Red Sea Kite Safari
Egypt is an alluring place which almost everyone dreams of visiting at some point!
What better way of travelling than with your kite? The Red Sea is a unique and exotic place with mesmerising blue sea and expansive landscapes that are wild & untouched. With extraordinary wind conditions, year round sunshine and perfect water temperatures it's an ideal place for kitesurfing.
For our kite safari we have luxury level (4 stars) motor yacht with a capacity for 16 to 24 people, which has four decks. The first deck is at sea level, which has a dining hall and superior cabins, each with a double bed and sea view. The standard cabins with two single beds are on the lower deck, each of which has a wardrobe, air conditioning, and there's a separate cabin with a shower and toilet too. There's a yacht control post, captain’s cabin, large saloon with an LCD Screen, stereo system, rest area with sofas, bar and a canopy to shelter you from the sun on the upper deck. The second upper or "sunny" deck is filled with sun beds and has a small swimming pool with a jacuzzi. There are two Zodiac-type motor rescue boats on the yacht as well.
The crew is modest and friendly and there's a professional chef who continuously prepares tasty and varied treats, so living on this yacht will feel so comfortable & carefree!
Our favourite kite safari places are Tawila and Geisum which are located north of Hurghada, in the open sea and as our favourite spots are at a considerable distance from the coast they generally have fantastic wind conditions & characteristics. As the relief is flat and doesn't divide the wind flow, the wind is usually flat and stable in these places.
Spring in March and April often blows very strongly on small kites and even more so on larger sizes. At this time, we suggest a long 5mm wetsuit, while in April, 3mm is enough, however in May you can ride in shorts or even in lycra (on weak or southerly winds). In autumn, in September-October, it blows tightly & evenly onto small / medium sized kites. In October-November, a short one is definitely needed, and a long 3mm wetsuit will do just fine too.
On both sides and on the leeward side of the islands there are different sizes and depths of the lagoon. Thanks to the sandbanks on the leeward coast, the lagoons here have an important advantage – the smooth surface of the water and the absence of chop. With an average depth of about a meter, without corals, this is the perfect place for training!
Early in the morning we leave the Hurghada marina and after three hours we can reach the Red Sea islands. Here we disembark, prepare the equipment and start training. We start kitesurfing and learning at dawn, and end at sunset, usually taking breaks just for meals. However, you don't have to have such an intense schedule! For example, you can start after breakfast or take a short break after lunch. During training we take pictures and shoot videos.
After dinner, we gather in the messroom, review the footage, discuss the students’ mistakes (and awesome progress!) and make suggestions for adjusting the movements of the more advanced kiters. For the rest of the evening, we watch videos and check out the photos of our guests, play board games, do yoga and have parties!