WHAT IS A KITE CRUISE IN EGYPT
A kite cruise, or as I like to call it a Kite Safari, is a tour of the best kitesurfing spots that the Red Sea has to offer (that’s why I call it Kite Safari). The idea is to have a boat, a luxury motor yacht, that will be our moving hotel, taking us to the kite spots and with all the comforts of a hotel – a restaurant, a chill area, a sun deck and of course cabins to sleep. We wake up early and we kite all day long, with breaks for meals and whenever we want. This trip particularly is very special, as we will have on board two professional kitesurfers that need no introduction: Youri Zoon and Victor Hays.
This kite cruise will begin from Hurghada, Egypt – 8 days and 7 nights of kitesurfing progression guaranteed.
Important: if these dates are not good for you, don’t worry! We are planning many more trips, check our Kite Cruise plan, to see all our trips, and with a bit of luck we will find that match your holidays dates!
We will be cruising in style, with one of my favorite boat – New Regency. This luxury motor yacht hosts up to 20 kiters and 2 extra kite guides, so it has plenty of space for every one. There is a cozy restaurant and a chef ready to cook 3 meals per day, a main lounge with TV and DVD, a sun deck, a second main deck with a small bar for a well deserved drinks at sunset, and a deck for gear set up. All cabins have air-condition, comfortable beds, and a private toilet with shower. This boat and its crew have tons of experience in kite safaris, and of course I will be personally on board, as a kite tour leader – we organize Kite cruises in Egypt since 2014, and we know the sea well.
KITE CRUISE DAY BY DAY
DAY 1 – You will be arriving by plane to Hurghada International airport, and our staff will be waiting for you to transfer you straight to the boat. Youri, Victor and the rest of the team will be there to greet you and show you the boat, and you will be slowly meet there rest of the kiters that will join us in this trip. We will be staying the first night in the marina, ready after a good sleep to sail to the first kite spot.
DAY 2 – We will move early in the morning to Abu Mungar, for a good warming up sessions. Before kiting we will talk about your goals for this kite clinics, and come up with a progression plan to achieve them. We will start our training in Abu Mungar, and work on your skills right away. After lunch we will have another long afternoon for kitesurfing, and after the sunset session a well deserved drink in the sun deck, followed by a well deserved stretching session to be ready for Day 3.
DAY 3 – We will move early in the morning to one of the best spots in the Red Sea, Tawila Island, a gorgeous sandy beach with a fun sand bank – a perfect place for freestyle practice, thanks to super stable winds, flat lagoons, and plenty of space. We will stay all day here.
DAY 4 – It’s time for an early morning session. Today we will wake up at sunrise for some action before breakfast – only for hardcore kitesurfers. The rest of the day will be as well dedicated to kiting, and if you are too tired you can take any time a break on the boat, i’m pretty sure you will need it. In the late afternoon we will move to a spot further north, Geisum Island, where we will be sleeping.
DAY 5 – Ready for another early morning session? We will stay all day in Geisum kiting, and move further up north later on in the afternoon, cause we have a downwinder planned for tomorrow!
DAY 6 – It’s downwind time! We will start at 6am for a 10km downwinder from Ashrafi island back to Geisum – there will be a small swell to make everything more fun, and it’s a good time to kite some waves with your surf. Then we are back to Geisum for more kiting, till it’s too dark to see.
DAY 7 – We will be kiting here all day, and after lunch we will head back to the marina. It’s our last evening, so we will head to town for some well deserved drinks and maybe a little party if we still have the energy.
DAY 8 – Time to say goodbye! Pack your bags and your gear, our shuttle bus will take you back to the airport… Hope to see you next year!