Camel Beach (Kite Village)

Continent
Africa
Country
Egypt
Next Big City
Marsa Alam
Next Town
Hamata
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Beautiful turquoises water. Big shallow area with sandy bottom. During summer the low tide is very shallow. Excellent place for beginners. Closer to the mangrooves you will find few, flat rocks. A reef protects the lagoon and can be very shallow if the water level is very low. Several areas before the reef with algues, but no problem for riding. Outside the reef are two islands, fun trip to ride there, but do not step on the island, it is military zone. Be careful with boats, do not ride close to them, since they host divers who will be in the water.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Lots of space with helpful beach boys to start and land your kite. Launch and land your kite standing in the water.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Trade
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, NW, NNW

The windiest place in Egypt. Good winds throughout the year. Strongest winds in November, March and May. In the morning the wind is sideoffshore and gustier, getting less in the afternoon and steadier. Closer to shore pretty gusty, further outside smoother.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Closest airport is Marsa Alam. More airlines fly to Hurghada, which is about 5-6 hrs drive away. Few hotels in the area including a basic camp just across the street.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Other

Few rules have to be followed: lay out your lines downwind. Starting and landing the kite always standing in the water. Walk upwind in the water, not on the beach. Downwind of the yellow buoy (further south) for instructions only. Do not kite in the mangrooves north of the center. There are few buoys marking the natural reserve.

Nightlife

No nightlife.