Sawadi Beach Kitesurf Spot in Barka

Asia Kiteboard Spot in Oman

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Sawadi Beach Kitesurf Spot, near Barka, is a well-known holiday destination in Oman for locals and foreigners alike. Many travelers head north of Muscat because of the wide range of water sport activities nearby this excellent kite spot, so on top of some great kiteboarding you can also do diving cruises to the nearby Damanyat Islands.

The open and vast beach stretches several kilometres in both directions, allowing you to take long sunset walks. The area is dotted with high end hotels so it’s definitely more suited to a resort style kite trip, where you enjoy the luxury of your accommodation on the beach and kitesurf out in front of the hotel.

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Sawadi Beach
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Sawadi Beach

Sawadi Beach Kitesurfing wind conditions

The predominant winds from the Indian Ocean blow up the Arabian Coast and hit the northern section of Oman from June to September. Despite the short season, you can count on pretty consistent kitesurf friendly winds during those 3–4 months. With average winds between 20 and 30 knots, you will be cruising across the Gulf of Oman on your kiteboard, with the sun on your face and salt in your hair.

In the winter the mean temperature in the area is around 25° C, but in summer the temperatures are likely to reach 40° C so definitely pack your sun cream and stay hydrated while kitesurfing! Even in the winter, the water temperature is usually above 24° C. This particular spot is ideally suited for kiteboarding beginners because of the shallow flat water, and the wind is usually not too strong compared to some other spots in Oman.

Look for surfers, divers, and swimmers at this location because it is a popular destination for various watersports, including the aforementioned diving at the adjacent Damanyat Islands. However, the beach spreads for kilometers in both directions, so there is still plenty of room to launch and find your personal kite spot.

  • body wear

    • board shorts
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • freeride
    • freestyle
    • hydrofoil
    • wakestyle
    • wave
  • skill level

    • beginner
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • professional
  • spot type

    • ocean
  • starting area

    • sandy beach
  • water condition

    • choppy
    • medium
  • wind daytime

    • all day

Wind Stats for Sawadi Beach Kiteboarding

Around the Kiteboarding Spot Sawadi Beach

Cruising along the Arabian coastline has a few benefits, such as crystal blue waters, abundant marine life, and miles and miles of empty beaches. This area is known as the Batina Area, and it is a popular tourist destination for both domestic and international visitors. Hotel resorts in the area are luxuriously designed and have their own kitesurfing schools for people who want to start their journey into kiteboarding. With a vast open ocean to surf on, Sawadi Beach is ideal for beginners. 

There are nine low, rocky islets here, stretching out in a line from east to west and organized into three distinct groups, all surrounded by coral reefs. The islands have been designated as natural reserves and they are an essential nesting location for hawksbill and green turtles, as well as a variety of migratory species, including the highly endangered sooty falcon, which is also found in the Sawadi Islands, so nature watching trips are a great way to spend some time.

What you won’t find much of here is a party scene. Oman is a dry country both physically and in terms of alcohol, so bars are limited to hotels and your best option is to just enjoy the brutal natural beauty around you!

  • car parking

    • At the spot
  • emergency

    • Kite repair
  • has toilet

    • Yes

How to get to Sawadi Beach and how to bring it about while you're there

Musannah is a fantastic place to visit if you want to relax in the luxury of a beachfront resort while also engaging in several sports and activities. It is located 75 kilometers north of Muscat International Airport, and takes 45-60 minutes to get to the spot from the airport. Your best bet is to rent a car or a 4x4 on arrival as transport infrastructure in Oman leaves a bit to be desired!

  • accommodation

    • near the spot
  • public transport

    • Poorly developed
  • rental cars

    • Not recommended


Respect Local Culture: Oman is a conservative country with strong cultural values. Dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites or public areas, and be respectful of local customs and traditions.

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Wind Forecast for Sawadi Beach Kitesurfing