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Kiteboarding in the Red Sea, Egypt

The Best Kiteboarding Spots In Egypt

Egypt is one of the best year-round kite destinations in the world with amazing flat water conditions, consistent wind and warm weather. Just a short flight from most European countries, Egypt is the perfect kitesurfing holiday destination especially for Europeans.

 

 

Things to know before you go:

 

Best time to kitesurf in Egypt: The is wind the whole year in Egypt though it is most consistent over the summer months (April-October)

 

Average water temperature: The water temperature vary between 20 degrees C in the winter time up to 29 degrees C in the summertime.

 

Wetsuit recommendation: It is recommended to wear long wetsuits in the winter (December through to April), short wetsuits in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime (July and August).

 

Wind type: Wind speed vary throughout the year. 3 kite sizes are recommended for getting the best out of your trip.

 

Water conditions: Egypt is filled with amazing flat water lagoons and some small waves.

 

Top tips for beginners: Egypt is an amazing destination for beginners filled with shallow and flat water lagoons. Including Soma Bay, El Gouna, Safaga, Wadi Lahami, Dahab and Blue Lagoon.

 

 

El Gouna

 

El Gouna is located just 30 minutes north of the Hurghada airport with a variety of luxurious hotels, golf courses, bars, restaurants and a newly built cable park. The spot seems as though it’s made for kiteboarding with a huge, flat water, turquoise lagoon and constant, year round winds to top it all off.

 

The small, charming city is easy to get around. Jump on a TukTuk (taxi) and head anywhere downtown for as little as 0.75 euros. Head out to the Marina or Downtown for a guaranteed fun night out and enjoy other daily activities such as diving, snorkelling, SUPing, hiking in the desert mountains, riding at the cable park or join a quad safari. If you are looking for a fun, active and social holiday, El Gouna is the perfect destination for you!

 

 

Soma Bay

 

Soma Bay is located 30 minutes south of the Hurghada airport offering world class flat water conditions and less crowded beaches than other areas on the coast. Soma Bay offers an amazing combination of diving and kiting with not only great wind but incredible sea life under the water.

 

Shopping and nightlife are limited in Soma Bay but each hotel has its own restaurant. There is a free shuttle bus that runs between all the hotels and the kitehouse about every 30 minutes. Other activities include SUP, wakeboarding, diving and snorkelling, volleyball, slacklining, golf and tennis. Soma Bay is the perfect destination for tons of kiting, diving and just chilling out!

 

 

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Safaga

 

Safaga is another 20 minutes south of Soma Bay and has been voted one of the best kitesurfing spots in Egypt. The spacious sandy beaches and bright turquoise waters surrounded by barren desert make it a unique and beautiful kiteboarding destination. Join in on an excursion to Tobia Island, only 3.5 km offshore for a unique and beautiful kitesurf experience.

 

Safaga is another amazing dive and snorkeling spot. Nightlife, restaurants and other activities are limited here.

 

 

Wadi Lahami

 

Wadi Lahami is located 393km south of Hurghada airport and 180km south of the Marsa Alam Airport. This destination is much more secluded than the spots in Hurghada and the surrounding area. Wadi Lahami is well off the beaten track and is ideal for nature lovers and divers. The offshore reefs are some of the most pristine and lively reefs in the world with incredible colours and amazing wildlife including dolphins, reef sharks and turtles.

 

The kite spot is wide open and uncrowded. The lagoon offers amazing flat water conditions perfect for beginners and freestylers. Beyond the lagoon the water remains flat until the reef where small waves begin to form.

 

 

Dahab

 

Dahab is located among the mountainous peaks of the South Sinai desert offering incredible kitesurfing conditions for beginner-advanced riders. The wind blows the entire year with the most reliable winds through the summer (March-November). Head into Masbat, only about 3km away from the lagoon area accessible by taxi, to find a variety to restaurants and bars.

 

Enjoy incredible diving and snorkeling, horse riding, camel safaris, sand boarding, quad biking, wake boarding, SUPing and more. Don’t miss out an unforgettable hike up Moses mountain for sunrise or wander through the beautiful canyons. Dahab has a magical energy which is why it is a popular destination for yoga and wellness classes.

 

Flat water kiteboarding in Egypt

Amazing flat water conditions in Egypt

 

 

Blue Lagoon- Sinai Peninsula

 

Blue Lagoon is a beautiful, wind filled lagoon just north of Dahab. The unique location offers incredible views where the turquoise water meets the mountains on the Sinai Peninsula. The lagoon is perfect for beginners with shallow and flat water on low tide. On high tide the water in the lagoon becomes deep. The lagoon opens up into the ocean with a small wave that forms at the tip of the spit. Just 2km north is Habibi Beach where strong wind can form a decent size wave. From here try an amazing downwinder back to the bays only hotel.

 

Explore the small town of El Tur, an authentic Middle Eastern town with few tourists. Take a day trip to Cairo, check out the 1500 year old St Catherine’s Monestary or head to Ras Mohammed National Park, world famous for it’s incredible dive and snorkel spots.

 

 

Other Activities

 

Egypt is one of the world’s oldest civilizations with the longest recorded history of any country. There are a variety of tours and excursions available that will take you into the interior to explore the magnificent monuments, pharaoh tombs and breathtaking ancient Egyptian culture.

 

Alternate activities differ from spot to spot though common activities include SUPing, kayaking, snorkeling and diving.

 

 

Kite Cruises in Egypt

 

What better way to explore the different kite spots among the Red Sea than on a kite cruise? Sail far from civilization and escape the busy beaches. Charter your own private sailing yacht or join in on a motor yacht as you travel to deserted islands and amazing kite spots along the coast.

 

Egypt is a must-see kiteboarding destination with amazing conditions for all levels of riders and incredible sights to see!

 

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kiteboarding in Tarifa

Everything You Need to Know About Kitesurfing in Tarifa

Tarifa’s kitesurfing game is top notch; it’s one of those places where the kitesurfing lifestyle thrives as much as the sport itself. Thanks to its extremely reliable (and strong) year round wind, Tarifa is the stomping ground of many European pro riders who frequent the beaches to train during the blustery summer season, as well as novice and intermediate kiters who come to challenge themselves and progress in the most powerful conditions in Spain- if not in all of Europe.

 

On the beach, Tarifa’s azure waters and powdered sugar sand are the backdrop for hundreds of kites, while inside the town the winding, cobbled streets are bursting with people there to explore the quirky little bars and local tapas restaurants.

 

Its location at the most southerly point in Europe combined with its close proximity to Africa means that Tarifa enjoys a mixed bag in terms of its culture and influences. At its narrowest, the Strait of Gibraltar separate Tarifa from Morocco by just 14.5 kilometers!

 

To many, this is one of the most impressive things about Tarifa: the sweeping coastal views, the calm of the hilly countryside behind the town, and its vantage point that overlooks where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean Sea- but for the kitesurf community, the best thing about Tarifa is definitely the wind.

 

Best time to kitesurf in Tarifa: Between April to October, although it’s possible to kitesurf here year round. Late spring to early autumn is ideal because the air temperature warms up then and the wind is consistent.

 

Average water temperature: 18-19 degrees Celsius

 

Wetsuit recommendation: In the summer you likely won’t need a wetsuit (you’ll probably be comfortable in rashy), but in the winter you’ll want a 3/4.

 

Tips for beginners: There are two wind directions in Tarifa that switch on and off at irregular intervals throughout the year. The first type of wind is called Poniente; if you’re a beginner this is the kind of wind you should be kiting in. It’s a warm, onshore wind that blows from the west/northwest and brings moderate chop and 15-25 knots.

 

The Levante is a cold, dense, off/cross-offshore wind that comes from the east/northeast and it’s much stronger and gustier, which makes it quite a bit harder to learn in (plus when you’re a beginner, offshore wind should be avoided at all costs). Keep an eye on the forecast close to the time as Tarifa’s wind forecasts change at the drop of a hat.

 

 

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Best spots for kitesurfing in Tarifa

 

Los Lances

 

Often considered the main kiteboarding hub in Tarifa, Los Lances is where you’ll find a lot of the kite schools and other water sports facilities. It’s a stretch of beach that goes on for close to 3 kilometers. The space is segregated based on where schools can operate and where independent kiteboarders can ride, making it one of the better organised kite beaches in all of Spain.

 

It’s easy to access from the road, has free water, toilets, and best of all they also have a rescue service called “Sea Angels”. Best to kite here with Poniente wind (cross onshore and small, very manageable breakers).

 

 

Valdevaqueros, Punta Paloma, and Las Dunas

 

Another great Poniente spot, this part of the beach just west of Tarifa itself is a perfect location for beginners and more advanced riders alike. The designated kiting area can get a bit busy during the peak summer months, but most of the time it’s a favourite for the locals because it works in more wind directions than some of the beaches closer to town. Plus, there are some great beach bars and burger joints down there- ideal for chilling out at after a big session.

 

Tarifa kitesurfing sunset

Catching the last of the rays in Tarifa

 

 

Palmones

 

30 kilometers up the eastern coast from Tarifa, Palmones is a spot to keep in mind when the Levante wind blows too hard at the usual spots (it can easily blow more than 40 knots with gusts even higher than that). Now, Palmones might not the most beautiful of spots since it’s surrounded by factories, but there’s a rare flat water lagoon here and a sandbar further out that creates some clean little waves when the tide is right. Plus there’s plenty of space on the water, so you can sometimes beat the downtown Tarifa crowds.

 

 

Balneario

 

This is where you’ll find the iconic pier that mad-hatters like Ruben Lenten jump over when the wind is super powered up (do not try this at home!). It’s easy to access since it’s one of the closest spots to the town, but it gets crowded pretty quickly since there isn’t a whole lot of space on the water. Between Balneario and Playa Chica around the corner, advanced riders can find some really beautiful conditions for practicing their freestyle- but because of the rocks and the (often) offshore wind, beginners shouldn’t even think about it.

 

 

Playa Caños de Meca

 

Located 70 kilometers up the coast from Tarifa, it’s quite a stretch to get to- especially if you’re tight on time. That said, if the wind is blowing offshore at all of your usual haunts it’s worth making the trip up to Los Caños for the stable side-shore wind. On days when there’s a decent swell, you can get some pretty nice wave riding, too.

 

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Kite beach Fuerteventura from above

Beginner’s guide to taking kitesurfing lessons in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura offers a range of kiteboarding conditions suitable for riders of all levels- and that goes for total beginners, too. Whether you’re looking to take your first big leap into the kitesurfing world or you’re looking to improve on skills that you already have, there’s lessons to suit just about every need, level, and rider.

 

Let’s look in more detail at the things you should know if you’re keen to take some kitesurfing lessons in Fuerteventura:

 

Best time to go kitesurfing in Fuerteventura: March to November is considered the best season for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura, but it’s also possible to ride here during the winter months.

 

Average water temperature: 19 degrees Celcius, with lows of 17 in the winter and highs of 21 in the summer.

 

Wetsuit recommendation: In the spring and summer you won’t need a wetsuit (early in the season you may find a spring suit/shorty is good to have on hand) but in the late autumn and winter you’ll need a full 3/2 if not 3/4 wetsuit.

 

Tips for beginners: The safest and most comfortable learning conditions (stable wind, side-onshore orientation, no obstacles) are usually found at Flag Beach. For flat water, the best place for beginners to learn is Costa Calma. It’s possible for beginners to ride in other locations too, but try to avoid the offshore wind at Sotavento and the big waves along the northern coast.

 

 

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Top tips for taking kitesurfing lessons in Fuerteventura, Spain

 

Is Fuerteventura a good place for beginners?

 

Definitely. Beginners need a balance of moderate, stable wind, manageable water conditions, and good kitesurfing facilities to support them during the learning process. Fuerteventura has all of the above.

 

Of course, there are certain places and times of year that aren’t suitable for novice kiters (some of the southern kite spots have offshore wind, others big waves, and the fickle winter wind won’t make things any easier), but stick to the most beginner friendly spots during the high season and you’ll find Fuerteventura is an awesome place to take beginner kitesurfing lessons.

 

 

kiteboarding lessons in Fuerteventura

Kitesurfing lessons in action in Fuerteventura

 

 

Where is the best spot in Fuerteventura to take kiteboarding lessons?

 

In the north, Flag Beach is the main hub for kiteboarding. The kite beach is located just a few minutes outside of Corralejo, which is a phenomenal place to stay while you’re there on the island. The beach is spacious, sandy, and free from obstacles. There’s a designated kiteboarding area, rescue services, and tons of IKO qualified instructors working at the clubs. The wind blows 15-20 knots side shore and the water is just a little choppy (no big waves).

 

In the south, Costa Calma is a gorgeous flat water spot where you can take lessons. There’s a flat water lagoon that isn’t affected by the tides, which means the water maintains a safe 1.5 meters of depth all the time. The wind blows 15-28 knots here during the high season.

 

 

When is the best time of year to take kiteboarding lessons in Fuerteventura?

 

Although technically it’s possible to ride here year round, the conditions are definitely a lot more pleasant to learn in during the summer season. May through October is the peak of the high season, during which time the air and water temperatures are both warm and the wind is strong and stable.

 

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Kiteboarding camps in Egypt

Explore the Best of Egypt- Join a Kite Camp!

Things to know before you go:

 

Best time to kitesurf in Egypt: The is wind the whole year in Egypt though it is most consistent over the summer months (April-October)

 

Average water temperature: The water temperature vary between 20 degrees C in the winter time up to 29 degrees C in the summertime.

 

Wetsuit recommendation: It is recommended to wear long wetsuits in the winter (December through to April), short wetsuits in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime (July and August).

 

Wind type: Wind speed vary throughout the year. 3 kite sizes are recommended for getting the best out of your trip.

 

Water conditions: Egypt is filled with amazing flat water lagoons and some small waves.

 

Top tips for beginners: Egypt is an amazing destination for beginners filled with shallow and flat water lagoons. Including Soma Bay, El Gouda, Safaga, Wadi Lahami, Dahab and Blue Lagoon.

 

 

Joining a kite camp is one of the best ways to enjoy a kitesurfing holiday. Kite camps offer a stress free holiday as there is no need to worry about pre-planning where you will stay, which spots you will visit and how you are going to move around, everything is planned for you! Enjoy a trip fully planned by experienced locals who are able to show you the best spot based on the conditions.

 

Egypt is a magical destination with amazing spots for beginners and advanced riders alike. Stay in luxurious beachfront accommodations with and launch your kite right from your doorstep or travel from spot to spot on a 5 star sailing yacht exploring far from civilization. Choose a kite camp in Egypt best suited to you, check out our top three below:

 

 

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Top 3 Kite Camps in Egypt

 

Private Sailing Experience through the Islands of the Red Sea

 

Escape the crowds and explore far from civilization. Charter your very own private sailing yacht or join a motor yacht cruising through the Red Sea. Explore deserted islands, amazing flat water lagoons and wave spots- anything is possible. Enjoy endless downwinders and wide open spaces, a kite cruise is one of the best ways to experience Egypt.

 

 

All Girls Kite Camp

 

Do you have trouble finding other girls to kite with? Or you just want to get away with your girlfriends? Join in on a girls kite camp in Egypt! Suited to beginners and/or advanced riders, stay in luxurious beachfront accommodation right on the El Gouda lagoon. Spend your days learning to kite or progressing your skills and off the water enjoy hiking in the desert mountains, snorkelling, SUPing, wakeboarding or joining in on an ATV tour.

 

Kitesurf by day… party by night! Experience the delicious cuisine from the local restaurants in downtown El Gouda. The nightlife in downtown and the Marina always offer a fun night out. If you are looking for a fun and social vacation filled with kiteboarding and adventure, this is the trip for you!

 

kite camps in Egypt

Riding with the girls!

 

 

Zero to Hero Kite Camp in El Gouda

 

The title says it all! The shallow, flat water around a variety of spots in Egypt are perfect for learning. Spend a week in Egypt kiting everyday and you are sure to be a master by the end of your trip!

 

 

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Kitesurfing season in Tarifa

When is the Season for Kitesurfing in Tarifa? Top 3 Tips

Tarifa is pretty famous in the kitesurfing world, probably known best for its strong wind capable of sending some slightly crazy, very overpowered riders soaring over the Balneario pier. But of course, it’s not all extreme antics; Tarifa has great wind for riders of all levels.

 

Let’s look at how that wind changes throughout the year and when the best season for kitesurfing is in Tarifa.

 

Best time to kitesurf in Tarifa: Between April to October, although it’s possible to kitesurf here year round. Late spring to early autumn is ideal because the air temperature warms up then and the wind is consistent.

 

Average water temperature: 18-19 degrees Celsius

 

Wetsuit recommendation: In the summer you likely won’t need a wetsuit (you’ll probably be comfortable in rashy), but in the winter you’ll want a 3/4.

 

Tips for beginners: Levante wind blows stronger and gustier than the Poniente, which makes it quite a lot harder to learn in (keep reading below to find out more about the different wind types!). On top of that, the Levante wind often blows offshore, which should definitely be avoided for all beginner kitesurfers. Stick to Poniente days when the wind is between 15-25 knots cross/onshore.

 

 

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Top 3 things you need to know about the kitesurfing season in Tarifa

 

1. You can go kiteboarding in Tarifa year round

 

Because of its location at the very tail end of Spain, Tarifa sits less than 15 kilometers away from Morocco (as the crow flies). With the Strait of Gibraltar in between, a wind funnel is created between the two land masses which means Tarifa enjoys Venturi effect wind virtually all year round.

 

 

2. There are two types of wind in Tarifa (and they don’t depend on the season)

 

Now, just because the wind blows pretty much constantly, that doesn’t mean it blows consistently- at least, not with the same force or from the same direction.

 

Almost all of the wind that blows in Tarifa is either Poniente or Levante. Poniente wind blows from the sea in the west/northwest; it’s warm wind and usually measures between 15-25 knots cross/onshore (depending on the orientation of the beach you’re at). During periods of Poniente wind, the water is moderately choppy, but no big breakers for the most part.

 

Levante is a cold wind that comes down from the east/northeast, and since it’s a cold wind it’s much denser than the Poniente, which means it can be much more powerful. On top of its strength, Levante wind is usually quite gusty as well (not to mention the fact that it often blows offshore).

 

Overall, the distribution between the two is fairly even. It can be that the wind direction changes every few days, but sometimes one type will stick around as long as a few weeks.

 

Summer kiteboarding season in Tarifa

Kitesurfing during Tarifa’s summer season

 

 

3. Summer is the most popular season for kitesurfing in Tarifa

 

April through October is the best time to come for kitesurfing in Tarifa. During these months the wind is quite predictable (although anyone who’s spent considerable time there knows that the forecast can change insanely quickly, so we use the phrase “predictable” quite loosely).

 

On top of that, the weather in Spain is at its best during this time of year; water temperatures shoot up from 18 to 23 or 24 degrees, and air temperatures hover from mid to high 20’s. You’ll see mostly blue skies and sun and virtually no rainy days.

 

Late June through August is the busiest time for tourists and kiteboarders visiting Tarifa, so if you want to beat the crowds it’s best to aim to come around April/May or September/October.

 

 

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Enjoying flat water in El Gouda

A Flatwater Paradise- Kitesurfing in El Gouda

Things to know before you go:

 

Best time to kitesurf in Egypt: The is wind the whole year in Egypt though it is most consistent over the summer months (April-October)

 

Average water temperature: The water temperature vary between 20 degrees C in the winter time up to 29 degrees C in the summertime.

 

Wetsuit recommendation: It is recommended to wear long wetsuits in the winter (December through to April), short wetsuits in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime (July and August).

 

Wind type: Wind speed vary throughout the year. 3 kite sizes are recommended for getting the best out of your trip.

 

Water conditions: Egypt is filled with amazing flat water lagoons and some small waves.

 

Top tips for beginners: Egypt is an amazing destination for beginners filled with shallow and flat water lagoons. Including Soma Bay, El Gouda, Safaga, Wadi Lahami, Dahab and Blue Lagoon.

 

 

The Destination

 

Due to the year round winds and ideal weather conditions, El Gouda has quickly become a mecca for wind and water sports. El Gouda is easy to access- just 30 minutes from Hurghada airport. The main areas of El Gouda are Downtown and the Marina, here you will find everything you need such as: restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, gift shops, a movie theatre and of course awesome nightlife! You can easily move around El Gouda with a Tuk Tuk which can take you anywhere in town for about 0.75 euros.

 

 

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Accommodations

 

The amazing hotels hotels and restaurants scattered along El Goudas 10km beachfront make it a luxurious vacation and leisure destination. There are countless hotels, villas and bed and breakfasts suited to all budgets. Lagoon front accomodations are perfect for kiters- never miss a session!

 

Kiteboarding Lessons in El Gouda

 

The flat, shallow water mixed with constant wind makes El Gouda a perfect place to learn as well as progress and improve your tricks. There are many schools to choose from as well as multi day kite camps, cruises and safaris guiding you to the best locations in the area.

 

Kiteboarding lessons in El Gouda

Amazing shallow, flat water for learning

 

 

Alternative Activities

 

Though no wind is a rare occurrence in Egypt, there is always something else to do! Try waking boarding at the cable park, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, hiking or quad biking in the desert, golf, horse riding and more!

 

Take a day trip to Luxor, a seaside town located on the Nile River about 3 hours from El Gouda. Luxor is one of Egypt’s most famous cities for visitors wanting to explore Ancient Egyptian history. It’s on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs’ capital at the height of their power with extraordinary temples and pharaoh tombs- a site not to be missed.

 

A kitesurfing trip to El Gouda is perfect for solo travellers as well as couples or groups. Spend the days kiting, the nights socializing and the no wind days exploring the amazing ancient history of Egypt. An amazing kiteboarding holiday!

 

 

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Kite beach Fuerteventure

When is the season for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura? Top 3 Tips

Known best for its chilled island vibes and sunny tourist beaches, Fuerteventura is a popular destination for travelers of all kinds- but of course we know it best for its pumping wind and fantastic sandy kite beaches.

 

Let’s look in more detail at the season for kiteboarding in Tarifa; we’ll tell you when and where you can kitesurf as well as the best time of year to go.

 

Best time to go kitesurfing in Fuerteventura: March to November is considered the best season for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura, but it’s also possible to ride here during the winter months.

 

Average water temperature: 19 degrees Celcius, with lows of 17 in the winter and highs of 21 in the summer.

 

Wetsuit recommendation: In the spring and summer you won’t need a wetsuit (early in the season you may find a spring suit/shorty is good to have on hand) but in the late autumn and winter you’ll need a full 3/2 if not 3/4 wetsuit.

 

Tips for beginners: The safest and most comfortable learning conditions (stable wind, side-onshore orientation, no obstacles) are usually found at Flag Beach. For flat water, the best place for beginners to learn is Costa Calma. It’s possible for beginners to ride in other locations too, but try to avoid the offshore wind at Sotavento and the big waves along the northern coast.

 

 

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Top tips to know about the kitesurfing season in Fuerteventura

 

You can go kiteboarding in Fuerteventura practically all year round

 

Although it’s true that the summer months are the most popular and predictable wind-wise, it’s possible to kitesurf in Fuerteventura from late autumn to early spring as well. The summer months bring strong, stable wind and warm, pleasant weather which is why that time of year is so popular amongst kitesurfers. During the winter, the wind power drops considerably and can be quite unpredictable, and at the same time the waves get much bigger and the air becomes colder. Despite these factors, the locals kite at various different spots throughout the winter season as well, so if you’re dying for a winter session you know Fuerteventura is an option (an especially good one if you’re also keen to complement your kiting days with some surfing).

 

Kiteboarding and windsurfing in Fuerteventura

Windsurfers and kitesurfers riding together in Fuerteventura

 

 

May through October is the most popular season for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura

 

Thanks to the lovely summer weather, the warm water temperatures, and consistent blowing of the trade winds, these months are pretty much considered to be the high season for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura. Expect the wind to blow anywhere between 15-28 knots depending on the spot. Average water temperatures hover around 20 or 21 degrees, meaning you won’t need a wetsuit either.

 

 

Beat the crowds by visiting early or late in the season

 

Spain’s high tourism season hits around mid June and lasts through the end of August. Fuerteventura can get pretty packed during this time, and that goes for space on the beaches, in the hotels, and in the towns. A lot of people prefer to visit when it’s a bit less busy, so if you’re one of those people you’d be best off heading there around April/May or September/October.

 

 

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Kiteboarding holidays in Egypt

Make the Most of Your Kitesurfing Holiday in Egypt

Things to know before you go:

 

Best time to kitesurf in Egypt: The is wind the whole year in Egypt though it is most consistent over the summer months (April-October)

 

Average water temperature: The water temperature vary between 20 degrees C in the winter time up to 29 degrees C in the summertime.

 

Wetsuit recommendation: It is recommended to wear long wetsuits in the winter (December through to April), short wetsuits in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime (July and August).

 

Wind type: Wind speed vary throughout the year. 3 kite sizes are recommended for getting the best out of your trip.

 

Water conditions: Egypt is filled with amazing flat water lagoons and some small waves.

 

Top tips for beginners: Egypt is an amazing destination for beginners filled with shallow and flat water lagoons. Including Soma Bay, El Gouda, Safaga, Wadi Lahami, Dahab and Blue Lagoon.

 

 

What kind of holiday suits me best?

 

When it comes to vacationing, everyone is different! Some people want to kick back and relax and others want a full on, non-stop adventure. Some people like to have their whole trip planned for them, while others like to go with the flow. Egypt is a beautiful country with warm weather and plenty of activities to enjoy and places to explore with a possible vacation for anyone to enjoy.

 

 

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I don’t like planning…

 

If you don’t enjoy planning and want to enjoy a hassle and stress free trip with all planning done (including accommodation, transfers, gear rental, etc), a kite camp is for you! Join in on a week long kite camp perfect for solo travellers, couples and groups. Explore Egypt from the eyes of a local and spend your days on the water learning to kitesurf or progressing your skills with a professional instructor.

 

Kite cruises are also a popular vacation style for those who are no into planning and Egypt is the perfect destination. Hop on board a motor or sailing yacht and travel from spot to spot guided by your on-board captain. Enjoy amazing kiting in uncrowded spots, downwinders and beautiful sailing through the Red Sea and Hurghada area.

 

Kite cruise holiday in Egypt

Exploring amazing kite spots in the Red Sea

 

 

I like to go with the flow…

 

If you are not into pre-planned trips, opt for private accommodation. You are free to kite all day, relax all day or head out to explore Ancient Egyptian culture. The days are yours to spend as you choose and you can create the perfect kiteboarding holiday in Egypt for yourself. Enjoy and explore different areas of the country. You can find amazing beachfront accommodations in Dahab, Blue Lagon, Wadi Lahami, El Gouda, Soma Bay, Safaga and around the Hurghada area all with kiting at your doorstep.

 

 

Other Activities

 

Never fear if there is a no wind day (which is rare in Egypt). Set out on an adventure and explore the desert mountains or head to Luxor, an ancient Egyptian town rich in history and the site of extraordinary temples and pharaoh tombs.

 

Go snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, join an ATV excursion into the desert or practice your freestyle skills in El Gouda’s cable park.

 

Make the most of your kitesurfing holiday in Egypt and choose a vacation that best suits your lifestyle. Join an action pack kite camp, explore the amazing kite spots of the Red Sea on a kite cruise or create your own adventure.

 

 

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kiteboarding lessons in Tarifa

Beginner’s Guide to Taking Kitesurfing Lessons in Tarifa

Known best for its pumping wind and thriving kite community, Tarifa is a top-notch kitesurfing destination that sits in a wind funnel between Spain and Morocco. The proud host of many an international competition (like the GKA Strapless Tour), Tarifa is a usual haunt for tons of kiteboarding professionals.

 

But it’s not just the pros that can enjoy this windswept corner of southern Spain; Tarifa is also a good choice for beginner kiteboarders looking to take some lessons and make their first steps into the kiting world.

 

Best time to kitesurf in Tarifa: Between April to October, although it’s possible to kitesurf here year round. Late spring to early autumn is ideal because the air temperature warms up then and the wind is consistent.

 

Average water temperature: 18-19 degrees Celsius

 

Wetsuit recommendation: In the summer you likely won’t need a wetsuit (you’ll probably be comfortable in rashy), but in the winter you’ll want a 3/4.

 

Tips for beginners: Levante wind blows stronger and gustier than the Poniente, which makes it quite a lot harder to learn in. On top of that, the Levante wind often blows offshore, which should definitely be avoided for all beginner kitesurfers. Stick to Poniente days when the wind is between 15-25 knots cross/onshore.

 

 

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Top things to know when looking for kitesurfing lessons in Tarifa

 

 

1.What kind of lessons should I look for?

 

This will totally depend on how you learn best (and the great news is: there’s quite a lot of different kinds of lessons to choose from, so you can really tailor your experience to your personal taste).

 

Fancy learning in a social atmosphere with lots of others? Like the sound of combining kiting with other activities like yoga, SUPing, and sightseeing? A kitesurf camp is probably for you. Do you learn better when you’re without distraction? Feel like you need  confidence boost? Go for a course with a private instructor. Already have some basic knowledge but feeling like you need a reminder? Sign up for a refresher course.

 

Kiteboarding lessons in Spain, Tarifa

Instructor & student during a kitesurfing lesson in Tarifa

 

 

2. Is Tarifa suitable for total beginners?

 

Absolutely. Don’t be deterred by Tarifa’s reputation for strong wind; there are plenty of days where the weather is perfect for novice kiteboarders to get out and learn.

 

Of the two types of wind in Tarifa (Levante and Poniente), Poniente is the better one for beginners. It’s warm, cross-shore/on-shore wind that blows 15-25 knots, which is actually the best kind of wind to learn in.

 

As for the water conditions, granted, there aren’t many shallow water places (which a lot of beginners favour) but the deep water is arguably safer to learn in.

 

 

 

3. When is the best time of year to take kiteboarding lessons in Tarifa?

 

Since the weather is warm, the sun is shining, and the rain will be at bay, summer is the best time to take kitesurfing lessons in Tarifa. The high season for kiting runs from April-October and the tourist season peaks in July and August. Tarifa and some of its beaches become quite a bit busier in the peak summer months, so if you want to beat the crows, better to head there between April/May or September/October.

 

 

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Kitesurfing lessons in El Gouda, Egypt

Taking Kiteboarding Lessons in Egypt- What You Need to Know

Things to know before you go:

 

Best time to kitesurf in Egypt: The is wind the whole year in Egypt though it is most consistent over the summer months (April-October)

 

Average water temperature: The water temperature vary between 20 degrees C in the winter time up to 29 degrees C in the summertime.

 

Wetsuit recommendation: It is recommended to wear long wetsuits in the winter (December through to April), short wetsuits in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime (July and August).

 

Wind type: Wind speed vary throughout the year. 3 kite sizes are recommended for getting the best out of your trip.

 

Water conditions: Egypt is filled with amazing flat water lagoons and some small waves.

 

Top tips for beginners: Egypt is an amazing destination for beginners filled with shallow and flat water lagoons. Including Soma Bay, El Gouda, Safaga, Wadi Lahami, Dahab and Blue Lagoon.

 

 

Egypt Offers Amazing Conditions for Beginners

 

With wind the whole year, beautiful weather and shallow, flat water lagoons, Egypt is one of the best places to learn kiteboarding. The wind is more predictable in the summer and the waters are warmer making April-October the best months to take lessons.

 

There are plenty of amazing spots and schools scattered along the east coast of Egypt easily accessible from the Hurghada airport. Soma Bay, El Gouda, Safaga and Hurghada are all known kiteboarding destinations bringing in kiters from around the world. The shallow, flat and not to mention warm water conditions make it amazing for learning.

 

 

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Advanced Lessons and Camps

 

Lessons are not only for beginners! Continuing to learn and progress is what makes kiteboarding fun. Join in on advanced kite camp and have fun learning with your friends or check out a local school for a few lesson hours. Egypt’s flat water lagoons are the perfect place to work on your freestyle and wakestyle tricks.

 

 

Explore Different Spots as You Learn

 

Spend your kitesurfing vacation exploring different kite spots throughout the Red Sea. Charter your own private sailing yacht or join in on kite cruise where your local captain will show you around to amazing uncrowded kite spots accessible only by boat. Some yachts offer an onboard instructor offering lessons and tips as you go. What an amazing way to experience the true nature of kiteboarding travelling from beach to beach exploring the islands and coastline.

 

Alternatively, choose from a selection of beach front accommodations with kiting right on our doorstep. Kite all day, everyday and never miss a session! Amazing spots around Egypt include El Gouda, Safaga, Soma Bay, Dahab, Wadi Lahami and Blue Lagoon (Sinai).

 

Kiteboarding lessons in Egypt

Shallow and flat water in El Gouda- perfect for learning!

 

 

Other Activities

 

Kiteboarding all day, everyday can be exhausting especially when you’re learning. Egypt offers a variety of other activities to enjoy other than kiteboarding. Visit some amazing dive sites, snorkel, paddle board, join a quad or horseback ride through the desert mountains or play a relaxing round of golf.

 

Spend some time explore Egypt’s incredible culture. Egypt is full of mysteries and legends with a longer recorded history than almost any country on earth! Explore ancient Egyptian temples and pharaoh tombs, an amazing experience not to be missed.

 

 

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