Kitesurfers and beachgoers, brace yourselves as Fuwairit Kite Beach will be opening soon on the northern coast of Qatar.
Qatar Tourism made the announcement on its official social media pages. “Exhilarating views while riding the bright blue waves. We can’t wait for Fuwairit Kite Beach to open! With ideal water and winds for kitesurfers, Qatar offers some of the best spots in the world for kitesurfing,” he said.
“Discover the coastline and calm sea of Qatar, where water sports enthusiasts can indulge in adventurous activities like kitesurfing, paddle boarding, parasailing, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and more,” he added.
Fuwairit Kite Beach is described as “one of the best kitesurfing secrets in the world” and “the best of both worlds”. The perfect nine month wind and flat lagoon of the area combined make it ideal for sports.
Apart from kitesurfing, the beach also has a resort, accommodation 30 meters from the shore, a yoga studio, a fully equipped gym, a swimming pool and offers diving services. snorkeling, diving and serves a variety of authentic Qatari flavors and international dishes. Novice or seasoned surfers need not worry as on-site experts and instructors are stationed at the beach for practice.
Hannah Whiteley, a professional kitesurfer, described the beach as “perfect”, adding: “It’s going to be fantastic if the world tour ends here. Flat water, windy every day. I know the other pro riders will love it I’ll be crossing my fingers for a wheelie stop here as I can’t wait to come back Having a resort, kitesurfing like this on the beach is definitely the dream and there’s nowhere like it in the Middle East […] and it’s gonna be really cool when it opens.
“The wind looks like it could be really good and the place with that flat water, the sandbar out back was [amazing]. I can’t wait to maybe come back one day,” said professional kitesurfer Aaron Hadlow.
Fuwairit Kite Beach is 90 minutes from Hamad International Airport
In July this year, Qatar Tourism became the Official Tourism Partner of the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) Kite World Tour for three years, while Qatar Airways is the Title Partner and Official Airline of the Kite World Tour. Qatar Tourism will become the title sponsor of events held in Qatar.
Next year, 2023, the opening and the final of the GKA World Tour will take place in the country, as GKA General Secretary Dr. Jörgen Vogt revealed earlier.
According to GKA, kitesurfing is the most dynamic and popular of the various kite sport activities and offers various avenues for elite-level professional kitesurfers.
The sport of kitesurfing has now established freestyle, wave and racing kite world championship events and competitions. Kite racing will make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024. There are also other more specialized discipline events such as kicker and slider events which also take place every year.