Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wave Bashing Doha Style

For those of you that say Doha has nothing to offer, I have three words...get a life. Life doesn't knock at your front door and invite you to come out and play. You gotta get out of those vanilla colored concrete walls and find it yourself. Make your own fun. That's what we did Saturday evening out on the bay near the Islamic Museum. It was wave bashing, wave running, whatever you call it, at its finest. I guess you would say Doha style. These guys should charge admission (to pay for their much needed LIFE insurance, that is!). This playful event should definitely be added to the Qatar Happenings guide. I know no one in these pictures, but enjoyed watching every one of them just the same. I hope somehow, somewhere, this trickles down to the risk takers so they can see themselves in action. Next time, I'll have to do video so you can get the full effect. Thanks, guys. You made our weekend.

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  1. WOW!! They are gettin' up there pretty high!! Nick soooo would have LOVED to see this. Hope to 'catch' it the next time. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Nice blog. I just was cruising around and bumped into it... until now qatar was just a good scrabble word for me along with qat and qaid.

  3. Wow, that looks like fun. I bet one of them would give you a ride if you ask, Syb!

  4. Lucy, they are out there every evening...I don't think they work :D

    Hmm...I didn't even think about hitchin' a ride...definitely not with the one with the helmet on...I bet he's encountered a few head bangs!

    Good Luck with that blog, Mr. Photographer


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