Top three reasons to go kitesurfing in Hurghada
Revel in subtropical-desert climate and sensational tropical vistas
Favorable conditions for kitesurfing throughout the year attract riders year-round
Hurghada is a famous water sports destination and one of Egypt’s main tourist centers
Situated along Egypt’s breathtaking Red Sea coast rife with heavenly beaches, Hurghada has emerged as a popular choice for kitesurfing enthusiasts from all over the world. Its flat water, warm days and constant onshore winds allow you to shred the waves while a wind-powered kite propels you into an electrifying adventure and delivers some unforgettable moments. Whether you’re just starting out or are a kitesurfing connoisseur, Hurghada’s stunning beaches and ideal conditions guarantee a thrilling combo of learning experience and tons of fun in the process. On top of that, you will be surrounded by tropical views and get to soak up Egypt’s warm sun. Have a go at this unique sport or hone your existing skills and let your guide help you discover the satisfying feeling of chasing winds in this spectacular kitesurfing heaven.
Cairo, Egypt, is just an hour away by plane
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Kitesurfing Camp in Hurghada
Master the fundamentals of kitesurfing or improve your already existing skill set in Hurghada, one of Egypt’s main water sports hubs and tourist attractions! Spend 7 days in this breathtaking Egyptian city and let your guide show you all the necessary kitesurfing techniques for an unforgettable experience. Hit the sunny beaches and shred the waves as ideal onshore winds propel you forward. You’re guaranteed to learn something new and have a blast, all while enjoying tropical views from the stunning beaches.
Kitesurfing Camp in Hurghada with Accommodation
Hit the sea and prepare for an exciting kitesurfing adventure in Hurghada, one of Egypt’s main tourist centers and water sports hubs. Have your expert guide show you the best techniques for shredding waves or how to upgrade your skills if you have some experience under your belt. The flat water and optimum onshore winds will allow you to reach a new level of confidence and provide a safe environment for your learning experience. Seize this opportunity to become a better kitesurfer and enjoy the tropical views while you’re at it!
Meet your guide
Great team, amazing place! As soon as you arrive you feel just like at home! All the people are very friendly and try to make the best stay for you. It’s not about making money, it’s really about making people happy. Thank you for such amazing hospitality!
Very good Trainers, top equipment, nice atmosphere, best places to kite.
It was a great event with Discovery Kite. Momo was a great instructor! Very friendly, smiling every time, and always knows what you want to do.
Thanks for everything!!
Discovery Kite has been amazing to us, we came the first time in March and learned kitesurfing with Momo, Alice and their team. They are the best, so helpful and responsive! + I learned how to kite.
High quality coaching and interaction with customers. It’s always a fun experience when I’m with Discovery Kite team on and off the water. Top tier coaches and would definitely recommend completing your kite course with them, you will definitely not regret it!
Things to know
Covid measures in Hurghada, Egypt
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Hurghada, Egypt, please refer to Egypt’s Travel Restrictions Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What’s included in the Kitesurfing Camp:
- Learning with an experienced, professional IKO instructor
- 6 days of lessons (approx. 3-4h of lessons per day)
- Use of the newest Cabrinha & North Kiteboarding equipment
- IKO license with a level mastered during the lessons
- 7 days of accommodation in luxury kite apartment for the Kitesurfing Camp with Accommodation
- 1 kite video analysis session
- Transfer from/to Hurghada Airport (HRG) to your accommodation
What’s not included:
- Transportation to and from Hurghada
- Accomodation for the Basic Kitesurfing Camp
- Entry VISA at the airport ($30)
- Extra lessons or equipment rental after finishing kite camp
- Yoga classes (charged extra)
- Meals and snacks
How fit do I need to be?
The only thing your instructor will expect from you is that you know how to swim, but of course, being in good shape helps. Strength isn’t a necessary component to successful kiteboarding; it’s all about the technique, which is why it’s the perfect sport to take lessons as a beginner.
What if I’ve never kitesurfed before?
If you’re new to kiting, lessons will benefit you immensely. Technically, all you need to know to kiteboard is how to swim and how to stand on the board, but it’s much more doable if an instructor teaches you about the weather conditions, selecting a proper launch site and gear. An instructor will make sure you’re safe while you get the hang of it, and will teach you the skills needed to progress quickly and get you out there on your own in no time.
What about required equipment?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
- Water bottle
- Food you can eat on-the-go
- Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Camera — optional
Wetsuit and booties can be rented for an additional fee. Let us know if you need this gear as it is mandatory equipment for the lessons.
How many lessons until I learn to kiteboard?
Kiteboarding requires a combination of patience and motivation. You actually need to learn two sports: board riding and kite flying, so give yourself plenty of time to do it properly. All students progress through lessons at their own pace, but a three-day beginner clinic should have you seeing massive improvement in your abilities.
Some students require an additional lesson or two to work on their upwind skills, but the basics are usually mastered after three days on the water. If you’re looking to become an independent rider, the five-day clinic is your best value. You’ll learn more advanced techniques and be confident to hit the waves on your own by the time the clinic ends.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- The usual guest-to-guide ratio is 2:1.
- The max. group size for the 7-day adventures is 5 people.
- Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
- If joining alone, you’ll be placed with peers that share a similar level of experience.
Kitesurfing in Hurghada, Egypt, can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- While there is not necessarily a minimum age to kiteboard, there are minimum requirements, such as height and weight. Prior to booking, let us know if you’re planning on traveling with minors, and we will let you know if it’s safe for them to get on the water.
If your group has minors under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Hurghada, most people fly into Cairo International Airport. From there you can take a 1-hour flight to Hurghada International Airport (HRG) 20 minutes away from the city of Hurghada. Once you get there, you can rent a car, take a bus or taxi to get to Hurghada. Another option is to drive from Cairo to Hurghada (approximately a 5-hour drive).
For the 7-day adventures, your guiding service will transfer you from the airport to Hurghada. At the end of your adventure, your guiding service will transfer you back to the airport.