FAQ's

Wind:

Q: How will the wind be during my holiday?
A: Please take a look at our [Wind & Weather] page on this site. It will give you a wind statistic of the last years. Furthermore you can check www.windguru.cz and www.windfinder.com to get informations about the current conditions.

Windsurf-rentals:

Q: May I change my fix-board or sail according to the wind condition?
A: You can use all other non-reserved boards in your category (either freeride or high-tech). While renting high-tech equipment you may choose from both categories. Our sails are accessible for all our guests alike, meaning you are free to choose your sail at your own discretion.

Q: Rental equipment for the use of 2 person - is it possible?
A: Partner pool is our solution. Here you get the possibility to share an equipment rental with 2 users. It can be always only one on the water. Ideal for young families when a part has to take care of children.

Q: What is included in the windsurf rental price?
A: Rigg, board and vario harness lines.

Q: Is insurance included in the rental price?
A: We do not offer an insurance for the windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment! We recommend the SafetyTool from VDWS at our station -> http://www.safetytool.de/VS11816.

Windsurfing in general:

Q: What else do i need for windsurfing?
A: Harness: if you have one, bring it. Otherwise you can rent a waist- or seatharness at the ProCenter.
Wetsuit (recommendation): from April – October: Shorty or Lycra and shorts; from November – March: Long John. We rent out Shortys at the Procenter.
Shoes: If you like to ride with shoes, you can bring your own or you can rent some for a small fee - however they are not really necessary at our spot.
We do advise sunglasses and sunscreen though!

Q: What is beach-use and how is the procedure?
A: To keep our spots in Marsa Alam und Hurghada alive, there's set a Beach-use fee for each kiter or windsurfer!
This is a so-called Surfpass respectively Kitepass.

Kitesurf-rentals:

Q: Do I require a kite license to rent kiteequipment?
A: Yes. We only rent out to VDWS- or IKO-License holders. 
Hurghada: at least Level 3, Hightec equipment Level 5.
Marsa Alam - Kite lagoon: at least Level 3, Hightec equipment Level 5.
Marsa Alam - Spot directly at the Center: at least Level 5.

Q: What can i do, if a don't have a license?
A: You can book a supervision locally. In the supervision you will proof your skills to our instructor, so that he can confirm your level.
Of course you can also acquire the VDWS license at our station.

Q: Rental equipment for the use of 2 person - is it possible?
A: Partner pool is our solution. Here you get the possibility to share an equipment rental with 2 users. It can be always only one on the water. Ideal for young families when a part has to take care of children. 

Q: What is included in the kitesurf rental price?
A: Kite, board, bar and leach.

Q: Is insurance included in the rental price?
A: We do not offer an insurance for the windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment! We recommend the SafetyTool from VDWS at our station -> http://www.safetytool.de/VS11816.

Kitesurfing in general:

Q: Which kite sizes should I bring with me?
A: You will mostly need 12 and 14m2. If you have more kites you should take them as well. Like this you are ready for all wind conditions.

Q: Do I need shoes for kitsurfing?
A: We advise our kite guests to use shoes, but a lot of kiters ride with out shoes at our spot. We rent shoes for a small fee as well.

Q: What else should I bring with me for kitesurfing?
A: Harness: if you have one, bring it. Otherwise you can rent one at the ProCenter.
Wetsuit (recommendation): from April – October: Shorty or Lycra and shorts; from November – March: Long John. You can rent Shortys at the Procenter.
We do advise sunglasses and sunscreen though.

Q: What is beach-use and how is the procedure?
A: To keep our spots in Marsa Alam und Hurghada alive, there's set a Beach-use fee for each kiter or windsurfer!
This is a so-called Surfpass respectively Kitepass.

Travel Infos:

Q: How do I get my visa, if it’s not included in my travel costs?
A: Directly in the airports' arrival hall on the left side you will find counters, where you can buy your visa. The price of the visa is 25,- US Dollar. Also the tour operators in the arrival hall sell the visa - however they sell it more expensive.

Q: Which hotels are nearby?
A: Our station in Hurghada is located on the beach of the Hotel Grand Seas Hostmark. The Jasmine Village, Aaddin beach, the Ali Baba Palace, the Sunrise (Garden Beach) and the Titanic Aqua Park are 10-15 min. walking distance away.
Our new ProCenter in Marsa Alam is located at the beach of the hotel "Three Corners Equinox Beach Resort". There are further no more hotels in walking distance.

Q: Which kind of currency do you accept?
A: If you book in advance, you can pay with credit card or with bank transfer. We accept locally Egyptian Pound, Euro, US Dollar or credit card. (Attention: We only accept Visa- or Mastercard!)

Q: Where can I change my money or are there cash machines (ATM’s)?
A: Most hotels have a cash machine. You can draw money or change it there into Egyptian pounds. Jasmine Village, Grand Seas Hostmark, Aladdin Beach and Ali Baba Palace have an ATM. They will accept credit card and ATM card.

Q: Do you offer a transfer service?
A: You can pay an additional charge for a pick up and bring service from and to the airport. We can also arrange a very trustworthy and nice taxi driver for you. He will pick you up everywhere and bring you back.

Q: What can I do there else? Any suggestions?
A: Beside the activities at the ProCenter in Hurghada you can go diving, horse riding, catamaran sailing. You could book quad bike safaris, massages, trips to the Aqua Park or visit impressive cultural places such as Luxor or Cairo.

Shopping-tips:

A: Not far away from the ProCenter in Hurghada we have a big mall (Senzo Mall). There you will find a pharmacy, a big supermarket, a lot of brand shops (Reebok, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Levis, Mango etc.) and more Cafés and Fast food restaurants. Popular shopping’s and souvenirs are decoration, spices, carpets, T-Shirts, shishas, decorated glass perfume bottles, slippers, hammocks/hanging chairs, towels and a lot of other things…

Nightlife:

A: At the ProCenter in Marsa Alam (Hotel Equinox) we organize our legendary BBQ and Beachparty on demand (min 8 persons). The nearest town, Port Ghalip, is approx. 30 minutes drive away by taxi. However the nightlife there is not comparable with Hurghada.
Hurghada (almost) never sleeps! You can do something at 11pm or 4am, there are always some restaurants, bars, clubs and discotheques, that are still open. The staff of the ProCenter will provide you with good restaurant and party tips!

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