Kitesurfing Camp in El Gouna, Egypt

El Gouna | Egypt
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Top three reasons to go kitesurfing in El Gouna

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    Explore an established watersports and holiday destination

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    Soak up the views of stunning beaches surrounded by the azure sea

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    Frequent onshore winds and ideal weather offer endless kitesurfing opportunities

With miles on end of sandy beaches, salt-scented winds, and perfect weather conditions, El Gouna has built up an enviable reputation as one of the go-to destinations for kitesurfing in Egypt. This breathtaking tourist resort boasts spectacular coastline, shallow lagoons, crystal blue seas, and winds that offer plenty of opportunities to discover the thrill of kitesurfing or expand your existing skill set. Due to these favorable conditions, riders of all levels can chase winds in a safe and comfortable manner while making memories that will last a lifetime. El Gouna’s hot desert climate combined with the turquoise sea means you can witness some of the most phenomenal tropical vistas in the world and hit the beach whenever you feel like it. Join an expert guide and shred the waves of El Gouna’s stunning sea bathed in warm sunshine!

Season

Year-round

Nearest city

Hurghada, Egypt, is about an hour away

Duration

3-7 days

Skill level

Beginner to advanced

Itineraries

Choose how you spend your days

Intro Course to Kitesurfing

3-4 days

Hit El Gouna’s sun-drenched beaches and give the thrilling sport of kitesurfing a go! Let your guide show you the basic skills, techniques, and the most important aspects of kitesurfing over 12 hours of lessons. Learn about the equipment, wind theory and safety and become a confident kitesurfer. While shredding the waves, revel in Egypt’s warm sunshine and don’t forget to take in the tropical vistas all around you. This course can be done over 3 or 4 days, depending on your preferences and availability.

Week-Long Kitesurfing Camp

7 days

Have a go at kitesurfing or upgrade your already existing skills in El Gouna, a stunning tourist resort and a well-known kitesurfing destination in Egypt. Join a knowledgeable guide who’ll show you the ins and outs of this exciting sport and make sure you pick up new skills in an optimal learning environment. While you’re shredding the waves, admire the tropical ambiance and soak up the splendid views anywhere you look!

Week-Long Kitesurfing Camp with Accommodation

7 days

Let your expert guide show you all there is to know about kitesurfing. They’ll create an ideal adventure specific to your goals and abilities. Learn about the best techniques, safety, equipment and all the important aspects of kitesurfing and become a more confident kitesurfer as you marvel at El Gouna’s sandy beaches and stunning coastline.

Reviews

Reviews (5)

Awesome times
Yvonne B

Went 3 times and many more to come to Gouna where we met and spent our holidays/home office with our now friends Alice and Momo from Discovery Kite! I recommend eyes closed their kite school and the kite safaris they propose! Having done both with them I had a blast every time! Thank you habibis for all ! See you soon again!

Best kite school of Egypt
Roger Patrick

Great on site support and perfect coaching by the best kite instructors in El Gouna.
The kite instructors are super professional and the equipment from the different manufacturers (North, Cabrinha, Peter Lynn, etc.) is state of the art.
The shallow water area is also suitable for beginners.

The best kitesurfing experience
Tiareg

We had an amazing time and enjoyed our stay to the fullest! Our children (14-16-19 years old) had beginner courses and some private lessons with Momo. They finally started to ride up-wind and had so much fun! We really loved the spot and the area for kitesurfing, there was no reef or stone 🙂 We truly recommend!

The Best!!
alexander7889

Very good Trainers, top equipment, nice atmosphere, best places to kite.
It was a great event with Discovery Kite. Momo was a great instructor! Very friendly, smiling every time, and always knows what you want to do.
Thanks for everything!!

Best kitesurfing school, super friendly, helpful and professional!
Danièle

Discovery Kite has been amazing to us, we came the first time in March and learned kitesurfing with Momo, Alice and their team. They are the best, so helpful and responsive! + I learned how to kite.

Things to know

Things to know

Covid measures in El Gouna, Egypt

57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in El Gouna, Egypt, please refer to Egypt’s Travel Restrictions Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic website.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

What’s included?

For all kitesurfing clinics and courses, you’ll be paired with an experienced local instructor with extensive kitesurfing knowledge

What’s included in the Intro Course to Kitesurfing in El Gouna:

    • Learning with a professional IKO instructor
    • 12 hours of kitesurfing lessons
    • Use of the newest Cabrinha & North Kiteboarding equipment
    • Lessons with a complimentary radio system
    • IKO license with a level mastered during the lessons

What’s not included:

    • Accommodations
    • Meals and snacks
    • Transportation
    • Entry VISA at the airport ($30)
    • Extra lessons or equipment rental after finishing kitesurfing course

What’s included in the Week-Long Kitesurfing Camps in El Gouna:

    • 6 days of learning with professional IKO instructors
    • IKO license with a level mastered during the lessons
    • Transfer from/to Hurghada Airport (HRG)
    • Workshops about kite material and self-rescue
    • Use of the newest Cabrinha & North Kiteboarding equipment
    • Photo session on the water
    • 7 days of accommodation at the 4* hotel with breakfast in El Gouna for the Week-Long Kitesurfing Camp in El Gouna with Accommodation

What’s not included:

    • Accommodations for the Week-Long Kitesurfing Camp in El Gouna
    • Meals for the Week-Long Kitesurfing Camp in El Gouna and meals except for breakfast for the for the Week-Long Kitesurfing Camp in El Gouna with Accommodation
    • Transportation before and after the trip
    • Entry VISA at the airport ($30)
    • Extra lessons or equipment rental after finishing kite camp

How fit do I need to be?

The only thing your instructor will expect from you is that you know how to swim, but of course, being in good shape helps. Strength isn’t a necessary component to successful kiteboarding; it’s all about the technique, which is why it’s the perfect sport to take lessons as a beginner.

What if I’ve never kiteboarded before?

If you’re new to kiting, lessons will benefit you immensely. Technically, all you need to know to kiteboard is how to swim and how to stand on the board, but it’s much more doable if an instructor teaches you about the weather conditions, selecting a proper launch site and gear. An instructor will make sure you’re safe while you get the hang of it, and will teach you the skills needed to progress quickly and get you out there on your own in no time.

What about required equipment?

Here’s what you’ll need:

    • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
    • Water bottle
    • Food you can eat on-the-go
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Sunglasses
    • Swimsuits
    • Towels
    • Sweater
    • Camera — optional

Wetsuit and booties can be rented for an additional fee. Let us know if you need this gear as it is mandatory equipment for the lessons and we will make arrangements.

How many lessons until I learn to kiteboard?

Kiteboarding requires a combination of patience and motivation. You actually need to learn two sports: board riding and kite flying, so give yourself plenty of time to do it properly. All students progress through lessons at their own pace, but a three-day beginner clinic should have you seeing massive improvement in your abilities.
Some students require an additional lesson or two to work on their upwind skills, but the basics are usually mastered after three days on the water. If you’re looking to become an independent rider, the five-day clinic is your best value. You’ll learn more advanced techniques and be confident to hit the waves on your own by the time the clinic ends.

Group sizes and age requirements

Group sizes and prices:

    • The usual guest-to-guide ratio for these adventures is 2:1.
    • The max. group size for the 7-day adventures is 5 people.
    • Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
    • If joining alone, you’ll be placed with peers that share a similar level of experience.

Kitesurfing in El Gouna, Egypt, can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
    • While there is not necessarily a minimum age to kiteboard, there are minimum requirements, such as height and weight. Prior to booking, let us know if you’ll be traveling with minors and we will let you know if it’s safe for them to get on the water.

If your group has minors under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

Getting there and meeting location

To get to El Gouna, most people fly into Cairo International Airport. From there you can take a 1-hour flight to Hurghada International Airport (HRG) about 40 minutes away from El Gouna. For the 7-day adventures, your guiding service will transfer you from the airport to El Gouna. At the end of your adventure, your guiding service will transfer you back to the airport.

Another option is to drive from Cairo to El Gouna (approximately a 5-hour drive).

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