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Essaouira: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

1. Essaouira: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

Your surfing adventure starts at the local tour operator’s water sports store. Meet your guide for the day and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment you’ll need. Then head onto the beach where the real fun begins! If you’re a beginner, your guide will first help you focus on how to balance and pop up from your board to your feet. Learn about understanding the waves and how to catch the right wave at the optimum moment for a good surf. Then it’s time to work on your posture and stance to extend your ride on the board. If you’ve already got some surf experience, the lesson will be tailored to your level. Explain to your instructor the level of surf experience you have and then focus on your objectives for the session to perfect your skills.

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Surfing Day Trip

2. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Surfing Day Trip

Start your surfing adventure early in the morning in Marrakech where the driver will pick you up and take you on the 2-hour drive to Essaouira. Arrive at the local tour operator’s water sports store where you will meet your guide for the day and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment. Then, head onto the beach for a 2-hour surf lesson, where the real fun begins! If you’re a beginner, your guide will first help you focus on how to balance and pop up from your board to your feet. Learn about understanding the waves and how to catch the right wave at the optimum moment for good surf. Then, it’s time to work on your posture and stance to extend your ride on the board. If you’ve already got some surf experience, the lesson will be tailored to your level. Explain to your instructor the level of surf experience you have and then focus on your objectives for the session to perfect your skills. After this, there is some time to relax and enjoy a lunch break at the beachside. Find some delicious food at restaurants next to the surf school. After your break, head back into the water to improve your surf skills for another 2-hour surf lesson. Depending on whether you want to explore Essaouira town or not, agree with the driver what time suits you best to head back to Marrakesh.

Essaouira: 2-Hour Kite-Surfing Lesson

3. Essaouira: 2-Hour Kite-Surfing Lesson

Your kite-surfing adventure starts at the local tour operator’s water sports store. This is where you will meet your guide for the day before being kitted out with all the necessary equipment you’ll need for your experience. You will then head onto the beach where the real fun begins. If you’re a beginner, your guide will begin by explaining to you the safety aspects, and helping you understand the wind. They will also teach you directly on the beach how to fly your kite. The next step is to go into the water to control your kite while your body drags through the water. Once you control this you will move to the next step, which will be getting on to the board to experience your first meters of kiting. It will then be time to work on your posture and stance to extend your ride on the board even more. If you’ve already got some kite surfing experience, the lesson will be tailored to your level. You will be able to explain to your instructor your experience, and receive the appropriate advice on how to further develop your skills.

Guided Surfing Tour to Essaouira from Marrakech

4. Guided Surfing Tour to Essaouira from Marrakech

Depart from your Marrakesh accommodations at 8:00 am and enjoy the sights on the way to Essaouira. Your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will provide opportunities for beautiful photo stops along the way. Visit one of the local female co-operatives to see the production of the famous Moroccan Argan oil. On arrival to Essaouira, your guide will choose the best surf spot for your ability. After a lunch break, you get to explore the city with your guide and check out the fishing port, Scala and the old town with its Thuya wood workshops.  Depart Essaouira at approximately 4:00 pm and enjoy the beauty of the drive back to Marrakesh.

Essaouira: 4 Hour Surf Lesson

5. Essaouira: 4 Hour Surf Lesson

Start your surfing adventure at the local tour operator’s water sports store. Meet your guide for the day and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment you’ll need. Then, head onto the beach where the real fun begins. If you’re a beginner, your guide will first help you focus on how to balance and pop up from your board to your feet. Learn about understanding the waves and how to catch the right wave at the optimum moment for good surf. Then it’s time to work on your posture and stance to extend your ride on the board. If you’ve already got some surf experience, the lesson will be tailored to your level. Explain to your instructor the level of surf experience you have and then focus on your objectives for the session to perfect your skills. For the 4 hour course, you will have 2 hours in the morning followed by 2 hours in the afternoon with a break for lunch and relax in-between.

Essaouira: 2-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

6. Essaouira: 2-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

Begin your 2-hour windsurfing adventure at the local partner's water sports store. Meet your guide for the day and start your lesson with all the necessary equipment you'll need for your experience. Then, head onto the beach where the real fun begins. If you’re a beginner, learn about the safety aspects and develop an understanding of the wind with your guide. They will also teach you directly on the beach how to fly your sail. If you’ve already got some windsurfing experience, the lesson will be tailored to your level. Explain your experience to your instructor and receive the appropriate advice on how to further develop your skills. Next, go into the water to control your windsurf while your body drags through the water. Once you control this, move on to the next step, which will be getting on to the board to experience your first meters of windsurfing. Work on your posture and stance to extend your ride on the board even more until the end of the lesson.

Essaouira: Surf Trip from Marrakech

7. Essaouira: Surf Trip from Marrakech

Depart from Marrakech at 9:00 AM from your accommodation and enjoy the sights on the way to Essaouira. Your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will provide opportunities for beautiful photo stops along the way. Visit one of the local female co-operatives to see the production of the famous Moroccan Argan oil. On arrival to Essaouira, your guide will choose the best surf spot for your ability and begin the 2 hour surf lesson. After a lunch break you can explore the city with your guide and check out the fishing port of Scala, and its old town with its thuya wood workshops. Depart Essouira around 4:00 PM and enjoy the beauty of the drive back to Marrakech.

Overnight Surf Trip to Essaouira and Sidi Kaouki

8. Overnight Surf Trip to Essaouira and Sidi Kaouki

Departure is from Marrakesh at 08:00 to Essaouira. On the way you will stop at the small female co-op to see the production of Argan oil. On arrival to Essaouira you will hit the surf for your first 2-hour surf lesson. After that you will have a lunch break followed by a sightseeing tour of the Scala and old town with its Thuya wood workshops. After your busy day you will stay overnight and relax in a Riad. The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, you will head to Sidi Kaouki for the second lesson, another beautiful town just south of Essouria. Enjoy your lunch in a cozy restaurant with a panoramic view of the beach, and then head back to Marrakesh through Essaouira for a spot of shopping or a cafe break along the way. Departure to Marrakesh is at around 17:00.

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What people are saying about Essaouira

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Glad to have chosen this activity. Essaouira is a very pretty city and the Game of Thrones themed (improvised) guided tour was great. The instructor was very kind and patient and always with a smile. They don't steal the hours! they always give a little more. I was there with my 13 and 9 year old daughters who after 20 minutes were surfing like pro! As for our guide, the high standard car, impeccable driving (we slept most of the way back) And what about a guide who offers you the typical breakfast of the country? Just top notch. Well done for this very professional service. Thanks again to Marrakech surf

Great instructor (Simo) and a great experience! Since no one booked the activity with us right away, we had private lessons. After a 10-minute explanation on the beach, we were immediately allowed to go into the sea. After a few falls we were both able to stand on our plates and later in the lesson Simo also taught us to take turns. Halfway through, he also offered to take pictures and videos of us catching some waves together. Awesome!

The setup was great, Explorer were very efficient and super friendly. We got kitted out with our surf boards and wet suites very quickly. Our guide was very knowledgeable and great with our two teenage children. We enjoyed it so much we are now considering doing some more surfing on this holiday! Not bad for absolute beginers!

We had a great experience with Explora Surf. The manager Anas was very friendly and helpful, and the surfing instructors were great teachers and really kind and encouraging for my teenage kids. Highly recommended!

Everyone at explora was so hospitable! I learned so much from my surf instructor and had a fun day hanging in essaouira with the locals. Highly recommend!