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 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.