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Marsa Alam Fanatic Windsurf & SUP Centre - Marsa Alam, Red Sea

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The Fanatic windsurfing centre in Marsa Alam, Egypt is upwind from the Hotel Shams Alam and is fully stocked with the latest windsurfing and SUP equipment.
 

Open  Year round.
 

Location
The centre is located upwind from the Hotel Shams Alam. The launching area is in a big shallow water lagoon, inside the bay there is flat water, with some swell outside, depending on the wind strength. The sailing spot has a constant side shore wind from the left.
 

Facilities
The centre has a large shop area, changing rooms, chill out areas and a separate outside seating area where you can watch the day’s action on the water in a relaxed atmosphere. The centre offers beach volleyball, diving, snorkelling, squash, quad biking, catamaran rental, trips to selected places, video clinics and a happy hour. WiFi is available at the centre.
 

Services
The centre offers full rental and instruction services for both adults and children with a wide choice of the latest Fanatic boards, North sails and VDWS rigs. Video analysis is available for advanced and unlimited lessons. There is a rescue boat on standby if needed. Accessories available include new ION wetsuits, life vests, North Sails boom, mast feet protectors and Vario harness lines.

For the days with less wind, SUP rental, lessons and excursions are available. This is the perfect chance to explore the surrounding reef belt. SUP boards are available (limited availability) to voucher clients at no extra charge on windless days. Yoga lessons are now available at the centre, with a fee payable locally.
Limited storage space is available for those with their own equipment at an additional charge. (This is required to be booked in advance to guarantee availability.)
 

Sports and Activities
Sports available at the centre are windsurfing, SUP and yoga. The centre provides SUP and yoga tuition.
 

Kit Range
Latest equipment from Fanatic & Duotone or North: Approx. 50 Fanatic Boards, 70 North Sails & VDWS Rigs (3, 0 m² - 8, 2 m²) + 5 SUP boards
Kids and youngster equipment: Available


Rental

WINDSURF RENTAL  1 Week
from
2 Weeks
from
Windsurf Rental £200 £325
Low season (Dec-Feb and Jul-Aug) £175 £290
Low season (Dec-Feb and Jul-Aug) 4 out of 7 days
£140
10 out of 14 days
£255
Kids up to 16 years  £100  £165
Storage (1 board 2 rigs) £55 £40
(Every additional
week)
Please Note: You may be required to pay a damage waiver fee, locally at the centre, or leave a credit card deposit against potential damage, before rental equipment can be taken.

Sportif recommend you take insurance to cover third party liability, as well as medical and general travel insurance, which is required as part of our terms and conditions of booking. However, your insurance may not provide cover for damage to equipment that is rented, so worth checking in advance of travel.

 Discounts Available:
       Double Usage:                             2nd person receives 80% discount on rental rate
                                                           (ie only pays +20% on standard rental rate).
       Combination of 2 Sports:                 70% discount on rental on 2nd sport equipment
                                                            (ie pay only +30% on standard rental rate).
       Rental & Instruction of 2 Sports:      10% discount on standard rental rate.
                                                            (rental kitesurfing & windsurfing, instruction - kitesurfing,
                                                             windsurfing, surfing, catamaran sailing).
       Board Only, Rig or Kite Only:           30% discount with storage included*.
                                                             Pay only 70% of complete standard rental rate.
                                                             (*At centres offering storage - the storage for 1 board, 1
                                                             kite, or 1 rig included in the price, subject to availability.)
        Family Specials:                            Windsurf Rental 1 adult + 1 child using same board
                                                             - child up to 16 years is Free of Charge
        Kids & Youngsters:                         50% discount on rental rates 
                                                             (Valid for kids & youngsters up to 16 years.)

Tuition

Windsurfing Tuition

Starter & Refresher, Kids, Advanced & Private/Semi Private.
Choose from Refresher Windsurfing Training, Advanced Training (held in small groups), Semi-Private or Private Training. Group lessons are maximum 6 persons. If there is only 1 person in a group less the time will be reduced but you will receive one to one instruction for the same rate! The content on the lesson can be requested in advance - such as beach start, stance, planing, harness & foot straps, gybing & freestyle manoeuvres.
*Advanced & Private & Semi Private training does not include equipment.

 

WINDSURF INSTRUCTION 2hrs
from
4hrs
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6hrs
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10hrs
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Beginners Course INC Equipment £55
Taster
£110
Intro
£145
Basic
£210
Intensive
Intermediate/ Advanced lessons with board rental  £90 £145 £185 1 hr private
£65
Intermediate/ Advanced lessons without board rental £75 £130 £165 1 hr private
 £45

Internation Windsurfing Certification £40

SUP

SUP RENTAL 1hrs
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5hrs
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10hrs
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Day
from
SUP Rental
£10 £30 £45 £30

 

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

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Great Reasons to go to Marsa Alam, Red Sea

Best Time: March to November.
Launch: Sandy beach with shallow training area with some coral heads. Shoes recommended.
Wind Direction: Cross shore
from the left.
Wind Type: Thermal. Strongest early in the day.
Shorebreak: Slight to none.
Water Conditions: Flat water inside bay. Ideal for training.
Slight to rolling swell outside bay.
Suitability: All levels.
  • Suitability for all levels.
  • Purpose build, spacious windsurf centre.
  • Clean consistent winds, perfect slalom area.
  • Open all year round.
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling.
  • Good choice for non sailing friends and family.
  • Stunning, natural lanscape in protected, national Wadi Gimal Park.

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