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Windsurfing in Dahab in Egypt

The famous windsurfing Mecca of the Red Sea

Windsurfing in Dahab
Windsurfing in Dahab

Dahab is the only location in the world with such a diversity of conditions favouring windsurfing. Here you will find everything you need for your perfect holiday with 300 windy days a year, 2 windsurfing centres, 3 windsurfing areas, the latest equipment, professional courses, and helpful staff for unlimited action on the water. Dahab's lagoon is perfect for beginners to learn. Due to the fact that this area lies in the wind tunnel of the Aqaba gulf, there is a strong wind all year round which can't be said about other areas of the Red Sea. Perfect for both for beginners and advanced surfers is Old Dahab (Masbat) with its Lagoon of Dahab-City.

As to the weather and wind, March–October have up to 28 steady wind days with more than 4 hours of sailing wind, especially before noon. The strongest wind blows during the winter season, but it comes in waves 4/7 (4 windy days, then 3 days no wind).

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What is the reason behind Dahab's popularity as a windsurfing destination?

Dahab is considered to be an unbeatable location for windsurfing in both Egypt and the world. Its exceptional conditions, two centers for windsurfing, three windsurfing areas, modern equipment, expert training, and friendly staff make it the perfect place for windsurfing enthusiasts. The shallow waters of Dahab's lagoon are particularly favorable for beginner windsurfers. With 300 windy days each year, Dahab is an ideal location for windsurfing all year round. Show more

Which spot in Dahab is ideal for beginners to try windsurfing?

Dahab's lagoon, situated in Dahab-City, provides an excellent spot for inexperienced windsurfers to learn as it has flat and shallow waters, guaranteeing complete safety. Dahab is equipped with three watersports areas suiting the needs of beginners, intermediates, and advanced windsurfers. Advanced and intermediate windsurfers will enjoy faster speeds at the lagoon in Old Dahab (Masbat). The windiest area is in the North Lagoon, perfectly designed for advanced windsurfers. Show more

When is the best time to travel to Dahab if you’re into windsurfing?

Windsurfing enthusiasts are welcome in Dahab all year round, with a high wind probability throughout the year. To experience strong, steady winds, it is advisable to visit Dahab between March and October, when you can expect up to 28 days of consistent wind around midday, accompanied by temperatures of 25°C. The strongest winds blow from November to February, but with 4 windy days alternated by 3 calm days, visitors with a diverse range of interests will find something to suit them here. Show more

What’s the weather and wind like in Dahab during the high season?

The optimal time to windsurf in Dahab is during the high season, between March and October. During this period, the wind and climate conditions are perfect for windsurfing, with steady winds and a temperature of 25°C, providing windsurfers with idyllic sailing conditions. Apart from windsurfing, visitors can explore the picturesque desert, plunge into Dahab's crystal-clear waters for snorkeling or scuba diving, or try another watersport like kitesurfing, while basking in the warm sunshine. Show more

Are there other water sports activities available besides windsurfing in Dahab?

Exploring Dahab is a joy for any water sports enthusiast, with a wide range of activities other than windsurfing – like snorkeling, scuba diving, and free diving. The waters around Dahab have an exceptional underwater visibility of up to 50 meters. Amidst these waters, kitesurfing is another popular activity. Additionally, visitors can embrace a luxurious, relaxing holiday, lounging under the sun, practicing yoga, and admiring the fantastic desert landscape offered by several centers. Show more

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