Shark Attack in the Red Sea – why kitesurfers will be fine
Yesterday there was a shark attack in the Red Sea – a russian citizen was killed by a shark in the coast of Hurghada.
Shark attacks happen everywhere in the world, cause sharks are everywhere, in the Mediterrean, in the Red Sea, and of course in the oceans. While scary, we need to remember a few things
- A shark attack is an extreme rare event. Millions of people go in the water to swim every day, that’s why also a very rare event will happen sometimes.
- We kite in shallow waters. Max 2/3 meters deep, too shallow for any fish bigger than a sea turtle to come around us.
- And most importantly, I would be personally crazy to organize a kitesurfing cruise in a sea with danger of sharks. Don’t forget I’m on board with you guys, and I’m a lot in the water.
Said all this, I do understand: it is scary. Nobody likes sharks.
Our kitesurfing season in the Red Sea is going very well, with a lot of weeks planned and a lot of happy kiters. You can find all our weeks here and see if you find any trip that may fit your holiday.
Hope to see you on board!
I love kitesurfing, travelling, and making short walks with my dog. I organize kite cruises in Egypt since 2014, you may find me in some windy beach pretty much all year round when I’m not on the boat, may it be Egypt, Cape Verde, Mauritius or Greece. I drink red wine and play (badly) the guitar. You can contact me at +201009410388 (whatsapp or calls) or just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you on board one of these days!