Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the frequently asked questions. In case you have more questions, you can drop us a mail and we will answer you as soon as possible.

Kite Camps and Courses

We recommend the Basic Beginner Course I or II.
In this course you will learn to control the kite and its power in a safe manner. Once you master the control of the kite, you will be teached  how to get on the board.

BASIC I (8 hours) – 2-3 days / Recommended for everyone who has previous board experience

BASIC II (12 hours) – 3-4 days /Recommended for everyone who never tried kitesurfing before

We also strongly recommend the Makani Kite Camps where you will practice 4-5 hours on the water everyday during 6 days.

If you like to spend a good time in a group and want to learn how to kitesurf with like-minded people, this will be your thing.
During the kite camps, you will spend as much time on the water as you can and practice every day.
You will also do ventures together and explore the Red Sea and El Gouna with Makanis camp instructors.

In the hourly based courses, you will book a package with a certain amount of hours. If you need more practice, you can book additional lessons afterwards or rent equipment on your own if your level is safe enough.

The kite camp is a 6 days week course. You will practice  around 4-5 hours per day. Everyone will be trained by Makanis instructors according to the individual level. The kite camps take place from Sundays to Fridays on specific dates. You can check the schedule here.
You will also do theory lessons during no wind days and excursions with the whole kite camp group.

As Makani is a certified VDWS School, you can get a license after each course.
The price for the license including the VDWS Learn Book is 50€.
The price for the license only is 35€.

If you booked a course and cannot use the time on the water, Makani offers you a voucher, which you can use for your next visit.

For Kite Camps there is no refund. During no wind time, you will do interesting theory lessons and learn different things about equipment, wind, technique and more. You will also do some excursions together with the group.

There will be refunds in case of an injury. You need to present a medical attest.

Vouchers will be valid for one year.

Independent riders and rentals

We recommend bringing your own wetsuit, but in any case you can also rent on site. There are wetsuits in all sizes, from XS to XXXL.

We also recommend that you bring a wetshirt or something similar to protect yourself from the sun if you want to go kiting without a neoprene.

From December to March we recommend a 5/4 or 4/3 wetsuit.
From April/ May and October/November a 3/2 wetsuit will be a good choice.
During the summer month, June to September, the temperatures will be warm enough that you won’t need a wetsuit. Please bring a wetshirt and boardshorts and enough Sun Cream to protect you against the sun.

We recommend you to bring neoprene shoes to protect your feet, because there might be some shells in the water. If you don’t like to wear shoes in the water, you can bring  some slippers for setting up your gear at the beach.
Note that if you go without shoes in the water, you might step on a shell. We recommend to walk slowly without stepping hard while walking.

Travel and more

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Try to fly to the airport of Hurghada. It is about 40 minutes away from Makani Beach Club, the spot and accommodations. Feel free to contact us for an airport shuttle.

There are many hotels in El Gouna. Makani cooperates with the Three Corner Hotels:

The Three Corners Rihana Resort

The Rihana Hotel is a great hotel which is located next to Downtown. You will find many pools and sliders here, which makes it ideal for families and kids.
You can book the hotel here at special rates.

The Three Corners Ocean View
The Ocean View is located in the Abu Tig Marina and offers directly Red Sea views. It is an hotel only for adults. Kids need to be at least 16 years old.
You can book the hotel here at special rates.

Makani offers free shuttles from the Ocean View and Rihana to the Beach Club. Please check the shuttle schedule.

Other Hotels in Gouna

There are many other options for your accommodation.

Captains In, Ali Pasha, Turtles In are located in the Abu Tig Marina, a nice location with plenty of restaurants.

The Casa Cook, Cooks Club, Mövenpick, Sheraton,  Steigenberger, Paradiso Hotel are other lovely hotels you can visit.

Check out this Link for special rates.

Makani offers a free shuttle service from the Rihana and Ocean View hotel to the Beach Club.
If you want to move at any other time, you can use the TokToks. Those 3-wheel indian style taxis will bring you everywhere in El Gouna for a small charge.

Check the schedule here.