I brought my own gear... as the hire gear places are a bit more setup for freestyle/freeride gear than nice slalom boards etc. But unless you rent a car (which isn't that easy in Egypt), which we did, you end up stashing your gear at the hire centre and paying to do that... so you may as well just rent.
The nice thing about having your own car and bringing your own gear is that you can explore a few more cool spots to sail, than just at the bay where the hire centres are.
Although, you could also end up doing this - http : // aus120.aus120.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/themes/blog/egypt-02.jpg
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