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Surfing in Soma Bay

The super surf spot Soma Bay in Egypt at the Red Sea

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General info

Thanks to the early wind, the wind yield in Soma Bay optimal all year round. Surfing in Soma Bay on Egypt is therefore wonderful. The coveted surf spot is made for kiters, because the water is like smoothly ironed and the shallow water area can be super used especially by beginners.

At the Red Sea you have all possibilities to learn windsurfing and kitesurfing from scratch. Our surf trip in Soma Bay offers you different surf courses and a lot of adventure and fun. The super surf spot and the panorama at the Red Sea make the surf rounds on the water even more eventful.

Travel period

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022

Seasons

Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter

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

From Austria/Germany you fly only about 4 hours to Hurghada - about 45 km south is Soma Bay. RETTER Sports will gladly take over the planning of your trip including booking your flight and transfer to the hotel.

Included services

Flights
Transfer
Accommodation
Half board

Additional services (exclusive)

Wingsurf course: private beginner to advanced course: € 99 (1h) - € 249,00 (3h)
Wingsurfing equipment rental: 1 week € 427
Kitesurfing course: beginner to advanced course:€ 320 (6-8h) - € 709 (12-16h)
Kitesurfing equipment rental: 1 week € 319

Prices

Travel price from € 570

Accommodation
& Catering

On this surf trip to Soma Bay, you'll be staying at The Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge.

The resort offers 173 rooms on 3 floors, accessible by elevator. The reception in the reception area is manned around the clock. Facilities at the resort include a checkroom, a baggage storage service, a safe, a currency exchange service and an ATM. WLAN is available in the accommodation free of charge. The resort offers a range of amenities suitable for disabled guests.

In addition, there is a spa area in the hotel and evening entertainment including live bands are also offered.

Room types

Double room with sea view
Double room for single use
Double room Economy Run of the House
Eco. Double room for single use Run of the House

Catering

As catering, you can book half board. This means that you will be provided with breakfast, dinner and free drinking water throughout the day.

Guests are given metal bottles at check-in, which they can fill with still or sparkling water at the bars, restaurant and 7 Bft KiteHouse free of charge.

Equipment

At the surf station "Bft Kitehouse" you can borrow everything. Starting from the surf suit, shoes, helmet, life jacket to the complete equipment for kiters: kite/bar/board or of course for windsurfers a JP board/sail/trapeze. However, the following should be noted: A license (VDWS Level 4, IKO Level 3 or comparable) is required for rental. If you don't have a license, a "Level Check-Up" can be done on site. This costs € 60 and includes a one-hour supervision and assessment by the instructor, rental equipment and the VDWS or optional IKO license. By the way, the rental equipment is not insured outside the courses, which is why we advise everyone to take out insurance. This can be concluded on site. The equipment becomes cheaper the more consecutive days it is used. It is also possible to rent equipment for half a day (4 hours). The use of the compressed air filling system is of course included.

Destination
& Arrival

Kitesurfing in Soma Bay

Interesting spots/trails

In Egypt, there is hardly any precipitation throughout the year. In summer, it can get up to 35 °C hot, with the nights cooling down considerably. The best time for surfing is in winter. Here there is enough wind and the temperatures remind of our spring. All beaches in El Gouna are perfect for wind and kite surfers.

At the northern end of the bay, the wind always comes offshore, so there is particularly smooth water there. However, thanks to the standing area and some rescue boats, one is always safe on the water. However, if this is beyond anyone's skill level, you will find a place on the western shore of the bay in Abu Soma a large standing area and wind from side to sideoff.

Packing list

Besides your bathing suit, you should take the following things for yourself:

ID card
Toilet bag
Any medication
Nicer airy clothes for going out
Warmer clothes for the evening, as it can get very chilly in the desert at night
Light sturdy shoes

Program

Surfing is not the only thing on the agenda here. In Soma Bay you can experience many other adventures besides the surf sessions.

Surfing

When you arrive, you must first register - if you are at this great surf spot for the first time, you will of course receive a briefing so that you can find your way around. For the courses, the groups are divided in advance. If the group does not fit, you can of course change.

Since the safety of all is paramount, the spot is divided into a training and free ride area. Beginners can try their first kites undisturbed and professionals can let their energy run free. Should any difficulties arise, however, the "rescue boats" are immediately on hand. The 7 Bft Kitehouse staff is constantly doing training and refresher courses to ensure 100% safety.

All kite courses are VDWS certified and can be conducted in German, English, Italian or Arabic.

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Possible sports at this destination

In the water:

Kitesurfing, windsurfing, 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).

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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

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Contact

We are happy to advise you and plan your surf trip to Egypt. Especially Gernot is the specialist for Egypt!
from 570€ p. person

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