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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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!