Surf Lessons

Surf Lessons
Starting at 80€/person

Surf Lessons packages

Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, is an outstanding surfing spot. International surfing competitions are held 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 Essaouira 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.

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Surf Private Lessons

Objectives

Get you up and riding fast

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from 55 € / Person

Objectives

Get you up and riding fast

Included/Excluded

  • Board
  • Wetsuit
  • Insurance

    Don't forget

    • Swimming costume/shorts
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel

    Information

    In this private 1 to 1 coaching, you will learn the basics. First we start with learning how to glide in waist-high water (white water) to get used to the feeling of being on the board and catching waves. When you have mastered these techniques we can start to practise standing up. This stage also happens in white water.

    Requirements

    All participants must know how to swim

    Surf Private Lessons

    Objectives

    Get you up and riding fast

    Book
    from 55 € / Person

    Objectives

    Get you up and riding fast

    Included/Excluded

    • Board
    • Wetsuit
    • Insurance

      Don't forget

      • Swimming costume/shorts
      • Sunscreen
      • Towel

      Information

      In this private 1 to 1 coaching, you have mastered standing up in white water? Then you are ready to take it to the next level with an intermediate surf lesson. In this surf course we paddle out back to surf the breaking waves.

      Requirements

      All participants must know how to swim

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      Surf & SUP Equipment ION Club Essaouira

      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.

      Safety in practicing Surf & SUP Essaouira

      Safety in Essaouira

      Safety at the ION CLUB Essaouira is a top priority!
      The team at Essaouira is always looking over the windsurfers during opening hours, and able to act immediately in case of any emergency. The safety team is ready at all times to attend rescues with the lifeboat.

      Flexibility

      With our semi-private and private courses you are certainly the most flexible. You and the wind determine the length and starting time of your lessons. For the group courses we have to assume fixed start and end times, which everyone has to stick to.

      A word about

      ION CLUB Essaouira

      Essaouira is a coastal city with beaches as far as the eye can see and counts amongst the "model destinations" for windsurfers, kitesurfers and surfers worldwide. The architecture of the old town is strongly influenced by Portuguese, French, and Berber culture. The massive appearance of the walls gives the city a mystical sublimity and explains it’s original name “Mogador“ – small fortress.

      Essaouira is a perfect all-round spot, with great conditions for windsurfers, Kitesurfers, and Surfers alike. The wind blows side shore from the right and especially during the summer months, the steady trade winds get reinforced by the thermic and often reach up to 6-7 Bft.

      Our ION CLUB Center in Essaouira is situated around 20 minutes walk from the Medina and offers beside the latest equipment from Duotone, Fanatic, and ION all facilities you could wish for.

      The Ocean Vagabond Restaurant and Bar next door, takes care of hungry and thirsty Surfers and offers sunbeds to relax on the terrace.

      BEST PERIODS

      May, June, July, August

      WIND

      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.

      WAVES

      Downwind of the centre, 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.

      HOW TO GET TO ESSAOUIRA ?

      From Marrakesh

      Leave the airport and follow the road to the city center. On the first cross, you can see the sign "Essaouira" on the left side. Follow the road about 170 km till you arrive in Essaouira. The roads are well repaired and the trip will take you about 2 hours.
 When you arrive in Essaouira you take the coast street with the ocean on your left side. Follow this road till you see the ION CLUB Center. The center is built out of wood with blue and white colors are called “Ocean Vagabond”.

      From Agadir

      Leave the airport and take the road to the city center. When you arrive at the main coast street you will see the sign “Essaouira". Follow this road about 180 km. It will take about 3 hours because there are a lot of turns in the road. When you arrive at the first crossing in Essaouira, go straight to the coast street, you will find ION CLUB Center on your left in the blue and white chalet called “Ocean Vagabond”.

      Boulevard Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco

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      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.