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Dubai's annual contest to run while area still has some surf

Sunset Beach Dubai © James Harvey

 

 

ESSA Sunset Open

Sunset Beach, Dubai
1 March 2015

Event expected to draw thousands in the area

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 February, 2015 - The Middle East's most popular surfing event, the ESSA Sunset Open will run at Sunset Beach, Dubai. The forecast is calling for contestable surf typical of this time of year. The winter weather has been odd this season as Dubai (and the surf) has been stiffled under a heatwave.

The contest is expected to draw thousands to the fifth installment of this hugely popular event to compete for prizes across divisions designed to accommodate all ages, abilities and genders.

One of Dubai's last remaining surfing beaches, Sunset Beach has been under threat from a marina extension. Plans have been announced to expand the marina of the adjacent Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The structure will most likely block the waves from reaching Sunset Beach.

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