Kitesurf holiday in Essaouira
Morocco: Kitesurfing in Essaouira
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+ Great atmosphere in the old town of Essaouira
+ High wind probabilty
+ Safe beginners spot with shallow area
+ Great for wave beginners and advanced wave kiters, lots of different spots
+ Nice hotels for different budgets
Lots of you have heard about surfing in Morocco. It’s kind of a tradition there. The epic wave spot “Moulay” started getting popular after a wind surfing movie. The first “real” kitesurfing competition was supposed to have been on the beach here in 1997. And people say that Pete Cabrinha and the Wipikas were there, too.
Despite all of this, Morocco is somehow still not on the list of top spots that aren’t too far away. Why is that? We don’t know. It might be because of the pictures of huge waves. But you won’t find waves like those in Essaouira, since the bay is protected by an island a little further out to sea. Or it could also be some of the prejudices some Europeans have toward unknown Arabian countries. We can assure you that Essaouira has always been very liberal and modern and is a city where even Jimmy Hendrix partied it up and built and sang about his “Castle made of Sand”.
Of course, the narrow alleys in “Medina”- which is inside the former city walls-with all of the small shops take a little bit of getting used to, but with a clear “Lalala” (No, no, no), you’ll be rid of all of the street merchants—as opposed to other countries or even cities in Morocco.
Anyone who can get past their prejudices and would like to experience something other than the Canary Islands or Egypt will be rewarded with a great wind statistic, an almost unbelievably long sandy beach without any obstacles or rocks, an awesome kitesurf infrastructure with an experienced, friendly team. On top of that, you’ll be able to visit around half a dozen other spots for different ability levels all within 30 min., experience Mediterranean-Arabian flair incl. great food and excellent accommodations all at affordable prices.
We’ll see you in Essaouira, ‘inshallah’!