Bawaki

Continent
Africa
Country
Egypt
Next Big City
Taba, Sharm el Sheik
Next Town
Nuweiba
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The water is crystal clear, turquoise, relative warm with absolutely no reefs or any other obstacles. The tide is about 90 cm with no influence on the surfing conditions. Practically no or small shore waves. The water is generally flat to gentle chops. It's a dream for beginners. You can stand in the water as far as 150 m from shore. There is a reef and you can definitely get some nice cuts.

Beach

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

Sandy beach.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE

The wind is most of the time sideonshore to sideshore, good for surfing all the year around (60-80 %). 4 Bft or better is almost a certainty during September and October. Generally every morning there is a steady wind 10-14 knots and during the afternoon gets stronger and somehow gusty.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Bawaki is in the Sinai Peninsula on the gulf of Aqaba, between Dahab and Taba, 18km north of Nuweiba and about 160 km north of Sharm el Sheik. Approximately 5 hours drive from Cairo. From Aqaba (Jordan), by ferry to Nuweiba is approximately 90 minutes. If you're coming by land from Eilat (Israel), Bawaki is 50 km south of the border. Taba (40 km), Sharm el Sheik (about 150 km).

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No information