The warmth of the Egyptian desert in these areas makes for perfect, smooth 15 - 25kn winds and temperatures in the 20 to 35 degrees C year round, except for times in January when it may be a bit cooler. The Red Sea is also a balmy temperature. Boardshorts and (maybe your booties to avoid the odd sea urchin or coral) are all you will need for kiteboarding Egypt. Coral reefs often about 500m out create good shallow lagoons. These lagoons are perfect for learning to kiteboard, or pulling your biggest air, while soaking in the desert scenery.
The kiteboarding areas are mostly on the beaches in front of the resorts and fancy hotels. So if your better half is not a kiter, there are other options. This might be relaxing by the pool or on deck chairs on the beach, learning to kiteboard, taking a camel ride, quad biking into the desert, going parasailing, wakeboarding, snorkeling and many others. So there's plenty else to do while kiteboarding in Egypt. Of course the scuba diving is world class and definitely worth doing too.
Here's Lisa enjoying open water in the Nabq lagoon near Sharm El Sheik.
Egypt is a great winter kiteboarding getaway for Europeans. A flight from Europe is about 5 hours. From Cairo Int. Airport there are short connecting flights to Hurgada and Sharm El Sheik from the dedicated terminal to these 2 locations. Buses are available to closer locations like Ras Sudr. The bus trip is doable to Sharm El Sheik and crossing the Suez Canal - leaving the African Continent is interesting, but not worth the time (a day) unless you're on a shoestring! Taxis or hotel pickups are easy to organize too. You just have to learn the art of price haggling with taxi drivers!
The mellow kitebeach on low tide at the Dahab kiting lagoon
These tourist areas of Egypt are well suited for travellers and English is widely spoken. You can enjoy Western type food at the hotel and step out to restaurants for something exotic!
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