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El Gouna Kitesurfing

El Gouna kitesurfing in Egypt for all skill levels

Kite surfing Windsurf
Beginner
Advanced
Expert

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General info

El Gouna offers for kiterboarders shallow water, constant wind and sun, sun and more sun! The temperatures are pleasantly warm all year round. In the months from December to March we recommend a long wetsuit, in the rest of the time a shorty is enough. In summer, it is hot, and the air is dry ... but the northwest wind acts as a natural air conditioner.

Travel period

18.08.2022 - 31.12.2022
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Seasons

Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter

Skill levels

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.

Included services

Flights
Transfer
Accommodation
Half board

Additional services (exclusive)

Kitesurfing course: beginner to advanced course:€ 379 (8h) - € 878 (12 days)
Kitesurfing equipment rental: 1 week € 369

Prices

Travel price from € 399

Accommodation
& Catering

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.

Captains Inn***

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.

Room types

Double rooms
Superior rooms
Family rooms

Catering

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.

Equipment

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.

Kiteboarding Club El Gouna:

Kite equipment: F-One kites and boards, Spleene boards

Kitepeople Mövenpick:

Kite equipment: Takoo, Underground, Duotone/Fanatic Boards & Naish Kites

Element Watersports:

Windsurfing equipment: F2

Destination
& Arrival

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.

Interesting spots/trails

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.

Kiteboarding Club El Gouna

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.

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Kitepeople Mövenpick

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.

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Element Watersports

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!

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Packing list

Besides your bathing suit, you should take the following things for yourself:

ID card
Toilet bag
Any medication
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

Program

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

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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

Contact

We are happy to advise you and plan your surf trip to Egypt. Especially Gernot is the specialist for Egypt!
from 399€ p. person

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