Situated around 1 hour north west of the bustling Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh lies the beach at El Tor. It is a popular spot for kite surfers and wind surfers of all intermediate and expert abilities. It is not advisable for beginners to practice here because the wind is very gusty and turbulent. There are no restrictions here and you can surf all year round. Just be mindful however that there is an army base on the other side of the bay, so do not stray into this, as they will be none too happy. The best times of the year to surf are from May to September when the thermal winds kick in. It is fairly tourist free so even in the height of the season you can find room to surf.
The lagoon at El Naaba is the perfect spot for wind surfers and kite surfers to practice. It is used mainly as a beginners station because of the gentle shallow waters and dead calm conditions. Situated only 30 minutes from the up and coming Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam its location makes this the perfect spot. The best times of the year to surf are from May through to September when the thermal winds kick in, however it is possible to surf all year round here. If you stay at the Hotel Equinox at El Naaba, there are daily shuttle bus services that run to and from the lagoon.
Situated on the Red Sea coast close to the Tropic of Cancer where the Arabian Desert meets the Red sea lies the beach at El Naaba. With its close proximity to the up and coming resort of Marsa Alam it is a popular spot for surfers, and kite surfers of intermediate and expert abilities. Beginners are not permitted to practice here. There is a lagoon about 1km further on from the beach with perfectly flat conditions that is safe for beginners. Although you can surf all year round, there are restricted zones in place. There are also shuttle buses that take beginners to and from the lagoon. The best times of the year to surf are from May to September when the thermal winds kick in.
Situated in the south Sinai province of Egypt on the Red Sea coast and just under 10 kms from the bustling resort of Sharm El Sheikh lies the beach at El Jankie. This is a very quiet spot that does not get many tourists. As a result there isn't much here apart from a glorious beach. It is a good spot for kite surfers and wind surfers that gives perfectly flat water. There are no restrictions here and it is possible to surf here all year around. Just be aware that although the area is not out of bounds to surfers and kiters, the military might call you out of the water.
Situated in the modern resort town of El Gouna on the Red Sea resort lies the private beach at the Moevenpick Hotel. It is a good spot for wind and kite surfers of all levels and abilities and there is a training school here. Because it is a small beach there are restricted zones and a daily fee is charged also. The best months for surfing are from May through to October.
Mangroovy beach is situated in the modern resort of El Gouna. Its location is good, being only 22 kms away from the international airport at Hurghada and right on the Red Sea coast, and it is very popular with kite surfers and wind surfers of all levels and abilities. You are able to surf all year around however there are restricted zones and there is also a daily fee of around 7 Euros. The best months are from May through to September when the thermal winds kick in.
Nestled on the northern most point of the bay of Safaga lies Soma Bay with stunning views of the sea and mountains. To the north there is a large, shallow sandy beach which is popular with snorkellers as well as with kite and windsurfers of intermediate to expert ability. Surfing is possible all year round but the best months are from May to September.
Around 45 km south of Hurghada is a coastal resort, nestling on the Red Sea coast which goes by the name of Soma Bay. It is a peninsula spot, about 5 km in length and 2 km wide, surrounded on all sides by the sea. The Robinson Club is one of the 5 resort areas that share this peninsula and it is popular with divers as well as kite and windsurfers of intermediate to experienced level. Surfing is possible all year round although the best months are from May to September.
The Sultana Beach Resort is located in Hurghada which is the second largest city in Egypt, after Suez, on the Red Coast. Hurghada's proximity to the airport coupled with its average year round temperature of 30 degrees make it a prime tourist spot and the shallow waters in front of the Sultana Beach resort are ideal for beginners learning to kitesurf or windsurf.
The flat sandbank of Tobia Island is just a short hop from the port of Safaga on Egypt's Red Sea Coast and is a pleasant spot for intermediate to expert windsurfers and kitesurfers. There is nothing on the island so if you're planning to spend more than a couple of hours bring some provisions with you. The island is well known for its shallow waters and great marine life and dolphins are frequent visitors in the afternoons. You can surf all year at this spot.
Not a million million miles away from the tourist resort of Nuweiba in the eastern part of the Sinai Peninsula on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba lies Towte Beach which is a great spot for intermediate to experienced windsurfers and kitesurfers. Surfing is possible all year round although April to October is the main season.
Camel Beach is located south of the opening to the Suez on the large lagoon which is Wadi Lahami, situated on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. Flat water and constant wind make this spot very popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers of all abilities. There is no real season here although the best months are from April to October.
One of only 3 lagoons scattered along the Red Sea coast of Egypt, Wadi Lahami, lying to the south of the Red Sea resorts and 400 kms south of Hurghada, is the Crown in the Jewels for windsurfers and kitesurfers of all abilities due to its constant wind throughout the year. Surfing is possible all year round although the best months are from October to April.
Zafarana is located on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt some 210 km south of the capital, Cairo at the entrance to the Gulf of Suez. It has recently become the latest dive spot in Egypt but is also popular with wind and kitesurfers of all abilities. The season is all year round at this location.
Situated on the south east coast of the Sinai Pensinsula in Egypt lies the resort of Dahab. Once a Bedouin fishing village, Dahab has moved into the tourist industry and is visited by many tourists eager to enjoy the all year round summer climate, beautiful beaches and clear blue waters. Dahab is known throughout the world for its superb windsurfing and this spot is suited to riders of all abilities as well as kitesurfers and surfers. The season is all year round although the best months to surf are from April to October.
Marsa Alam is a rapidly growing resort located in south eastern Egypt on the western shore of the Red Sea. It has a wonderful tropical appearance with palm trees, mangroves and coral reefs. The all year round summer weather makes it popular with tourists as well as wind and kitesurfers of intermediate to expert ability. There is no real season here with surfing being possible all year round.
Nestled between Dahab and Taba on the Gulf of Aqaba, and just 18 km north of Nuweiba, lies the resort of Bawaki with its rugged mountains and sandy beaches. Its warm, flat and shallow waters make it a perfect spot for wind and kitesurfers of all abilities. The season is from April to September but all year round is possible.
Hurghada is the capital of the Red Sea Governorate and enjoys visitors from all over the world who enjoy the year round warm climate, great beaches, and beautiful warm waters that are on offer. This spot is located near to the Albatros Hotel and is widely used by windsurfers and kitesurfers of all abilities. It is also a great spot for sailing. The season is all year round although the best months are from April through to September.
This beach located just north east of the airport at Sharm el Sheikh is perfect for those surfers who literally can't wait to get on the beach. Egypt's year round dry and temperate climate, coupled wih lots of natural sandy beaches and calm warm waters, make this spot very popular with kitesurfers.The season is from October to May although off season is possible.
Just 18 km from Bodrum and on the north eastern tip of the Bodrum pensinsula lies the charming seaside resort of Yalikavak. It used to be the Bodrum area's main fishing port but today it is considered one of the elite destinations to visit with its bustling town, beautiful beachs and magnificent scenery. It is a good spot for windsurfers who are at least of intermediate level but the often gusty conditions make it less popular for kitesurfers. The season is from April to October although it is possible to ride out of season.
Tasucu is a small port near Silifke looking out on to the Mediterranean Sea which opens up the gateway to Northern Turkish Cyprus with frequent ferries running to and fro on a daily basis. The small town of Tasucu has a mediterranean feel about it with whitewashed houses and cobbled streets. The beach lends itself to kitesurfing and windsurfing for all levels and abilities. The season runs from April to October although some off season surfing is possible.
Located on Turkey's west coast overlooking the Aegean Sea is Pirlanta Beach which is one of three sandy beaches belonging to Ciftlikkoy, a typical Aegean fishing village. From here you can look across to the Greek Island of Chios. Due to its mediterranean climate and history, this spot is popular with tourists and the constant winds mean it is also widely used by kitesurfers of all abilities. The season is from April to October although off season surfing is possible.
Sinop is located on the northernmost edge of the Turkish Black Sea Coast and is actually the capital of the Sinop Province. It is an old medievel walled city perched in a prominent position overlooking the chilly waters of the Black Sea. The area tends to get missed by tourists although it is popular with kite and windsurfers of all abilities. The season is April to October although some off season surfing is possible.
With 18 kms of sandy beach backed by the Taurus mountains, Patara is commonly found in the list of top unspoilt beaches in the Mediterranean. One surprising fact about Patara is that it is the birthplace of Santa Claus (St Nicholas), who lived for most of his life in Myra. Thanks to conservation was there are no buildings in place here, just long stretches of sand surrounded by nature which makes this a very special place. It is popular with surfers of all types and abilities because it is not full of tourists. There is no real season here but the best months are from April to October.
Situated in the Mugla province, on the Bodrum peninsula lies the beach at Ortakent. It is a very popular spot with wind surfers and kite surfers of all levels and abilities, however, kite surfing is not permitted during the summer months of May through to September. Wind surfing however is permitted. So he best times for kiters is between November through to March.
Situated in Asian Turkey only 50 kms from the city of Adana lies the beach at Karatas. It is a popular place for kite surfers and wind surfers of intermediate and expert abilities. It is not good for beginners to practice here because of the number of hazards such as sharp reefs and coral under foot as well as a rocky mole found just off the shoreline. The best times to surf are between June to September when the thermal winds kick in. It is possible to kite every day during these times but you will need to be aware of crowds of tourists and beach goers in the height of the season.
Situated in the Dalyan region of south east Turkey lies the beach at Iztuzu. It is a popular spot for kite surfers of all levels and abilities. The main season is from April through to October, however, this beach is a very popular nesting site for rare Loggerhead Turtles and as a result, is out of bounds at particular times of the year. Therefore you may want to check this out with local authorities before you set off.
Situated at the end of the gulf of Gokova lies the Gokce kite beach. This spot is mainly used by kite surfers but can also be used by wind surfers of all levels and abilities. There is a training school at the site which is situated far enough away from the swimmers and bathers. So you can use it most of the year round. Having said this the best season here is from April through to the end of September when the thermal winds kick in.
Situated between the Bodrum and Datca peninsulas in south western Turkey on the Gulf of Gokova lies the beach at Akyaka. It is a very popular spot for wind surfers and kite surfers of all levels and abilities. There is always plenty of room for surfers here and the riding area is split into two separate areas. The season is from April through to October, however kiters do need a IKO licence. If you don't have one, it is possible to get one from the surf school located nearby. Also a fee may be charged at certain times of the year so you may want to check this out further.
Situated on the idyllic island of Gokceada lies the spot at Aydincik. It is the best of both worlds because you have the main ocean at the front and behind it you have a large salt lake. It is a great surf spot for surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers of all levels and abilities. It is possible to surf all year round here with no restrictions. However in the summer it does get busy with tourists, so you will need to bear this in mind. The best times to surf are between April and October.