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Foil
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Gear: Moses T38 full carbon Ltd edition. number 3 and number 56.
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Re: Egypt

Postby Foil » Thu May 31, 2018 9:37 am

I used to go to the Magawish when it was quite smart in the early 90s, (windsurfing back then) then stopped using the Magawish around 2005 when it was very tatty and smelly, can't knock the spot at Colona watersports, bang on the beach right in front of the Magawish,
great for windsurfing, kite boarding and now I use a kite foil board, it would be great for this as well as it's deep a few yards from shore,
only down sides for me would be the lack of waves which are needed for maximum foil enjoyment, and the fact my wife won't go there now after all the security scares.
Shame, as I have many happy memories of holidays in Egypt since the mid 1980s (always sailing)

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Toby
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Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
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Re: Egypt

Postby Toby » Thu May 31, 2018 12:31 pm

Need to say that Magawish is pretty gusty close to shore.
Outside in the water it is fine.

MSG
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Re: Egypt

Postby MSG » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:10 pm

How far do you have to go out in El Gouna for hydrofoil?

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Toby
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Re: Egypt

Postby Toby » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:08 am

About 500m

jonnydiesel
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Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Peel Estuary
Favorite Beaches: Boggy Bay, Sandy Bay, GraveYards, Coronations, Augusta, Warnbro, Gnarloo, Avalon, Balian Indonesia, Mui Ne & Vang Tau Vietnam, Ras Sudr, Dahab
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Re: Egypt

Postby jonnydiesel » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:10 am

Have Just returned from Egypt, on the Sinai Peninsula.

While didn't take my foil. stayed at RasSudhr, @the Kite Buzz, the place is ideal for foiling, miles of open water, chest deep and steady wind.

Hatem, Lina & Marwa are great hosts and the crew very friendly.

Beach boys give great service, bar is always open, wind and water warm, am sure you would enjoy the verandah, I did.

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Re: Egypt

Postby MSG » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:37 pm

How bad is the temp in August?

Foil
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Posts: 387
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Newbrighton near Liverpool
Favorite Beaches: Flag beach for the Foil, Rhosneigr for the Foil and twintip.
Style: improving foiler.
Gear: Moses T38 full carbon Ltd edition. number 3 and number 56.
101cmMoses Carbon mast
Moses- 633 wave wing and stab
Moses 2018 637 race wing and stab,
Moses wings 590 and 548
Ozone Reo 6/8/9/10/12/
Nobile 50/50 twin tip
North 2018 click bars
massive grin
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Re: Egypt

Postby Foil » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:59 am

its hot, very hot, mostly too hot to walk on the sand in bare feet, once on the water it cools down and you don't notice the heat at all, but a walk along the beach in no cooling wind is torture without head cover or sand shoes, 40c can be cool on some days in summer. on windless day its best to stay poolside at the hotel so you can keep dipping in every 15 mins to cool down,
phew! I am getting hot just thinking back to it.
sunbathing on the beach requires a full size beach brolly to keep you shaded.

Foil
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Posts: 387
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Newbrighton near Liverpool
Favorite Beaches: Flag beach for the Foil, Rhosneigr for the Foil and twintip.
Style: improving foiler.
Gear: Moses T38 full carbon Ltd edition. number 3 and number 56.
101cmMoses Carbon mast
Moses- 633 wave wing and stab
Moses 2018 637 race wing and stab,
Moses wings 590 and 548
Ozone Reo 6/8/9/10/12/
Nobile 50/50 twin tip
North 2018 click bars
massive grin
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Egypt

Postby Foil » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:25 pm

Weather this weekend in Egypt,
Forecast is temps in excess of 40c.
They make great cooling down beer, Stella, best beer available.
Not sure if it works, but you forget about the heat !😎


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