Essaouira is a city full of history and tradition having developed around the fishing industry and trade and so its fortress was built to protect the city and citizens. Carthaginians, Portuguese, Jews and French have occupied this city for centuries transforming it in one of the most important gateways to Western Africa. Among some of the passengers, there were some poets and artists that were attracted by the exotic African culture.
Essaouira, flourished thanks to all the tourism and travellers, maintaining its charm, culture and relaxed atmosphere, but at the same time offering as a exciting and enchanting surf holiday destination claimed as UNESCO World Heritage since 2001.
Essaouira's citizens soon gained a sense of the hospitality culture and its free spirit enhanced by all the commerce, trade and travellers. Nowadays, it is seen as the surf town for most of the wind and kite surfers, that visit Morocco.
In its little whitewashed streets you will find numerous accommodations, cafés, restaurants and bars. Music festivals and cultural events occur in the city all year long, with typical traditional atmosphere, joining cultures and people from different countries.
Essaouira has also became a popular water sports destination and is a great spot for both kiting and surfing from both beginners and more experienced riders.
The water is shallow with a sandy bottom and lack of current make it the perfect for kite beginners, it also offers the more experienced riders a great variety of waves and flat riding depending on the swell and wind direction.
Surfers also have a huge set of surf spots for different levels around Essaouira: Sidi Kaouki, The Cave and Moulay where we run our surfaris every day.
Surfinn Essaouira Surf & Kite Camp is the right place to experience all this! We have a watersports centre located right on the beach in Essaouira at the best spot for kiting and surfing as well as a lovely Surf house in a traditional riad style on the edge of the medina.
Also Morocco is the best winter surf destination for Europeans with average temperatures always above 15 Cº even during the months of December to February when Europe in covered by snow and rain. At the same time it is affordable and easy to get there with flights from London and Paris directly to Essaouira, or you can fly to Marrakech or Agadir and get a transfer easily to Essaouira.