World Reviewer rating

Worth a detour
Rating 1.5 (200 votes)

Windsurfing Dahab

Listed under Windsurfing in Egypt.

Photo of Windsurfing Dahab
Photo by flickr user Steve & Jemma Copley
Pin It

Sheltered lagoon and open sea sailing are on offer here. The wind is strongest during the summer months but it is generally a good destination for all year round wind and warm water. Perfect conditions for improving your windsurfing and the light winds of the afternoon make it a great place to learn to windsurf. The beach is packed with windsurfing centres but the best is the Neilson Centre – loads of equipment, nice rooms and good food.

Written by  John Hibbard.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

Windsurfing is predominately undertaken on a non-competitive basis.

Initial lessons can be taken with a Windsurfing School, which exist in reasonable numbers in most countries. With coaching and favorable conditions, the basic skills of sailing, steering, and turning included the tricks and style can be learned within a few hours.But,where is the best place for wind surfing?

1 Reply

Here's our list of the best places in the world to windsurf that have been suggested to us so far: <a href="">World's Best Windsurfing</a>


Dahab has warm water and good wind all year round. It has some of the best wind in the regions closest to Europe so has become a popular windsurfing destination for European surfers. The water is shallow and flat, with a sandy bottom and the natural temperature differences that occur in the desert at night ensure the winds are fairly consistent.

An area located behind the spit has the strongest winds and is ideal for speed sailors and a nearby small bay is perfect for freestyle windsurfing.

There are windsurfing instruction facilities located at Dahab, and locations suitable for windsurfing of all standards. Dahab is also known for its reef diving.

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

Similar Experiences

  • Windsurfing on Vassiliki

    One of the original summer time windsurfing hotspots in Greece Vassiliki still remains a must visit location both for it’s wind…

  • Windsurfing Margaret River

    A world class wave, not for the first timer. Sharp reef and assertive locals. Give respect and you’ll get respect is the motto …

  • Windsurfing Empuriabrava

    At the foot of the Pyrenees, Empuriabrava is one of the largest marinas in Europe. Having hosted several Windsurfing Champions…

Nearby Experiences

  • Mount Sinai

    Mt. Sinai, also called Mt. Horeb and Jebel Musa, the ‘Mountain of Moses’ is a much visited pilgrimage destination which include…

  • Saint Catherine’s Monastery

    St. Catherine’s Monastery is remarkable not only for being the oldest Christian monastery still in use for its original purpose…

  • Saint Catherine Monastery Region

    The Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine stands at the foot of Mount Horeb where, the Old Testament records, Moses received the T…

Related links

Contribute to this page