Safaga kite spot in Al-Bahr al-ahmar

Africa kitesurf spot in Egypt

Safaga is a well-known flat water kite spot located 5 km South of Soma Bay, offering a more traditional Egyptian village with minimal tourist facilities. There are a few shops and cafes here and there, as well as a small market and a fish and vegetable market. Depending on the tide and the spot you choose to locate yourself, you’ll have large sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters surrounded by rugged terrain. Safaga is also a fantastic dive and snorkelling site so if the wind lets you down there’s still plenty to do

It’s not a spot for wave riders, but if you’re looking to learn or to practice kitesurfing in flat water then Safaga offers a huge area with warm water and consistent wind.

Off Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Dec

Early Season

  1. Apr
  2. May

Peak Season

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

Late Season

  1. Oct
  2. Nov

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Safaga

You can go kitesurfing in Safaga at any time of year but from March to November offers the best chance of wind and a nice temperature on the beach and in the water. Normally the wind in the afternoon is more reliable as the thermal picks up at 11am and pulls it round to side shore, but you can generally find your spot to kite all day long. The wind in Safaga is generally either on or off, and when it’s on it blows 20 knots and more.

This kitesurf spot is a thermal wind spot. For this reason, wind statistics and forecasts are not reliable, because generally wind forecasts are not able to display and predict thermal wind systems. To get more specific wind information you can check with the local kite schools.

Around the kite spot Safaga

There are a few other kite spots within easy reach, including Tobia island, Soma Bay, El Gouna and Hurghada. For no wind days there is amazing diving just off the shore, and snorkeling if you want to stay on the surface. El gouna also offers a cable park for no wind days, but it can get busy as all the kitesurfers from all the nearby resor...

Wind Forecast for Safaga

Wind Stats for Safaga

Kite conditions

  • water condition

    choppy, flat

  • 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

    3 - middle