Guide to Egypt kiteboarding holidays

Nov 08, 2013 BY AWE365 Team

An Egypt kitesurfing holiday can include anything from perfect flat, shallow waters to rolling waves. All locations have at least 400 meter sections of water which are perfect for beginners and freestyle riding. Egypt can be split into two main areas for kitesurfing; the Red Sea which is served by Hurghada airport and the Sinai Peninsular served by Sharm El Sheikh airport.

Egypt kitesurfing in el Gouna Wiki image by Naamsvermelding vereist

With year round temperatures of 20 – 35+ degrees you will only need a short wetsuit or board shorts. It is these conditions combined with the consistent katabatic winds which entice novice to professional riders year after year. The average wind speed year round is 25mph and you can pretty much set your watch by it.

Hurghada is the entry point for most Red Sea kitesurfing holidays and is a great spot in itself, the airport feeds the other main locations on the Red Sea of Safaga and El Gouna. The Red Sea locations tend to be quiet and peaceful retreats with Hurghada being the liveliest. El Gouna’s Movenpick Hotel and Spa is superb for a family kitesurfing holiday. It has a private beach for launching and landing kites and offers extra activities for all age groups keeping the whole family happy.

For kitesurfing on the Sinai Peninsular you are likely fly to Sharm El Sheikh which is a great resort in itself but also is the main airport for Dahab and Nabq Bay. Taxi’s are plentiful at the airports so don’t worry about getting to your hotel, just ensure you are ready for some hard bartering.

If you want some night life with your Egypt kitesurfing holiday then Sharm El Sheikh is a good choice with pubs and clubs open until the early hours. In Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh the local kite school is attached to the five star Regency Plaza hotel, which makes a good base for a luxury kitesurfing holiday in Egypt.

To get to Dahab you will need a one hour taxi ride from Sharm airport costing around $20. Dahab has a more relaxed vibe, although the odd party can still be found. Dahab is a little more remote than all other locations and has good value accommodation for a budget kitesurfing break.

Africa, Dahab, Egypt, El Gouna, Hurghada, Nabq, Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai

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