We will kite in various water conditions mostly lagoons with flat and shallow water and choppy conditions out in the open water. Twin tips and surfboards are recommended though we don't recommend foil boards as there are far too many shallow areas. Wind generally blows between 18-25 knots at that time of the year. The water temperature is around 27 degrees C so no wetsuits are needed though long sleeves are recommended for sun protection.
Bordering with Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the U.A.E., Oman is- for many people- an unusual destination for a kitesurfing holiday. This downwind adventure will take you through traditional fishing towns, steep sand dunes, hidden flat water lagoons, and flamingo filled waters. You'll learn quite quickly that hospitality is at the core of Omani culture, and while we'll be spending lots of time integrating with locals and making new friends. Part of the beauty of this trip is that you'll also be able to ride downwind for hours and hours without seeing another human soul.
The downwind and expedition training course is geared for kiters who have never done a downwinder before and for those who are interested in learning about planning their own amazing kite trips, downwinders and expeditions.
We will be based out of our kite camp and go on downwind trips everyday. For the safety and comfort of everyone taking part, we'll kite along the coast accompanied by a car and do a crossover to Masirah Island accompanied by a safety boat. All participants will also be equipped with a Rest Tube in case of any emergency out on the water.
We recommend you bring spare or replacement parts (or additional kites & boards) that may be needed in case of equipment failure, or to fit the riding conditions (extra bars and lines, surfboard for waves / skimboard, etc). Keep in mind that there are very few repair shops along the way and at the final destination.
The workshops contains the following topics:
- planning adventure kitesurfing
- packing and choosing of the right gear
- emergency and rescue
- technique of down-looping and toeside riding
- techniques of efficient long distance kiting
- tides, weather and tour planning
Other activities to enjoy include: snorkelling, scuba diving, free diving, fishing , yoga, camel riding, turtle watching and more!
Beach Camp in located directly on the beach at the kite spot. You will stay in simple accommodation- bungalow style with private bathrooms and with breakfast incl. Jump from your bed on your board- an amazing vacation destination!
Your Host: Kathrin
Kathrin is your host for this camps 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.