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Jim's Egypt Gallery Part 1

The first in a two-part gallery feature, focussing here on the resort of El Gouna and, next week, on Soma Bay. These galleries accompany a feature in the current issue #47, out now. All photos - Jim Gaunt
Porcelain town 
Porcelain town
Ocean Diva captain, Marten Van Suylekom on an afternoon off work 
Ocean Diva captain, Marten Van Suylekom on an afternoon off work
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Sunset cruisers aboard the Ocean Diva 
Sunset cruisers aboard the Ocean Diva
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone's instructor, Nemo, with a huge kite loop with bar spin, Mangroovy Beach
Wind shelter at the Kiteboarding Club, Mangroovy 
Wind shelter at the Kiteboarding Club, Mangroovy
Evening dining in the marina 
Evening dining in the marina
View from The Captain's Inn, Abu Tig Marina 
View from The Captain's Inn, Abu Tig Marina
Primed for pop. Marten Van Suylekom, Mangroovy beach 
Primed for pop. Marten Van Suylekom, Mangroovy beach
Red Sea Zone beach boys on a Coke break 
Red Sea Zone beach boys on a Coke break
CrazyFly gear tester Kiwhan pushing hard 
CrazyFly gear tester Kiwhan pushing hard
Egyptian weekend pad 
Egyptian weekend pad
Extensive space at Mangroovy beach 
Extensive space at Mangroovy beach
Red Sea Zone instructor, Nemo. Mangroovy Beach 
Red Sea Zone instructor, Nemo. Mangroovy Beach
El Gouna lagoon exploration 
El Gouna lagoon exploration
Movenpick vision 
Movenpick vision
Hami - smiling beach boy at the Kite People centre 
Hami - smiling beach boy at the Kite People centre
Explore the coast just upwind from the Movenpick 
Explore the coast just upwind from the Movenpick
Family friendly 
Family friendly
...and this is right in front of the centre! 
...and this is right in front of the centre!
The accommodation at the Movenpick is split into 'clusters'. Cluster One is right behind the kite centre... 
The accommodation at the Movenpick is split into 'clusters'. Cluster One is right behind the kite centre...
Kite People centre, Movenpick 
Kite People centre, Movenpick
Freeriding at the Movenpick 
Freeriding at the Movenpick
Good living 
Good living
Looking out to sea over one of the town's lagoons, villas and the Movenpick hotel grounds 
Looking out to sea over one of the town's lagoons, villas and the Movenpick hotel grounds
Beach rides 
Beach rides
Waist deep lagoons and steady winds make learning easy. Lessons at the Kite People centre at the Movenpick 
Waist deep lagoons and steady winds make learning easy. Lessons at the Kite People centre at the Movenpick
Front row loungers 
Front row loungers
The idyllic kiting off the Movenpick hotel. The riding here features a shallow lagoon in the foreground of the shot which is just off the beach, a deeper water channel and then the lighter coloured water in the distance is another shallow lagoon. Kiting b 
The idyllic kiting off the Movenpick hotel. The riding here features a shallow lagoon in the foreground of the shot which is just off the beach, a deeper water channel and then the lighter coloured water in the distance is another shallow lagoon. Kiting b

Thanks to Planet Kitesurf for organising this trip. Planet Kitesurf are the UK's leading kitesurfing holiday travel specialist, offering expert advice on kitesurf resorts and quality holidays to include flights, transfers, high-standard accommodation, kitesurf rental and instruction at the world's best kiteboarding locations:
www.planetkitesurfholidays.com
The Movenpick is a five star resort in El Gouna with its own kiting beach:
www.moevenpick-hotels.com
The Captain's Inn hotel is a boutique guest-house situated in Abu Tig marina and is popular with kitesurfers:
www.elgouna.com
There is one kite centre at the Movenpick hotel, called Kite People:
www.kitepeople.at
There are three centres on Mangroovy Beach:
Red Sea Zone:
www.redseazone.com
Kite Power:
www.kitepower-elgouna.com
Kiteboarding Club
www.kiteboarding-club.de
Back down the road in Hurghada there are many, including the Tommy Friedl Pro Centre:
www.tommy-friedl.de
Read more about El Gouna at the resort's official website:
www.elgouna.com
Read the full in-depth report from El Gouna and from Soma Bay in issue #47, which was released in September 2010. More on that issue here.
For even more stunning images from El Gouna, check out El Gouna resident and Lens Master Dave Cooper's gallery by clicking here


Added: 2010-09-16

Category: News

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