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 beautiful throughout the year. Temperatures in Egypt can reach high 30s in the summer, and pleasant low 20s in the winter. It is recommended to have a short wetsuit in Spring and Autumn and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime. Bring a long wetsuit in the slightly fresher months (December through to March). The lagoon is shallow enough to stand in all areas, but you can also kite in the deep water. The wind is super consistent in the warmer months and is a little less 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.
We provide professional kitesurfing lessons in a comfortable environment and brand new equipment, with maximum 2 students per instructor. This ensures you get the most out of your lessons! We know all the hot spots, on and off the water. Trust us to organise all the added extras for your holiday to make it special. Even when there is no wind, El Gouna has a lot to offer!
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.
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, Air Cairo 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!
You can check out flights over skyscanner, found on our website at the bottom of the page www.kitetribe.org
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 can arrange for your pick-up from the airport.
Your Host: Mia
Mia is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.