Essaouira is a perfect all round spot. All three sports – windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing – are offered all year. In addition, the spot is ideal for wave novices. The slightly descending, sandy bottom and a shallow water area near the shore enable a comfortable launch. During low tide the sea pulls back about 150 meters, which makes the way to the water edge longer. Other wave spots like Moulay and Sidi Kaouki (20 minutes drive) give variety and make sure that you never get bored! The center organises excursions to the wave spots upon request. Even if the water temperate (17 - 20 °C) cannot be compared to the Caribbean, Essaouira offers appealing conditions, ample space and an 80% wind guarantee.
The wind blows sideshore from the right. Some days it is a bit gusty and turns slightly offshore at wind speeds of more than 7 Beaufort. Between June and August the thermal enforces the trade wind, creating more challenging conditions for kitesurfers. Downwind of the center, the wave conditions are particularly great in spring and autumn (1-2 meters). Due to the strong wind, the waves are slightly smaller from mid June to August (0.5 - 1 meters). Beginners and speed surfers are in good hands further upwind of the bay.

From riding upwind

KITESURF SPOT

  • Directly in front of the center at north wind.
  • With south wind it is usually very wavy.
  • With north wind (summer) usually only small front wave and chop.


EQUIPMENT
Boards: Gonzales/ X-Ride from 140 min. Kites: Neo/ Evo


Freeriders bump & jump, transitions, first jumps

KITESURF SPOT

  • Directly in front of the center at north wind.
  • With south wind it is usually very wav.
  • With north wind (summer) usually only small front wave and chop.


EQUIPMENT
Boards: Gonzales/ X-Ride/ Jaime & Soleil (women) All sizes. Kites: Rebel/ Evo/ Dice/ Neo


Freestyle - new school tricks and jumps (unhooked)

KITESURF SPOT

  • Directly in front of the center at north wind.
  • With south wind it is usually very wavy.
  • With north wind (summer) usually only small front wave and chop.


EQUIPMENT
Boards: Team Series/ Jaime all sizes. Kites: Dice/ Vegas


Wave beginners, transitions, jumps on Directional boards

KITESURF SPOT

  • Further south in the Bay depending on wave size.
  • Wind light onshore, sandy ground and it is quite shallow.


EQUIPMENT
Boards: Whip/ Whip nugget/ Nugget/ Quest/ WAM/ Wohoo (women). Kites: Neo/ Dice


Wave advanced, experienced wave riders

KITESURF SPOT

  • The further south you go the bigger the waves, and the wind blows cross-onshore in the bay.


EQUIPMENT
Boards: all wave directionals WAM/ Kontact/ Pro Series/ Whip/ Quest & Wohoo (women). Kites: Neo/ Dice

Kitesurf Instruction

At our professional wind and kitesurfing centers, you will start out by learning the perfect technique for handling the kite before you're allowed to take off for the first time, and you will acquire all the skills needed to skim over the water after only a few hours and learn the basics of high jumps.
"Cruising", as it is called, can be a lot of fun, too - you don't need to make daring jumps from the word 'go'.
Our centers always provide the latest and best North Kiteboarding equipment. Each center carries kites and boards specially geared to beginners' instruction. It goes without saying that we use the most up-to-date safety systems, and our experienced and fully certified instructors teach kitesurfing in an environment characterized by a maximum of safety, allowing you to learn the sport without danger or frustration.
We offer group courses with a maximum of 4 students, semi-private courses with 2 students and private courses. This gives you an opportunity to try your hand at this exciting sport. After completing this course, you will usually already have mastered the control of the kite and, with a little bit of luck, be able to cruise to and fro.
By the way, kitesurfing and windsurfing ideally complement each other – try both!
Do you feel an urge to try out this sport? Do you want to become the master of the kite, get ready for extreme jumps and be airborne? Then take off with us…

Semi-Private Beginner

6h/ 10h (2 participants)

Our beginner semi-private classes (2 students with a kite each) gives you a 100% time on the kite. Because of fast progression you´ll have the chance to hit the water within the first 2 hours

Main Subjects:
Kite control/ Bodydrag / Waterstart/ Waveriding

 

Semi-Private Advanced

6h/ 10h (2 participants)

Intermediates will find the right conditions to learn how to stay upwind, changing direction or even pushing for the first jumps. Advanced kiters will also appreciate the brilliant conditions to improve their level. Flat water will give you the chance for big air, unhooked maneuvers or handle-passes, these will also be taught by our professional instructors. There could even build up a small, clear wave for surfing with your kite. It´s like paradise!

Main Subjects:
Perfect the waterstart/ Controlled riding/ Upwind riding

 

Private Beginner or Advanced 

1 hour

If you want to be trained more individually you have the possibility to book private lessons (1 on 1). The instructor will have his total focus on you and will make you progress in the best way you learn. It doesn´t matter if you start as a beginner or you want to learn advanced maneuvers, we will make you achieve your goals!

Main Subjects:
Reach your target/ Your choice

 

Group Lesson

6h/ 10h/ 14h (max. 4 participants)

Our group lessons for starter, intermediate and advanced (4 students maximum) gives you the possibility to learn from each other and to help others.

Main Subjects:
Kite control/ Bodydrag / Waterstart/ Waveriding

 

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