Kite Surfing in Egypt

Kitesurfing represents one of the most recent water sports activities and is truly a fascinating and challenging discipline! In spite of the fact that this sport is still in its infancy, it is rapidly growing in popularity in the Red Sea Riviera.And in fact, there are already numerous professional kitesurf centres along the coasts, from the Sinai Peninsula to the northern coasts of El Gouna, and down to Marsa Alam in the deep south.

Kitesurfing is so captivating because the sport uses wind power to pull a rider through the water – and glide through the air - on a small kiteboard, similar to a wakeboard. This board comes with or without foot-straps or bindings, combined with the power of a large controllable kite to propel the ‘kiter’ and the board across the water. Advanced kitesurfers may enjoy the freedom of venturing further offshore where they find waves to ‘jump’ into the air and to perform their favourite manoeuvres and riding styles, such as wakestyle, waveriding, freestyle, jumping, or just cruising. Never venture out too far if the area and your centre does not provide safety boats!

If you are a beginner or you just would like to try out this fascinating sport, it is highly recommended to take a lesson or a complete course with a well prepared kitesurfing school with certified kitesurfing instructors, because performing this sport may pose hazardous to the athletes themselves and other people in and around the water.

However, the sport is becoming increasingly safe due to innovative kite designs, safety release systems, and better instruction, including headset training aids, helmet and full security jacket and equipment.

Top Kitesurfing Destinations

Check below the top Kitesurfing destinations in egypt

Kitesurfing Questions:

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Industry Standards

The most professional centres are affiliated to internationally recognized kitesurf organisations auch as IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) or VDWST which issue certifications of different levels.


Students will be equipped with a full security system, including helmet and full security jacket. Make sure that you choose a centre which sets priorities on safety issues. Safety boats, radio assistance and spots watch should always be present!


Kitesurfing is possible in winds from 8 to 10 knots, about 3 Bft, to a maximum of 20 / 27 knots, or 6 to 7 Bft, depending on the kind of kite you choose and your level of experience and skills.


Latest News

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park
Sun, 22 May 2011
Following the annulment of the decree that allowed fishing boats to fish in Ras Mohammed National Park, CDWS can confirm that at 8am this morning, all fishing boats had left the area.

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