July 27, 2009

Surfing Lebanon

Our friends at Blogging the Casbah have an amusing post on surfing in Lebanon. These look like surprisingly good waves. I say surprising because the surf in Lebanon is not generally very good. There is good wind surfing, sure, but I think the best waves I have ever seen in Lebanon are in the north near Tripoli. My friend Nate used to surf the world's more dangerous places -- like, Somalia -- for a magazine, and he says the best surfing in the Middle East is off Socatra near Yemen.