Socotra can be too dangerous for wave-riding, but it is an excellent place for measuring speed during a monsoon season....
Maybe in the future we will organize a world speed competition on Socotra. )
Summer wind on Socotra:
spot 1. Qalansya
Up to 30 m/s. Off-shore, side-off-shore.
A very long sand beach. Off-shore. Wind 15-25 m/s.
Perfect place to check the speed!
spot 3. Hadibo
After Hadibo it has an easy entrance. Off-shore. Wind 15-25 m/s.
spot 4. Ras Erissel
A very difficult spot. Strong waves. Off-shore. Wind 20-30 m/s.
spot 5. Marfirhin
An easy entrance near the village.
Side-shore. Wind 12-18 m/s. Strong waves.
spot 6. Aomak
Good waves. Side-shore. Wind 8-10 m/s.
spot 7,8. Di Sebro, Net
Strong waves. No wind
spot 9. Shuab
Gusty wind, good waves.
Photos by Denis Romanov, 2007: