El Gouna offers flat water, constant wind and sun, sun and more sun for kiters! Wingfoil surfers also feel at home in El Gouna. The temperatures are pleasantly warm all year round. From December to March a long wetsuit is recommended, the rest of the year a shorty is enough. In summer it is hot and the air is dry ... but the northwest wind acts like a natural air conditioner.
18.08.2022 - 31.12.2022
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023
Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter
As a beginner you've never surfed before or maybe you've only had a taster course. Here you will be brought on the board from the beginning.
You can already call yourself advanced if you already have solid basic knowledge.
As an Expert you feel comfortable at all spots and can handle difficult conditions very well.
Services & Prices
From Austria/Germany you fly only about 4 hours to Hurghada - about 22 km north is El Gouna. RETTER Sports will gladly take over the planning of your trip including booking your flight and transfer to the hotel.
Additional services (Exclusive)
Kitesurfing course: beginner to advanced course:€ 379 (8h) - € 878 (12 days)
Kitesurfing equipment rental: 1 week € 369
Travel price from 399 €
Mövenpick Resort & Spa *****
The spacious Mediterranean-style hotel complex is surrounded by tropical gardens and has a total of 420 rooms. There is a reception hall (safes are available at the reception free of charge), Internet corner (for a fee), WLAN in the lobby free of charge, 6 different restaurants, bars, stores and an exclusive spa area. In the beautiful garden area are 3 generously designed pool areas, 2 children's pools and the sun terrace. Sunbeds with cushions, umbrellas and towels are available free of charge at the pool and beach.
The three star hotel Captain's Inn lies in the heart of the Abu Tig Marina, with a great view of the marina. Many of the famous restaurants, lively nightlife and relaxing beaches are right outside the door.
The hotel has 48 aesthetically pleasing rooms that have been recently renovated with brand-new furniture, bathrooms, floors and amenities.
As catering, you can book half board. This means that you will be provided with breakfast, dinner and free drinking water throughout the day.
Tip: The Buzzha Beach Bar and the Buzzha Beach Restaurant provide you with delicious, exquisite dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Mangroovy Beach extends north of El Gouna and offers plenty of space for launching and landing the kites. The standing area is very long and about 150 m wide. The beginner area is marked with buoys. Depending on the tide, it is not possible to kite in the standing area at certain times of the day because the water is too shallow. Advanced kiteboarders can be on the water all day and find flat water or a small wave further out, depending on the wind strength.
Kite equipment: F-One kites and boards, Spleene boards
Wingfoil material: Premium brand F-ONE
Windsurfing equipment: JP Boards, Neil Pryde Sails, Fanatic Boards, Duotone Sails
Kitesurfing material: Duotone/Fanatic Boards, Duotone Kites, Core/Carved Kites & Boards
Kite equipment: Takoo, Underground, Duotone/Fanatic Boards & Naish Kites
Windsurfing equipment: F2
El Gouna is nestled between mountains and azure waters and has become one of the most sought-after vacation destinations for water sports enthusiasts on the Red Sea.
Prevailing wind direction is northwest, at Mangroovy Beach the wind blows cross-shore (from the left). It is also very stable and reliable. The kite beach is completely unobstructed to the north, so there are no lee turbulences.
In Egypt there is hardly any precipitation throughout the year. In summer it can get up to 35 °C hot, with the nights cooling down considerably. The best time for surfing is in winter. Here there is enough wind and the temperatures remind of our spring. All beaches in El Gouna are perfect for wind and kite surfers.
The Kiteboarding Club El Gouna is located in the north of El Gouna and has its own private beach there. Here, kiters are completely among themselves - without having to consider bathers or other water sports enthusiasts. The standing area is very large and offers perfect conditions for beginners and intermediates.
The station houses everything that makes the vacation after and before kitesurfing as pleasant as possible. There are two ground level terraces and a beautiful roof terrace, which was again enlarged in 2016 for sunbathing. Internet we provide via the free W-Lan access. If there is a lull, we offer foosball, billiards, table tennis, slack line and beach volleyball, as well as free rental of snorkeling equipment. Directly at the kite station there is also a small wellness center with massage and physiotherapy. Here you can relax your muscles after kiting and recharge your batteries for the next session.
The Pro Center in El Gouna offers everything the heart of a windsurfer and kitesurfer desires. Since recently you can find in the Pro Center also try out wingfoiling, or deepen his knowledge. Located directly at the Surf & Kite Beach, the new Pro Center offers the ideal access to the endless standing area. The water depth here is mostly between 40 cm and 100 cm, making it ideal for practicing. The wind comes to 80% side-onshore from the left as a north-northeast wind. This means a high safety factor for all surfers and kiters.
The Kitepeople kite school in El Gouna, is the only kite station in El Gouna directly on the beach of a 5-star hotel, more precisely on the premises of the Mövenpick Resort & Spa. No carrying around of equipment and no buses or cabs are needed to get to the spot - it is just kite surfing.
The conditions are perfect for both beginners and advanced kite surfers. You can choose between the big standing deep lagoon, deep water or the distant reef. Furthermore, the center also organizes kite boarding trips to islands in the Red Sea.
The is located about 2 km north of Mangroovy Beach offers for kiters & windsurfers vacation experiences on a high level. The approx. 1 km wide lagoon offers a lot of space and due to the location there is no wind cover on site. The turquoise water and the sandy beach, in combination with constant and steady winds, make the spot an ideal destination and learning kite surfing and windsurfing easy. The beach is mostly sand, but there are many small shells, so shoes are recommended!
Arrival is by plane (bookable at RETTER Sports) or on your own. The arrival airport is Hurghada, an airport transfer can be organized through us.
Besides your bathing suit, you should take the following things for yourself:
Nicer airy clothes for going out
Warmer clothes for the evening, as it can get very chilly in the desert at night
Light sturdy shoes
Surfing is not the only thing on the agenda here. In El Gouna you can do a lot of cool things besides surfing sessions.
Possible sports at this destination
In the water:
Kitesurfing, windsurfing, wingfoiling, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, diving, snorkeling
Out of the water:
Playing beach volleyball, yoga, fitness/gym (in the hotel), jogging, golfing, horseback riding
Other possible excursions that can be booked additionally:
- Sunset Tour
- Horse riding on the beach
- Star tour in the desert
- One or more day excursions to Cairo or Luxor
- Dolphin tour
Tips & Info
From El Gouna you can also reach the Tavila Kite Trip make. Tavila is an offshore island about 2 hours by boat from El Gouna. The various spots on the island offer wonderful conditions in turquoise, lagoon-like shallow water bays. The tour starts in the morning at 08.00 am at the old harbor of El Gouna. You will return at sunset.
We recommend for this trip a Travel insurance with cancellation protectionso that you are on the safe side if something should happen before or during the trip.
Just click here to see all the travel insurance information.
The best time for wind and kite surfers is from March to November.