Windsurfers love a challenge. It is part of the reason they love the sport. By nature, windsurfers are adventurous people who like to experience new things. They like getting on their board not knowing what kind of surfing they will experience that day, with the wind being their master.
However, most windsurfers have little choice but to stick to their local beaches. Therefore, when they have a holiday they like to mix things up. Many surfers travel, they are always looking for new windsurfing locations to enjoy. In the past few years, many have turned to Morocco.
The Moroccan Atlantic coast is perfect for windsurfers. The wind is steady, and the coast has plenty of inlets and bays, which provides varied surf conditions.
There are several places you can enjoy windsurfing in Morocco, but the best windsurfing is to be found in Dakhla and Essaouira. Here we take a brief look at what each destination has to offer.
Windsurfing in Dakhla
The resort of Dakhla sits on the edge of an Atlantic lagoon. The lagoon is huge, so there is plenty of space for everyone. The wind is steady and the lagoon has a sandy bottom, so many beginners love this place. However, on the other side of the lagoon another bay provides challenging waters for more experienced surfers.
It is an idyllic place, which is located close to Casablanca. There are plenty of other activities to enjoy in the area. Most are water based, like kitesurfing, but you can also enjoy quad bikes and horse riding.
Windsurfing in Essaouira
Essaouira is a whitewashed town situated on the Atlantic coast that has a rich and varied culture. When not out on the surf there is plenty to see and do in the area.
It is a perfect resort for beginners. The water is shallow and there is no current. For most of the year, the wind is steady and the water is warm. Experienced surfers like the bay as well, it is ideal for perfecting their technique and learning new tricks. Also, nearby there is plenty of challenging surfing available at Sidi Kaouki , The Cave and Moulay.
You too can enjoy windsurfing in Essaouira with Explora Morocco. They take care of everything and their holidays are competitively priced.