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Safaga 16-23 May 2019

Run By : Simon Winkley Windsurf Clinics

The 2019 Simon Winkley Pro Coaching week to Safaga, Egypt, in the beautiful clear waters of the Red Sea with flat water and launching right in front of the centre. This will be an incredible week of intermediate to early-advanced coaching with typically strong cross-shore wind in a stunning windsurfing location. That means a focus on real-world core skills to include getting up to speed, harness and footstraps, tacks, gybes, carving skills, confidence-boosting and more. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Course details
Simon will be making use of simulators and shore-based learning to support the on-water sessions where the good stuff happens. Coaching includes use of GoPros with both Flymount mast/boom mounts and head mounts, video coaching and DSLR bursts to help to look closely at your technique. Expect to work as hard as you like on the water and to enjoy relaxing at all other times with fun, chilled evening socials.

The course content will be tailored to suit the ability of the group/individual but generally covers:

• Kit setup and tuning
• Harness, footstraps, getting going, planing & speed control
• Beach starts and water starts including variations
• Faster tacks, heli-tacks
• Non-planing gybes and carve gybes plus variants
• More advanced carving skills
• Simple, fun freestyle (to support other core moves)
• Confidence building at every turn!

Typical Course Level
Intermediate to early-advanced
To really benefit from this clinic you should be at least at the level of early beach starts and use of harness. At the higher end, even if you’re waterstarting, blasting and developing carve gybes then there will be loads of improvements that Simon can help you with as well as new ideas and moves to try.

The Conditions

Safaga is an ideal windsurf clinic location for all levels. The windsurf centre is directly on the beach in front of the hotel where you will be staying. The beach section in front of the center is located on a headland so that you can launch easily and directly from the center. The wind blows side-side off from the left until 11am and then turns side shore around 11am. This varied spot offers ideal slalom, freeride and freestyle conditions.

Tuition takes place in the shallow water area in the lagoon, offering ideal conditions for improving your skills. The water is very flat here with less strong wind conditions, so ideal for practising technique and water starts. In the main windsurfing area just offshore, with slalom to chop conditions.




Simon Winkley Windsurf Camp:  Safaga, Red Sea

Intermediates to Early Advanced  16-23 May 2019

- 5 days Simon Winkley windsurfing clinic
- Top tips on equipment and rigging
- Video coaching / photo shoots
- 1 week windsurfing equipment rental (Fanatic)
- 7 nights All Inclusive at the Shams Safaga Resort
- Return flights from London Gatwick UK*
- Round trip airport transfers and assistance in Lanzarote.

Prices From
Flight Inclusive from £1,395pp sharing a twin Bungalow room (2 persons maximum).
Flight Inclusive from £1,475pp in a twin Bungalow room on single occupancy basis.

Additional to above:
Equipment damage insurance - payable locally at the centre on arrival.
Non windsurfing friend/ partner - price reduction on application.
For those travelling from outside of the UK - please contact us for a package price.

To book - call us on +44 (0)1273 844919 or email below.

Limited places. International bookings and Non clinic friends and partners welcome.

Please note: The above is a price guide only. A surcharge may be applicable, depending on the choice of airline, airport, seats and baggage requested at the time of booking.

The Accommodation
The group will be staying at the Shams Safaga Resort. This All Inclusive 3* Hotel is location directly on the beach and a few minutes walk to the windsurf centre and launch. The hotel has  346 rooms and bungalow, ensuite bathroom,  air conditioning, a satellite TV, international telephone and mini fridge. It is approximately 45 minute drive south of Hurghada airport, 7km north of Safaga with 750m long private sandy beach, with zoned windsurfing, swimming and kitesurfing areas. More > 

Safaga offers a range of watersports and other activities such stand up paddle boarding, kitesurfing (in a different area), boat and snorkelling trips to Toubia Island, beach volleyball, scuba diving, plus a sociable area at the centre with a welcome weekly drink social.

Travel Details

Airport: London Gatwick/Hurghada (regional flights available*)
The group meet at London Gatwick and travel together as follows:
Depart 16 May 2019 12:55pm / Arrive 19:15pm
Depart 23 May 2019 20:15pm / Arrive 00:50am (24 May)

Transfer: approximately 45 minutes from airport to hotel.

*Regional flights are available which may include a surcharge.

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

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






Great Reasons to go to Safaga, Red Sea

Best Time: Spring and Autumn.
Launch: Sandy beach running
into shallow training area with
some coral heads.
Wind Direction: Cross shore from
left in morning. Swing cross shore
in the afternoon.
Wind Type: Thermal, strongest
early in day.
Shorebreak: Slight.
Water Conditions: Flat water with
windchop. Flat water training area
& beginner's lagoon.
Suitability: All levels.
  • Good year round
    conditions for all sports.
  • Best wind June - Sept.
  • Windsurfing, kitesurfing
    & diving.
  • Great beginners
    learning area.
  • Excursions to Toubia
    Island for experienced riders.
  • Most popular board size
    100 - 130 L.
  • Most popular sail size
    5.8 - 6.9 M.

Weather Information

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