Welcome to the KBC Kitesurf & wingfoil school

In your vacation at the Steigenberger Ras Soma your dream of kitesurfing and wingfoiling will come true at our water sports beach: From the trial lesson, to the complete kite and wingfoil course – We will make everything possible for you! You learn safely and successfully with KBC – the market leader in kitesurf training for 20 years and 10 water sports centers around the world.

We teach according to the international guidelines of the water sports associations VDWS and IKO.

At KBC you get on the board quickly, very safely and with a lot of fun. Whether kitesurf, kitefoil or wingfoil course, rental or water sports with your own equipment – we are happy to advise you!

Book here in advance or visit us directly at the water sports beach. My team and me are looking forward to meeting you.

Station manager of KBC Ras Soma


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 in private training alone or in pairs.

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


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


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


  • 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:


Kitesurf rental
Kitefoil rental at KBC Ras Soma in Soma Bay


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


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 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


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

The Center


The water sports base, the KBC Ras Soma, offers kite surfers and wing foilers all the services they could wish for for a worry-free water sports holiday:

+ large changing rooms
+ Lockers for valuables
+ Hot water showers and toilets
+ free WiFi
+ 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

KBC Chillout and Relaxing Area

Relax at KBC

If your companions don't kite, they are still welcome to spend time at the KBC and can use the infrastructure free of charge.

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.

Book Diamond Service

Shuttle to the watersports beach

You can reach the water sports base by shuttle bus. It leaves every hour on the hour from 9 am in front of the hotel entrance. The shuttle bus ride is free of charge.

Shuttle for guests from Soma Bay / North Safaga
If you are staying at a hotel in Soma Bay or North Safaga (e.g. in Soma Bay at Breakers, Sheraton, Robinson, Cascades, Kempinski or others, including flats or in North Safaga at Palm Royale, Solymar, Caribbean World, Paradise, Movabic, Imperial or others), we will be happy to organise a taxi shuttle for you:

Just call the KBC Ras Soma reception (at least 45-60 minutes in advance) and your shuttle will be organised.
KBC co-operates with a taxi service from Safaga. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel at the agreed time and take you to the KBC centre. The cost is 7 € per way/car. Please pay the taxi fare directly at the KBC reception.

Order your taxi ride at the KBC Ras Soma reception desk

+20-127 976 99 32.

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.

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!

You should bring

  • Swimming trunks, bikini or swimsuit
  • Flip flops, beach shoes, sun hat or cap

This is what you need, but you can borrow/buy it on site:

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

Wind & Weather


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.


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.