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Re: Egypt

Postby Faxie » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:30 pm

Toby wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:57 pm
Faxie wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Probably asked already....but is it worthwile to bring along a surfboard to the Red Sea?
For strapless freestyle yes, for wave no.
Ok thnx. Shinnster it is then 8)

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Re: Egypt

Postby Toby » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:57 am

Athen, I don't know those location personally.

Tornado is in Safaga...looking at a map NE is side shore, means N and NE will be very gusty near shore, out on the water it will be cleaner.

Ibi & Friends is at the Mercure hotel?

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Re: Egypt

Postby athen » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:21 am

Hi Toby,

finally I booked in El Gouna, a bit expensive but I think I did a gift to me because I saw some amazing descriptions and feedbacks. Fallen in love...
What do you think?

I will be there this week and stay there for 2 weeks, do you have any advice about the kite size? is it worth also to bring 12 or 13 mt kites? I prefer not to rent there

I preferably would leave my big kite at home to avoid traveling to heavy, but if necessary to take all winds I will bring it :D
I saw you've been there isn't it? hopefully you can advice on kite sizes or best time to kite there along the day

thank thank thanks!!!

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:57 am
Athen, I don't know those location personally.

Tornado is in Safaga...looking at a map NE is side shore, means N and NE will be very gusty near shore, out on the water it will be cleaner.

Ibi & Friends is at the Mercure hotel?

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Re: Egypt

Postby Toby » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:03 pm

Egypt can be anything!
From 5-40 knots.

I only ride 18, so cannot comment on sizes you should bring.
My advice, bring all !

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Re: Egypt

Postby MSG » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:29 pm

Is the water deep enough to hydrofoil comfortably?
How is early August like in terms of conditions? (air/water temp, wind)?
thanks

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Re: Egypt

Postby Toby » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:05 am

Depends where you go...Egypt is big and has many spots.
Soma Bay is deep (just stay away from some areas with reef)
El Gouna is quiet a walk to the deep water.
Hurghada at the south is deep close to shore.

Hot air (30-40°C). Warm water 28°C. No wetsuit needed.

Wind is hit or miss...can be daily, can be nothing. But, with a Hydro you should be fine!

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Re: Egypt

Postby MSG » Tue May 29, 2018 9:50 pm

anyone can recommend a spot&hotel for going with the family? Ideal setup would be an all-inclusive hotel as close to a launch as possible. Ideally with area suitable for both a beginner (daughter on TT) and hydrofoil for me. Thanks!

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Re: Egypt

Postby Brian H » Wed May 30, 2018 1:43 am

Go to Hurgada and stay at the Mecure hotel which is a 5 min walk along the beach to Colona water sports it has a killer beach for beginners just upwind of the kite shop and they have a rescue boat . Don't stay at the Magawish it's not that nice . You can store you gear at Colona and it's safe . You can foil right out of colon water sports as long as you stat below the reef or you can foil right out of the Mecure hotel as there is a wind surf shop there.

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Re: Egypt

Postby kostantin » Wed May 30, 2018 9:39 am

MSG wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 9:50 pm
anyone can recommend a spot&hotel for going with the family? Ideal setup would be an all-inclusive hotel as close to a launch as possible. Ideally with area suitable for both a beginner (daughter on TT) and hydrofoil for me. Thanks!
Greetings,

Magawish as hotel. Colona Watersports for storage.

All in one place.

tks

Kosta

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Re: Egypt

Postby Toby » Wed May 30, 2018 10:06 am

Have a look at Some Bay.
It has fantastic hotels, and a kite spit which is immediately deep.
Few reefs to look out for.

El Gouna has many hotels, also 5* which family would love. But most spots are shallow and have quiet a walk.
Many things to do for family though.


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