Wind Surfing in Sharm el Sheikh
Want more fun? Try a wind surfing experience and enjoy the Red Sea surfing, with the wind in your hair and warm waters. If you like extreme sports then windsurfing is definitely for you. Surfing refers to a person or boat riding down a wave and thereby gathering speed from the downward movement. Most commonly, the term is used for a surface water sport in which the person surfing is carried along the face of a breaking ocean wave ( the surf ) standing on a surfboard. Windsurfing rely primarily on wind for power.
2-4 days Kite Surfing Beginners' Course: Sharm el-Sheikh
Join us for a kite surfing beginners' course, covering the International Kiteboarding Organization’s Levels I and II.
Starting at 08:00 for each day of the course, your group of up to 4 people will go through all of the key points in the IKO’s level I and II curriculum from level 1A to 2I.
Depending on how many hours of teaching you have chosen per day, the course can take from 2 to 4 days. All kiteboarders must show safe kite handling skills and good judgment before kiting on their own.
This course is aimed to get you to an independent level to practice alone, all while taking in the magnificent surroundings of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Each of the IKO levels covers specific skills and knowledge:
Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
Know hazards on a spot
Know the use of safety systems
Have basic flying skills
Launch and land the kite with an assistant
Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
Walk and change directions while flying the kite
Know the wind window
Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
In flight check of equipment and settings
Understand and use the international communication signals
Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)
Control the kite hooked into the harness
Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
Show full control of de-power systems in flight
Pull quick release and activate leash
Recover the bar and kite
Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
Water re-launch the kite
First body drag downwind
Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
Recover the kite and bar in the water
Upwind body drag to recover board
Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging
Know the power stroke for a water start
Know the safety rules and theory for water start
Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start
Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
Come to a controlled stop
Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
Know the right of way rules
Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions
Take on a whole new skill and learn to kiteboard on your own with this exciting and exhilarating course!
• All equipment
• Helmet and life jacket
• Certification fee and card
• Limited liability insurance
• Water shoes
• Water sunglasses
Sunglasses will need to have a floatable band, or there is a good chance you will lose them in the water. Glasses bands are 5 Euros each and shoes start from 10 Euros a pair. We also rent and sell water glasses.