El Gouna - Our Kite Base Camp
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.
Discover our spot
Weather and Seasons
We are so lucky to have amazing wind conditions year round! The Red Sea provides super stable wind for most of the year and during winter, we tend to get a mix of light and strong wind days. The optimum conditions for teaching are 12-26knots (22 - 48KPH). This is to ensure we have fun and safe kitesurfing lessons. Our kite 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...get your tan on while kiting in shorts or a bikini!
Temperatures in Egypt can reach high 30s in the summer, and pleasant low 20s in the winter. You can comfortably wear a bikini or board shorts and a lycra while kitesurfing in the summertime. It is recommended to wear short wetsuits for kiting in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and long wetsuits in the winter (December to April March).
The lagoon is shallow enough to stand in all areas, but you can also kite in the deep water just a bit further out from the main teaching and riding areas. There is plenty of space for everyone - beginners, advanced, students or independent kiters! The tides are a bit lower in the summer and typically higher in the winter.
The Kite Center
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!
Fueled by Kitepower
Kite Tribe has a designated storage facility, where we keep all the kitesurfing equipment. Students and renters are supplied with Carbinha and Flysurfer kite gear, with kite sizes between 6m and 19m . 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. However, it is always encouraged to bring your own wetsuit and water shoes on your kitesurfing holiday, for maximum comfort and the best fit.