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Surfing in Abu Soma

Surfing in Abu Soma plays all the wind pieces for windsurfing and kitesurfing
  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Expert

General info

Surfing beginners and advanced surfers alike get their money's worth here and enjoy a surfing dream in turquoise water. Surfing in Abu Soma must be experienced. 

Abu Soma is located about 48 kilometers south of Hurghada. The sandbank is highlighted by its turquoise water. Windsurfing and kiting is possible all year round due to the wind and warm temperatures. You are a beginner? No problem. Our partner Surfmotion will find the perfect equipment for beginners and professionals, the most ideal spot and also offers courses in English and German. After surfing you can go sightseeing or have fun with many other leisure activities like mini golf, beach volleyball and table tennis.

Travel period

Travel period

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022

Seasons

Seasons

Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter

Minimum age

19

Skill levels

As a beginner you've never surfed before or maybe you've only had a taster course. Here you will be brought on the board from the beginning.

You can already call yourself advanced if you already have solid basic knowledge.

As an Expert you feel comfortable at all spots and can handle difficult conditions very well.

Services &
Prices

RETTER Sports takes care of everything that will make your vacation great. Flight, transfer, as well as accommodation and meals are included on the trip to Abu Soma. Optionally, you can rent the equipment on site or offer a surf course with our partner Surf Motion. You can choose between kitesurfing and windsurfing courses. In addition, courses for different levels are offered.

Included services

Included services

Flights

Transfer

Accommodation

Meals (half board or all-inclusive)

Additional services (Exclusive)

Windsurfing course

Windsurfing equipment rental

Kitesurfing course

Kitesurfing material rental

Travel period

Prices

Travel price from 650 €

Windsurfing course from € 40,00 €

Windsurfing equipment rental from € 280,00 €

Kitesurfing course from € 60,00 €

Kitesurfing material rental from € 350,00 €

Accommodation
& Catering

You will be in the Sentido Palm Royal accommodated. The Sentido Palm Royal is an elegant, comfortable complex with a total of 445 accommodation units. Reception hall, free Wi-Fi, main restaurant with outdoor terrace, à-la-carte restaurants (Arabic, Italian, Greek), bars, stores, lifts are just some of the amenities. In addition, a swimming pool with sun terrace and pool bar await you in the spacious outdoor area. Sunbeds, towels and umbrellas are included at the pool and beach. You can choose between half board or all-inclusive.

Room types

All rooms at Sentido Palm Royal are between 41 and 45 square meters and offer everything you need to rest after wind, beach and surfboard. Whether you prefer a sea view, a beach view or a pool view: You choose, we book.

Superior room (DZ/DA/DZP/DAP)

Superior room with pool view (DZS/DAS)

Superior room with sea view (DZM/DAM)

Superior room near the beach (DMS/DMQ)

Club Room (DC/DAC)

Family room (FZ)

Catering

The Sentido Palm Royal offers a main restaurant and several à-la-carte restaurants with Arabic, Italian or Greek cuisine. You can choose between half board and all-inclusive.

Equipment

You can either bring your own equipment or let our partner Surfmotion provides you with the appropriate equipment for windsurfing or kitesurfing. On site there are some places to store your own kite and surf equipment. There are also separate areas for larger groups and events.

JP Sails and Boards

Sailloft sails

Neil Pryde sail

Destination
& Arrival

The Abu Soma peninsula in Egypt is a paradise for windsurfing and kitesurfing with its turquoise waters, warm temperatures and sufficient wind.

Interesting spots/trails

The sandbank on Abu Soma in Egypt is highlighted by its turquoise waters, from where you can jump directly onto your boards.

The entire spot is relatively large, so it has been divided into two areas (beginner, teaching area and the freeride area). Further subdivisions are of course also for kitesurfers and windsurfers, so that the risk of accidents is kept to a minimum. 

Travel options

From Austria/Germany you fly only about 4 hours to Hurghada. Abu Soma is located about 48 km south of Hurghada, on one of the most beautiful shallow water areas we know and love. Gernot will be happy to advise you!

 

Flights

further arrival possibility

Packing list

In addition to your bathing suit, you should take the following things for yourself:

ID card

Toilet bag

Any medication

waterproof sunscreen (at least SPF 30+)

airy clothes

Light sturdy shoes

Sun hat/cap

Beach (hand) towel

Program

When you arrive, the first thing to do is to fill in the registration form in the office. For guests who do not know the area, a briefing will be held.

The groups for the courses are already arranged in advance - therefore it is also very important to get a lot of information from you in advance, so that everything can be handled quickly and well on site and everyone gets on the board.

However, if for various reasons the group does not fit (weight, level, etc.), you can of course change the group.

For the kite courses there is a maximum of 2 students per instructor, for the windsurf courses there can be 4-5 students.

Possible sports at this destination

In the water:

Kitesurfing, wingsurfing, wingfoiling, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, diving, snorkeling (ORCA diving center in the hotel) 

Out of the water:

Playing beach volleyball (7 Bft KiteHouse), yoga, fitness/gym (at the hotel), jogging (in Soma Bay), playing golf (Cascades Golf Club), horseback riding (Jasmine Horse Stable).

Woman snorkeling with dolphins in Soma Bay

Other possible excursions that can be booked additionally:

  • Sunset Tour
  • Horse riding on the beach
  • Star tour in the desert
  • One or more day excursions to Cairo or Luxor
  • Dolphin tour
  • Massages in the hotel
Sign with writing massage

Tips & Info

The culture in Egypt is in some respects still very different from the European culture. Therefore, we give you some tips for your trip.

Travel time

The best time for wind and kite surfers is from March to November.

Two people walking on long jetty on the sea. Palm tree in foreground
Sauna in summer

Nudist bathing can lead to a heavy fine or even imprisonment. Therefore, use the spa area in the hotel. 

Man and woman in sauna

Price from 650 € p. person