Morocco ESSAOUIRA « Accomodation

Essaouira is one of Morocco's premier windsurf and kitesurf holiday locations, as well as offering a traditional taste of Moroccan culture. Although not as famed for surfing as resorts along the coast, its doesn't offers some decent waves. The town is dominated by the Unesco protected Medina where ancient ramparts surround narrow alleyways, peaceful squares and cozy cafe's. A choice of accommodations are available from 5 star beach resorts, to small traditional Riads.

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Kitesurf holiday Essaouira

Kitesurf holiday Essaouira – Morocco

Kitesurf holidays Essaouira, Morocco’s premier beach resort for all levels. The slightly descending, sandy bottom and a shallow water area near the shore enable a comfortable launch. Other wave spots like Moulay and Sidi Kaouki (20 minutes drive) give variety and make sure that you never get bored! The kitesurf centre organises excursions to these wave spots upon request.

Even if the water temperate (17-20 °C) cannot be compared to the Caribbean, Essaouira offers appealing conditions, ample space and an 80% wind guarantee. The wind blows sideshore from the right. Some days it is a bit gusty and turns slightly offshore at wind speeds of more than 7 Beaufort. Between June and August the thermal enforces the trade wind, creating more challenging conditions for kitesurfers. Downwind of the centre, the wave conditions are particularly great in spring and autumn (1-2 metres). Due to the strong wind, the waves are slightly smaller from mid June to August (0.5-1 metres). Beginners and speed surfers are in good hands further upwind.

The IKO kite school is located on the beach, a short walk from the hotels listed. From there you can rent high quality equipment, or take part in group or private kitesurf lessons, from absolute beginner, to advanced. A safety boat is available in the bay at all times and all instructors are qualified and experienced, all are English speaking.

Course Details Price from
Beginner course 10 hour IKO kite course with equipment. £279
Beginner course 6 hour IKO course with equipment £179
Intermediate / Advanced 6 hour IKO advanced techniques with equipment £179
Private 2 hour one to one session - any level, with equipment £129
Equipment No of days Price from
Kite + board 5 £169
Kite + board 7 £192
Kite + board 14 £319
Peak period supplement may apply Alternative durations available £ask us
Board or kite only 70% off rates £ask us
Package Details Price from
Ibis Mouusafir 7nts b&b + transfers £contact us
Ryad Mogador 7nts b&b + transfers £contact us
Riad Zahra 7nts b&b + transfers £contact us
Atlas Essaouira 7nts b&b + transfers £contact us

Best Conditions

  • Morocco offers year round sunshine, although the winds are not consistent in the winter months. The windiest months are July and August

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