Kuwait lies a the northern end of the Persian Gulf. It has some great beaches and warm blue seas. It is not often thought of as a place to windsurf, but there is some windsurfing to be had for those who want to find it. Kuwait windsurfing is centred in its big hotels and its growing number of western-style resorts.
Kuwait is not the windiest country on earth – winds average around 10-15 knots most days. During the summer (and sometimes in winter) the Shamal winds blow over the Gulf, increasing wind speeds and making windsurfing more challenging.
Most of the time, Kuwait is a great place to learn to windsurf. The relatively low wind speeds and the calm waters of the Gulf mean that it’s an easy place to pick up the sport. It’s not going to challenge those with lots of experience, but it’s certainly still fun and worthwhile for most. There are several good, long sandy beaches on the country’s coast, and windsurfing hire shops are starting to pop up on some of them.
If you’re after a more developed windsurfing scene, take the short flight south to Oman. Oman’s position at the edge of the Gulf means it catches much more wind than countries further north. Winds in Oman get up to 25 knots, and the country attracts windsurfers from Europe and beyond. Masirah Island is a particular hotspot, with a cool climate and a great choice of wave and flat-water spots.
Take a Kuwait windsurfing journey. You’ll get to windsurf in warm water, off long sandy beaches, in one of the world’s up-and-coming nations.