Our journey starts in the marina of Hurghada and leads us to an uninhabited group of islands 40km or 2 hours north of Hurghada. Depending on the wind we decide where to anchor and go on land. The islands where we will anchor and go kiting are Tawila, Geisum and Asharafi.
All spots are flat and shallow with crystal clear and mirror-smooth water. Most of the time we are the only boat in the area and have kilometers of shallow water all to ourselves.
Tawila means flat in Arabic and is probably the best known island for kiting. The wind blows offshore from the northwest, which means for us super flat water and incredible freestyle conditions. The shallow water area is huge and should someone have a problem the dinghy waits in lee to catch us.
Geisum actually consists of two islands, one northern and one southern. Here we find both side- and offshore conditions. The place on land is not as big as on Tawila, but the place on the water is enormous. Between the two islands we can make a great downwinder.
It’s the northern one of the three islands. Here we find a kilometre large shallow water lagoon surrounded by a sandbank. Outside the sandbank there are also smaller to medium waves.
Wind and weather
Egypt is known for its constant wind and therefore very popular as a kite destination. The wind blows constantly from northwest mostly with 15kn plus, but also 30kn are not rare. In general, the higher the temperature, the more wind. In March / April the thermometer climbs to over 30°C, which is why you can expect a lot of wind. Day without wind can never be excluded.
Our destination is located in the Gulf of Suez between El Gouna and the Sinai Peninsula. Due to the geographical location and the resulting jet effect, you can expect about 5kn more than in El Gouna.