One of Egypt’s oldest kitesurfing schools makes a comeback


While the whole world hails Egypt for being one of the best kitesurfing sites on the planet, there was a time when there was no kitesurf scene in the country proper, a time when there was no kitesurfing scene in the country proper. considered a niche sport reserved for extremists. Then, over ten years ago, kitesurfing enthusiasts Karim El-Khashab and Amr Essam came together to found one of Egypt’s first and most popular kitesurfing schools, Kiteloop. Settled in 2011 in a windy enclave along the west coast of Sinai, on the Ras Sudr stretch along the Red Sea, Kiteloop hosted recognized local and international events and formed the very first Egyptian team to compete in the international scale. It is no exaggeration to say that Karim and Amr played a huge role in putting Egypt on the international kitesurfing map.

However, not everything was going well in their sunny Ras Sudr paradise and the kitesurf school closed in 2017, much to the shock of the growing kitesurfing community in Egypt. In fact, it sent waves across the world to kitesurfers who had adopted Ras Sudr as their home from home. Now, after a brief hiatus, the popular kitesurfing school is making a comeback in Ras Matarma, but with a unique new concept that fuses kitesurfing and fun – think of it as something new, think Kiteloop 2.0.

“We’re not just a kitesurfing school anymore,” El-Khashab told #SceneTraveller. “We now offer a complete experience, with restaurants, a shopping area, over 100 hotel rooms and eight two-story Scandinavian-style bungalows directly on the beach. It will be a unique development in Ras Sudr.

This new reinvented Kiteloop fits perfectly into the vision of Matarma Beach Residence, the latest development on a still relatively bare coast of Ras Sudr, which brings a touch of sophistication to the debates. El Khashab, however, is quick to point out that their new spot is still top notch for kitesurfing follies and that Kiteloop’s soul is still at the heart of a new project that can only herald good things for. the revival of Egyptian tourism.