Top three reasons to go kiteboarding in Safaga
Sandy beaches and the turquoise sea provide unbeatable experience
Delve into the Egyptian culture and explore the sunny town of Safaga
Endless onshore winds and perfect weather provide optimal kitesurfing conditions
Located on Egypt’s breathtaking Red Sea coast, the town of Safaga has everything you could ever want on an unforgettable kitesurfing adventure. Its sun-kissed beaches, constant onshore winds, and buttery flat water provide ideal conditions both for beginners and experienced adventurers wishing to step up their game. On top of that, you can soak up some of the most sensational views of the turquoise sea, bask in the warm sun, and discover the fascinating Egyptian culture. With an experienced guide at your disposal at all times, you’ll become a more confident kitesurfer and have lots of fun in the process. Head out on Safaga’s crystal clear waters, clear your mind, and get hooked to this unique and thrilling water sport!
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Cairo, Egypt, is just an hour away by plane from Hurghada
Beginner to advanced
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Kitesurfing Camp in Safaga
Hit the heavenly beaches in Egypt’s lovely Safaga and master the fundamentals of kitesurfing or add new skills to your existing repertoire! Bask in the warm sunshine and take in the incredible views of the jaw-dropping coastline on the Red Sea. With the ideal onshore winds, perfect weather conditions, and a knowledgeable guide, you will walk away a more competent kitesurfer and have a blast in the process!
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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 Safaga, 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 Safaga, 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!
- An experienced, professional IKO instructor
- 6 days of kitesurfing lessons
- Use of the newest Cabrinha & North Kiteboarding equipment
- IKO license with a level mastered during the lessons
- 7 days of accommodation with breakfast
- Transfer from/to Hurghada Airport (HRG) to your accommodation
What’s not included:
- Transportation before and after the trip
- Entry VISA at the airport ($30)
- Extra lessons or equipment rental after finishing kite camp
- Wakeboarding (charged extra)
- Meals and snacks except for breakfast
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 kiteboarded 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 for this kitesurfing camp is 2:1 with groups up to 10 people.
- Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
- It takes a minimum of 5 guests for this adventure to operate.
- If joining alone, you’ll be placed with peers that share a similar level of experience.
Kitesurfing in Safaga, 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 Safaga, most people fly into Cairo International Airport. From there you can take a 1-hour flight to Hurghada International Airport (HRG) about 45 minutes away from the town of Safaga. Once you get there, your guiding service will transfer you from the airport to Safaga. At the end of your adventure, your guiding service will transfer you back to the airport.
Another option is to drive from Cairo to Safaga (approximately a 5.5-hour drive).