Colona Watersports News
  • 29. 06. 2016

    IKO Instructor Training Course in August 2016


    Do you love kitesurfing? Do you want to change your lifestyle? You want earn additional income? Join our instructor training course in COLONA Watersports, Magawish - Hurghada from 16 to 20 August 2016.

    This qualification enables you to teach straightaway around the globe, so you can apply for jobs at kitesurf schools worldwide.

    Your benefits with IKO?
    International Certification Recognition for quality teaching skills.
    Access to the job listings on the IKO website.
    Apply for jobs and teach kiteboarding worldwide.
    Acquire IKO Instructor Insurance.

    We offer accommodation for kitesurf instructors in Magawish Resort from 20 Euro per night based on all inclusive bases.

    For more information and booking:
    Mobile/WhatsApp/Viber: +2 0100 54 50 353
    Email: info@colonawatersports.com

  • 02. 02. 2016

    Welcome back Sodfa

    Very pleased to welcome Mohamed (Sodfa) again, we are so grateful of having him in our team. Congratulations and welcome back!

  • 15. 01. 2016

    Wow our FaceBook page hit 10000 Likes!

    Thanks everyone for your continued support and encouragement.

    Celebration offer, book your holiday now and get the same Kitesurfing / Windsurfing booking for your partner for free!

    Deadline for the booking should be the 29.02.2016 and it works till the end of the year 2016. Start now!

  • 31. 12. 2015

    Happy New Year

    Colona Watersports team wish you and your family, a joyous new year ahead. May God bring peace happiness and prosperity in your life.
    Have a nice year

  • 25. 12. 2015

    CHRISTMAS OFFER!!

    Super Special Offer (Kite All inclusive), 1 week Riding and Accommodation
    ONLY - 159 Euro.

    Our offer include: the use of our huge secure storage area, landing and launching assistance, compressor and rescue boat service. In addition you have the use of our facility including lagoon for training, beach chairs, showers, changing room, toilets etc…

    Your equipment will be available during the working hours of the station, only a few meters from the water.

    At the end of your holiday before you fly home, we will make things easier for you and wash your equipment with fresh water so that you don’t have to worry about it.

    Booking now (deadline 15 Jan 2016)!

    FaceBook: www.FB.com/colonawatersports
    Mobile / WhatsApp / Viber: +2 0100 54 50 353

  • 23. 12. 2015

    Merry Christmas!

    Colona Watersports wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! May it bring you joy, happiness and everything else you deserve.

  • 15. 10. 2015

    Welcome to our Team!

    We are pleased to welcome Bartłomiej Sochacki to our team.

  • 19. 08. 2015

    CORE kites 2016 just arrived!

    First part of CORE Kiteboarding XR4 2016 has arrived.

  • 10. 08. 2015

    CORE official Kiteboarding store in Hurghada.


    We are very excited to announce that Colona Watersports is an official CORE Kiteboarding store in Hurghada.

  • 05. 06. 2015

    Welcome back Osama!

    We are pleased to welcome back Osama Mohamed to our team.
    Osama is one of the first local instructors in Egypt, started his career at Colona Watersports in 2003. He is known with his cool style in the water, a great kitesurfer who enjoys helping people to learn kitesurfing.

  • 01. 05. 2015

    Super Special Offer (Kite All inclusive)!

    1 week Riding and Accommodation
    ONLY - 159 Euro.
    (August and September 2015)

    Action includes: the use of our huge secure storage area, launching and landing assistance, compressor and rescue boat service. In addition you have the use of our facility including lagoon for training, beach chairs, showers, changing room, toilets, free Wi-Fi, etc…
    Your equipment will be available during the working hours of the station, only a few meters from the water. At the end of your holiday before you fly home, we will make things easier for you and wash your equipment with fresh water so that you don’t have to worry about it.
    Booking now (deadline end of June)!
    info@colonawatersports.com or info@seven.company
    Mobile / WhatsApp / Viber: +2 0100 54 50 353

  • 30. 04. 2015

    New Windsurfing equipment arrived.


    The first batch of new windsurf kit for our Club Mistral Marsa Alam center has arrived!

  • 07. 04. 2015

    New Colona Kitesurfing center in Marsa Alam.


    New Colona Watersports Kitesurfing center: A Maldivian touch in Hamata, Southern Red Sea - Egypt!

    T Club, Berenice Villas and Spa.
    Berenice Road | 115 Km South of Marsa Alam - Red Sea, Egypt

    Mobile/WhatsApp/Viber: +2 0100 54 50 353

    Seven Multisport
    WWW.seven.COMPANY
    info@seven.company
    Tel: +2 0111 11 699 38

    CLONA WATERSPORTS LTD
    www.colonawatersports.com
    info@colonawatersports.com

  • 23. 01. 2015

    Mark Shinn @ our stand Boot show 2015!


    We are very proud to announce that the Fair was a success for us: Many old and new friends around Germany came by our stand. We were happy to welcome Mr. Mark Shinn in our stand and we thank him and everybody who visited us at the Boot Show - Dusseldorf, Germany.

  • 21. 01. 2015

    BOOT Show 2015!

    Seven Multisport proudly presents its collaboration with ETI - Express Travel International and the availability to book your stay with us at Colona Watersports through them, therefor the distribution of their Catalog 2015 in our booth at the Boot Düsseldorf 2015!

  • 22. 12. 2014

    A VERY MERRY XMAS TO YOU ALL.

  • 17. 10. 2014

    Invitation!!!


    We are pleased to invite you to visit us at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre Halle 01 / A27.Boot show will be held on 17. - 25.1.2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 12. 09. 2014

    CODE Red.

    Colona Watersports is proud to claim having supported hepca - Caring for the Red Sea as much possible within our daily activities in all our stations to sustain our beloved Red Sea!

  • 20. 08. 2014

    New Core Kite 2015.

    New Core kites have arrived just on time. We are looking forward to test them together with you, pushing you to the next kite level!

  • 13. 08. 2013

    Nice shot of Emad Mahmoud...

  • 01. 08. 2013

    EID Festival 2013.

    Join our band 13 Daze this Eid in what will hopefully be our new home! South Beach Hurghada. We'll be playing on the 8th and the 10th amidst some awesome Dj's and 4 days of celebrations. Make sure to contact Luca on 01003441813 for reservations. Ahhhh it's gonna feel good to be back!

  • 06. 05. 2013

    Explore the Red Sea best kitting spots in style!


    Join us this summer on one of the best boats the Red Sea has to offer! We're joining up with Blue o Two to offer you a super high quality safari package including visas, transfers and full board service on the boat. We'll also be providing the usual Colona services on the trip with rescues, rental and instruction available! So why stay in a hotel when you can wake up in a new spot each morning!? Contact us on info@colonawatersports.com or call 00201003441810 for details and bookings smile emoticon

  • 03. 12. 2012

    Getting ready for action...


    We are very pleased to welcome David and his crew to the shores of Colona!
    With years of sailing experience we're happy offer you the chance to learn with the best.
    Weather you are an experienced sailor or just looking for some action on those light wind days, David and his crew are ready with a huge fleet of boats to suit your needs.
    More info to follow and if you'd like to make any inquiries then email us on info@colonawatersports.com

  • 19. 11. 2012

    Welcome to discount December!

    First up on our list of discounts is the Shinn range! Check out brand new board from the last 2 seasons UNUSED with great prices! Contacts us if you'd like to check prices or reserve a board. We have many styles available including GT, Luigi, Player, Monk and Gintronic!

  • 01. 11. 2012

    Colona is coming back with force, hope you can join us!!!

    AFRICAN COURSE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SECURED FOR 2013-2015

    We are happy to announce the African Kite Course Racing Championships to be held in Hurghada, Egypt, in the years 2013-2015. The event will be held every year in the last week of March at the famous Hotel Magawish in Hurghada, and feature a price purse of 20000 Euro every year. As a continental championship, the event is expected to be graded as a 100 point event for the ISAF world ranking.

    The event will be hosted by Colona Watersports and Royal Dream Tours in cooperation with the Egypt Sailing Federation.

    Kiteboarding is the first of the 2016 Olympic events that managed to secure a continental championship in Africa for the upcoming years, providing another opportunity especially for the emerging regions in africa to take part in the Olympic Qualifying process.

    Details will be published soon through the ISAF and IKA websites.

  • 07. 04. 2012

    Welcoming Bone to the Colona team!

    Everybody say hello and tell him how good he looks!

  • 30. 11. 2011

    AWESOME!!!

    2012 is coming and it's time to start selling all the ex-rental equipment so if you are looking for good prices on kites and boards then get in contact and let us know.
    Also, if you know someone who wants to learn to kite then contact us and we'll give your friends a discount and give YOU a discount on your next visit! I'll say it again.....AWESOME!!!

  • 18. 11. 2011

    Goodbye Hamish!

    So, after more than 3 years and hundreds of students taught Mr Hamish has returned home with his son Angus! Big big thanks from everyone here at Colona and i'm sure everyone will join us in wishing you all the best for your future adventures. Gadalla also says hello but i'm not quite sure as he had a calimari in his mouth at the time, live calamari! Alrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeet x

  • 03. 10. 2011

    BYE SANDY!

    If you didn't know already Sandy has left us! AHHHHHH, after 2 and a half years of working with us and servicing all your little kitey needs she's gone to find some new little adventures. And now we are sad...

  • 11. 09. 2011

    Colona Watersports - Summer Sessions 2011


    Some clips of the fun we've been having over the summer, hope to see you all here at some point in the future!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVwQVKFjABw

  • 22. 02. 2010

    IKO Instructor Training Course and PADI EFR in May 2010

    On May 17 2010 we are arranging a 5 day IKO Instructor Training Course (ITC). The training program corresponds precisely to kiteboarding teaching methods. The certification is recognized worldwide as the international standard in teaching. At the end of the training, you will have developed abilities in the following major areas: safety, practical environment, analysis, technique, teaching psychology and live situation.

    After attending an ITC, you will be qualified as IKO Instructor level 1 and will be able teach students as well as to continue your pro training. To keep a high quality teaching, all level 1 instructors are required to pass their level 2 within two years following their initial level 1 training. Each ITC last for a full 5 days and covers everything from kite dynamics, lesson plans, safety issues with running a school, powerboat rescue training and practical training with students.

    IKO Instructor Training Course prerequisites:

    - Be at least 18 years old

    - Kiteboarding for at least 1 year and be a certified IKO kiteboarder level 3 minimum or equivalent level.

    - Have an IKO Assistant Instructor certification or provide an attestation (letter of recommendation) of a teaching experience in a water or aerial sport

    - Have a valid first aid certificate. PADI EFR Course available on request.

    - Complete Have a powerboat license or equivalent skill level if no obligatory license is required in the home country


    The PADI Emergency First Response Course (EFR) is run for one full day and includes BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level, AED (automated external defibrillator) use, preventing and caring for shock, spinal injury management, use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk and basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

    Contact us: info@colonawatersports.com for more information and booking!

  • 10. 11. 2009

    New Windsurfing Centre in Hurghada


    We are very happy to announce that the Magawish Windsurfing centre is again managed by Colona Watersports under the name Colona Watersports Windsurfing. This is a joint operation between us and Mr. Yann des Abbayes that also runs CNS (Club Natalie Simone) Windsurf Centres in Egypt. At the moment the centre is equipped with all 2007 JP and Neil Pryde equipment and soon to come is all new 2008 Fanatic Boards and Neil Pryde rigs. We also have a wide range of BIC Nova beginner equipment to make your first windsurf experience fun and easy.

  • 29. 07. 2009

    MARK SHINN KITEBOARDING CLINICS BACK AGAIN!

    After much anticipation Mark Shinn is once again joining us to host the now famous Mark Shinn Kiteboarding Clinics!

    If you’ve never heard of this before then you really don’t know what you’re missing. Experience three days of intensive riding with double world champion Mark Shinn providing personal tuition as well as video feedback and analysis of your performance.

    If you’ve been looking to progress then this is your chance! Mark will push your skills to the limit and have you nailing those tricks before you know it! You don’t need to be a pro to take a clinic as the course will be tailored to suit your needs.

    Mark will be running 3 courses to cope with the demand starting 3rd, 8th and 13th of October so don’t hesitate, BOOK NOW!

    In the past demand has been high so make sure you contact us on info@colonawatersports.com to reserve your place.

  • 28. 07. 2009

    IKO Instructor Training Courses - October 2009

    You can become an IKO certified Kiteboarding Instructor by attending the 5 days Instructor Training Course (ITC). The training program corresponds precisely to kiteboarding teaching methods. The certification is recognized worldwide as the international standard in teaching. At the end of the training, you will have developed abilities in the following major areas: safety, practical environment, analysis, technique, teaching psychology and live situation.

    After attending an ITC, you will be qualified as IKO Instructor level 1 and will be able teach students as well as to continue your pro training. To keep a high quality teaching, all level 1 instructors are required to pass their level 2 within two years following their initial level 1 training. Each ITC last for a full 5 days and covers everything from kite dynamics, lesson plans, safety issues with running a school, powerboat rescue training and practical training with students.

    IKO Instructor Training Course prerequisites:

    • Be at least 18 years old

    • Kiteboarding for at least 1 year and be a certified IKO kiteboarder level 3 minimum or equivalent level.

    • Have an IKO Assistant Instructor certification or provide an attestation (letter of recommendation) of a teaching experience in a water or aerial sport

    • Have a valid first aid certificate. PADI EFR Course available on request.

    • Complete Have a powerboat license or equivalent skill level if no obligatory license is required in the home country


    The PADI Emergency First Response Course (EFR) is run for one full day and includes BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level, AED (automated external defibrillator) use, preventing and caring for shock, spinal injury management, use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk and basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

    Contact info@colonawatersports.com for more information and booking!

  • 2007 Mark Shinn Kiteboarding Clinics
    16. 06. 2009

    2007 Mark Shinn Kiteboarding Clinics


    For the third year in a row we had the pleasure of having Mark Shinn here, conducting his Kiteboarding Clinics. This time we did 2 clinics and 15 riders joined to learn from and ride with Mark Shinn. The wind was great for the entire period and the riders enjoyed themselves to the fullest.

    At the moment we are planning for the 2008 clinics, keep your eyes on our web site for the dates!

  • 24. 03. 2009

    Kirsty Jones Kite / Yoga Clinic

    We’re also happy to welcome world wave kite champion Kirsty Jones, from the UK, who will be providing a kite and yoga experience to prepare you for those long sessions on the water.

    This kite clinic offers kite improvers an introduction to their first tricks and the opportunity to improve existing freestyle moves. Using a combination of personal training techniques, on the water feedback and video footage analysis, Kirsty will take you through it step by step, move by move, giving you hints, tips and advice.
    The course focuses on a menu of the following which will build in difficulty throughout the week:
    1.Boosting a stylish and controlled jump
    2.Jumps combined with grabs
    3.Back loops and forward loops
    4.Kiteloops
    5.Railey and Railey grabs
    6.An intro to unhooked tricks
    7.Improving maneuvers on both sides

  • 01. 02. 2009

    January Sales @ Colona Watersports

    As mentioned previously we have many kites new and used for sale. But the savings don’t stop there. Make sure to contact us if you’re looking for Harnesses, impact vests, bars, bags and much much more. Some items are discounted up to 50%!

    We also have the new 2009 Nobile Kites we also have the 2009 Kites and soft tech range from Naish which is already proving popular so whether you’re looking for a bargain or for the most up to date kiting accessories then come to see us and you’ll be surprised by how much you can save.

  • 30. 01. 2009

    IKO Instructor Training Course in March 2009

    As every year we will conduct an IKO Instructor Training Course in October. The dates are 25th - 29th March and Robbie Anderson will be the examiner.

    Unfortunately this course is already full. We have had quite a few extra enquiries so if you are still really keen to do the course send us an email and we will see if we can do another ITC shortly after.

    info@colonawatersports.com

    The IKO certificate is considered to be the worlds leading teaching certificate and is recognized by all good teaching schools.

    Each course last for a full 5 days and covers everything from kite dynamics, lesson plans, safety issues with running a school, powerboat rescue training and practice with "real" students.

    There are a few things that each candidate should have before they start the course:

    • Be at least 18 years old and a certified IKO level 3 kiteboarder for at least 6 months.

    • Be able to ride constantly upwind, perform controlled turns, ride switch, perform a jump.

    • Have an IKO assistant instructor certification or provide an attestation (letter of recommendation) of a teaching experience in a water or aerial sport.

    • Have a valid first aid certificate.

    • Have a powerboat license or equivalent skill level if no obligatory license is required in the home country.

  • 24. 01. 2009

    PKRA Pros visit Colona Throughout 2009 - Asia Litwin & Mike Blomvall



    It was nice to welcome back Nobile team riders Asia Litwin and Mike Blomwall. The guys were here for a 2 week training session and photo shoot. Jessie got some great shots of the guys at Colona's secret kiting spot and we had a good time on and off the water. It's always nice to have Mike at the centre especially as he is our sponsored rider. We'd just prefer it if he could try not to destroy his team mates kite next time! Hope you'll forgive him Asia!

  • 07. 01. 2009

    Magawish Hotel Rates - Colona Offer BIG DISCOUNTS ON ACCOMODATION




    As we all know the world is in an economic crisis at the moment which is affecting people’s ability to travel. Get in touch with us as soon as you can to find out about the huge reductions the hotel are offering. There’s no reason you still can’t have fun in the sun so email at info@colonawatersports.com for the latest deals from the Magawish Swiss-Inn. With the new Easy Jet flights making Hurghada a cheap destination again.

  • 31. 12. 2008

    Shade The Bar and Grill

    Thanks to all of you who took the time to visit Bengans new bar in the ever more popular New Marina. The Marina and the bar have been going from strength to strength since opening in June and continue to improve on the already high standard of quality and service. Shade especially has proved to have something for everyone whether it be fine dining at reasonable prices or full on party nights fuelled by alcohol and good music.
    It really does cater for all tastes with the comfortable and relaxing ‘fat boys’ to chill out on after a specially prepared meal from the expert team of chefs. Also, just started, is the unique and super cool club Shade. With our own team of Jessie on the decks and Dr. Dre on the electric percussion it really is something that you don’t find anywhere else. Throw in our in-house photographer Alex on the mic and there’s everything you need for one of the sickest nights out of your holiday!

  • 25. 12. 2008

    NAISH 2009 Rental and School Equipment arrives

    Yes we are happy to receive our 2009 equipment! So, once again we have a full range of the newest equipment on the market available for purchase here at the centre.
    But how does this affect you in the meantime. Well, it means that we’ll be selling off brand new and used kites from 2008. We still have Naish and Nobile kites in stock from 2008 and now is the best time to buy as the prices are just ridiculous! Come to ask us in the office or send an email to info@colonawatersports.com and we’ll be happy to let you know what’s on offer. If you’re looking for just the one kite to complete your quiver then it’s here that you’ll want to test and purchase. The real savings will come to those of you who want to take more than one kite. You could find yourself with a full set of new 2008 kites at a stupidly low price.
    So don’t be shy, start thinking about what you need and get in touch!!!

  • 21. 12. 2008

    Enter the Hybrid Munkeez

    I’m sure many of you have seen us messing around outside the centre with guitars and bongos and the like either after hours or during the day.
    After a lot of hard work we finally have created the Red Seas first European ROCK BAND!!!
    So far we’ve played about a dozen shows both on the main stage at the Marina and downtown in Papas II. Along with a massive new year’s show in Shade.
    The band is comprised of Dr.Dre, Bengan, Myself, Holly (from Ministry of sound) and Alaine (Dive instructor).
    We’ve enjoyed great success in all of our shows and thanks to those of you who came out to support us. Especially those of you who were dancing and vomiting in front of the stage!
    So, if you liked what you saw last time then please join us again as we add more material to our show and if you’ve never seen us then please come along, you might be surprised!!!
    (search YouTube for “hybrid munkeez” for a sample)

  • 21. 10. 2008

    Colona Watersports Sponsors PKRA Mike Blomvall


    We at Colona Watersports are proud to announce our official sponsorship of Swedish rider Mike Blomwall. A regular guest and good friend of Colona, Mike is one of the most exciting competitors in the PKRA today. Currently ranked at 4th in the world after an amazing summer season. We would like to wish Mike the best of luck and success for next summer and look forward to seeing him back at the centre soon.

  • 07. 10. 2008

    SUP

    Not an American slang word for whats up
    The sport of Stand Up Paddle surfing is growing at an insane rate. As you know, we never like to be left behind with anything in the world of Watersports so we ordered a shipment of the new Naish SUPs as soon as we could.
    These are great for no wind days, good exercise and easy to learn.
    Toward the end of the winter season we were randomly blessed with a surprise swell that lasted for 3 days. The wind was poor but the waves were clean and this is where SUPs really come into their own.

  • 20. 09. 2008

    NOBILE TEAM RIDERS

    Every year our reputation is growing with our famous sand bar and kite safari cruises, we have fantastic conditions for amazing photo and video shoots. We’re always happy to hear that the teams like to take advantage of this and once again had some great sessions with Mark Shinn and the Nobile crew. The whole team was here and enjoyed great winds both on safari and at the centre. Photo shoots went well but youll have to wait for the 2009 brochure to see the awesome new gear from Nobile.

  • 23. 07. 2008

    KPWT & PKRA pros meet for Training at The Sand Bar

    Victor Borsuk and Asia Litwin two of Polands most exciting kitesurfing Pros originally from the training team young bloods. Both competing in the world championships Victor in KPWT and Asia in the PKRA came for training this July.

  • 15. 06. 2008

    PKRA Pros visit Colona Throughout 2008 - Maciek Kozerski



    Maciek Kozerski was out once again but luck was not on his side, his time here was literally the only windless week on the summer so far! Maciek will be returning soon so let’s keep our fingers crossed for his next visit!

  • 08. 06. 2008

    Hurghada New Marina - Shade Bar and Grill

    The new Marina is finally open!
    This area is a real breakthrough for the whole town of Hurghada with high quality shops, restaurants and Bars. Set close to the ministry of sound beach club, the new marina is the ideal setting for guests looking to relax or have fun without the usual stress of traffic or hassle from local street merchants. Live bands are a regular feature of the new Marina complimented with daily street performers and Egypt’s only rocket bungee!
    All of the big names are now set in the Marina so you’ll find your favorites such as papas bar and Hed Kandi which is set to open soon.
    Obviously Colona Watersports couldn’t be left out of the action so next time you visit you’ll have to spend your evenings in Shade, Bengan’s own bar and grill, with super stylish and comfortable seating, top quality drinks and food that has yet to be beaten for flavor and quality in Hurghada!

  • 07. 06. 2008

    PKRA Pros visit Colona Throughout 2008 - Aaron Hadlow



    A great start to the summer as we welcome back some old friends and meet some new stars of the PKRA!
    Its always nice to have Aaron Hadlow at the center and this time was no exception. Aaron came over with his photographer William Milne and his Mum came along to spend some time with her ever travelling son! We had a lot of fun this week as Aaron decided it would be epic to get some footage riding the giant slider and the kicker. Therefore were now home to a nicely broken board but dont worry we forced him to sign it first

  • 27. 05. 2008

    We have the ONeil Kite Cup Here Next Week

    Guests such as Kevin Langeree & Jalou Langeree, Sergey Belmesov & Evgeny
    Novozheev here at the moment and Maciek Kozerski arriving in a few days.
    There will be music on the beach every day allot of Media etc.

    The opening party will be on the 26th May here at Colona on the Beach and
    the closing party will be on the beach here on the 30th. There is also a
    Midway party on the 28th at Ministry of Sound with David Long - Minimal Tech
    DJ from the UK Myself DJ Jekson - Russia let me know if you want guest list
    again.

  • 26. 05. 2008

    PKRA Pros visit Colona Throughout 2008 - Kevin & Jalou Langeree



    We were happy to meet Kevin & Jaloo Langeree for the first time here at Colona. Great conditions meant that they were training hard everyday. We also had the opportunity for some fantastic photo shoots with in-house photographer Jessi that youll find in the motor drive section in the latest edition of Kiteworld out now and keep checking their website for her latest sequences which, when she finds the time, will be uploaded!

  • 25. 05. 2008

    Russian Open Cup : O'Neill Kite Cup 2008

    Egypt is one of just few places, which are easily reached, where it is
    summer all year round, where the wind is quite common. It is the land of
    anscient memeorials, endless desert wth miraculous sunsets, and THE SEA.

    Hurghada is the Mecca for the russian windsurfers and kiters. Here is their
    all-year residence and the competitions’ site. Here masters master their art
    and starters start their way. Here everyone can find conditions to their
    liking: from the mirror-even surface to the rolling waves. Here for the
    third time spectaculous show and tornado of emotions rush onto the heads
    locals and the tourists, which is with the name O`Neill Kite Cup, Russian
    Kitesurfing Open Cup.

    May 26 through 30 on the Red Sea on the Colona water sports beach in
    Magawish Hotel prestigious international competitions are to be held.
    Russian Open Cup : O'Neill Kite Cup 2008.

    Russian Federation of Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in association with the
    O’Neill clothing, TEZ Tour company and Ocean Rodeo kites is holding the
    event in the original traditions of the authentic surfing beach culture.

    Famous Russian riders to have started their career in the Russian Open Cup
    are planning to participate: Petr Tiushkevich, who has rated the third in
    the French lap of PKRA in 2008, Evgeny Novosheev and Sergey Belmesov, who
    have started competing in PKRA this year and have rated in the top 15 in the
    Venesuela lap of PKRA.

    High profeciency level of the russian and international competitors promise
    a true nerve-strain and crazy stunts and flights of the riders.

    General partner: O'Neill clothing

    Official partner: Tez Tour

    Partner: Colona Watersports, Ocean Rodeo kites

    Media sponsors: magazines Men`s Health, ProSport, Wave, Extreme, Verticalny
    Mir, PhotoTravel; RBC-Sport, Wind.ru

    Detailed information on the Web-page of the Russian Federation of
    Windsurfing and Kitesurfing: www.kitesurf.ru

  • 04. 04. 2008

    All New Colona Watersports Team!

    The winter season is over and summer is in full swing! We enjoyed an easy transition period all thanks to our new team of instructors who with their professionalism and hard work have made this possible. We now have a very multi-lingual school with French and Russian speaking instructors and of course English.
    We have a great atmosphere going with Andre (Dr. Dre) from Russia, Alex (Frenchy), guess where he’s from? Also new arrivals Ali and Dave from the UK.
    Anyway, enough about those guys. What about me? For those who don’t know me my name’s Gaz and I came here as a wakeboard and ski instructor. Little did I know that the wind here is blowing most of the time which makes for very unpleasant wakeboarding! With this in mind I decided to make the leap to kitesurfing and if I’m quite honest, I don’t wanna go back! We still rock the wake on no wind days but other than this you can find me in and around the centre as the new assistant manager.
    Finally I’d like to mention how happy we are that the school is running so smoothly. This is impressive since the guys have only worked together for such a short time. Thanks from the management for all their efforts and long may it continue!

  • Video Gallery Now Online!
    14. 11. 2007

    Video Gallery Now Online!

    Finally we have managed to get our video gallery online. The link for the video gallery is on the Gallery page. Here we will upload our videos as well as cool videos from others that are related to Colona Watersports. Enjoy!

  • IKO Instructor Training Course in April 2008
    12. 11. 2007

    IKO Instructor Training Courses in April 2008

    06-10 and 13-17 April 2008 are the dates for our next IKO Instructor Training Courses. As usual our favourite examiner Neil Godbold will be here to conduct the courses.

    The IKO certificate is considered to be the worlds leading teaching certificate and is recognized by all good teaching schools.

    Each course last for a full 5 days and covers everything from kite dynamics, lesson plans, safety issues with running a school, powerboat rescue training and practice with "real" students.

    There are a few things that each candidate should have before they start the course:

    • Be at least 18 years old and a certified IKO level 3 kiteboarder for at least 6 months.

    • Be able to ride constantly upwind, perform controlled turns, ride switch, perform a jump.

    • Have an IKO assistant instructor certification or provide an attestation (letter of recommendation) of a teaching experience in a water or aerial sport.

    • Have a valid first aid certificate.

    • Have a powerboat license or equivalent skill level if no obligatory license is required in the home country.

    We expect these courses to fill up quickly so please email us at info@colonawatersports.com as soon as possible for more information and registration.

  • IKO ITC Successfully Completed!
    12. 10. 2007

    IKO ITC Successfully Completed!

    During the last week Neil Godbold has been here conducting IKO Instructor Training Courses. This time 11 candidates successfully completed their training, 3 of them crossing over from other teaching systems. We congratulate all 11 on their success and looking forward to the next training courses in April.

  • Hurghada cam online again!
    09. 10. 2007

    Hurghada cam online again!

    As many of you have seen our camera unfortunately malfunctioned and started producing very strange looking images.

    After a long period of testing and re-testing we finally realized that it was nothing to do but having the manufacturer take a look at the camera.

    We contacted IQinVison support and was very surprised to hear that they would FedEx us a replacement camera. This is after almost 3 years usage and no warranty in place anymore. We were even more surprised to later find that they sent us the replacement free of charge!

    This is excellent customer service and we would like to recommend this company to anyone looking for a camera or security solution.

    See more at: http://www.iqeye.com

  • IKO Instructor Training Course in October
    22. 07. 2007

    IKO Instructor Training Course in October

    As every year we will conduct an IKO Instructor Training Course in October. The dates are 07-11 October and Neil Godbold will be the examiner. We expect this course to fill up quickly so please contact us as soon as possible for more information and registration.

  • Picture of the Day back again!
    15. 07. 2007

    Picture of the Day back again!

    After many requests we decide to put the Picture of the Day back up online again. You can find the Picture of the Day in our gallery!

  • Newsletter Summer 2007
    10. 07. 2007

    Newsletter Summer 2007

    It has been a while since we last sent our news letter so we thought we would update you on what has been going on at Colona Watersports.

    New centre in Sharm El Sheikh

    From 1st January 2007 we have a kite centre in Sharm El Sheikh, located in Nabq, just north of the airport, on the same coast line as Dahab, famous for its good wind condition.

    For those of you who been visiting Colona Watersports in Sharm we would like to inform you that as of 1st July we moved location to the neighboring Regency Plaza Hotel, a really nice Hotel with all facilities that you might need. Check it out: www.regencyplazasharm.com

    At the Regency Plaza Hotel we have a brand new centre building and very soon the internet will be connected so that we can install our weather station and camera.

    Kevin Biles and Diane Gainford are our partners in Sharm and they are looking forward to welcome you there. Contact Kev & Diane: sharm@colonawatersports.com


    Colona Watersports Hurghada 5th anniversary:

    Time passes quickly and now it is 5 years since we opened Colona Watersports in Hurghada. We celebrated this occasion with renovating our shop and office; you might remember how small and crammed it was. We broke through the back wall and extended the building backwards and doubled the area. Now we have a separate shop section and the office in the back.

    Of course we threw a party as well, on June 3rd about 80 persons joined us for a nice barbeque at the centre and some good music played by our own Jessica and our DJ friends from Ministry of Sound.


    New Colona Watersports Web Site:

    After 5 years it was time for a change, the web site looked old and stale so we contracted a web design company to help us out, instead of doing it ourselves, and we are very pleased with the result. We feel that the site looks much nicer and is more alive than before. The content is similar but we have added our Hurghada out and about guide and of course the Sharm El Sheikh part. The site will continue to grow with more gallery content and a separate video galley in the future. Have a look and let us know what you think: www.colonawatersports.com

    Mark Shinn Kiteboarding Clinics

    For the third year in a row we had the pleasure of having Mark Shinn here, conducting his Kiteboarding Clinics. This time we did 2 clinics and 15 riders joined to learn from and ride with Mark Shinn. The wind was great for the entire period and the riders enjoyed themselves to the fullest.


    IKO Instructor Training Courses

    Yes we still do them. In April IKO Examiner Neil Godbold was here and trained 8 instructor candidates. All of them passed! We are planning to do 2 ITC’s again in October, the dates will be posted on the web site as son as they are finalized.


    Exclusive Ministry of Sound VIP Club Cards

    Thanks to Ministry of Sound Red Sea we give all our guests a VIP club card on arrival. This card is exclusive to Colona Watersports guests and entitles you to discount on food and drinks in all Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi and Papas outlets as well as free entrance to the Ministry of Sound Beach Club

    With this we wish you good winds and a great kiteboarding summer. We hope to see you here again soon!

    Bengan, Jessica and the rest of the Colona Watersports team.

  • Colona Watersports 5 Year Anniversary
    02. 06. 2007

    Colona Watersports 5 Year Anniversary

    5 years in Hurghada has passed. Colona Watersports celebrates 5 years of servicing kiteboarders and students in the Red Sea.

    Over the passed years Colona Watersports has grown from a small kite centre to a complete centre that focuses on safe training and the best service.

    For the 5 year anniversary we have extended our office/shop in to two different areas, the shop with every kite size and spare part you could ever need, and the new office with plenty if room for everyone.

    At the very same time we are doing the Mark Shinn Clinics for the 3rd year in a row, 7 students are on the first clinic and 8 on the second, keeping Mr. Shinn a busy man.

    On Sunday 3rd we celebrate with a small party at Colona Watersports, drinks, some cool music and a Barbeque in the evening.


  • Colona Watersports Sharm El Sheikh is now open!
    04. 01. 2007

    Colona Watersports Sharm El Sheikh is now open!

    We are proud to announce that we are now open in the Raouf International Hotels, Nabq, Sharm El Sheikh. The centre is the first and only centre in the region, located directly on the Raouf Hotel Beach and allows you to launch directly in to the huge shallow lagoon.

    The Nabq area is located on the North side of Sharm El Sheikh, 10 minutes from the Airport, on the same coast line as Dahab, famous for its constant winds. The wind direction is normally cross to cross on and the wind is very smooth. A short distance to the North of the centre, accessible from land or by riding upwind is a bay with waves rolling in to a shore break. Maybe not a real wave spot, but very different from what you are use to see in Egypt, and a nice playground for the advanced rider.

    The centre is equipped with Naish kites and Naish & Nobile boards. Teaching is done on the 2007 X1 SLE kites and for rental we have 2007 Boxer SLE, Torch and Raven Kites. In the very near future the compressor will be installed and the weather station and internet camera will come online.

    Kevin Biles and Diane Gainford are our partners and centre managers in Sharm and they are looking forward to welcome you to their spot!

  • Mark Shinn Kiteboarding Clinics are back in 2006!
    20. 01. 2006

    Mark Shinn Kiteboarding Clinics are back in 2006!

    In 2005 we did 5 weeks of very successful kiteboarding clincs with double kitboarding world champion Mark Shinn. Riders from all around the world came to ride with and learn from Mark. The clinics are 5 day intense kiteboarding training clinics designed to maximize your individual progress by riding with and receiving tuition Mark. Each clinic will have a maximum of 6 riders to allow for individual tuition. Video will be used daily to document your riding and your footage will assessed by Mark.

    During the clinic Mark will conduct theory sessions on equipment setup, equipment tuning and riding techniques. We have included free board use so you will have the possibility to ride the latest boards from Nobile and Shinn.

    To get the most out of a clinic you should at least be at a level where you ride upwind comfortably and have started trying your first jumps.

    June 03 - 07, Intermediate - Advanced Clinic for 6 riders. - SOLD OUT -

    June 10 - 14, Intermediate - Advanced Clinic for 6 riders, - SOLD OUT -

  • Aaron Hadlow visits Colona Watersports again!
    24. 08. 2005

    Aaron Hadlow visits Colona Watersports again!

    Aaron Hadlow is back at Colona Watersports for the second time. His first kiteboarding visit to Magawish was actually 5 years ago when he was first learning to jump at the age of 11, but back then Colona Watersports was not even in the planning stages. In August 2003 Aaron was here for 2 weeks and was blessed with strong wind for the whole time.

    This time around it has been windy again, Aaron has been riding the sand bar every day, practising his latest moves for the upcoming competition in Canada in the beginning of September.

    We asked Aaron what made him choose Egypt and Colona Watersports again?

    Aaron: This is my 3rd visit to Magawish and Colona Watersports, 2 years ago I was here at the same time and I had wind every day so I decided to come again this year, hoping for the same. I choose this spot over other places in Egypt because of convenience, Colona Watersports has a great set up. You can rock up in the morning, your kite's are already here, use the compressor to pump them and head out to the perfect conditions off the sand bar. Most of the time I am riding at the sand bar because it is a great place to learn new moves with smooth wind and water and immediate rescue if it all goes wrong.