Kite surfing is a growing sport in the Red Sea region, where the wind and water conditions are almost perfect year-round, offering tranquil shallows just offshore. You must take a tutorial in order to learn how to kite surf. Prices for an introductory course are around €120; it helps to have some windsurfing experience, but these are very different sports.
Colona Watersports. This is the leading kite-surfing training center in Hurghada, with introductory courses for beginners and equipment rental for experienced riders (full day €80, half day €55). Magawish Resort, Youssif Alifi Rd., Old Vic Village, Hurghada, Red Sea, 84511. 010/344–1810. www.colonawatersports.com.