I am going away next year for 6 months, to do a season kiting somewhere warmer than Europe. I am looking at El Gouna although I've never been, and could do with any advice or information from anyone who has been, preferably for a period of time or who lives there.
The main thing I want to know is, is it possible to access the kite beach without paying at one of the stations for equipment storage? As I am looking at going for a period of time and there are 2 of us kiting, it appears that the use of facility charge is going to be very expensive. As an experienced kiter, do you need a rescue boat in an onshore wind? Does the wind suddenly stop or something?
I also want to know if it would be easy to keep my kite at home and get to the stations easily from Abu Tig Marina?
The other really important thing, is what is the wind like? Is it only in the morning or can it stay all day? What kite size is normally used? I have 8, 10 and 12....
If there is anyone reading who is living or working there, I would really REALLY (its worth beer
) appreciate a bit of help and advice. If you are a kind soul who can tell me about life in El Gouna you would be a bit of a life saver to me... PM me!!
Equally, if you've been there for a week and would be kind enough to tell me about it, Im interested to hear.
Cheers people, good wind n all that