World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Windsurfing Essaouira

Listed under Windsurfing Beaches in Essaouira, Morocco.

Photo of Windsurfing Essaouira
Photo by flickr user amerune
Pin It

The trade winds hit the waters of this bay in a way that keeps them flat and smooth. It's like magic for windsurfers and kitesurfers. The main bay has flat water at the town end but it gets choppier as you move downwind.

The winds are strongest in summer – you're looking at force 6 – 7 in the peak between May and September. In winter some of the best winds come in at Sidi Kaouki, which is a beach about five kilometres south. They come in cross shore as they do on the main bay.

There's varied conditions here, so there's good spots for beginners and places for more advanced riders to have a pretty good time.

Written by  Blair Metcalfe.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Playas de Sotavento

    This long ribbon of pale sandy beach has perfect windsurfing conditions. It’s also one of the most beautiful beaches on the is…

  • Windsurf Kadikalesi

    Kadikalesi situated in between Turgutreis and Gumusluk is one of the best spots for windsurfing on the Bodrum peninsular if not…

Nearby Experiences

  • Essaouira's Port (Skala du Port)

    Skala du Port is the military bit of the port, you can tell because of all the cannons. The tower was built by the Portuguese,…

  • Essaouira Medina

    Essaouira's Medina has cobbled streets lined with white, blue doored buildings, that UNESCO has World Heritage listed, hiding t…

  • Essaouira Museum

    Essaouira Museum houses a small collection of locally produced or found treasures, including carpets, tradition textiles and dr…

Related links

Contribute to this page