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RedSeaZone spot offers some of the best kitesurfing conditions in the world – for both beginners and professionals.

Flat and shallow lagoon (approximately 500 m waist-deep), sandy beach and sea bottom, turquoise water and very good wind statistics make RedSeaZone a dream come true destination for learning and training! On top of that the air temperature rarely drops below 25 degree Celsius, yearly wind statistics show over 70% windy days with more than 4 on the Beaufort scale! Let’s just add that we ride without wetsuits for over 6 months a year! Believe us – you will not find a better place, so close to Europe where season lasts 365 days a year!

Spot Map

Wind

Our spot is located in the trade winds zone typical for the locations close to the Equator.  Additionally the following effects make the trade winds even more reliable:


Due to these effects the average wind statistics for our spot show more than 70% windy days per year!

Wind Directions:

What size of kite should I take?

Your best bet is to take all the sizes you have – from small 6 - 7m to big 13 - 17m kites. Average wind speed at our spot is between 14-17 knots, but this is just the average…

We have observed the following wind patterns at our spot:

Water

Our spot is perfect for kitesurfers of all levels. Beginners will benefit from the vast, 500 meter wide, shallow lagoon, where water is at maximum waist deep – depending on the tide. The conditions are safe and comfortable which makes you progress faster than anywhere else!

Advanced riders will appreciate flat water, where riding is very comfortable and learning new tricks comes easy! Deep water is separated from the lagoon by the coral reef. Those who like to explore our spot more can safely cross over the coral reef. The rescue boat is always at the ready in case help is required.   Once on the water you will notice a stretch of 3-10 meters wide dead reef zone indicated by the yellow buoys – remember to take extra care when passing over.

Tides

Tidal flows are typical for all kite surfing destinations in Egypt. Two low tides and two high tides occur within a 24 hour time period. Full tide phase from low to high tide lasts 6 hours and proceeds via the following steps:

  • When water level reaches its highest point we are in the state of high tide. After high tide the water level doesn’t change for 2 hours.  
  • After 2 hours the water level goes down. This process takes four hours until water level reaches its lowest point – low tide.
  • Low tide, analogous to the high tide, lasting for 2 hours during which the water level remains the same.
  • After 2 hours water level rises. This process takes four hours until water level reaches its highest point – high tide - again.

The above cycle happens 4 times within 24 hours, 365 days a year. In every 24 hour period low and high tide move approximately 45 minutes ahead. For example – high tide time today is 9:15, high tide time tomorrow will be 9:55. 
Amplitude – the difference between high and low tide depends on the season and phase of the moon. Difference between the tides is not as high during winter, spring and autumn months. In the summer the water can literally disappear from the lagoon for 2-3 hours. What is the solution? Kitesurfing in the deep water or simply a lunch break :)

Tides - unlike weather forecast – can be predicted years in advance. Tides table for 2015 can be downloaded by clicking here. 

Things to take:

Average monthly temperatures:

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Office in Egypt

RedSeaZone Watersports Academy
Northern Mangroovy Beach,
El Gouna, Egypt

LON 33.40.21 E
LAT 27.25.29 N

Mail: info@redseazone.com
Mobile Egypt: (+20) 1011108081
Skype nick: redseazone

Office in Poland

RedSeaZone Poland
ul. Warszawska 39/41
61-028 Poznań

Open: Mon - Fri from 9:00 till 17:00
Mail: polska@redseazone.com
Mobile: +48 513 020 572

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