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agakan
Sand Kicker!


Joined: 03 May 2008
Posts: 1
Location: austria

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: Yemen Socotra Reply with quote

Hi, i am planning a kiteboarding trip to socotra, can anybody of you please provide me some informations:
how are the windconditions there from december to january. is there still enough wind for kiteboarding during that time?
what´s the best season for kiteboarding in socotra in general?
which hotel/accommodation can you recommend?
is it possible to rent a car there and to drive by ourselfs? or is it better to rent a guide?
can you provide me some contactadresses?
where are the best spots for kiteboarding on this island?
how about the safety: terrorism, kidnapping, sharks, offshorewinds,currents,tides..is there any danger we have to be aware of.

which airlines provides flights to socotra. is it the only way to go there by air via Saala?

many questions, i hope there is somebody out there who can support us...
many thanks in advance
alex and tom
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Heiko
Rock Magnet


Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 9
Location: Muscat

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alex,

As far as I know none of our community here was kitesurfing there yet.
I have plans to go some day but my info is scarce for the moment as well concerning specifically kite surfing.
Flights are once a week from Sanaa only. You cannot rent a car by yourself as far as i know but you can rent a car with driver.
Safety should be ok, but in that region you can never be sure.
Wind probability is definitley higher than here in Oman at that time of the year but also with this you cannot be sure.
There are hotels but i have no specific info/recommendations on that.
I think to remember an article in one of the surf magazines on Sokotra but cannot remember where that was. Maybe someone else knows?

Cheers, heiko
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