El Gouna Officially Opens Brand New Cable Park
Red Sea resort to host world’s leading Pro Riders in January launch event.
The luxury Red Sea resort of El Gouna will welcome its latest attraction and one of the world’s largest cable water parks, Elgounacable, with a six-day launch event in January 2014.
Supported by Rixen Cableways, the inventor and leading developer of waterski and wakeboard cableways, Elgounacable features the 90,000m² Sliders Cablepark for waterskiers, wakeboarders and wakeskaters to practise and perfect their technique, and the Malibu BeachClub offering sun protected terraces, a restaurant, pool and spa area for those wanting to relax or simply watch the sporting action.
To fully showcase the new cable park’s world-class facilities, the world’s top riders have been invited to El Gouna to try out the cables and show off their skills at a spectacular sunset party each day from 3 – 8 January 2014. The stars include World and European Champions Julia Rick and Frederic von Osten, world ranking leader Sam de Haan and Vize World Champions Vanessa Weinhauer and Declan Clifford, the British number one.
Holidaymakers can enjoy the show or test the waters themselves at the Sliders Cablepark which offers four cables; an Olympic standard, counter-clockwise cable with a slalom course and a selection of large Rixen obstacles, a shorter, clockwise wake cable with a series of sliders and kickers and two ‘Easy Rides’ designed for beginners and youngsters to try their hands at the sport for the first time.
Elgounacable is open from 9am until sunset year-round. Beginner passes including two hour’s access, a wetsuit, a life vest, a helmet, a board and a short lesson from an instructor start from £29.50 for waterskiers and £34 for wakeboarders. One hour, two hour, daily and weekly cable passes for more experienced riders are also available and start from £13.50 for one hour’s access.
With year-round sunshine, pristine lagoons and 10km of sandy beach, El Gouna is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, with captivating reefs and wrecks for divers to explore, five kitestations for kitesurfing, sailing and windsurfing lessons courtesy of Sail La Vie and courses for wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakeskating and wakesurfing from water sport specialists, the Orange Concept.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.elgouna.com.
For further press information and to request a copy of the brochures please contact:
Nick Wheywell / Linda Cerminara / Laura Jackson / Sakhita Sharma
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
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About El Gouna
A self-sufficient, fully integrated resort town stretching across 10km of pristine shoreline on the beautiful Red Sea coast, El Gouna is Orascom Development’s flagship project and development benchmark illustrating the vision “Life as it should be”. Year-round sunshine and turquoise lagoons a short flight from Europe make El Gouna the ultimate paradise escape; it is home to some of the world’s most reputable brands in the tourism and leisure industries. El Gouna offers its guests and residents an unparalleled lifestyle attracting a growing multinational community of 24,000 residents.
The town’s luxury facilities include a landing strip, three yacht marinas, an 18-hole championship golf course, 17 hotels, two Angsana Spa outlets, and a state-of-the-art Lax Gym. The international standard hospital provides 24-hour emergency care, a hyperbaric chamber for diving emergencies, and a dialysis service. El Gouna is also home to a pilot campus of the Technische Universität Berlin, a field study center of the AmericanUniversity in Cairo, international and Egyptian curriculum schools, a German-Egyptian hotel school, and a nursing institute. Additionally, the town has over a hundred restaurants and bars, as well as facilities for scuba diving, yachting, fishing, water sports, tennis, and horseback riding.
Award-winning architecture contributes to the resort’s unique flair, while its status as Egypt’s most environmentally friendly destination made it the powerhouse behind the Green Star Hotel Initiative. Here, a creative and diverse community of entrepreneurs, artists, environmentalists, and sports enthusiasts make their home and give the town an eclectic and sophisticated international flavour.
For more information, please visit www.elgouna.com.