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launch space 20m+
1-2m waves
2m+ waves
destination ratings
nightlife 3/5
beginner friendly 5/5
family friendly 5/5
flat water 5/5
not crowded 4/5
other activities 4/5
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season overview

foil wind is more than 8 kts
wind for big kites is more than 12 kts
freeride wind is more than 17 kts
big air wind is more than 22 kts
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water temperature

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New! The room map includes both airbnb and hotel options in Hurghada. For the best kitesurf holidays, we recommend staying within walking distance of the main kitespot when possible.

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Kite schools & shops

Looking for lessons, rentals, or support? Check out some of the local kite shops below. Do you have a great kiteschool that you would like to list? Submit your information here.

KiteSchool Egypt
3hr intro: 145 Eur
12 hr course: 400 Eur
MagicKite Hurghada
3 hr intro: 110 Eur
12 hr course: 370 Eur
High Surf Kite
3 hr intro: 110 Eur
Full Day Rental: 85 Eur


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Destination info

Contributor content provided by Erik Mach at Kite School Egypt

Destination Overview: One of the cheapest destinations in high season, this is the original kitespot in Egypt! Hurghada is easily accessible, affordable, and a popular tourist destination. Sunny, warm weather, and constant wind blowing from mid-March until mid-November makes for epic kiteboarding.

The Red Sea, with it's clear, turquoise and warm water provides for year-round kitesurfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Hurghada offers visitors a wide array of attractions and is a perfect destination for families looking to visit the wonders of Egypt. Hurghada has hundreds of hotels, apartments, and quality restaurants along the coastline. In one sentence, Hurghada has something for everyone!

Kitespot(s) Overview: Perfect conditions for all levels of kitesurfers from beginners to advanced riders. The beach is enormous (2 km long), sandy, and free of coral.

The lagoon provides flat, knee/waist-deep water and stable side onshore wind, making an ideal place kitesurfing progression.

Other activities & things to do: Quad bike & Jeep 4x4 desert safari trips, Luxor & Asuan temple tours, Giza pyramids tours, diving and snorkeling daily boat trips, cable wakeboarding park, Hurghada museum, Hurghada grand aquarium, and more.

Best beginner & flat water spot(s) in the area: Kite School Egypt beside AMC Royal hotel Hurghada.

Best wave spot(s) in the area: None.

Downwinders: Kite School Egypt organizes downwind trips from El Gouna to their kite spot, it's approximately a 20 km downwind trip. Alternatively, you can kite from their place to Abu Mungar island and then to Hurghada. It's roughly a 50 km downwind trip.

Significant wind patterns: Strong thermal winds from the Red sea

After-kite drinks or other notable bars & restaurants: Hurghada-The Heaven restaurant, Moby dick restaurant, El Halaka seafood restaurant, Caribbean bar Hurghada. El Gouna-Zia Amelia, White elephant Thai restaurant, Saigon Vietnamese restaurant, La Garage, The Club House, Dunes, bar.

Local intel by Kite School Egypt
At our kite spot we offer all facilities for comfortable kitesurf holidays. Kite lessons, equipment rental, storage, beach assistance, rescue, kite repair service, compressor, sunbeds, sun umbrellas, showers, toilet, free Wi-fi, and more. You can choose from a wide range of accommodation around our kite spot (all-inclusive hotels, self-serviced apartments or studios), located directly at the kite spot, or in short walking distance (5-10 minutes). Prices starting from 13€ per night / 2 people.

Wind forecast

Current wind and weather forecast at Hurghada. To see best months to kite foil, freeride kiteboard, and for big air, see “season overview” at top. You may have to slide map up to see kitespot.

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