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|Check-In / Check-out Times||Check-In: 00:00-23:55 / Check-Out: 11:00|
|Equipment||Included during lessons AND after lessons|
|Payment & Cancellation Policy||Standard: Reservation caution required | Remaining amount to pay at Destination | Free cancellation up to 15 days before check-in | Cancellation less than 15 days before check-in or No-Show, only the reservation caution will be charged|
|Payments accepted at Destination||Credit Card, Cash, Bank Transfer|
|Closing dates||Open all year round!|
|How to Get There||Transfer, Bus, Car|
|Room Type||Single, Twin, Double|
|Facilities||Air Conditioned, Chill-out area, Living room, Tv, Terrace|
|Services||Surf Lessons, Equipment rental, Surf Guiding (Surfari), Yoga Sessions, Extra Meals|
|Surf Breaks||Beach Break, Reef Break, Point Break|
|Extra Activities||Yoga, Stand Up Paddle, Kite surfing, Windsurfing, Wakeboarding, Horse Riding, Biking, Camel Riding, Massage, Cultural tours, Golf|
|Suited for||Solo travelers, Couples, Groups, Family with children|
|Beach Distance||0,8 kms|
|Airport Distance||174 kms (Agadir) / 180 kms (Marrakesh)|
|Languages Spoken||English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch and Arabic|
|Total number of People||12|
|Total number of Rooms||6|
|Total number of Bathrooms||7|
|All rooms with private bathroom?||Every room has a private bathroom and downstairs there is a seventh bathroom|
Essaouira Surf & Kite Camp is a surf house built on a typical Riad which was developed around a patio of 6 rooms; all with its own private bathroom. It is located in Essaouira, 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 became a popular water sports destination and is a great spot for both kite and surf for beginners and more experienced riders.
The water is shallow with a sandy bottom and lack of rips or currents which make it perfect for kite beginners. For pros and more advanced surfers the great variety of waves and flat riding depending on the swell and wind direction are also great and during the winter swells it can get really challenging.
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.
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 probably the best value for money 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.
Essaouira Surf & Kite Camp is located at the edge of the old Medina, down a quiet street, giving you easy access to all the restaurants, cafes and bars in the old town. It is also located a few minutes away from the harbour and beach. The other side of the bay a 15 minute walk is where our surf centre and the best waves our located.
The accommodation is a traditional Riad style which is organized around a patio. The house has 6 rooms: 2 twin rooms, 2 double rooms and 2 large double rooms with an extra bed, giving you an option for a tripe room. All rooms have a private bathroom in traditional Moroccan style. The surf house and beach centre offer free WiFi so you can always stay connected if required.
There is also a lounge and breakfast room as well as a big terrace for sunbathing and relaxing with a drink after surfing. Breakfast is included in the price and we organize a dinner once a week with all our guests together to share their experiences over a traditional Berber dinner and we also have a weekly BBQ on the terrace.
For team building group packages and "on request", we can organize half board for you as well, but Essaouira has a huge choice of places to eat, we will happily recommend and make reservations for you.
The team is very sociable and meets most evenings, you are more than welcome to join us!
Daily life at the Essaouira Surf & Kite Camp starts with a nutritional breakfast while our instructors prepare the briefing for your surf lessons. The local surf guides are experienced surfers with knowledge of the swell, tides, winds and surf breaks taking care of you according to your surf level. If you are an intermediate or advanced surfer than the Surfari package will be more appropriate and the guides will scout the coast for the best places to surf in Essaouira area.
The surf house has everything you need for comfortable surf holidays plenty of good Moroccan vibes! This surf house was designed for surfers looking for a quiet and pleasant place to stay and have an easy access to the beach. You can enjoy your breakfast daily outside and get the most of the country warm climate and sunny days, especially during the Winter when Europeans are freezing and you will be sun tanning!
Morocco is a surf destination chosen by many Europeans so you will have the chance to get in contact with many different cultures, including Moroccans that are super hospitality oriented and friendly.
Essaouira Surf & Kite Camp is closer to the beach than any other surf camp in Essaouira. From your balcony you can check the entire surfing area. Around Essaouira, you’ll find kilometres of sandy deserted beaches, a wonderful playground for water sports.
The watersports centre is located right on the beach in front of the surf and kite spot. The centre has the full range of kite and surf and windsurf equipment. Surf Equipment is currently 2015 Moors and Kai which is a collaboration between Morocco and Hawaii. Kite Equipment is currently North 2015 Equipment, Kites; Vegas, Rebel, Evo Dice and Neo. Twin tips boards are Jaime and Select, Kite Wave boards are WAM and Kontact. Windsurfing is currently Starboard and Fanatic.
The centre has a chill out area for the guests, changing rooms and showers as well as rescue boat and WiFi. Our instructors are all full qualified in the sport they specialize in and speak French, Spanish, English and Moroccan. We also have a German and Italian instructor during the high season.
Essaouira is considered the kite surfing Mecca in Morocco. It’s easy to understand why. Normally as the swell drops the winds kick in during the summer months which means you can surf in the morning and kite in the afternoon.
A big stretch of sandy beaches offer wide open space for kite surfers of all levels. Water here is shallow and lack of current make it the perfect for kite beginners. But if you’re an experienced rider, there are great variety of waves and flat riding waiting for you.
Surfers also have their own specific beach breaks where we run our surfaris every day. Our surf guides are local surfers with precise knowledge of the swell, tides, winds and bottoms ready to take you directly to the most appropriate spot for you.
Morocco geography and genuine African atmosphere full of adventure makes it the perfect place for your surf holidays in Morocco!
Nearest surf spots in Morocco:
Bunker Cave / La Grotte