Hurghada Bay kite spot in Al-Bahr al-ahmar

Africa kitesurf spot in Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt's original kite spot, has grown into one of the Red Sea's most popular kiteboarding destinations, thanks to its consistent wind, shallow, flat water and affordable package deals. The place is awash with hotels covering all budgets and styles, and the town is home to numerous bars and nightclubs. The incredible variety of weird and wonderful sea life found in the Red Sea near Hurghada initially brought the town to global attention as a diving hotspot, but in recent years kitesurfing has exploded in popularity there. The combination of warm, shallow, flat water and really consistent winds make it a perfect place for everyone from total beginners to professional kitesurfers.

Off Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Dec

Early Season

  1. Mar
  2. Apr
  3. May

Peak Season

  1. Jun
  2. Jul
  3. Aug
  4. Sep

Late Season

  1. Oct
  2. Nov

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Hurghada Bay

Summers in Hurghada are long, hot, arid, and clear; winters are chilly, dry, and although there is an occasional bit of rain it's not common. There is wind throughout the year, but the strongest and most reliable winds blow on average 20 to 25 knots from May until October. A lot of kitesurfers who visit Egypt speak of the incredibly stable 'hair dryer wind' as it's warm and constant, and sometimes it can go weeks without a wind-free day. The winter months are a little less consistent, but still 60% of days are likely to have wind for kitesurfing so it's still a great kite destination.

During the summer it's board shorts and t-shirt weather, the water is always warm and the air temperature in July/August can sometimes reach 40+ degrees celsius, so be sure to pack your sun cream and a hat! During the cooler months October until April you will most likely want a neoprene top for kitesurfing or even a summer wetsuit, and you might want to pack a full wetsuit (3/2 should be fine for most people, although if you are a cold person maybe go thicker) if you are there around December-February...

Wind Forecast for Hurghada Bay

Wind Stats for Hurghada Bay

Kite conditions

  • water condition

    flat

  • tide dependency

    Yes

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • wind

    constant, thermal

  • wind daytime

    in the afternoon, midday, in the morning

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • body wear

    board shorts

At the spot

  • has toilet

    Yes

  • date factor

    2 - low