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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 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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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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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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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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