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Egypt, a history-soaked Arab nation in the north of Africa, has surfable coastlines along the Mediterranean and Red Seas. Most surfing in Egypt takes place along the northern Mediterranean coast, an arid 650-mile expanse of sand-bottomed beachbreaks, punctuated by the occasional jetty and pier; the most popular breaks are near the ancient city of Alexandria. Small doses of northerly windswell ar...

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