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El Gouna IKO Kitesurf Centre - Mangroovy Beach - El Gouna, Red Sea

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Our recommended El Gouna kitesurf centre is the only IKO approved centre on Mangroovy Beach. A resort taxi or 'Tok Tok' buggy shuttle from the Abu Tig Marina is available. The centre is spacious and well set up, offering rental and instruction with the latest kit from Gaastra Kiteboarding, Nobile, Best and Crazy Fly. A rescue and storage service for those with their own equipment is available.

Open  
All Year.

Location
The centre is located on Mangroovy Beach, 25km from Hurghada. You can reach El Gouna within 10 minutes using an inexpensive Tok-Tok, taxi or shuttle bus. The area has both shallow and deep water areas making it ideal for learning to kite and advanced kiters. The wind is pretty consistent and blows sideshore/cross-on shore. The water is tidal and the shallow water area has a maximum depth of waist-height. There is a colourful reef which separates the shallow and deep water.

Facilities
The centre offers loungers, beach chairs, changing rooms,  lockers, storage boxes, fresh water, hot showers, WC, an office and a surf shop with a selection of equipment and accessories. There is a shaded chillout area and refreshments available, the Kiteria Beach bar has a choice of cooked breakfasts, sandwiches or local specialities as well as hot and cold drinks, beer, delicious fresh juice, milk shakes and cocktails.

Weekly activities are organised including BBQ, picnics, sport and water games, volleyball, even skim boarding and guitar lessons have been known, so particularly welcoming for children! There is free WiFi available at the centre. Subject to minimum numbers, there are boat trips to the islands and safaris available (quads, desert buggies-sunset trip). In El Gouna you will find go-cart racing, scuba diving, snorkeling, boat trips, waterskiing, wake boarding, a tow wake park, parasailing, kite safari to various local deserted islands and beaches by yacht, evening trips in Hurghada, glass bottom boat trips, tennis and golf at the nearby 18-hole course.

Services
Kitesurf lessons from beginner up to expert level are available and can be booked in either groups or private lessons. For qualified kiters, minimum IKO level 2 standard, the full range of the most recent kit from Gaastra Kiteboarding, Nobile, Best and Crazy Fly can be rented. Kayaks and stand up paddle boards are available to rent. The centres beach staff will help with your launch and landing and provide a watch service for the the beach and water area from one of the two observation towers. There is a rescue boat on stand by if needed. A compressor, pump and kitewashing facilities are available for those with their own equipment for a small service charge. Limited space available for those with their own equipment so be sure to book in advance. (This is required to be booked in advance to guarantee availability.)

Rental
Latest equipment from Gaastra Kiteboarding, Nobile, Best and Crazy Fly.
The centre has over 50 kites from 5-16.5m² and 30 boards 120cm-160cm.
              

KITESURF RENTAL  1 Week
from
 2 Weeks
from
Kitesurf Board & Kite £240 £375
Kite Only £210 £335
Board Only £100 £150
Harness/ Wetsuit £45 £70
Please Note: You may be required to pay a damage waiver/insurance fee locally or give a credit card imprint against potential equipment damage before it is rented. A restriction on the number of repairs per fee may be in place. For full details and costs, please contact Sportif in advance of travel. Sportif recommend you take insurance against equipment damage & third party liability insurance in addition to your medical & general travel insurance.

 

Tuition

Kitesufing Tuition: Instruction: All levels. IKO Levels 1-3, Advanced, Pro Camp, Freestyle workshop, Individuals lessons, supervising, IKO Instructor Training Course.

Group lessons are 2-4 persons per 1 instructor. Individual, private lessons are also available and wearing helmets, life jackets (or impact vests) and water shoes is obligatory for our students who take part in IKO courses.
 

KITESURF INSTRUCTION Duration Prices from
Basic Express IKO Level 1+2 Group: 8hrs
Individual: 5hrs
 Group: £260
Individual: £265
IKO Level 1+2 Group: 12hrs
Individual: 8hrs
Group: £365
Individual: £400
IKO Level 1+2+3 Group: 18hrs
Individual: 12hrs
Group: £535
Individual: £570
IKO Level 2+3 Group: 8hrs
Individual: 12hrs
Group: £260
Individual: £365
IKO Level 1+2+3 V.I.P Group: -
Individual: Until Succeeds
Group: -
Individual: £695
Refresher course Group: 4hrs
Individual: 4hrs
Group: £100
Individual: £130
Freestyle workshop Group: 4hrs
Individual: 4hrs
Group: £100
Individual: £130
Private lesson With equipment: 1 hr
Without equipment: 1 hr
With equipment: £60
Without equipment: £45


Please Note:
Because the kitesurfing zone is tidal, instruction is scheduled either side of high water and the on-water time can vary throughout the year. The depth of the water depends on the phase of the tide (from ankle-high to waist-high). There are two high tides and two low tides in 24 hours. The strength of the tide depends on the phase of the moon and the season. It is possible to foresee quite precisely the time of a low tide and a high tide. Please call us so we can advise which weeks offer the maximum time on the water during your stay.

 

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

Great Reasons to go to El Gouna, Red Sea

Best Time: April-November.
Launch: Wide sandy beach
with lagoon.
Wind Direction: Cross/cross onshore from the left, mainly
from the north.
Wind Type: Thermal.
Shorebreak:
Water Conditions: Flat water with wind chop and some swell.
Suitability: All levels.
  • One of the best shallow water, all year round kitesurfing destinations.
  • Captain’s Inn – excellent value
    hotel in Marina central location.
  • Excellent IKO kitesurf centre on
    north Mangroovy Beach.
  • Contained purpose built resort with many restaurants and bars in pedestrian area and purpose
    built marina.
  • Access to first class diving and
    choice of activities for non kiting friends and family.

Weather Information

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