Essaouira receives relatively strong wind throughout the year. The peak season for kitesurfing runs between April-September, during which time the northeast winds blow 18-23 knots on average (though it's not uncommon for it to blow quite a bit stronger, too). The full range of wind in Essaouria spans from 15-30 knots. The most common kite sizes during the peak season are 6-10 meters. The wind picks up in the morning around 9 o'clock and kitesurfing lessons begin at 10. The wind builds in strength throughout the day, so beginners may find the conditions more comfortable in the hours leading up to lunchtime. The wind is known to continue blowing well into the sunset hours, which is fantastic news for anyone who loves a good sunset session (which is everyone, right?!). Essaouira sits on a 4 km stretch of sandy beach which provides ample space for launching and landing. The curved shape of the bay shelters the beach area from big waves, instead washing in sets of easy going, gentle rollers. Beginners won't have an issue managing the water conditions. Meanwhile, more experienced wave riders will do well to explore the downwind areas which are known to have clean wave spots with breaks of 1-2 meters. Twin tips and surfboards are both great choices, depending on your riding style.
Essaouira is a place to relax, as well as be active; a place to indulge, but also to enjoy the simple things. Apart from its windswept kitesurfing beaches, the city and surrounding area offer ample opportunities for adventure, exploration, and space to connect with nature.
Extra guided activities
Dive into the local landscape and experience activities such as camel trekking, horse trekking, and surfing. As long as you have your adventure gear on, you'll find there are a plethora of interesting things to try during your free time. Not only are these extra activities are an original way to add spice to your kiting holiday, they're also a fun alternative for any family members, friends, or partners coming with you that don't kitesurf themselves.
Kitesurfing lessons take place in small groups (usually 2 students for every instructor). This means you'll have the benefit of individual attention from your instructor as well as the motivation of learning alongside another person at your level. Private 1-1 lessons are also available (at a slightly higher price). Based on your schedule and how fast you want to go, you can pick between daily courses and a week long intensive beginner’s course. The course has been designed to get you up and riding on the board as fast as possible. Your host's primary goal is to train every student in a professional yet relaxed atmosphere, so that every guest has a memorable experience, enjoy every moment spent on the beach, and master the art of kitesurfing. All equipment is included in the lesson price.
Whether you're an English speaker or not, your host has you covered. The owner of the kitesurfing club is very versed when it comes to languages, and speaks English, German, French, and Arabic. This school is practically the only one with this much language versatility. Don’t let anything- not even the language- stop you.
Your Host: Anas
Anas is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.