Soma Bay / 7 Bft
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Continent:
Africa
Country:
Egypt
Next Big City:
Hurghada
Next Town:
Safaga
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking


Water
Type:
Shallow, Flat
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Crystal Clear
Best Tide:
Tide Independent

Beautiful, clear water. Some coral reefs around. Shoes recommended. The water is flat to choppy. Close to shore with offshore or sideoffshore winds very flat. Excellent speed areas and perfect for jumping, right on northern end of the Soma Bay. Shallow area to the left and right.
Beach
Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Empty sand beach with hard and softer sand. Lots of space. Very safe launch due to offshore winds.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal Winds
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
N, NNE, 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. Northerlies are sideoffshore and the usual direction. So make sure to have a rescue available.



How to get there
Transport:
Car
Access:
Short Walk


Get directions from


Fly into Hurghada. Then with a bus, taxi or car about 1 hour (70km) to Soma Bay. A few hotels around, but not exactly at the beach. Free shuttle service from the Soma Bay hotels.

Extra Information
Rules:
Other


Almost always offshore winds, make sure to have any kind of rescue or never go out alone. Knowing how to get back to shore is needed.

Nightlife
Only little bit in the hotels, best is the Robinson Club. For good nightlife go to Hurghada.


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