Guide to Essaouira kitesurfing holidays

Mar 10, 2017 BY AWE365 Team

Essaouira is an attractive coastal town in Morocco with a windy reputation. On Essaouira kitesurfing holidays you’ll not only experience the best of Moroccan culture, but also some of the best kitesurfing in Morocco.

Essaouira kitesurfing holidays Flickr image by Mark Fischer

Essaouira is stuck on the rocks at the end of a long, sandy beach with the wind rolling in from the Atlantic. Kitesurfers from across the world flock to Essaouira to experience both the conditions on the water and the laid back lifestyle of the town.

Essaouira kitesurfing holidays

Essaouira’s main beach is long, wide and has plenty of wind. There are several kitesurf schools and hire shops along the beach that can get you kitted out. If you want to book in advance – to save time when you arrive at the start of Essaouira kitesurfing holidays – we recommend Explora Morocco.

Winds are consistent through the year, but at their strongest in summer, when they often reach up to 30 knots. Essaouira is one of Morocco’s windiest spots, so you won’t need to worry about spending days sitting on the beach waiting for it to pick up!

Guide to Essaouira kitesurfing holidays image by Explora Morocco

Beginners and improvers should hit the beach in the morning, as the wind gets stronger throughout the day. Conditions can be too wild for the inexperienced by afternoon, leaving the water for advanced kitesurfers.

Essaouira kitesurfing holidays really excel as an intermediate waveriders’ destination. The water is fairly flat right on the beach, but there is a small shore break typically with waves of one to two metres. So it’s a great place for intermediate to advanced kitesurfers to get into wave riding.

Other kite spots near Essaouira

Explore the coast near Essaouira and you’ll find some really challenging spots. Moulay Bouzerktoun, 20 km north is a favourite with wave experts. The waves get up to 3 metres in this exposed, windy spot. To the south, Sidi Kaouki is another good wave spot.

Essaouira kitesurfing holidays. Flickr image by Patrick Nouhailler

Essaouira kitesurfing holidays offer year-round wind and conditions that will suit beginners and intermediates and be fun for advanced kitesurfers. Nearby is challenging surf to suit expert waveriders.

But it’s not just about time on the water on Essaouira kitesurfing holidays. When the day is done, relax outside a whitewashed cafe to soak up Moroccan culture, or watch this ancient town pass by enjoying the surf vibe with a beer (or three) in a bar.

If this this guide to Essaouira kitesurfing holidays has you planning a kite trip to Morocco we recommend you check out Explora Morocco:

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