Essaouira, on Morocco's Atlantic coast, is an outstanding surfing spot. International surfing competitions are held in the surf at Essaouira, Morocco's windiest coastal town. Surf freaks swear by the wild, mountainous waves.

The Purple Islands (Isle of Mogador), off the bay, are the reason why the waves in the bay of Essaouira are smaller and less dangerous than at other spots. The bay of Essouira is especially suitable for novice and intermediate surfers.

Unimpeded, the winter gales sweep across the flat lowlands. In summer, constant sea winds force temperatures down and bring waves to Morocco's coast. Water temperatures reach a maximum of 18° C. Wind and wave conditions are especially good between May and September. Morocco is a year-round surfing Mecca.

Sidi Kaouki (25 km south of Essaouira)

A long sandy beach provides ideal conditions for advanced surfers. The shore break is somewhat higher than at Essaouira, but the spot also offers fabulously long waves. You can start directly in many of the waves.

Attention must be paid to low and high tides and the currents.

Cap Sim (2 km north of Sidi Kaouki)

The perfect spot, if there are too many surfers in Sidi Kaouki, as conditions are more or less identical.

High and rising tides offer the best conditions for surfing.
There are fantastic surfing spots all along the Moroccan coast; we also know a number of secret spots that are hard to find.

We also organise trips to other spots. It is also easy to hire a car or take a taxi to these spots.


Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Private


There are two kinds of surfers, the hunters and the hunted, and Spot X is what you are hunting. It's about paddling to the wave rather than just taking waves that come to you. It means you'll have a greater success rate when you try to catch waves and you'll always have priority on a busy day. It takes awareness and agility in the water but it's a skill you can practice right from the first day you paddle out the back.

Course Levels
Which course is suitable for which guest?

The following explanation is intended to help allocate guests to the appropriate courses according to the
skills they possess.
There are three skill steps for students.

• No or little surf experience
• Learning the safety rules
• Learning board position, paddling, stand-up (take off) 
• Surfing white water waves

• some surf experience
• Can steer the board (Ieft/right)
• able to catch small, or white water waves

• some surfing experience and wants to improve
• Knows how duck dive/get out to the back
• Rides white water waves

Our courses offer something for everyone and for every skill level. Besides the practical element, we put high emphasis on surfing theory, such as safety rules, waves and the ocean and the surf equipment.

Discovery Lesson - 2 Hrs

The Discovery Lesson consists of one course unit (2 hours) in which guests are introduced to all relevant aspects of surfing. It is suited for all levels. Beginners get to know the important and basic steps, intermediates and advanced get a recap on their level and the lessons content gets adjusted to their skills.

Taster Lesson - 6 Hrs

Aside from general surfing skills, this course shows the students helpful techniques to improve their take off, standing and surfing abilities. Furthermore they learn important theory about surfing and rules on how to behave in the water.

Full On - 10 Hrs

In the Full On course, students will learn all the basic skills they need to know about surfing, including all techniques which will enable them to become a surfer. Apart from theory, they will also learn advanced skills such as making turns and will surf unbroken, green waves.

The Full On course is built onto the Taster course.

Private Lesson - Beginner to advanced

Private lessons are pre-bookable in I hr sessions. This is an excellent option for students who want to
have an intensive one-to-one-customised surf course, or work on a specific topic. Within the course
they are free to choose their topic.

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