El Gouna

The first week of our El Gouna (El Gouna on Google maps) late April vacation comes to an end. Good wind so far, but quite colder than we were expecting! We had a few days where temperatures were way below 20 in the mornings and combined with the 30+ knot wind we had for two days, our light shorties were definitely not enough – so we went straight back to the hotel room after kiting for a hot shower! Looks like the temperature is coming back to normal soon…..

We are kiting mostly at the Mövenpick hotel resort Kite People kite station, but intend to go to the Kite Boadring Club (KBC) a little further up the beach since there is more open space and also the more consistent wind. It is also cheaper at KBC to use the kite facilities and you only pay the days where you actually kite. On the other hand, the Kite People is just in front of the hotel Mövenpick, just a few meters from our room.

The Mövenpick hotel resort is really cool. Nice rooms, good food and lots of additional facilities like fitness room, multiple swimming pools and bars, several alternatives to the main restaurant with the large buffet.

El Gouna Guide

Our personal guide to El Gouna for restaurants, shops, hotels etc.

Final wind statement

5 days solid strong, 4 days light (half day), 5 days nothing

Lesson learned

It can be cold in Egypt in April – bring your wetsuit