Well what can we say? Not the usual amount of Blog entries of late!!

We came back from Zaafarana at the very end of March after the best two weeks of kitesurfing that anyone could wish for and were greeted with some cold rough UK sessions that have left everyone shouting for more Kitesurfkings group sessions away. The truth of the matter is that kitesurfing in the UK can be wonderful but that the chances of having consecutive days of great conditions here are extremely low. We love kitesurfing in the UK but also love having the chance of taking our kitesurfing up to the next level.

Right now we have a group of 12 kitesurfers out in Venezuela on a tiny island called El Coche for two weeks and the reports of great kitesurfing, optimum progression, ideal conditions and the odd party having been coming back. This is a kitesurfkings group trip but one of the ones that we arrange for Christian Harris and Karine Nativel to run advanced tuition to all kitesurfers that are alreday up wind (or very close to it). El Coche is one of our favourite kitesurfing locations around the world, with a beautiful white sand beach and off shore winds, perfectly flat water, great accommodation, in general it’s a kitesurfer’s dream spot; unfortunately El Coche has become a slightly more intrepid trip than it used to be with direct flights no longer running to Porlamar (the final airport). Our last group Kite Clinic to El Coche departed from London on the 1st May and we’ll post some pics when the guys get back. The price for the two week Kite Clinic, including all transfers, all inclusive accommodation, return flights and two weeks of tuition from Christian and Karine was £1995 per person. Although the boat’s been missed for this trip to El Coche you can get in contact with us at Kitesurfkings and register your interest if you’d like to join a future trip to South America with Christian and Karine. Contact details for us are on the main Kitesurfkings site at: http://www.kitesurfkings.com

The next group trips after El Coche are back out to Zaafarana; how could they not be, we love Zaafarana!!! We have three one week trips on the 12th, 19th and 26th June but are now all full. There are also guys booked to go out to Zaafarana from the end of May to end of June and there are still spaces on transfers and at the hotel. Don’t miss the opportunity to join a group trip out to Zaafarana as you’ll be kicking yourselves!! There are options to get to Zaafarana for Kite Clinics with Christian and Karine or group trips with Kitesurfkings and we hope that you can join one of our great trips and be part of the group, all kiting together and sharing the ideal conditions that Zaafarana offer, but if you can’t make one of our set dates then still get in contact as we’ll pair you up with other guys going out there or hold your details for future trips. It’s always nice to go out with other like minded kiters and also to share the flights, transfers and experiences but however you are planning on getting out there just make sure you go! Umm, Zaafarana!!!

There really is nowhere like it in Egypt! We had 14 days of wind in Zaafarana during our two weeks there and the conditions are hard to beat; the photos speak for themselves so check out our Facebook page if you haven’t already. After our students had left us in Zaafarana and were heading back to the airport in Cairo, some of the Kitesurfkings crew took a three hour transfer down to Hurghada to check out the kiting there before heading over to see friends in El Gouna and hang out with the Red Sea Zone gang. There is no question that if you are going to Egypt for a kiting holiday you don’t go to Hurghada as there are much better places to go but if you are after one night of partying then, providing you get the day right, there can be a lot of fun had in Hurghada. We found ourselves in The Ministry of Sound on the beach until about 5am before collecting our kiting gear and heading over to see Mike and the guys at Red Sea Zone in El Gouna.

El Gouna offers good kiting conditions and great off the water socialising in a laid back environment that offers something for everyone. There is no one place in Egypt that offers you everything that people may wish for in a Peter Pan type trip that ticks every box for every possible holiday experience. Fortunately the Kitesurfkings crew have been and done the hard work for you, by checking out the best kitesurfing locations that Egypt offers so that you don’t have to. Get in touch for a chat if you’re thinking about going on a kitesurfing holiday and we’ll happily give you sound advice and inside information to give you the best kitesurfing experiences.

If you’ve thought about going out to El Gouna or have been there before and have thought about getting back out there then there could not be a better time than right now…

One of the Kitesurfkings instructors is out in El Gouna now warming up for a free Kristin Boese Kite Clinic that is being held from the Red Sea Zone kite centre. Not only is there a free Kite Clinic open to women kiters and run by the women’s multiple world kitesurfing champion but Ministry of Sound are coming to El Gouna and will also be down on the beach with the Red Sea Zone kite centre. There’s loads more going on and it will be a great time to experience the best of El Gouna so why not sack work off and go and have some fun?! 16th to 23rd May 2010. Kitesurfkings have found deals going out for a week for less than £400!!! These include flights, transfers and accommodation. You can book these fully protected holidays through Kitesurfkings by calling or emailing with your requirements.

What else? You want more??

How about the next Kitesurfkings group trip dates for Zaafarana? These are September 21st to 28th and September 28th to Oct 5th 2010. You can check out the student video from our March session in Zaafarana by going to our website and watching the video from our Kitesurfkings TV page. Videos, photos and contact information can all be found at http://www.kitesurfkings.com or email us directly at info@kitesurfkings.com

Here are a few pics from our last trip to Zaafarana, enjoy and come out with us soon!

Off Shore!

May 11, 2009

Time to chase the off shore winds guys!

We’re hopeful that the wind will swing round to cross shore mid week but, as it is, the forecast is not good.

Hope everyone enjoyed the great wind last week. We had lots of happy students out kiting and many great after lessons sessions our selves.

The El Gouna Kite Clinics we ran in April were a massive success and I’d like to thank everyone that was involved for making it such a great trip.

I’ll get some info about our new spot and our next Kite Clinic dates online later today!! Watch this space…

Just a quickie: if you own a long board and live in Sussex then why not come and join us for a skate? Skating on Brighton sea front today, after seeing our friends down at Brighton Watersports, a super nice dude invited us to hook up for a skate tomorrow night. The offer is open to anyone that owns or can get their hands on a long board.

No Wind - No Worries

No Wind - No Worries

Grab your board or pinch your mates and join us for a skate tomorrow from 7pm. We’re meeting at the flat spot between the West Pier and Palace Pier. Nothing too serious, just hanging out, might even sink a few beers – nice.

How nice, lovely sunshine here on the south coast today but still no wind! The forecast’s not looking any good here in the U.K; we’re wind dancing daily but to no effect.

What better time could there be to get booked on to Christian and Karine’s El Gouna Kite Clinic?

There are still spaces up for grabs on the second week of our Egyptian Kite Clinic which is great news for you – the kiter who wants to have a great time and be able to do more!!

Check out the details: El Gouna Kite Clinic \'09

Chris pre broken ankle

Chris pre broken ankle

Bad news for Chris (above) who has just broken his ankle snowboarding in Bulgaria – savage! Chris had been booked onto both weeks of our Kite Clinic but unless his handstands get a lot better he’s not kiting! Sorry mate, we thought snowboarding was too easy but didn’t consider the dangers!! We’ll hook you up with an ‘extreme’ wheel chair dude!

So, if you’re up wind with no broken bones and want a great time then drop us a line or give us a call and get booked onto the kite session of your dreams!!! Hove, Brighton, Lancing, Worthing, Littlehampton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Sussex, South Coast, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland – where ever you are – your spot will not compare to El Gouna and you have not met instructors like Christian and Karine. Get on it, get booked on and enjoy your time on this planet. Life’s too short, today fine, tomorrow a broken ankle and next week who knows?!

Easy when youre shown how

Easy when you're shown how

There has been such an awesome response to our El Gouna Kite Clinic that we’ve booked another!!! So, all of you kitesurfers on the South Coast waiting for wind, London crew, everyone you know what you shoud do!

Follow the link to find out the latest news: KSK/Christian & Karine Kite Clinic Week 2!

It’s not looking good for our local kiters; South East and London kiters need to start thinking outside the box. The forecast has not got any better! Off shore super light winds – even land kiting is looking unlikely!

On a more positive note Egypt is just a 4hr flight away! Read about our Kite Clinic below or get in contact for beginner sessions…

Everyone loves a good railey

Everyone loves a good railey

Calling all able kitesurfers: It’s time to enjoy yourselves, dust off the kites and do what you love best. Kitesurfkings and the original kite clinic gurus, Christian and Karine have teamed up to bring you the best in travel concierge and kitesurfing tuition. Renowned for superior service, expert advice, big smiles and big love this is a partnership created with you, the kitesurfer, in mind. It’s a credit crunch special with an air of comfort, guaranteed great weather and ideal progression conditions.

Flying on April the 17th 2009 from London Gatwick just after 10am and arriving into Hurghada Airport just before 5pm (local time). There’s a short transfer to El Gouna, where you’ll be staying in the beautiful Abu Tig Marina. The kite beach runs straight on from the marina and it is possible to walk on to the kite beach or grab a beach transfer directly in front of your hotel. The return flight leaves just before 7pm on the 24th and arrives back into Gatwick at 10.30pm.
The aim is for 7 days on the water with 6 full days of expert coaching, video play back and everything else that goes into making a dream kite clinic; flights, transfers, accommodation, daily breakfast, resort transfers, 7 days full storage and rescue and 6 full days on the kite clinic are all part of the trip.

Full details found on our sessions page or by using: http://www.kitesurfkings.com/documents/travel_2009.pdf

Showing you how

Showing you how

Open to all levels of autonomous kiters, whether you need to hone your upwind capabilities, need the proverbial kick to try something new, or just need some help overcoming a plateau to finally achieve that next elusive move.

Your Teachers

Your Teachers

Christian Harris:
An ambassador for kiteboarding and watersports. Coached some of the best windsurfers and kitesurfers in the world. Has been coached by some of the best. Talent for being a thinker, motivator, pioneer and listener, with exceptional teaching and coaching skills.

Karine Nativel:
One of the UK top women kitesurfers and instructors. Solid kiteboarding background, coached by Christian Harris. Passion for learning and developing kiteboarding techniques. Athletic and highly respected on the water. A huge motivator for all kiters and watersports enthusiasts.

Egypt has some of the best wind

Egypt has some of the best wind

Flat crystal waters straight off the beach with boat rescue, permanent baywatching, beach boys service, equipment washing and storage, beach bar with hot and warm drinks and snacks, access to: bathrooms, lockers, chillout zone, sun beds, hammocks, internet and more!

Under palm trees, located on an endless sandy beach and the warm sea you will find everything to spend either a super full on or relaxing day! Everything we love about Egypt without any of the grime and hassle.
Check it out and get in contact – if you can’t do the dates then get your name down for our next kitesurfing session or clinic. KSK Clincs are where it’s at!

Full details found on our sessions page or by using: http://www.kitesurfkings.com/documents/travel_2009.pdf