The El Gouna Orascom Kiteboarding Grand Slam will be the first event in the 2016 IKA World Championship Tour. World class riders will take part and compete for the free style 40,000-Euro prize money and the Big Air 10,000-Euro prize money. The Grand Slam will also deliver 1,000 points towards 2016 Kitesurfing World Championship ranking.
“We are honored to welcome the world to El Gouna that is well known for its perfect weather and its pristine water platforms,” said Egypt’s Minister of Tourism, His Excellency Hisham Zaazou. “Egypt has excellent resources and beaches that are ready to host world-class championships such as the El Gouna Kiteboarding Grand Slam.”
The competition is organized by Travel Trails Tours in cooperation with Kiteloop Egypt and supported by Orascom, Egypt Sailing and Waterski Federation and the Ministry of Tourism.
Conveniently located 25 kilometers north of Hurghada, El Gouna is only a four-hour flight from Europe’s major capitals. The town is easily accessed from Europe via the nearby Hurghada International Airport and boasts a superb infrastructure and excellent services as well as natural beaches and year-round sunshine.
Kitesurfing aficionados were quick to recognize El Gouna’s enormous potential for the adventure sport due to its accessibility, spacious beach fronts, excellent winds, and shallow waters suited to learning moves.
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