A Flatwater Paradise- Kitesurfing in El Gouda
Things to know before you go:
Best time to kitesurf in Egypt: The is wind the whole year in Egypt though it is most consistent over the summer months (April-October)
Average water temperature: The water temperature vary between 20 degrees C in the winter time up to 29 degrees C in the summertime.
Wetsuit recommendation: It is recommended to wear long wetsuits in the winter (December through to April), short wetsuits in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime (July and August).
Wind type: Wind speed vary throughout the year. 3 kite sizes are recommended for getting the best out of your trip.
Water conditions: Egypt is filled with amazing flat water lagoons and some small waves.
Top tips for beginners: Egypt is an amazing destination for beginners filled with shallow and flat water lagoons. Including Soma Bay, El Gouda, Safaga, Wadi Lahami, Dahab and Blue Lagoon.
Due to the year round winds and ideal weather conditions, El Gouda has quickly become a mecca for wind and water sports. El Gouda is easy to access- just 30 minutes from Hurghada airport. The main areas of El Gouda are Downtown and the Marina, here you will find everything you need such as: restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, gift shops, a movie theatre and of course awesome nightlife! You can easily move around El Gouda with a Tuk Tuk which can take you anywhere in town for about 0.75 euros.
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The amazing hotels hotels and restaurants scattered along El Goudas 10km beachfront make it a luxurious vacation and leisure destination. There are countless hotels, villas and bed and breakfasts suited to all budgets. Lagoon front accomodations are perfect for kiters- never miss a session!
Kiteboarding Lessons in El Gouda
The flat, shallow water mixed with constant wind makes El Gouda a perfect place to learn as well as progress and improve your tricks. There are many schools to choose from as well as multi day kite camps, cruises and safaris guiding you to the best locations in the area.
Though no wind is a rare occurrence in Egypt, there is always something else to do! Try waking boarding at the cable park, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, hiking or quad biking in the desert, golf, horse riding and more!
Take a day trip to Luxor, a seaside town located on the Nile River about 3 hours from El Gouda. Luxor is one of Egypt’s most famous cities for visitors wanting to explore Ancient Egyptian history. It’s on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs’ capital at the height of their power with extraordinary temples and pharaoh tombs- a site not to be missed.
A kitesurfing trip to El Gouda is perfect for solo travellers as well as couples or groups. Spend the days kiting, the nights socializing and the no wind days exploring the amazing ancient history of Egypt. An amazing kiteboarding holiday!