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!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ride Like the Wind

I've got to ride
Ride like the wind
to be free again

...Christopher Cross

David and I had a couple of choices yesterday on what our outing for the day would be. There was an indoor Red Bull Crashed Ice qualifier at City Centre Mall or kite boarding adventures going on at Zikreet Beach. Yep, no brainer. Have you been to City Center on a Friday afternoon? Out on the free and open road to the desert we headed. Our friend, Ahmad, told us to meet him with camera in hand at Zikreet at 2:00pm. My bad, I forgot to ask him if that was real time or Qatari time. Turns out it was Qatari time, as we met up with him at 3:00pm. No worries, we didn't get there until 2:30 anyway. That would be Sybil time. It was a beautiful windy day, apparently the needed ingredient for successful boarding. The surfers at hand were anywhere from newbies to experienced with Ahmad being somewhere in the middle. Female surfer chick, Zellie, is a newbie but has already picked up some pretty smooth moves. She's only been at it a couple of months and is honing her talent with the help of the Edge Riders group and their experienced teacher, Jon. Check out their site for info and you can learn to ride like the wind. Me, I'll stand on my two feet on the shore and practice taking pictures. Sorry I missed your jump, Ahmad. Maybe next time. I did, however, catch your crash. You're welcome.

Note: There are maps to the various beaches on Edge Riders website.

Ride Like the Wind ~ Christopher Cross

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  1. nice photos :P i'm changing my FB profile pic now.

    Thanks for coming by and sorry about the timing. You can blame the wind.


  2. Thanks, Ahmad! We enjoyed watching you guys and would love to do it again sometime. Gotta get that jump picture! No worries on the timing, dang that wind.

  3. how the heck do you keep on top of things here.. and know about all those events? Qatar living? somewhere else?
    or maybe you should post your plans before hand.. and then after to let us know about all the fun!

  4. Nasim~when you are here a little longer, you will learn to sniff out these events ;)~it's a skill you have to hone around these parts. It's happening out there, you just have to persevere and search it out! And, Twitter helps :P


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