KITESURF CENTRE (MERCURE), HURGHADA
Planet Kitesurf Holidays and proud to be the UK's exclusive agent for this new kitesurf school in Hurghada, located right on site of the 4* Mecure Hurghada. If we have booked you into the 5* Deluxe Oberoi Sal Hasheesh it is just a 10-15 mins taxi ride to the centre or a free transfer is included with pre-booked courses.
The kitesurf location here is ideally for beginner through to advanced freeride, with perfect flat water conditions based around the stunning Magawish Islands. For free ride kitesurfers you can launch and kite straight out to the Islands, students will be taken by boat to the sand bars for training. For improvers we offer a boat shuttle out to the islands backed up with supervision, this is a perfect location to learn to kitesurf or practice post training. For safety there is a Walkie Talkie radio for each guest, which has proven to be a very effective rescue system (included in a pre-booked storage & safety package).
All SUP boards are complimentary for pre booked rental guests for use on an hourly basis. As a special service they will offer SUP trips to the islands when the wind is light.
This Kitesurf school will stock the newest Cabrinha Kites and Boards each year with a massive stock for unlimited availability of sizes for renting. The large shaded area for the kite guests has a compressor, fresh water and enclosed storage boxes. The centre offers launching and landing assistance as well as a rescue service.
THE WIND AND WEATHER IN HURGHADA
Sunny and Windy! That’s how easy it is to describe the weather in Hurghada. Temperatures range from 23°C during the winter to 38 degrees in July as we come into the summer months. The water temperature is nice throughout the year with 22°C in the winter and up to 28°C in the summer. Leave your rain clothes at home, you will have no use for them here! Rain in this area is very rare and it might rain for a few minutes one or two times per year.
The wind in the Red Sea is powered by the differing temperatures between the land and sea. It blows most of the year around averaging from Force 4-7Bft. (75 % of the year); we recommended March to Novemeber for ideal conditions. In Hurghada this is accelerated by the mountain formations along the Red Sea and boosted additionally by Giftun Island located offshore. It will generally pick up during the day often starting early and sometimes blowing all day. At Mercure the wind normally blows slightly side off shore in the morning with a change to side shore at noon.
Planet Kitesurf Holidays only work with the best and most professional fully licensed and insured kitesurf centres around the world. Our priority is always your safety and security. When booking on a Planet Travel holiday we are always on hand, both before and during your holiday, to ensure you get the best service possible.
We always recommend semi private instruction (maximum 2 students per instructor) to ensure a minimum level of attention and safety. Although this can be more expensive than group instruction, we feel it is far better value, as you will progress more quickly and safely.
Kitesurf rental does not include insurance should you damage the equipment; this can be purchased directly at most of the centres at a cost of approximately Euro 25-30 per week (highly recommended). When renting kitesurf equipment it is a pre-requisite you are of a reasonable level to handle the equipment as an independent kitesurfer at a safe level without the need for otherwise unnecessary rescue. Should the centre feel you are not at the correct level they reserve the right to swap out some, or all of, the rental for instruction to a similar value.
There is a wide range of instruction and rental options available at our kitesurf centres such as private instruction and multi sport rental (SUP, Windsurf & Kitesurf combinations). As part of your holiday package we will advice on the most appropriate and best value package.
We highly recommend pre-booking any essential services (especially kitesurf beginner instruction) to ensure availability in resort, especially in high season periods. Pre-booked services are generally around 10-15% cheaper when pre-booked.
Pre Booked Sports Services
One Weeks Kitesurfing Storage & Rescue Cover (min IKO Level III)£67
Two Weeks Kitesurfing Storage & Rescue Cover (min IKO Level III)£114
Kitesurf Beginner Course. Theory, beach work, body drag and on the board. Semi Private (Maximum 2 students per instructor)£200
2 Hour Private Kitesurfing Instruction£76
Kitesurf Improver Course. Get Up and Riding£162
Two Weeks Kitesurf Rental (IKO Level III Only / upwind sailing ONLY)£429
One Week Kitesurf Rental (IKO Level III Only / upwind sailing ONLY)£276
Sport centre prices are as a guide, prices can change depending on the season and exchange rates. When pre booking with Planet you normally receive around a 10% discount on direct local prices. More importantly, you MUST pre book any essential sport services at the time of booking to ensure availability. Please be sure to ask us about this during the booking process.