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 temperature (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 upwind, turning and driving without a daggerboard


  • North of the center in the bay near harbor wall: Wind weaker and less choppy.

Gecko Range - 133 l to 156+ l

Freeriders, bump and jump, harness and foot straps


  • At the north wind.
  • With south wind, it is usually very wavy.
  • In North Wind (summer) usually only small front wave and chop.

Gecko/ Hawk/ Free Wave

Freestyle old & new school tricks


  • At the north wind.
  • With south wind, it is usually very wavy.
  • In North Wind (summer) usually only small front waves and chop.

Skate (TE)/ Free Wave

Wave beginners Water start, jibe or turn


  • Farther south in the Bay depending on wave size.
  • Wind light onshore, sandy ground and it goes right into the water pure flat.

Free Wave/ Triwave TE

Intermediate Wave, neck or turning, jumping, wave riding


  • As farther south you go as greater in the bay are side-onshore waves, wind comes cross onshore.

Free Wave/ Triwave TE/ TE Quad

Windsurf Instruction

At our professional windsurf centers you will learn perfect board control and everything that goes with it, so you will be gliding over the water in no time.

Our centers are always equipped with the latest and greatest Fanatic equipment. Super lightweight sails for adults, and special children's material is available at all Centers.
Beginners are trained as far as possible in shallow water, so a speedy learning success is guaranteed. From the beach start to freestyle moves, everything can be learned at our centers.
We use the latest security devices, and our experienced and qualified VDWS trained instructors teach windsurfing with maximum security, allowing you to get to know the sport without danger or frustration.

Lessons are available in group courses with a maximum of 6 students, semi - private lessons with 2 students and private one-to-one lessons.

Windsurfing priority rules and theoretical knowledge about safety is also included in the courses, and upon completion you will receive a VDWS basic certificate which is internationally recognized. From rigging and understanding the equipment, to tacking and jibing, you will learn everything you need to complete this exciting experience safely.

In the next training step you will optimize what has already been learned, as well as learning new techniques which will help you to save your power and get more from your sessions.

Windsurfing is a lot of fun, and kitesurfing is also great fun - why not try both! With knowledge of these 2 sports you will minimize your time sitting in the beach waiting for wind! Excited? If you want to be a lord of the wind, fly across the water and jump through the air then come to us!


Starter & Refresher Training

4h/ 6h/ 10h

If you always wanted to try windsurfing but you´re not sure whether you will like it or you have done it before and would like to learn more, then the starter training is the perfect start for a windsurfing career.


Advanced Training

2h/ 4h/ 6h/ 10h

This training is perfect for you if you want to learn a certain manoeuvre or if you want to learn something new.


Semi-Privat Lesson

1h/ 2h/ 4h/ 6h/ 10h/ 14h (2 participants)

Our semi-private lessons for starter, intermediate, advanced and experts


Private Lesson

1 h/ 2h/ 4h/ 6h/ 10h

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!


Kids & Youngster Training

3h/ 4h/ 5h/ 6h/ 10h

Our kids´ courses are especially designed for the youngest ones and guarantee safety, successful learning and a lot of fun with windsurfing. Moreover they are being handled flexible and take place in very small groups. A full program of fun and games make the course a great experience for kids & youngsters – because the most important thing for us is that they really enjoy what they are doing! Each kid will be integrated in the group in order to make new friends, feel comfortable and discover the fascination of windsurfing.



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Our ION CLUB Ambassador Program is inviting you to help us to help our teams today and to windsurf and/or kitesurf with us tomorrow.

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