El Gouna - Our Kitespot
El Gouna is the perfect backdrop for a fabulous kitesurfing holiday. Not only are the conditions excellent for all levels of kitesurfers (flat water and shallow lagoons), the town itself has a lot to offer in terms of sports, no wind activities, fine dining and nightlife.
We teach our guests in conditions between 12 - 26 KNOTS (22 - 48KPH). This is to ensure we have fun and safe kitesurfing lessons. Our instructors are highly qualified and always make decisions based on the safety of their students.
El Gouna has large,flat water lagoons perfect for all kitesurfing levels! The wind is side-onshore, direction North-North West and is typically an average of 15-25 knots. 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 for kiting in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra for kitesurfing 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.
Kite tribe works out of an already established Kite Station which is extremely well equipped, with a launching and landing area, rescue boat, beach boys to assist on land, compressors to pump the kites, showers, toilets and a washing area for equipment, as well as a fully functional restaurant and bar. There is storage for those who have their own equipment. The beach is spacious and there are plenty of relaxing areas to chill in the sun!
Kite Tribe has a designated storage facility, where we keep all of our kitesurfing equipment. We have premium Cabrinha kite gear, with kite sizes between 6m and 15m . Also we have kite boards from 130cm up to 160cm. We provide kite harnesses, neoprene shoes/boots of different sizes as well as wetsuits for the winter months. It is NOT guaranteed that we will have enough wetsuits and boots or appropriate sizes for everybody, so it is encouraged to bring your own wetsuit and water shoes if you already have.