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Join Sick Dog Surf for sea safaris between the lagoons and the islands of the Red Sea in Egypt and the kitesurfing lessons where you can learn how to ride a kite by the end of the program. You will meet the multilingual and certified instructor who will ensure a safe and professional environment of your learning. All lessons will be IKO standard and upon completion, you will receive an IKO card certifying your kitesurfing level.
The accommodation will be in a double room, directly in the yacht cabin. There are 12 double cabins available, all with air conditioning, private bathroom, and shower.
The boats are conveniently docked in the beautiful Hurghada Marina and ranges from a luxury 10 guests boat to a massive 24 guests boat. Typically, the interior of the boat is very curated with air conditioning in the interior, a spacious lounge with a plasma TV and DVD set, a modern sound system spreading along the decks, and a restaurant providing three tasty meals a day, prepared fresh by the chef. Bar and solarium available in which you can enjoy the sunset and get a drink after a long kitesurfing day.
The boat is specially designed for watersport activities and sea safaris with an excellent compromise between the speed needed to cruise the sea and the stability to ensure comfort for all passengers. One or two zodiacs are also present to help kitesurfers access the pristine lagoons and small islands of the Red Sea.
This beginner kitesurfing lesson includes a full schedule of four courses or 12-hour courses in total, which needs three days to complete. At the end of the third day, you will be able to ride for very short distance independently and safely. Further practice is indeed necessary for a longer riding.
The day before you will discuss wind condition and decide a good time to meet up. You will meet the crew at the hotel the day after and will move to the kite area in the morning or afternoon depending on the wind forecast. Sick Dog surf will provide all the equipment needed.
You will start with the wind theory and get familiar with all the equipment. You will understand to know hazards on spot and wind conditions of the day. All safety measures and systems are explained, tested, and learned. You will prepare the gear and learn to fly the kite independently. You will learn to relaunch the kite in case it falls in the water.
You will learn to exit and enter the water independently while controlling the kite. You will learn body dragging downwind and upwind which is the ability to move in the water using the kite.
You will get the board and learn to water start. You will be riding alone but monitored by the instructors. You will learn the right way of the rules in order to kitesurf among other riders.
You will check in on the boat which will not be earlier than 6 p.m.
You will depart to the north of the Red Sea for a six-day of cruising. After a three-hour trip, you will reach your first spot for a warm up session in a huge lagoon with crystal clear and shallow water. There, your adventure begins. You can jump or freestyle to the glass flat water. You will see a secluded beach with a great atmosphere, far away from the crowded coasts and cities.
You will leave the lagoon early and make a way to your next area. You will discover the authentic coralline’s island with several lagoons and flat water close to the shore. A decent swell also builds up outside the coral reef. During your cruise, you will surely come across many different types of wildlife. After the sunset, the crew may teach you how to catch Calamari. While waiting for the meal to be ready, you can check out the videos and pictures from the day’s session on your screens.
This is a day to make a way to the ultimate and extreme trip spot. During the safari, you will travel between the islands to be the perfect side shore wind. The water there is so clear that you will easily see the dolphins as they glide through the water. The real unspoiled area and a great place to take advantage of your kayaks and snorkeling equipment to explore the colorful coral below the surface. With no human pollution, the stars are so bright and many. Enjoy the spectacle with drinks on the deck.
After another fantastic breakfast, you are ready for a giant six kilometers downwind ride to your next spot. The boat and your rescue team will follow you to give you that extra aspect of safety. Starting with flat water, you will head outside to catch some serious swell. It is time to try some big carving and high jumps. You will finish the session by detouring to the second day's spot. That will be a great chance to explore the lagoons you missed last time as the area is very large.
Early morning departure to your final spot, the inland lagoon. This amazing area will give you the option to kite on flat water or head out to sea to catch some waves. After the session, there will be a time to enjoy a nice aperitif on the lounge deck.
Early morning ride on the island lagoon which is a good chance for a final picture session. You will finish kiting around midday and enjoy a hearty lunch before heading back to Hurghada. The gears will be cleaned and packed at the marina. The excitement will not stop there as you will head out for a night in one of the area’s most popular beach nightclubs.
You will check out of the boat which will be not later than midday.
The trip will take place between the lagoons and the islands of the Red Sea in Hurghada, Egypt.
It has a beautiful sandy beach and a big lagoon for beginners and practice. A lot of space also for advanced riders that can enjoy smooth flat waters and great wind.
In the middle of the desert, one of the biggest lagoon that Hurghada has to offer. It has shallow water, no rocks or reef, side-shore super stable wind, and perfect conditions for learning in total safety.
During the trip, daily delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served. You will also have snacks, soft drinks, juices, tea, and coffee available during the day.
During the trip, you are encouraged to try diving, wakeboarding, snorkeling, fishing, or swimming. If you need a teacher to do those activities, Sick Dog Surf can accommodate you the teachers and the lessons. All the sessions and equipment can be arranged and rented at additional costs.
Please arrive at Hurghada International Airport (HRG). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Sick Dog Surf will pick you up from the airport.