ION CLUB DAKHLA LAGOON
The Best of Surfing Elements
Location : Dakhla, Morocco
Season : All year round
!!! We are Back!!! Our center is open again and we are looking forward to seeing you on the water!
Opening hours : Daily 9.00 am-6.00 pm
Dakhla is a small town about 1000 km south of Essaouira, situated on a 48 km long and 4 km wide peninsula that stretches into the Atlantic Ocean and forms a huge lagoon. The location of our ION CLUB windsurfing and kitesurfing centre is on the north-east coast of this peninsula.
The huge sandy lagoon offers fantastic conditions with constant winds all year round, flat water and more than enough space. Beginners, pros and everyone else will find kitesurfing conditions at their best. As an added bonus, the other side of the peninsula offers perfect wave conditions that can be reached by car in no time.
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“Not only is the spot in Dakhla special, but so is the team! With Sebastien Deflandre and Dido Mansour in the lead, well-known from Essaouira, they will provide you with everything you need for a perfect holiday.”
best spots FOR KITESURFING AND WINDSURFING
The spot is a 40 km long and 13 km wide lagoon, created by the peninsula of Dakhla which stretches into the Atlantic Ocean. Our center is located on the north-eastern coast of that lagoon. Thanks to the side shore winds from the north, the water is completely flat and thus offers perfect conditions for practicing and learning, as well as freestyle and racing. Depending on high and low tide there is an up to 300 meter long shallow water area right in front of the center. After 5 minutes drive to the other side of the peninsula of Dakhla you reach fantastic wave spots, perfect for wave riding and surfing.
SURF IN LASSARGA
Located about 35km / 40 minutes South towards Dakhla Town, at the tip of the Dakhla peninsula. Long Point beach break.
Suitable for surfers beginner, intermediate and advanced.
Works from 1m – 3m. One of the best and longest peeling waves of Morocco for all levels, and possibly one of the longest peeling waves in Europe!
We offer trips to various wave spots several times a week.
Point D’or: 15 minutes from the center, sandy entry, sometimes a little wind in the first few meters, then just cruising with wind from the right. Oum Labbouir: about 30 minutes drive from the center. Here the waves wash up very cleanly on the sandy beach. Chance of rocks in the water when you get closer to the cape. The wind is also sideshore from the right, very consistent. A true dream spot!
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind in Dakhla usually comes from north - northeast, and offers fantastic opportunities for advanced and intermediate windsurfers and kitesurfers.
In the Lagoon side, the wind usually blows sideshore from the left.
We offer trips to various wave spots several times a week:
Point D'or: 15 minutes from the center, sandy entry, sometimes a little wind in the first few meters, then just cruising with wind from the right.
Oum Labbouir: about 30 minutes drive from the center. Here the waves wash up very cleanly on the sandy beach. Chance of rocks in the water when you get closer to the cape.
HOW TO GET THERE ?
From Dakhla Airport
From Dakhla airport it is only 28 km going north on the main road to the ION CLUB & Ocean Vagabond. The airport transfer takes about 15-20 minutes.
Km 29.avenue argoub.ocean vagabond (3 197,65 km) 73000 Ad Dakhla, Western Sahara
WHAT TO DO AROUND DAKHLA ?
Join our guide to the amazing bike excursion around the Moroccan desert. The Fat bikes are perfect for any “Down Dune ride”.
You should pay a visit to Magical Dragon Island. At low tide, it is possible to walk there. This walk will also be an opportunity for you to admire the ballet of kitesurfers and dolphins. Pink flamingos and other migratory birds will serve as your welcoming committee. You can also go there by boat, a few companies organise trips and spend a beautiful day in this incredible place
The White Dune
For every experienced kiter it is a must to make an excursion to the white dune, a unique natural monument. If you are lucky, dolphins will cross your path on the way. From the top of the dune there is a magnificent view of the dune landscape and of the turquoise bay. Whoever has the courage and the ability can go directly from the dune to land gently in the water below.
At high tide, it turns into an island. To date, this phenomenon remains a real mystery. There is no reliable scientific data or theory to explain this. There are two ways to visit the white dune, in a 4×4 or during kitesurfing trips.
A story of pioneer since 1985
The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 30 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
With 16 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.
Frequently asked questions ?
when renting the gear can I take it to another spot?
You can only join our trips to different spots.
what level do I need to rent kitesurf gear?
You need the IKO level 3 which means intermediate level being able to ride up wind.
is the storage box for 1 person?
Yes it is, our boxes can fit 1 board and 3 kites.
what level do I need to rent windsurfing gear?
You need to be able to gibe and do the water-start.
do you Rent E-bikes?
We only do Trips with Guide.
how many hours do I need to learn kitesurfing?
You need from 10h to 20h to be able to ride both sides.
what brand do you work with?
Duotone, Ion, Fanatic
what happens if there is no wind?
We do organize Surf Trips, Bike trips, Boat Trips to the dragon island or white dune, Stand up paddle or Kayak.
How does the Security work on the spot?
We have a safety boat on the water from 10am to 19pm everyday if you get any troubles the Safety boat will come to give you a rescue.
when taking lessons can I use the equipment to practice the rest of the day?
No the equipment is included during the lesson only and for safety reason you can’t practice by your own.