Kitesurf & Wingfoil School KBC Ras Soma at the Red Sea

Welcome to the KBC Water Sports Club in the bay of Ras Soma

Seasonal times: open all year round.

KBC Ras Soma is the water sports center of Steigenberg Resort and is located about 1km south of the hotel on the wide sandy beach with a magnificent view of the turquoise waters and Soma Bay. The sheltered location in the bay provides beautiful shallow water conditions. Beginners learn in small groups of maximum 2 persons and with the support of the boats, with the wind blowing mostly diagonally offshore.

The VDWS-trained teaching team of the KBC provides safe, high-quality instruction. First-class kite-, kitefoil and wingfoil equipment of the premium brand F-ONE is waiting in the rental. After kitesurfing and wingfoiling, enjoy cool drinks and snacks at the bar, relax in the large shaded area of the center, meet friends for life and experience your premium watersports vacation.

See you soon at KBC Ras Soma!

Moustafa
Station Manager

Courses

Kitesurf Beginners Course at KBC Ras Soma at the Steigenberger

Kitesurf Beginner

In our beginner courses you will learn to kitesurf professionally and safely in small groups with a maximum of 2 students or in individual lessons.

Beginner Course
Kitesurfing Advanced Course at KBC Ras Soma at the Steigenberger

Kitesurf Advanced

The intermediate courses follow on from the basic course and serve to refresh your knowledge. Advanced kitesurfers learn riding techniques, manoeuvres and tricks.

Advanced Course
Kitefoil beginner course at KBC Ras Soma at the Steigenberger

Kitefoil

Advanced kitesurfers with good kite control learn a new dimension of kitesurfing with a board with hydrofoil that takes off with the right technique.

Kitefoil Course
Learn to Wingfoil at the KBC Ras Soma Watersports Centre at the Steigenberger

Wingfoil

In our professional courses you will learn the basics for a successful start in wingfoiling, the fascinating way to glide over the water.

Wingfoil Course

Equipment rental

Kiteverleih Ras Soma F-ONE

Kitesurf

  • Kites in all sizes from 5m² til 14m² by F-ONE
  • Boards by F-ONE freestyle-, freeride- and surfboards in many sizes
  • Harness (seat and waits harness) and wetsuits in many sizes

To rent you need a licence that corresponds to the VDWS licence level 4 (can also be purchased on site).

Get your full equipment set up - just hook it up and go:

DIAMOND SERVICE

Kitesurf rental
Kitefoil rental at KBC Ras Soma in Soma Bay

Kitefoil

Rent a single kitefoil board or complete kitesurfing equipment with kitefoil board. The area is ideal for kiteboarding. If you are not sure yet, we recommend an hour of private instruction.

You need a VDWS level 5 licence to rent kiteboarding equipment.

Kitefoil Rental
Winbgfoil Equipment rental at KBC Ras Soma at the Red Sea

Wingfoil

At KBC Ras Soma, you can rent first-class F-ONE Wingfoil equipment. Book in advance and you will always have the right equipment, even if you have to change several times a day.

To rent, you need a licence that corresponds to VDWS level 5.

Wingfoil rental

Storage, Service & Beach Use

Kitesurf Equipment Storage KBC Ras Soma

Storage

  • Storage rooms at the private kitebeach with direct access to the pump station (compressor) Guest storage with comfortable storage boxes for your private kite equipment
  • Closed overnight
  • Night watch service
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Changing rooms and lockers
  • Open from 8:30 am to sunset
Private beach use at KBC Ras Soma

Use of the private beach

  • Compressor and hand pumps
  • Launch and landing service by beach staff
  • Lifeboat
  • board bath
  • Hot water shower and toilets
  • Use of the sun terraces
  • free WiFi
Storage, Service and Security at KBC Ras Soma

Storage, Service & Beach Use

As a kitesurfer at the KBC kite beach, you register in advance at the reception. In return, you benefit from the use of the centre's complete infrastructure and service. Unfortunately, we do not have unlimited capacity and therefore recommend that you book in advance.

for hotel guests

for external guests

Rescue service for kitesurfers at KBC El gouna

Security

The lifeboats will help you within a few minutes if you can no longer go upwind, to recover your kite or board or with other problems in deep water.

A number of boat rescues are included in the service price. Additional rescues can be booked

Book boat rescues

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Centre equipment

KBC Ras Soma Kiteschule

The new KBC Center

KBC is looking forward to opening its new water sports base in the Bay of Ras Soma in cooperation with the Steigenberger Resort, around 800 meters below the hotel's beach area. KBC is expected to open here in late summer 2023 in this enchanting region, in the vicinity of Soma Bay in Egypt, a dreamlike area about 30 minutes south of Hurghada's airport.

  • Storage boxes for private equipment
  • Lockers for valuables
  • Night watchman service
  • large changing rooms
  • Hot water showers and toilets
  • Compressor to inflate your kite
  • the experienced beach staff will help launch and land the kites
  • the lifeboat helps within a few minutes
  • free wifi
  • a large terrace
  • a shady chill out area
  • Bar/bistro with coffee, cold drinks, freshly squeezed juices and snacks
  • Shop with functional clothing, accessories and fashion

If your companion is not kiting, they are still very welcome to spend time at KBC and can use the infrastructure free of charge.

Book spot use and storage

KBC Ras Soma

The KBC Ras Soma is being developed in cooperation with the 5-star resort Steigenberger Ras Soma and is currently being completed by Thomas Beckmann and the KBC team. The water sports centre is located around 800 metres below the hotel's beach area and offers a private water sports area. Known for its KBC quality, the new watersports centre will offer kitesurf and wingfoil training, rental of the premium brand F-ONE and storage. In addition, windsurfing courses for children and catamaran training and rental are planned for the future. There will be a small bar with coffee, cold drinks, freshly squeezed juices and snacks to enjoy in the chicken lounge area.

Those familiar with KBC El Gouna can look forward to a warm welcome at KBC Ras Soma in the future from some well-known and long-standing KBC staff.

The bay of Ras Soma

The bay of Ras Somas impresses with its long beaches and the wonderfully turquoise, crystal-clear water. Due to the excellent conditions, the area has become a mecca for water sports enthusiasts. The popular holiday destination is flourishing and is well on its way to becoming the next flagship on Egypt's east coast.

In the coming years, a visionary project will take shape here, developing the land between the Steigenberger Hotel and the KBC Watersports Centre into a diverse landscape of lively marinas, lagoons, tasteful residential parks and villas and 1-2 small hotels set amidst lush gardens.

The Location on Google Maps

Spot & Wind

A constant north wind blows in the large bay, which is reinforced by the nearby Red Sea, so that the area is very wind-safe and offers beautiful flat water conditions. Even in strong winds, the water in the bay remains relatively calm and thus offers good learning and practice conditions for freestyle and maneuver training.

Wingfoilers will also have great conditions. The water in the bank and entry area is quite extensive, but so shallow that you can neither swing nor kite there at first. Training and riding is only possible a little further out in deep water. Therefore we only offer courses with a maximum of 2 people.

At the KBC Center the wind blows from side-offshore, seasonally also side-shore directions, but first blows about a kilometer over the sea before it hits the KBC Center and is then constant and undisturbed. KBC has several boats in use - to support the training and to ensure the safety of the kiters and wingfoilers.

Kite Aufbauservice am KBC Ras Soma

Diamond Service

The most comfortable way to kite: Your premium kite material set up for you just-in-time - just hook it up and off you go. We advise you, build and you always have the perfect combination of kite and board. And if the wind changes, you switch in no time – easy and carefree.

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F-ONE Test & Buy

Test & purchase

Before you buy your kite equipment, you should definitely test kites, boards and harnesses to find exactly the material that suits you best. That's why we offer you the opportunity to test everything free of charge for 30 minutes: kites and boards from F-ONE and harnesses from MANERA. Ask us on site!

repair service

Our workshop can repair any damaged kites, lines and bars faster than any station or shop in the region. Years of experience guarantee professional repairs of any kind. Using only high-quality spare parts and sewing threads, our repairs are very long lasting. 

  • Repairing holes in the bladders
  • Replacing broken valves
  • Replacing broken kite lines
  • Repairing burst front tubes and large lacerations in the kite material

Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma

KBC is looking forward to opening its new water sports base in the bay of Ras Soma in cooperation with the Steigenberger Resort. KBC is expected to open here in late summer 2023 in this enchanting region, in the vicinity of Soma Bay in Egypt, a dreamlike area about 30 minutes south of Hurghada's airport.

so much more

At the Steigenberger Resort there are culinary highlights for every taste: At lunchtime you can choose the buffet in the main building, the restaurant on the beach or the Italian restaurant with an open kitchen. In the evening there is a buffet in the main building or à la carte meals in the four themed restaurants: Seafood, Lebanese, Asian or Italian. Later we meet at the Safari Bar. Action is guaranteed in the Kids Club. Likewise with the daily animation with yoga, Latin dance and beach volleyball. If you are looking for even more sporting challenges, you can go to the tennis court, to the gym or find them at the KBC water sports center with kite surfing or wing foiling.

Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma

Ras Soma NEWS

You'll find up-to-date news on our Instagram page from KBC Ras Soma.

Checklist Ras Soma

You must not forget this in any case:

  • Your passport. It must be valid for at least 6 months.
  • Swimming trunks, bikini or swimsuit
  • Flipflops, beach slippers Sun hat or cap
  • Long pants, warm sweater, light jacket (January to March)

You will need this, but you can rent/buy it on site:

  • Sport sunglasses with strap, preferably polarized (available at the local KBC store)
  • Sunscreenwaterproof and with a high sun protection factor

You can leave this at home

  • Kite pump, because we have a compressor and hand pumps for the common valve types
  • Diarrhea medicine - if it catches you, only the local "Antinal" from the local pharmacy will help.
  • Socket adapter. Here you can get the middle european system.

Do you have any questions? We are happy to help you.

Wind & Weather

Wind

At the KBC Center the wind blows from side-offshore, seasonally also side-shore directions, but first blows about one kilometer across the sea before it hits the KBC Center and is then constant and unvortexed. The KBC has several boats in operation - to assist with training and for the safety of the kiters and wingfoilers.

We have had the best experience with Windguru 's wind forecast. The "modified wind" or the indicated gusts predict the actual wind most accurately.

Weather

In spring and autumn we recommend a shorty, in summer you can kitesurf only in boardshorts and lycra. But you should always think of very good, waterproof sun protection.

In the winter months (December to February) there are more strong and light wind days - the wind is not as constant as in the other months. We recommend long neoprene clothing in winter. The air temperatures are still mild during the day, but at the latest when the sun goes down it gets fresh. Therefore, pack warm long clothes and also a hat when you come from the water.

Arrival

Flight

Days of Arrivals
every day

Flug
Ras Soma is very easy and inexpensive to reach from Central Europe. The nearest airport "Hurghada" is served by almost all major airports in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, e.g. Condor, TUIFly, SunExpress, Germania, AirCairo, FlyEgypt and Eurowings. The flight time is about 4-5 hours.

From Hurghada to Ras Soma, the journey takes about 30 minutes.

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Airport Shuttle

If you stay at the Hotel Steigenberger Ras Soma, your transfer from the airport and back is included. The hotel driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the arrival hall. He will bring you and, if necessary, your equipment safely to the hotel.

From the hotel to the kite centre

The water sports centre is located south of the hotel on the beach about 1km away. You can walk this distance or take the planned shuttle. More information about the shuttle will follow here.

Steigenberger Ras Soma

The Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma is a stylish, luxurious hotel with half board directly on the 300m white sandy beach with wonderful views of the turquoise bay of Ras Soma.

The Steigenberger Resport has a wide selection of luxurious rooms, of various types, with a choice of sea view, side sea view, pool view. Families stay in the Deluxe Family Room with 2 rooms.

The Royal Suites are the epitome of luxury, with their own pool and a fantastic view of the sea.

Even more luxurious are the private 320sqm beachfront villas with 2-3 bedrooms, private pool, Jacuzzi and large terrace. They are equipped with all the amenities you can imagine.

At the Steigenberger you will find an exquisite, diverse gourmet gastronomy in 5 restaurants with internationally inspired cuisine of the finest kind, in beautiful ambience at different locations in the resort, as well as three theme bars.

Two temperature-controlled Olympic-size pools, a separate children's pool, and numerous private pools in some room categories and villas await.

In the modern fitness studio you will find the latest cardiovascular and strength training equipment. The studio is open 24 hours a day.

In the spa you will find a beautiful selection of revitalising treatments, therapies and beauty treatments. Yoga is offered daily.

Booking & Consulting

KBC Ras Soma Soma Bay Egypt

Booking

You already know exactly which sports services you want to book?

Here you can quickly and easily book all services at KBC Ras Soma directly.

BOOK KITESURF & WINGFOIL

Ask the team in case you have any question.

KBC Ras Soma Manager Moustafa Valentino

KBC Ras Soma

Do you have any questions about the centre, the spot and the activities on site?

Moustafa is happy to answer all your questions. He also has detailed insider knowledge about the spot and the region.

Ask the KBC Team

RasSoma@Kiteboarding-Club.com

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