Egypt is one of those places that stirs the imagination, with the Pyramids, Pharaohs and mighty River Nile having massive appeal. But there are some very good reasons why this ancient country has carved out a name as a top windsurfing destination. As one of Planet Windsurf Holidays’ favourite spots, their team lets us in on ten reasons why your next windsurfing holiday should be to Egypt!
- The season
The windsurfing season in Egypt is long, running from March through to November. This coincides with Easter, and summer school holidays plus two half terms which makes it a great destination if you’re looking for a family windsurfing holiday.
- The conditions
There are large flat-water lagoons and very reliable winds at a number of top windsurfing spots around Egypt. With easy windsurfing lagoons for beginners, flat water for speed riding and freestyle plus offshore waves for the more experienced riders, there is a little something here for everyone.
- The weather
This is North Africa, so it’s not surprising that the sun shines for much of the year. This, combined with the reliable winds, adds up to almost perfect conditions for windsurfing.
- The spots
There’s an impressive choice of windsurfing destinations around the coastline. These include Safaga, with its long wide beach and big lagoon, Soma Bay with its epic flat water conditions for beginners and foilers and Hurghada with its super reliable winds and extended wind season.
- The windsurfing scene
Windsurfing has been growing here over the last couple of decades, which means there are plenty of windsurfing schools and centres in the right places. They are generally kitted out with the latest equipment and offer a selection of tuition packages to choose from. The team from Planet have travelled Egypt extensively and offer their clients a hand-picked selection of centres which stock the best equipment and have great instructors – talk to their team for expert advice on the best place for your skill level.
- The cost
As Egypt is located a relatively short flight from the UK, travel costs are fairly low compared to other more distant windsurfing destinations around the world. There is also an abundance of resorts and accommodation options around the major windsurfing spots, which keeps prices low. In addition, the big tourist infrastructure here also makes getting around easy.
- The other activities
Azure bays fringed by white sandy beaches dot the coastline, with bars and restaurants adding to their appeal – perfect for relaxing after a big day on the water. If you do fancy a break from your board, then there are plenty of other activities on offer in Egypt. The diving is world class, with the Red Sea providing reefs and underwater beauty like few other places on the planet.
- The history
Of course, no guide to Egypt could avoid mentioning the incredible history that abounds in this country. From monuments like the Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings to bustling Cairo, this is a place that offers culture and history like no other. A windsurfing holiday to Egypt can easily be combined with a tour to discover the fascinating history of this majestic country.
As you can see, Egypt has much going for it both on and off the water. Be sure to contact Planet Windsurf Holidays today to start planning your windsurfing holiday to Egypt.