Surfing holiday in Egypt, Turkey and Germany
Dahab means "gold" in Arabic. The conditions for surfing fans are also golden. Those in the know regard the region is as an insider tip for surfers and kite surfers. Due to the thermals caused by the nearby mountains, at least a force 4 wind blows around the lagoon on about 300 days a year. This guarantees ideal conditions for a surfing holiday.
The prevailing north wind blow offshore to side shore and is therefore great for slalom and freestyle windsurfing. In just short of five minutes, you can surf to a wave spot with swells that are 2-3 metres high. And in the lagoon you can find the ideal conditions for kite surfing. Advanced kiters can enter the water here from a starting ramp. Beginners can make their first attempts in a protected bay in shallow water they can stand in.
The surfing station from Harry Nass is directly located at the beach of the Iberotel Dahabeya.
Whether it is shallow water or waves you want, any wind, all types of surfers get their money's worth here. Hurghada has been long established as a surfing Mecca, and Makadi Bay is very popular among wind surfers.
The local surfing station is located on the speed strip. Wind is not blocked by hotel buildings. There is a 600 metres wide practice area directly in front of the surfing centre, which is bordered by two coral reefs thereby preventing anyone from being carried out to sea. On the windward side you can safely have your first attempts at kite or windsurfing. The open sea starts outside this 2x2 kilometre Makadi Bay where experienced wave riders can get their money's worth in wind waves and swells up to 2.5 metres.
These Iberotel surfing hotels in Makadi Bay are located in close proximity to the surfing station Surfmotion:
Iberotel Makadi Beach
Iberotel Makadi Oasis Club
Iberotel Makadi Oasis Resort
Iberotel Saraya Palms
Iberotel Saraya Resort
Marsa Alam/Madinat Coraya
Marsa Alam is still relatively untouched and located close to the Wadi El-Gemal national park. Almost the entire stretch of coast is surrounded by a belt reef, however there is an opening in front of the local surfing station. A shallow water lagoon provides the ideal conditions for novices, because the reef on the windward side can be easily recognised and avoided. Outside the lagoon, the sea can becomes choppy and sometimes considerable swell builds up. In Marsa Alam, the north wind blows maily side shore from the left. Due to the proximity to the national park, kite surfing is not available and is also not permitted for private kiters.
These Iberotel surfing hotels in Makadi Bay are located in the immediate vicinity of the local surfing station:
Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort
Iberotel Lamaya Resort
Iberotel Samaya Resort
The Turkish Aegean is captivating not only because of the beautiful sandy beaches and cultural sights, but also because of its attraction to windsurfers. The most constant wind in Europe - the Meltemi - blows here during the summer months. The beach at Sarigerme is protected by the curving bay, and provides ideal conditions for windsurfing, above all for novices and children.
The Iberotel surfing is located close to the surfing station fit for sail as well as the kite surfing centre Sarigerme Kitecenter:
Iberotel Sarigerme Park
Windsurfing enthusiasts will also get their moneys worth on the Turkish Riviera. There is a surfing station directly front of the hotel that offers surfing courses for all ages. After succesfully completing a course, you will receive the VDWS license with which you can rent equipment, depending on the level you achieve, from the local station but also internationally:
Iberotel Palm Garden
Baltic Sea Resort Boltenhagen
The Mecklenburg Baltic Sea coast is becoming more and more popular with windsurfers and kite surfers because thereof the optimum conditions year round. The Weiße Wiek holiday resort in the Boltenhagen Baltic Sea resort is the ideal starting point for action-packed surfing trips on the Baltic Sea for experienced surfers..
No so experienced casual surfers, who do not want just to look on, can take part in kite surfing and windsurfing courses about 12 kilometres away in Gramkow in the Wohlenberg Wiek or rent equipment there (a VDWS license is necessary). An extensive area of knee-deep water in the bay makes the initial attempts much easier.
This Iberotel surfing hotel is located about 12 kilometres away from the Knopf surfing station:
Fleesensee/Mecklenburg Lake District
Fleesensee, which has water you can stand in up to about 300 metres from the coast, is an ideal area for windsurfers. There is enough wind and waves here to have all the fun in the world, but they are more predictable than on the open sea. If there is a fresh breeze, then kite surfers can also start here from the beach or the knee-deep water. Of course windsurfing can be learned locally in one of many courses.
This Iberotel surfing hotel is located close to the Wassersportbasis Fleesensee: