What to expect at kitespot El Gouna – Makani Beach?
In Egypt, a 1 hour drive from Hurghada airport, you’ll find kitespot Makani Beach with flat water, lagoons and sandy beaches.
Kitespot Makani Beach is located on the northern beaches of El Gouna, a modern resort town on Egypt’s Red Sea. El Gouna has lots of restaurants and bars, so that you also have a nice time during the evening.
From your nearby hotel you can get to the spot with the Free Shuttle Bus or get a TukTuk.
Best wind, also the most common wind at El Gouna Makani Beach, is from the North, Northwest. This way the crosswind comes over the water and is very constant, since there are no buildings blocking it.
The wind on this spot consists of 3 parts:
Tradewind (common around the equator)
Thermal (because of cold water and warm air above land)
Venturi effect (because of the surroundings, which creates a wind channel)
All the above makes that you can have fun at this spot during the whole year, but most certainly between June and September.
If you want to see the latest wind in action check the webcam at Makini Beach
Most used kitesize at this spot is 12m (80kg). However it is advised to bring all your kites in a range from 6m to 15m.
Kitespot Makani Beach has flat water with a sandy bottom without reef or stones. If you ride out quite far the water gets choppy. During low tide there is enough water depth. You will have high and low tide every 12 hours with up to 80cm difference in water depth.
Because the water is nicely warm in Summer, a lycra and shorts will be sufficient in Summer, a shorty in Spring/Autumn and a wetsuit in Winter.
The beach is quite spacious, so there is enough space to set up. Furthermore, there is always someone to help you launch or land your kite. Thirdly there is a compressor at this spot which makes your life a lot easier.
Lessons & Gear
Makani Beach Club offers lessons & ability to rent gear. The gear is from Duotone. If you bring your own gear, there are storage boxes so that you don’t have to carry your equipment from and to your accommodation.
Level of riding
This spot is suitable for any level. For beginners it’s nice that the water is shallow (waist-deep).
- Use of kite facilities and services
- Rescue boat
- All other facilities of the beach club
- Shower with warm water
- Area to rinse boards and bars
- Area for cleaning and drying kites
Sliders cablepark, paddle boarding, diving, hiking and many more.