Like famous Dahab in the Sinai, the old town of Hurghada along the northern coast of Egypt has always been a favourite destination for windsurfers. And thanks to the constant strong winds, numerous windsurf centres have been established, especially in the southern part of the town. The wind blows with an average of 4 – 7 Bft from April to October and with 3 – 4 Bft from November to March.
There are a couple of smaller or bigger bays, protected by the high waves by extensive offshore sandbanks, thus creating great windsurfing conditions. The wind blows almost always sideonshore from the left and the centres are situated on the premises of some great hotels and have designated areas for this water sports activity.
The experienced windsurfers start right from the beach, once you feel confident you can practice the water start in the protected standing areas, which can be an extensive area or somewhat shorter, depending on the location. Only experts shall venture out on the sea when the wind is blowing with more than 6 Bft, creating chops which reach up to 1 ½ metres on a good day.