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Continent:
Africa
Country:
Egypt
Next Big City:
Hurghada
Next Town:
Safaga
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking


Water
Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Corals, Mole
Quality:
Crystal Clear
Best Tide:
High Tide

Beautiful clear water. Flat to choppy. A huge shallow area upwind to the north. From April to October even on high tide very shallow if not dry. Otherwise up to waist deep. Perfect for learners. Across the channel coral island with shallow water. Only surf there with shoes.
Beach
Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Shells
Beach Users:
None

In the upwind bay and launch from the big, sandy beach with lots of space or in the shallow water. Some shells at the water line, which are sharp. Beach boys will help you to launch you from the water.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal Winds
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, NW, NNW

Great winds from spring to autumn. Summer has the most windy days. From October to April can be good can be bad. But normally you will have windy days at each trip. Winds can be anything, normally gets stronger before noon and drops in the afternoon. The wind is always stronger than the forecast, but if at least a norther wind with at least 2-3 Bft is forecasted, then you get enough to have fun. Since it is a bay, you have at the east and west coast sideshore winds. 25-30 knots every day in summer from 10 to 4 pm then 15 knots till 6 pm.



How to get there
Transport:
Car
Access:
Medium Walk


Get directions from


Fly to Hurghada and get to Soma Bay Pal Royale by car or bus (about 40 min drive).

Extra Information
Rules:
Restricted Zones


Formerly known as Interconti Hotel. The windsurfers ride downwind, and kitesurfers upwind. The line between the flag and red buoy mark the line. Be careful with jumping in the shallow area, the water can be pretty low and you can get injured quickly.

Nightlife
No nightlife at all. Only little bit in the hotels. For nightlife go to Hurghada.


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