ION CLUB DAKHLA LASSARGA
The Best of Surfing Elements
Location : Dakhla, Morocco
Season : All year round
Opening hours : Daily 10.00am – 7.00pm
Our ION CLUB Lassarga center is located at the Ocean Vagabond surf camp, which is a 20 minute drive from the city of Dakhla, in the very south of Morocco, and situated on the wild and exclusive beach of Lassarga. The center is directly on the spot and offers a breathtaking view of the ocean. From November to March, it is a real paradise for surfers and wave lovers of all water sports activities. A very long and clean wave, accessible to all, will give you a feeling of full satisfaction. There is also the advantage of a walk back along the beach to the peak. As the wind continues to blow during this winter period, you will be able to indulge in the best of watersports thanks to our multi- activity center for surfing, kitesurfing, wingfoil, windsurfing (some boards for rent for windsurfing) and stand up paddle. For beginners the Lassarga Lagoon is located 10 minutes by 4x4 from the camp, and offers ideal conditions to learn to kite. From April to October the waves disappear little by little in front of the center, and the spot of Lassarga, which is just in front of the bungalows of Océan Vagabond, has flat water and wind which is sometimes stronger and more regular. The ION CLUB center is equipped with DUOTONE, FANATIC and ION equipment.
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DISCOVER OCEAN VAGABOND LASSARGA
L’Océan Vagabond is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and reconnect with the elements. Located on the beautiful beach of Lassarga, let the Vagabond philosophy be your guide:
No Time ,No News, No Shoes.
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Not only is the Dakhla Lassarga spot special because of its diversity of water activities and its two completely different seasons on the water, but it is also special because of its team of very professional instructors! ION CLUB Lassarga is a kitesurfing, wingfoil and surfing school. On the other hand, it is possible to rent kites, wingfoil, surf, paddles and some windsurfing equipment.
Lassarga is really a magical place both for its calmness, its unbeatable conditions for board sports enthusiasts, and the supervision of our team ION CLUB. The watersports activity in Dakhla is intense!
best spots FOR KITESURFING AND WINDSURFING
The spot is located on a long sandy beach of about 1.5 km where the North/North-East swell creates a great wave rolling out to the right. On a good day, you can surf for almost a kilometer, from the point in front of your bungalow to the fishing village at the end of the beach.This is almost two minutes of surfing on the Lassarga wave for the best riders, whether surfing, kitesurfing or wingfoiling! In season (October to March) it is one of the best spots in Dakhla and Morocco for surfing. To learn or improve your skills during the spring and summer, wingfoil courses and kitesurfing workshops are organized on the beach of Lassarga.
On the other side of the fishermen’s village, a few kilometers from the camp, another beautiful sandy beach appears. There is shallow water and the wind blows sideshore coming from the left. Perfect for beginners! A great kitesurfing spot to learn the activity. Kitesurfing in Dakhla, one more place to surf safely!
Our ION CLUB Lassarga center is located on the beach in front of the spot, next to the Océan Vagabond restaurant. With an incredible view to the spot, you only have to walk 2 minutes to be in the water. We have everything you need for your surfing holiday – kite, wing, surf, paddle and windsurf equipment (in smaller quantities). There are hammocks and deckchairs to rest in after an idyllic surfing session. In short, the place to be for passionate watersport lovers.
All year round for the wind
From November to March for waves, and from April to October for flat water
The wind in Dakhla is mostly from the North/North-East and offers great conditions for intermediate and experienced kitesurfers and wingfoilers on the OCEAN side.
In the lagoon, the wind usually blows from the left and is side-shore. Ideal for beginners and freestylers.
Kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, and now also wingfoil have become very popular in Morocco, especially in Dakhla.
Just in front of the ION CLUB Lassarga center there is a 1.5 km sandy beach, in front of the point break from which a very nice right wave is running. When the conditions are good, you can surf almost 1km kiting and wingfoiling, from the point break to the fishermen village at the end of the beach. For the less experienced who are not so used to waves, it is quite possible to start and progress in wing and in kite by launching at the end of the wave. For surfers, the return to the peak is usually done on foot, walking along the beach rather than paddling.
From October to March, the surfing season is in full swing. Dakhla Lassarga offers one of the best surfing and riding spots for wave riders, kitesurfers and wingfoilers in this Moroccan region. We are also surrounded by different spots in the North on the Atlantic side of the peninsula.
HOW TO GET TO dakhla LASSARGA ?
From Dakhla airport
The ION CLUB center is only 15.5 km from the airport along the main road to the south. For a transfer from the airport, allow 15 to 20 minutes.
If you are driving, take Al Awale Avenue towards Lassarga Road for 4.5 km, then turn left onto Lassarga Road and continue for 10 km.
Km 29.avenue argoub.ocean vagabond (3 197,65 km) 73000 Ad Dakhla, Western Sahara
WHAT TO DO AROUND DAKHLA lassarga ?
The White Dune – An incredible natural phenomenon that stands in the middle of the lagoon. This wild site is also a resting place for pink flamingos. The white dune is accessible by a downwinder or by 4×4.
Hot Spring Showers at Asmaa Spring – During your kite trip and on your way back from a downwind at Speed Spot or Dune Blanche, stop to experience this unique hot spring water shower at 38°C in the middle of the desert. A water rich in sulfur, excellent for the skin.
Dragon Island – A magical island in the shape of a dragon’s head, accessible by boat, where you can enjoy a picnic, explore nature, and seek out pure clay with therapeutic properties for the body and face.
Like all Moroccan cities, the city of Dakhla has a Souk. Unlike Marrakech, Dakhla’s Souk is not very big, but it is worth the detour. You will find souvenirs that are not easily found elsewhere in Morocco. One of the items you will find in this souk is the Melhfa. This is a light fabric that women in the Sahara use to cover themselves. It will keep you cool on your next visit to the desert.
Animal lovers will not be disappointed in Dakhla, where the ocean and the desert meet. You will observe unique birds and reptiles. It is also possible to go on safari in the desert, and to meet the mammals and other reptiles that inhabit this atypical place. Excursions to the coast allow you to admire the pink flamingos and other migratory birds that come to enjoy the warmth of this region of Morocco. There is not only kitesurfing in Dakhla, but also beautiful encounters with nature.
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 38 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 17 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
IS KITESURFING ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE ?
Yes, like all sports, you have to be in good shape. Children must be a minimum of 12 years old in order to take part.
HOW MANY LESSONS DO I NEED TO LEARN KITESURFING (TOTAL BEGINNER)?
On average 12 hours.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR MY KITE / WINDSURF / WINGFOIL LESSONS?
Included in the course: wetsuit, harness, leash, vest and helmet.
WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOUR INSTRUCTORS SPEAK?
French, English and Arabic.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I PAY FOR THE LESSON IN ADVANCE BUT THERE IS NO WIND?
At the time of your departure, the center will take stock of the situation and you will be issued with an ION CLUB credit note corresponding to the number of hours not taken, valid for all ION CLUB destinations for 24 months.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO PAY BY CARD?
CAN WE WITHDRAW MONEY IN SAL?
Yes, in the village of Dahkla.
Is there WIFI?
WHAT WINDLESS ACTIVITIES DO YOU PROPOSE ?
SURF & SUP.
DO YOU SUPERVISE THE CHILDREN ?
IS THERE FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE NEAR THE CENTER?
DO I NEED TO RESERVE EQUIPMENT IN ADVANCE?
It is recommended.
DO I NEED INSURANCE FOR THE EQUIPMENT?
It is recommended.
WHAT DOES A RENTAL INCLUDE?
Complete equipment + wetsuit, harness, leash, helmet, vest.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN WETSUIT AND HARNESS?
It is recommended if you rent your equipment.
CAN I STORE MY OWN EQUIPMENT AT YOUR CENTER?
CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT AND GO TO ANOTHER PLACE?
WHAT HAPPENS IF I PAY THE RENTAL IN ADVANCE BUT THERE IS NO WIND?
You can use the SUP boards available at the center at no extra charge.
DO YOU HAVE A LIFEBOAT?
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO KITE IN COSTA CALMA?
The conditions are good from May to September. The best period is from April to October.
WHERE CAN I CHECK THE WIND CONDITIONS?
On the Windguru website.
DO I NEED BOOTIES ON THE SPOT?
IS THERE A SHUTTLE TO GET TO THE RISCO DEL PASO SPOT?
Yes, there is a free shuttle service to all spots of ION CLUB Fuerteventura.
WHAT DOES THE EQUIPMENT BREAKAGE INSURANCE COVER ?
Conditions are good all year around for wind. From November to March for waves, and April to October for flat water.
CAN I LEAVE MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS AT THE CENTER ALL DAY?
Yes, lockers are available.