El Gouna has large, flat water lagoons, perfect for all levels! The wind is side-onshore, direction North-North West. The water in the lagoon is really warm in the summer, but can get cold in the winter. Temperatures in Egypt can reach high 30s in the summer, and pleasant low 20s in the winter. It is recommended to wear long wetsuits in the winter (December through to April), short wetsuits in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime (July and August). The tides can drop quite low in the summer and are typically higher in the winter. The lagoon is shallow enough to stand in all areas, but you can also kite in the deep water. The wind is more consistent in the warmer months and tends to be less stable from December through to February. During winter, we tend to get a mix of light and strong wind days. In general, 2 to 3 kite sizes is recommended for your holiday, depending on your weight and level; a 7m, 9m and 12m would have you covered! If you need to be selective, a 9m (for a girl 60kg) is ideal. The kite station itself is extremely well equipped, with a launching and landing area, beach boys to assist on land, compressors to pump the kites, showers and a washing area for equipment, as well as a fully functional restaurant and bar. There is storage for those who have equipment, and rental for those who do not. The beach is spacious and there are plenty of relaxing areas to chill in the sun!
El Gouna is the perfect backdrop for a fabulous kitesurfing holiday. Not only are the conditions excellent for all levels of kitesurfers, the town itself has a lot to offer in terms of sports, no wind activities and nightlife.
Our aim is to bring together people from around the world to the shores of El Gouna, to learn kitesurfing or build on their previous skills.
The week-long events offer a holistic experience; everything carefully organised from the moment you arrive right till the end of the week. You will be collected at the airport and dropped off at your accommodation to settle in. You and your fellow kitesurfers will hit the water daily, with equipment rental or storage for your kites included. Never kitesurfed before or still learning? Our qualified instructors will be there in the lagoon with you everyday, regardless of your level.
No wind? No problem! El Gouna offers a wide variety of no wind activities, from hiking in the desert mountains, to snorkeling, to wakeboarding, yoga, SUPing and quad safaris. These activities are all included in the package you have booked!
Kitesurfing by day...party by night! Many restaurants around El Gouna display a range of delicious cuisines that cater to any taste preference. The nightlife in the Marina and Downtown guarantee fun nights out.
If you're looking for a fun, active and social holiday, to improve your kitesurfing skill and make new friends, book the next event!
Flights are not included in this package, but Hurghada International Airport has become a major hub for international flights to Egypt and you can find cheap tickets on charter flights or via skyscanner. Flights from Europe are around 4-5 hours direct. There are plenty of affordable, direct flights from Europe and the UK through Easyjet, Air Berlin, SunExpress, Fly Niki, etc. If you don't find a direct flight from your location, there are many options with short stopovers in Istanbul or Cairo. If you are bringing your own kitesurf equipment, make sure that sports luggage is included with your ticket!
When arriving into Egypt, all nationalities need a visa, which you pay for and receive upon arrival before going through to the immigration counters. The visa must be paid in cash with USD, GBP or Euros.
El Gouna is a short 25km from Hurghada Airport. We will arrange for your pick-up from the airport straight to the villa. We'll be there to welcome you!
Your Host: Mia
Mia is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.