Join us on this epic week of cruising on a luxury boat through the Red Sea. You’ll be kitesurfing in insanely perfect conditions, taking your skills to the next level with two legends of freestyle, and getting to hang out with likeminded people on the ultimate kitesurfing boat… It’s freestyle heaven.
For kitesurfing perfection nowhere beats Egypt. Crystal clear water, 100% dependable wind, and hundreds of uncrowded and perfect beaches and sandbars. It doesn’t get any better.
It’s pretty flat, so strapless freestyle is possible, but no waves.
For this clinic we have lined up two legendary freestyle riders, with multiple world champion Youri Zoon and podium regular Victor Hays guaranteed to use their years of knowledge to improve your riding. Geared towards intermediate to advanced riders, Youri and Victor are exceptionally experienced coaches and can help you with everything from working on your boosting skills through to nailing down your handle pass technique…
Then, at the end of the day, you head for the deck, crack a beer, and reflect on what you’ve achieved on another day in this kitesurfing nirvana!
French rider Victor Hays has dedicated his life to kitesurfing and competed for many years on the world tour, spending plenty of time on the podium. He has spent many seasons in Brazil as well as riding throughout Europe. With a reputation as one of the best coaches in the business as well as being a fun guy to hang out with, he’s guaranteed to improve your riding and keep you smiling!
Youri needs no introduction to anyone familiar with the world of kitesurfing! He has been world champion and can also take the credit for introducing several new tricks to the sport and helping to take it to the level that it is at today. A true legend. Now he is passing this experience on to other riders and he gives you the chance to benefit from his vast knowledge and unique understanding of kitesurfing.
After being welcomed at Hurghada airport you will be transferred to the boat, moored just five minutes away at Hurghada’s new marina. On the boat you can check out your cabin and then you’ll meet Youri and Victor and the rest of the kiters on the trip, have dinner on the boat, maybe a drink in the marina, and then a good night’s sleep ready for the week ahead!
On the first day we have one main plan: get on the water! We head to Abu Mungar which is the closest spot to Hurghada Marina. It is a legendary spot with crystal clear flat water and a sand bank at low tide that provides some insanely flat freestyle conditions to get you in the groove for the week ahead. You’ll also have a chance to ride with Youri and Victor and get to see how the pros do it!
After breakfast you’ll spend some time on the boat with Youri and Victor going over the plan for the week. They will also have a talk with you individually to find out more about what you would like to achieve over the course of the week. We will then head to Tawila Island, one of the best spots in the Red Sea with a huge crystal clear lagoon and perfect shallow water for freestyle and your week of kiting heaven begins! You’ll have sessions with the coaches in the morning and afternoon to work on your goals for the week, and later in the day you may want to see if you can jump the sandbar! In the evening, while the dinner is being prepared, you can review the photos from the day as you enjoy a beer on deck.
Having moored at Tawila overnight you can get up for the dawn session at 6am if you want: there will be wind! Or you can just rest in the cabin… Then, after breakfast, you’ll be back on the water for sessions with Youri and Victor – maybe your first goal of the week will be completed by then end of the day?! This really is the ultimate arena to take your freestyle riding to the next level – butter flat twin tip perfection… After a full day of kiting perfection the anchor comes up and we make our way to the next spot: Geisum.
We will spend the full day in Geisum (again, we can kite from early in the morning). This spot is famous for dolphins so there is a good chance that we will have some company for the day! There will be water-based sessions with the Youri and Victor (over the week you will also have several ‘boat-based’ sessions where the coaches will break down certain moves or talk about specific elements of kitesurfing, such as setting up your gear correctly for your riding style). If you’d like you can also then take kayaks and snorkeling gear and go and explore the local area, checking out some of the amazing sea life under the surface.
This is downwinder day and – before breakfast – we will start a 10km downwind ride to our next spot! The boat and our rescue team will follow us with Youri and Victor giving you tips and help the whole way…. The downwinder will start with flat water, and we’ll then head outside to catch some waves and kickers and it’s time to try some big carves! We’ll finish the day’s session back on Geisum. This is a great chance to explore the lagoons you missed last time and we’ll spend the night there. With no light pollution the sky is just incredible and you can lie back on deck and take it all in while the chef cooks up dinner with some freshly landed fish…
It’s time to make the most of your last day and to kite as hard as you can and make sure you have reached your goals and ticked some more moves off your ‘trick list’! Youri and Victor will push you to your limit and then you can enjoy your final lunch on the boat before – salty and satisfied! – we return to Hurghada where we can head out to the marina and then the beach nightclubs before one final night on the boat.
Depending on your flight time we can either get you to some of the local beaches for a final session, or you can just chill at a nearby beach and reflect on the epic week you’ve had and the new tricks you’ve got dialed to show to your mates when you get back to your local spot!
There are some classic spots close to where the boat is moored that you can ride before or after we head out on the boat.
This world renowned spot has some of the clearest water you will have ever ridden as well as shallow lagoons and sandbars to boost over!
Perfect for freestyle and famous for dolphins, another picture-perfect backdrop to help you take your riding to the next level.
Places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment!