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ESSAOUIRA WINDSURFING HOLIDAYS

Why you'll love windsurfing in Essaouira!

  • A culturally interesting place just waiting to be explored when you are not on the water
  • A great spot for confident sailors with strong winds and some waves
  • A variety of tailor made tours to see Morocco can be combined with a holiday in Essaouira
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The Wind In Essaouira

The wind in Essaouira predominantly blows cross offshore from the right, directly next to the center, but due to the shape of the beach, downwind it will blow cross shore. It is here where the wind and waves are best, and definitely worth sailing down to.

Between 9 and 11 in the mornings are the best time for beginners, and kids as this is before the wind has picked up, and in turn the sea is a lot calmer. After 11 the wind has really begun blowing and is when the more experienced windsurfers begin to launch. By 12 o'clock the wind has picked up significantly and continues to blow stronger throughout the day, often until sundown, so make sure that a sundown sail is high on your list as Morrocco has views of spectacular sunsets!

The wind in Essaouira blows strongest from July until August, and in these months it is regularly a very, very  high wind destination, yet the wind is reliable all the way from April until November.


The wind in Essaouira predominantly blows cross offshore from the right, directly next to the center, but due to the shape of the beach, downwind it will blow cross shore. It is here where the wind and waves are best, and definitely worth sailing down to.



Between 9 and 11 in the mornings are the best time for beginners, and kids as this is before the wind has picked up, and in turn the sea is a lot calmer. After 11 the wind has really begun blowing and is when the more experienced windsurfers begin to launch. By 12 o'clock the wind has picked up significantly and continues to blow stronger throughout the day, often until sundown, so make sure that a sundown sail is high on your list as Morrocco has views of spectacular sunsets!



The wind in Essaouira blows strongest from July until August, and in these months it is regularly a very, very high wind destination, yet the wind is reliable all the way from April until November.

The Spot In Essaouria.


Essaouira has a huge 4 Km of very wide beach, allowing easy water starting and learning (although remember this is a strong wind location) The long gentle waves are ideal for first time wave riders as there is plenty of space for messing up and nothing but sand nder foot and on the beach.



Close to the centre is the main wave spot, measuring between 1 and 2 meters. For more wave spots it's an easy trip to visit Moulay or Sidi Kaouki, a mere 20 minute drive. There you will be confronted with big powerful waves, ideal only for experienced wave riders.



At the northern end of the bay, depending on the tide, is a flat water spot great for freestyle and improvers.

Activities In Essaouira


The waves make for great surfing in Essouira and at local wave spots.



The shopping in Morrocco is incredible, walking through the alleys you will discover beautiful hand crafted pots, rugs, glassware, materials, clothes, and much, much more.



Other options are Kitesurfing, SUP'ing, boat trips to near by islands with bird sanctuaries, quad biking, excursions into the Atlas Mountains.

Nightlife In Essaouira


The enclosed, foot traffic only, town of Essaouira has alleys upon alleys of unique shops which stay open late into the evening selling beautiful crafts, all available at bartered prices.



There are lots of restaurants, ranging from small and simple ones, to fabulous restaurants offering fantastic seafood and the traditional Tagines (Casseroles). Filled with meat, vegetables, spices, all cooked together in a small clay oven for hours. Highly reccommended is Chez Sam, a seafood restaurant in the port of Essaouira, serving fresh seafood straight from the boats!



Being Predominantly Islamic, you won't be served alcohol with your meal, but you can find a few small bars.

Kids


Essaouira is not the most ideal place for young kids, mainly because of the minimal amount of activities they would be able to participate in. Although the accommodation standard in Essaouira is very good, none of the hotels offer kids clubs or a nanny service. It is a destination suited mainly for teenagers and adults looking to participate in the sports, and are interested in the traditional Moroccan culture.

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Waves + Flat Water in Dakhla

This tour combines the best kitesurfing/windsurfng Dakhla has to offer. Dakhla is located on a small peninsula in Morocco and is well-known for being one of the world's best kiting and windsurfing destinations. In this tour we combine three days accommodation on the wonderful blue lagoon of Dakhla with three days at the fantastic wave spot of Oum Lamboiur

With reliable wind all year round, and this unique combination of wave and flat water spots, this Dakhla tour is ideal for all skill levels!

Luxury Imperial Cities of Morocco

Atlas Mountains, Essaouria and Marrakesh

Historical Morocco, desert & coast

This guided Moroccan tour begins in Casablanca, and takes you through Morocco, ending up in Marrakech. From Marrakech we will arrange private transfers to the super windy Essaouira to spend a week by the coast windsurfing and kitesurfing.