The Best Kitesurfing Spots in Egypt

Blue Lagoon, Dahab
Blue Lagoon, Dahab | © 3dman_eu / Pixabay
Yosra Shohayeb

Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, is an epic water sport that is hard to master. However, once done, it becomes a beautiful obsession that takes over the soul. Thanks to its consistent winds and smooth waters, Egypt is one of the top destinations to ride winds, making it a playground for kitesurfing fanatics from around the world. Here are the best spots in Egypt for an unforgettable kitesurfing experience.


Famous for its colourful coral reefs and blue waters, Dahab is not only known as the best diving destination in Egypt, but also as a hub for unique kitesurfing experiences. With over 240 days of wind, Dahab is definitely one of the best places to kitesurf in Egypt. For that reason, Dahab features many kitesurfing schools, giving beginners the chance to ride winds in crystal blue waters overlooking the rocky mountains.

Blue Lagoon, Dahab

Ras Sudr

Nothing feeds the soul of a kitesurfer more than a frequent wave cruise and Ras Sudr offers just that – and more. Located three hours away from the capital, this small town is known for its shallow waters and blowing wind conditions, making it the perfect destination for professionals to get their game on and beginners looking to practice. With kitesurfing schools at every corner, Ras Sudr guarantees a fun weekend for everyone.


One of the most-visited destinations in Egypt, Hurghada is a beach resort town in the Red Sea Governorate. The town is well-known for its water sports such as snorkelling, diving, jet skiing, swimming with dolphins and of course, the most prominent, kitesurfing. The area is also known for its great weather all year long and its glossy waters, attracting water sports lovers from around the world to enjoy its exceptional location.

El Gouna

Just 20 kilometres away from Hurghada, El Gouna is a modern resort town surrounded by luxurious houses and cosy apartments. The town is known for its large shallow lagoons and consistent winds all year long, which is the main reason why it’s a kitesurfing gathering hub. The town features kitesurfing leagues year after year, bringing together some of the best global kitesurfing professionals to show off their moves. El Gouna also offers world-class schools giving beginners the chance to ride along.

Soma Bay

Another famous kitesurfing hub that offers unspoiled tranquillity is Soma Bay. Located on the eastern shores of Egypt on the Red Sea, it is just 20 minutes away from Hurghada International Airport. The resort town boasts beautiful beaches and steady trade winds for an incomparable kitesurfing adventure. The town also has panoramic views of the desert mountains, allowing riders to cruise around with an exceptional view.


Located 50 kilometres south of Hurghada, Safaga is a kitesurfer’s paradise. True, the area is famous for its many diving bases; however, it is blessed with strong and consistent winds, ranking it one of the best kitesurfing spots in Egypt. Like Soma Bay, Safaga possesses a one of a kind desert landscape, which is the cherry on the top. This place offers wide beaches giving everyone space to enjoy the strong winds.

North Coast

Another weekend kitesurfing getaway is, without a doubt, the one and only North Coast. Just a three-hour drive from Cairo, this place is every resident’s favourite weekend getaway due to its crystal blue bleaches and pristine sand. Visitors also love enjoying fun water sports such as sailing, kayaking and kitesurfing. The city extends for about 1,050 kilometres along the Mediterranean Sea, which means riders have some big waves coming their way.
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