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 The Socotra Island Kite Surfing

Yemen

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 12° 28.769' N
Longitude: 53° 50.64' E

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English (Translate this text in English): You Can Fly to the Island, there is an Airport located in the Island. Gruop Tours are commen when going to the Island.

Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra.

You Can Fly to the Island, there is an Airport located in the Island. Gruop Tours are commen when going to the Island.

Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra.

English (Translate this text in English): You Can Fly to the Island, there is an Airport located in the Island. Gruop Tours are commen when going to the Island.

Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra.

English (Translate this text in English): You Can Fly to the Island, there is an Airport located in the Island. Gruop Tours are commen when going to the Island.

Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra.

English (Translate this text in English): You Can Fly to the Island, there is an Airport located in the Island. Gruop Tours are commen when going to the Island.

Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra.

Distance to a city In the city

Access time Good walk (15-30 min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

Public access? Public access

Special access By plane only

 Kite Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The Socotra Island Kite Surfing

Spot quality Great

Experience Everyone

Type Beach

Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf

Style Wave, Freestyle, Freeride, Bump & Jump, Long distance, Speed

Day timing Morning, Afternoon, Evening 

Dangers  

Week crowd Few surfers

Week-end crowd Few surfers

Environment

Water quality Crystal-clear

Current Don't know

Bottom Sandy, Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc..), Deep

Tide 

Amenities

Camping

Local wind

Type Don't know

Force Don't know

Main dir. 

Best dir. 

Best dir. relative 

Period From to

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 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra. Video link (http://www.yemenitv.com/videos.php?id=20)

Surfing on Socotra
By Observer Staff

SOCOTRA - For those in the know, Yemen is listed as one of the most dangerous places in the world to surf. For Josh, Charlie and Nate, three professional surfers writing for Surfing Magazine, it's time to dispel the myth. The trio from Southern California recently took a privately sponsored tour of the beaches of Socotra and the Gulf of Aden, wrapping up their month-long trip with a yacht cruise on the Red Sea. The trip was timed to coincide with the summer monsoon winds, which were anticipated to generate the best waves. "It was pretty wicked on Socotra," said Josh. "There were some big waves out there." The group spent two weeks on the virtually un-surfed island, followed by one week traveling from beach to beach all the way to Al-Ghaydah in the southwest corner of Yemen and then a week on the Red Sea. "There were, like, awesome places to surf all the way to Oman," said Nate. "Bir Ali was super cool." & "Not everyone's looking for a big beach resort where they can surf," said Charlie. "There's a lot of Zen Surfers out there, you know, kind of like, become one with their surfboard, and for them, Socotra's perfect." Despite some discomfort ("You couldn't get away from the wind," said Josh) and the hazard of being hundreds of miles from medical facilities, the trio left with a very favorable impression of Yemen. Their write-up on the trip is due to appear in November.

NY Times Article, Link (http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/travel/tmagazine/03well.socotra.t.html?ref=tmagazine)

Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra. Video link (http://www.yemenitv.com/videos.php?id=20)

Surfing on Socotra
By Observer Staff

SOCOTRA - For those in the know, Yemen is listed as one of the most dangerous places in the world to surf. For Josh, Charlie and Nate, three professional surfers writing for Surfing Magazine, it's time to dispel the myth. The trio from Southern California recently took a privately sponsored tour of the beaches of Socotra and the Gulf of Aden, wrapping up their month-long trip with a yacht cruise on the Red Sea. The trip was timed to coincide with the summer monsoon winds, which were anticipated to generate the best waves. "It was pretty wicked on Socotra," said Josh. "There were some big waves out there." The group spent two weeks on the virtually un-surfed island, followed by one week traveling from beach to beach all the way to Al-Ghaydah in the southwest corner of Yemen and then a week on the Red Sea. "There were, like, awesome places to surf all the way to Oman," said Nate. "Bir Ali was super cool." & "Not everyone's looking for a big beach resort where they can surf," said Charlie. "There's a lot of Zen Surfers out there, you know, kind of like, become one with their surfboard, and for them, Socotra's perfect." Despite some discomfort ("You couldn't get away from the wind," said Josh) and the hazard of being hundreds of miles from medical facilities, the trio left with a very favorable impression of Yemen. Their write-up on the trip is due to appear in November.

NY Times Article, Link (http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/travel/tmagazine/03well.socotra.t.html?ref=tmagazine)

English (Translate this text in English): Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra. Video link (http://www.yemenitv.com/videos.php?id=20)

Surfing on Socotra
By Observer Staff

SOCOTRA - For those in the know, Yemen is listed as one of the most dangerous places in the world to surf. For Josh, Charlie and Nate, three professional surfers writing for Surfing Magazine, it's time to dispel the myth. The trio from Southern California recently took a privately sponsored tour of the beaches of Socotra and the Gulf of Aden, wrapping up their month-long trip with a yacht cruise on the Red Sea. The trip was timed to coincide with the summer monsoon winds, which were anticipated to generate the best waves. "It was pretty wicked on Socotra," said Josh. "There were some big waves out there." The group spent two weeks on the virtually un-surfed island, followed by one week traveling from beach to beach all the way to Al-Ghaydah in the southwest corner of Yemen and then a week on the Red Sea. "There were, like, awesome places to surf all the way to Oman," said Nate. "Bir Ali was super cool." & "Not everyone's looking for a big beach resort where they can surf," said Charlie. "There's a lot of Zen Surfers out there, you know, kind of like, become one with their surfboard, and for them, Socotra's perfect." Despite some discomfort ("You couldn't get away from the wind," said Josh) and the hazard of being hundreds of miles from medical facilities, the trio left with a very favorable impression of Yemen. Their write-up on the trip is due to appear in November.

NY Times Article, Link (http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/travel/tmagazine/03well.socotra.t.html?ref=tmagazine)

English (Translate this text in English): Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra. Video link (http://www.yemenitv.com/videos.php?id=20)

Surfing on Socotra
By Observer Staff

SOCOTRA - For those in the know, Yemen is listed as one of the most dangerous places in the world to surf. For Josh, Charlie and Nate, three professional surfers writing for Surfing Magazine, it's time to dispel the myth. The trio from Southern California recently took a privately sponsored tour of the beaches of Socotra and the Gulf of Aden, wrapping up their month-long trip with a yacht cruise on the Red Sea. The trip was timed to coincide with the summer monsoon winds, which were anticipated to generate the best waves. "It was pretty wicked on Socotra," said Josh. "There were some big waves out there." The group spent two weeks on the virtually un-surfed island, followed by one week traveling from beach to beach all the way to Al-Ghaydah in the southwest corner of Yemen and then a week on the Red Sea. "There were, like, awesome places to surf all the way to Oman," said Nate. "Bir Ali was super cool." & "Not everyone's looking for a big beach resort where they can surf," said Charlie. "There's a lot of Zen Surfers out there, you know, kind of like, become one with their surfboard, and for them, Socotra's perfect." Despite some discomfort ("You couldn't get away from the wind," said Josh) and the hazard of being hundreds of miles from medical facilities, the trio left with a very favorable impression of Yemen. Their write-up on the trip is due to appear in November.

NY Times Article, Link (http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/travel/tmagazine/03well.socotra.t.html?ref=tmagazine)

English (Translate this text in English): Cindy Mosey, as World no 1 kite surfer in Yemen on the Island of Socotra. Video link (http://www.yemenitv.com/videos.php?id=20)

Surfing on Socotra
By Observer Staff

SOCOTRA - For those in the know, Yemen is listed as one of the most dangerous places in the world to surf. For Josh, Charlie and Nate, three professional surfers writing for Surfing Magazine, it's time to dispel the myth. The trio from Southern California recently took a privately sponsored tour of the beaches of Socotra and the Gulf of Aden, wrapping up their month-long trip with a yacht cruise on the Red Sea. The trip was timed to coincide with the summer monsoon winds, which were anticipated to generate the best waves. "It was pretty wicked on Socotra," said Josh. "There were some big waves out there." The group spent two weeks on the virtually un-surfed island, followed by one week traveling from beach to beach all the way to Al-Ghaydah in the southwest corner of Yemen and then a week on the Red Sea. "There were, like, awesome places to surf all the way to Oman," said Nate. "Bir Ali was super cool." & "Not everyone's looking for a big beach resort where they can surf," said Charlie. "There's a lot of Zen Surfers out there, you know, kind of like, become one with their surfboard, and for them, Socotra's perfect." Despite some discomfort ("You couldn't get away from the wind," said Josh) and the hazard of being hundreds of miles from medical facilities, the trio left with a very favorable impression of Yemen. Their write-up on the trip is due to appear in November.

NY Times Article, Link (http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/travel/tmagazine/03well.socotra.t.html?ref=tmagazine)

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By Anonymous , 10-04-2009

welcome from yemen - thanks for surfing in yemen,
it can be a future destination if it gets world class surfers.

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