El Gouna kite spot in Al-Bahr al-ahmar

Africa kitesurf spot in Egypt

El Gouna is an Egyptian tourist resort on the Red Sea, built to resemble Venice with its various canals and lagoons. It also happens to be a reliable spot for wind and kitesurfing, and has been a favourite for European kitesurfers since the early days of the sport. It offers a great destination for families as well as hardcore kitesurfers, from total beginners to pro riders, with warm flat water and almost year round wind. Due to it being very much a constructed resort it’s not to everyone’s taste, but there’s no denying it’s got everything you could need from a flat water kitesurfing spot. There are various options for accommodation ranging in price from budget to very high end, and there are a number of kite spots along the coast here depending on where you’re staying.

Off Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

Early Season

  1. Mar
  2. Apr
  3. May

Peak Season

  1. Jun
  2. Jul
  3. Aug
  4. Sep

Late Season

  1. Oct

Kitesurfing wind conditions in El Gouna

The peak season in Egypt and El Gouna is from around June until September, but there is wind almost all year and plenty of people visit for kitesurfing in March or November and get wind, it’s just not as reliable during the colder months. In season the wind normally is either on and blowing 20+ knots or it’s completely dead, it’s rare that you have anything in between. The spots around El Gouna are all flat water or slightly choppy at high tide, with a reef protecting the inner lagoons making perfect conditions for beginners and pro riders alike. There’s also loads of space so you’ll always find a spot to ride yourself, but the launching spots can get crowded and the kite centers enforce their own rules on the beach to avoid issues, so listen to them! This is a perfect beginner spot, with plenty of shallow flat water lagoons up and down the coast, so if you’re looking to learn it’s one of the best and easiest places in the world.

If you fancy a different spot then a day trip to Tawila island is a great butter flat water alternative, and you can find tours from all the kite centres.

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Wind Forecast for El Gouna

Wind Stats for El Gouna

Kite conditions

  • water condition

    choppy, flat

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • wind

    constant

  • wind daytime

    all day

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • body wear

    board shorts

At the spot

  • has shower

    Yes

  • has toilet

    Yes

  • date factor

    3 - middle