KiteSurfing

Nov 17th, 2014

REASONS TO CHOOSE MARSA ALAMkite4-web

1. Relatively flat seas but with a high proportion of windy days each month and especially from March to May and from July to September.
2. The Red Sea has the warmest average water temperatures of any open water sea in the world, great in summer and still very mild in winter.  

3. Beautiful reefs form some great natural barriers to create perfect flat water within large lagoons.

4. Between 360 and 365 days of sunshine a year with an average of almost 11 hours a day.  

5. Crystal clear waters allow you to judge the sea depth.

6. Enjoy the fantastic background of the immense Sahara desert.
BEST TIMES OF THE YEARIMG_4941_2copy

When the winds are often at their strongest and also the land temperatures not too high from September through until April.  

WIND AND WEATHER CONDITIONS

The summer is hot with average maximum temperatures in August of 35C and an average water temperature of 29C and still very mild in winter with average maximum temperatures of 23C in January with an average water temperature also of 23C. Winds are usually from the North

 

BEST LOCATIONSLG_Excursion_Kite-Surf_2136_IMG

There is a coastal fringe reef which stretches for hundreds of miles north and south of Marsa Alam and there are only a few places where there is a sandy beach with direct walk in access into a sandy lagoon with a protective reef.  Here are the best of them.

 

1: AT MIRAGE MOON RESORT JUST 2KM NORTH OF MARSA ALAM TOWN.

( OUR TOP RECOMMENDATION )


Reasons to choose Mirage Moon Resort –dsc01814

 

  • 4km wide kiteboarding lagoon with ample space for riders of all levels
  • Very safe and fair winds all year round
  • A great hotel at a low price right on the lagoon
  • Marsa Alam international airport just 60km away.
  • Latest Cabrinha kiteboarding equipment
  • Managed by the pros at Waterproofworld
  • Shopping and cafes within walking distance
  • Unforgettable kiting safaris with our jeep

 


This large lagoon (1.3 X 4km) is located just 2km north of Marsa Alam town centre next to the Mirage Moon Resort with a shallow area for beginners and the remaining area for more experienced kitesurfers.  It’s kiteable all year round at any tide level.

The charges are very reasonable – see the table below – or contact Ehab for more information. Here are the prices if you have your own equipment and don’t require lessons –

 

Time Required Surf Boarding Kite Surfing
Daily 20 Euro 50 Euro
Weekly 80 Euro 230 Euro
Over one week 10 Euro daily 20 Euro daily

Foto: HOCH ZWEI / Juergen Tap (for Kitesurf, Red Sea Kitesurf World Cup)
However many people come without equipment or for the excellent kite surfing lessons offered and here are the prices for the courses and equipment rental –

Equipment rental: Full 1 day: 75 Euro, 1 week: 290 Euro.
Board only: 1 day: 20 Euro, 1 week: 85 Euro. Kite only 1 day: 50 Euro, 1 week 230 Euro.

Beginner courses

Basic1: 3 days x 2,5 hours: 270 Euro full equipment included.
Basic2: 3 days x 2,5 hours, full equipment included + full rental 3 days x 2,5 hours 380 Euro.

Refresher courses pic-16536-1024x768

Advanced1: 3 days x 2,5 hours: 275 Euro full equipment included.
Advanced2: Tips + full equipment rental 6 days x 2,5 hours: 290 Euro.

Private Tuition
1 hour excl. equipment: 50 Euro.
1 hour incl. equipment: 70 Euro.

VDWS kitesurfing license incl. theory test: 30 Euro. upgrade: 10 Euro.

Rescue, Storage and Beach service: 1 day: 10 Euro, 1 week 50 Euro

 

2. EL NAABA LAGOON NEAR EQUINOX EL NAABA HOTEL. maxresdefault (1)

A deep water lagoon about 30km north of Marsa Alam town, 30km south of Marsa Alam airport and 1km south of Al Naaba Equinox Hotel. It’s separated from the open sea by a coral reef.  The water is normally flat but a little choppy when the wind is strong.

There is Giant Bay suitable for the experienced and experts and Baby Bay a little further to the south with its’ super flat waters which is better for beginners and those wishing to perfect more complicated moves.  

There are kite surfing lessons and guidance available for all levels of experience – please contact Ehab

 

3. LAHAMI BAY1711-4

Here, some 140km south of Marsa Alam town, the reef forms a large lagoon (around 2 X 3km) which makes for perfect flat waters which are mostly of wadable depth.  Entrance to the lagoon is from a sandy beach so there’s no difficulty in access.  The water though normally flat can be a little choppy when there is a strong wind.  

Advanced kitesurfers might like to explore the deeper waters and the mangrove shorelines while beginners are advised to follow closely the advice of their instructors and to keep to the lagoon.  

During July and August water levels drop making the area available for kitesurfing restricted to a narrower channel area.  

There are kite surfing lessons and guidance available for all levels of experience – please contact Ehab

 

4. BLUE LAGOON NEAR THE SETTEMARICLUB VILLAGE808228

Situated some 20km north of Marsa Alam town.  The reef is fairly close to the shore slightly restricting the area available but the bottom is sandy and the water usually fairly flat although choppy when the wind is strong. Please Contact Ehab