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Top Spots to Kitesurf In Egypt (2019)

Due to its location, weather condition ( wind and flat crystal clear waters ) and price -the devaluation of the EGP against foreign currencies made it even cheaper than before – To kitesurf in Egypt is considered the best value for money a kiteboarder can look for.

In this article, I am going to write about the best locations to kite surf in Egypt, along with where to stay, where to eat and what to do.

Being a kitesurf instructor for more than 7 years and a native of Egypt gave me a big insight in that area.

And I should state that this will make you plan your trip more efficiently, you will also be able to reach the best spots in a very easy way.

My favorite Kite spots in Egypt

Abou GalloumRas SudrDahabEl GounaHamata

1. Abou Galoum Lagoon:

Abou Galloum is a remote marine park based in Sinai, famous by its amazing surrounding mountains and translucent light blue clear water, and also home to some bedouin Sinai tribes

It is situated about 20 minutes to 2,5 hours away from Dahab depending on the mean of transportation.

The water in about Galloum lagoon is crystal clear and the wind is usually strong due to a channel in the mountain that makes the wind offshore ( great for advanced kiters), it is surrounded by mountains and a primitive scene which makes it magnificent to ride there.

How to get there:

  1. Car ( 2,5 hours) from Dahab*
  2. Camel/ hike ( 1,5 hour) from Dahab*
  3. Car/boat /car ( 20-25 mins) from Dahab*

*Add an extra hour if you are coming from Sharm el Sheikh.

Google location

Average wind speed: 18-25 knots

Recommended level: advanced

Places to stay: omda camp / gomaa camp ( there are camps all over the area but don’t expect anything fancy -better get ur clean mat )

P.S: there are no luxurious options if you want to stay there.

Best time to visit: all year round, it’s a bit chilly in (dec-feb).

2. Ras Sudr:

Located 2, 5 hours from Cairo or Sharm el Sheikh, Ras sudr is now considered to be the mecca of kite surfing in Egypt, with a more than 40 km stretch of coast, different kite stations and hotels scattered all over the area. whether you want to learn how to kite or you are a pro you will definitely find what you are looking for.

Wind conditions are usually strong along with flat and clear water.

Google location

How to get there: either rent a bus from Sharm or Cairo

Average wind speed: 14-22 knots

Recommended level: beginner/ intermediate & advanced

Places to stay: matarma bay / Green sudr /la hacienda /tabia camp/paradise /concorde

Schools: soul / 360 /kite buzz/ fly /Phoenix

Best time to visit: all year round its a bit chilly in (dec-feb).

3. Dahab:

Dahab is one of my favorite locations in Egypt , it has a wide range of activities from kite surfing to scuba diving, free diving and rock climbing it also has a mix between a small town and a primitive destination, the fact that there is no airport there gave it a kind of down to earth charm.

The best location to kite there will be in the Dahab lagoon and around it.

Google location

How to get there: rent a bus from Sharm (1hour)

Average wind speed: 14-22 knots

Recommended level : beginner/ intermediate & advanced

Places to stay: Dahab is full of hotels/ camps however we recommend the following: Dahab paradise / Daniela resort /sheikh ali /canyon estate

Bars and nightlife: Churchill bar & blue beach

Restaurants: ali baba/ red cat /di pescatorio/ namaste/ el dorado / jackies

Best time to visit: all year round its a bit chilly in (dec-feb).

4. El Gouna:

El Gouna is one of the most beautiful towns in Egypt, built only 25 years ago by the sawires family ( one of Egypt’s richest families) and been growing exponentially since.

El Gouna is located 30 km north of hurghada and it is very accessible, a simple 25 minutes ride from hurghada airport.

Well known for its windy weather and flat shallow waters gives it also a great advantage to kite, progress your level and learn ( beginner courses and new tricks). One of the advantages of El Gouna is the number of schools and instructors available to give you one on one tips to improve your skills.

Google location

How to get there: either rent a bus /taxi from hurghada (25 minutes)

Average wind speed: 16-26 knots

Recommended level: beginner/ intermediate & advanced

Places to stay: El Gouna is full of hotels /airbnbs however I recommend the following: Fanadir/ captains inn / turtle inn /

Bars and nightlife: the clubhouse/ aurora /sotto sotra /rush/ pier88

Restaurants: the clubhouse/ saigon/ maritime/ le garage/ zia emilia

Best time to visit: all year round its a bit chilly in (dec-feb).

5. Hamata:

Hamata is a very small town – its actually more of a village – located around 220 km from Marsa Allam airport which makes not very accessible from other areas such as hurghada – you can still get there but it will require a very long drive.

It has a couple of amazing spots to kite ( el gulaan & wadi lahmy ) this area of Egypt has amazing wind conditions and the spots are much less busy than Ras Sudr and El Gouna , the weather is really hot there during summer time but if you will spend your day kiting you will be fine.

Hamata also has amazing diving spots for non windy days

Google location

How to get there: either rent a bus /taxi from marsa allam (2 ,5 hours) or bus/car from hurghada (almost 6 hours )

Average wind speed: 16-24 knots

Recommended level: beginner/ intermediate & advanced

Places to stay: Hamata has a few resorts stay in, we recommend wade lahmy &

Bars and nightlife: not much is happening there but you get good food at the places you are staying in

Best time to visit: all year round its a bit chilly in (dec-feb) and very hot in the summer.

5. Soma Bay:

Souma bay is located 50 Km from hurghada airport, it is a small pinesula, and have a few kite station (3-5), the place is beautiful and not as developed as El Gouna but you have all the facilities that you will need. the near by town of safaga is sometimes referred to as souma bay – while in reality it is not – however to make things easy I am going to write on both safaga and souma bay as if they are 1 place.

Soma bay has amazing views, however I consider it more of a chilled place with less restaurants, hotels. I would advise it mainly to honeymooners & people who are into kiting reading and chilling on the beach.

Google location

How to get there: either rent a bus /taxi from hurghada (almost 1 hour)

Average wind speed: 16-24 knots

Recommended level: beginner/ intermediate & advanced

Places to stay:

Bars and nightlife:

Best time to visit: all year round its a bit chilly in (dec-feb).

Kitesurf in Egypt Conclusion:

Whether you are a novice beginner or a Pro in kiteboarding Egypt has definitely a lot to offer, it has a wide range of beaches wind conditions and huge stretches of water that makes it very appealing compared to the busy spots all over the world.

I would highly advice every person who is into water sports to Kitesurf in Egypt as the prices are cheap the quality is great and the conditions are just beyond amazing.

This is my first blog and hopefully not the last, I would appreciate your comments and sharing

Regards

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