather, you won't need a wetsuit.
Just 2.5 hours away from the bustling capital, Muscat, the village of Ras Al Hadd is like another world. The sandy beaches are known throughout the country as breeding grounds for the turtles that swim in the Arabian Sea. Out on the water, dolphins are a common sight; you might even get to share your session with a pod if you're lucky. With beautiful breaks out on the sea and mirror flat lagoons inside, the area is a fantastic spot not just for kitesurfing, but also for SUPing, surfing, and wildlife spotting.
By many people's standards, Oman is an unusual destination for a kitesurfing holiday. Kiteboarding is a fairly new sport to reach this part of the world, and kite tourism is in its infancy here- the beauty of which is that anyone who visits will likely have the gorgeous, windswept beaches all to themselves. You'll have the freedom and flexibility to choose where you want to kite each day. The crew at Watersports Oman know this part of the coastline like the back of their hand, so everyone who joins for this experience is guaranteed a real adventure- as seen through the eyes of a local.
Wave Riding & Excursions
You'll be based at the main kite camp at Ras Al Hadd Lagoon, but you'll always have the choice to head off and explore a different spot when the feeling takes you. The camp organisers have a whole repertoire of incredible kite spots in the surrounding area. While the lagoon at the camp is a flat water spot, out on the open coast there are a plethora of amazing wave spots. Even if you've never ridden a strapless surf board before, this is a perfect opportunity to try something new. You'll be shown a variety of spots: beach breaks, point breaks, flat water, small waves, big waves, places to SUP, surf, and kitesurf.
Oman is easily accessible from Central Europe, with flights taking an average of 5-6 hours direct to Muscat. From there, our driver will pick you up directly from the airport and bring you to our kite camp base at Ras Al Hadd (though if you fancy making a road trip out of it, you can also choose to drive yourself in a rental car). The journey by road takes about 2 and a half hours.
The hotel you'll be staying at is located right on the shore of the beautiful (and windy!) Ras AL Hadd Lagoon. Right next door, you can take part in turtle watching, dolphin spotting, and you can even spot a few flamingos. The hotel is clean, comfortable, and equipped with all modern amenities. Guests have access to the bar, open-air BBQ area, and room service.
Your Host: Florian
Florian is your host for this accommodation and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.