Discover in-depth event coverage with extended videos! Explore rider conversations, behind-the-scenes action, and the thrill of competing on the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour. Welcome to the stunning Fuwairit Kite Beach in Doha, Qatar – a brand new stop on our tour! Brace yourself for the electrifying kickoff of the season, where anything is possible.
📍About Fuwairit Kite, Doha, Qatar Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort (FKB) is host to round one of the Qatar Aiways GKA Kite World Tour Freestyle division 2023 and enjoys one of the longest kitesurfing seasons in the world, running from November to July, with side-onshore wind speeds from 15-30 knots.
🏨 About Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort, Doha, Qatar The brand new purpose-built Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort is a paradise for kitesurfers, but is epic for everyone else too. Whether the wind is blowing or not, FKB is designed for a full day of activities on and off the water. On-site facilities include the kitesurfing school, rescue services, latest equipment rental, plus off the water activities that include a state-of-the-art gym to outdoor cinema, E-foils and Sublue underwater scooters, plus lots more! FKB- Fuwairit Kite Beach is located on the north east coast of Qatar, approximately 100km from Hamad International Airport,1 hour 15 minutes north of Doha by road.
💨 The wind conditions The strongest winds are in the north of Qatar, and range from 16-25 knots throughout the year. In June the ‘Shamal season’ produced the strongest winds, which can reach up to 35 knots. Predominant wind directions are northerly which provide a side to side onshore direction from the left. The competition area is in a tidal landlocked lagoon which is relatively flat water with slight chop and expected winds for that week are 15-25 knots, just perfect for freestyle!
🌤The weather The average temperature in Qatar during January and February ranges from a high of 71°F (22°C) and a low of 62°F (17°C). Sea temperature ranges from 64 – 68°F (18 – 20°C). Summer wetsuit is recommended. Explore the event in Qatar and all upcoming events on our website: www.gkakiteworldtour.com #gkakiteworldtour #GKAQatar #GKAFreestyle #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #qatarairways #visitqatar #gkaxqa #fuwairitkitebeach #discoverqatar