When I was in Alexandria, Egypt recently this article appeared in the Alexandria Today (the text at the top of the page). The article states that surfing is a new sport to Egypt and that it might be too expensive for a lot of people because a surfboard costs 1,500 Egyptian pounds-about $300.
The surfer in the photos is Hazinm Hozny. He will be teaching surfing in Alexandria this year. The first person to ever offer surfing lessons in Egypt.
What I like about the whole page is Osama Bin Laden and his call to surf in the corner. Always knew he was a Dude.