++ 2019 camp info will follow in spring!, please email us if interested ++
Clear blue water, side shore winds; El Gouna is one of those spots every kiteboarder has to ride at least once. In between our Red Sea Kite Cruise, we offer you a full week on one of the best spots in the world. Or maybe, instead of a week, you want to extend your Red Sea Kite Cruise a bit? Then we can offer you 4 extra days after or before the cruise package.
Be ready for flat water, a lot of wind, and some massive progression in your kite skills.
El Gouna is an artificial city, especially designed for active kite holidays. Perfect for your first kiteboarding experience or to improve your skills in sunny, shallow blue water. Our basecamp and partner for this week is Element Watersports, and we stay over in a luxurious hotel close by the Elements club.
Although Oceanbirdz trips are all about kiteboarding, El Gouna can be a good base to explore some of Egypt’s wonders of the world, such as sightseeing to the pyramids in the desert or checking out the unbelievable variety of underwater life in the Red Sea. No wind? No worries, one of the largest wakeboard cable parks is close by.
Got some energy left? After your riding, El Gouna offers everything you need. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, good food, drinks and don’t forget the impressive harbor with a great vibe after sunset.
All-Inclusive kiteboarding trip
If kiting is on your mind let us arrange the rest of your holiday. We guide and help you on the kitespot with everything you need. Is it just some supervision you want or would you like some coaching to manage a new trick? Oceanbirdz is on the spot whenever it is windy, and supervision and coaching is always included in our camps.
Don’t worry about breakfast, lunch or dinner. Everything is taken care of so you can get the most hours on the water. When we say all-inclusive, we mean all in on the best way! So, yes pick you up at the airport, manage the local spot transfers, and we also include lunch on the spot and take you out for diner to nice restaurants instead of inside hotel buffets.
Maybe you just want to ride some extra hours to build up your confidence before you enter our Yacht and start your Kite Cruise, perfect! Especially for you, we manage the 4-day package. All is possible in this week.
Join us in El Gouna
Ready for an Arabic adventure? We look forward to meeting you on the water at El Gouna.
Level : Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
El Gouna has different kite clubs at the spots. The lagoon is protected by the reef and offers shallow flat waters. Oceanbirdz teams up with Element Watersport because they have a big part of the lagoon without reef in front of the club. And a big plus for this location is that you can ride with low tide as well.
We will arrange for you your own gear storage so you don’t have to carry the gear up and down, and for sure the day fee is included in the camp.
Lunch is taken care of at the spot so you can get back on the water anytime you want. Of course we have to do a BBQ once and have a drink after a sundown session. The other evenings we take you into the harbor to have a nice diner.
High season spans from April ‘til November, but actually you can visit El Gouna all year round. Be prepared for winds between 16 and 25 knots. Conditions for all level of riders.
Beginner? Bring a pair of booties just to be safe cause coral can be on the loose in the lagoon. For all ; Be aware of the heat and sun of the desert so bring some spf clothing to prevent burning while you’re riding.
We’re staying in a small hotel close to the spot. No worries, not an all-inclusive factory. Our hotel is one of the newest establishments in the Abu Tig Marina in the fully-fledged resort community of El Gouna in Egypt. Overlooking the super yachts of the North Basin, its tranquil and pampered atmosphere is just steps away from the wide selection of shopping, dining, and nightlife venues of Abu Tig Marina’s main promenade. A restaurant, two bars with very distinct atmospheres, and swimming pools are just a small selection of the facilities within this cozy El Gouna hotel.
Every morning a huge breakfast will be prepared for us, so you can have a good start to your windy day.
Within walking distance of the northern beaches ideal for sun and adventure seekers, this small hotel is particularly popular with kitesurfers, who will find shallow waters, steady winds, and the well known Element Kite Club nearby.
Flights to Hurghada airport are not included. But of course if you need some help organizing your flight, let us know. Tui, Correndon, Turkish airlines, Egypt air are some of the possibilities for your flight. If you bring your own equipment check out the luggage rates depending on the company you’re travelling with. Sunexpress brings your boardbag for free, as long as it’s till 140cm max.
When you arrive at Hurghada there will be a transfer arranged by Oceanbirdz that brings you in less than 40min to the accommodation. In case you travel with us on the Red Sea Kite Cruise, before or after the week, we will for sure arrange your transfers to and from the harbor of MY Samira.
For all European guests, as soon as you arrive at Hurghada airport, you need to buy a visa $ 25,- . For guests outside Europa, please make sure you travel with the needed documents.
Founder & Coach : Maroean (30)
Maroean is the owner and founder of Girlzactive. Besides being the host for this camp, IKO licensed instructor and coach, you can ask her everything about Oceanbirdz, all the trips and of course about your gear. She can write many stories on how great board sports are and all the ins and outs of the trips, but even more she is looking forward to meeting you in person on the trips and events. She would love to share her passion for board sports and the way of life that comes with it.
Born and raised on the dutch coast close to one of the best spots in Holland. Paul grew up competing in sports, swimming, skiing and sailing. The salt water in his blood infected him with kitesurfing, eventually. After high school he played professional rugby for several years till a knee injury forced him out of the game. He started to search for new thrills and luckily found it in kiteboarding. In big waves and strong wind you will find him the happiest, or when one of the travellers improves with a smile. When our company expanded with Oceanbirdz during 2018, he didn’t even need to think about joining as our first man on the team.
‘Oceanbirdz gives me the opportunity to combine my passion of working with people, traveling and kiteboarding. Hope to share this amazing sport with you in one of our upcoming trips. See you where the wind is!’ More about Paul…
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP
+ Kite Camp 4 or 8 days
+ Deluxe Twin / double room with private bathroom
+ Transfer from and to Hurghada Airport
+ Transfer from and to the spot (Daily)
+ Breakfast (extended) buffet, lunch at the spot and diners at nice restaurants
+ Element entrance, spot fee and personal gear storage space
+ Daily (advanced) coaching on the water
+ Boat rescue service
+ 24hrs a day Oceanbirdz crew
We are the only one that offers this trip all-inclusive, with lunch on the spot and diners outside. We like our guests to completely relax.
EXTRA OPTIONS TO BOOK
+ Beginner kite course (IKO Certified) including gear 8 hours € 330,- / 12hrs €465,- per person
I had an amazing week in Turkey with girlzactive! Everything was perfectly organized! We could kite every day :) , had a great group, food was nice. We went to Urla for shopping and a nice diner. I learned a lot from the coaching sessions! Urlasurfhouse was a great accommodation, next to the spot, clean rooms en a nice relaxing and dining area. Would love to go back!