Kite Surfing Morocco – 3 Best Places to Kite Surf
There are countless places to go kite surfing in Morocco, but what makes these locations unique and special? Here we’ll cover three of the most popular spots, including the Oualidia lagoon and the Sidi Kaouki Marabout. Also, read on for tips on where to buy gear and where to find the best windsurfing instructors in the area. Then, decide on a date and get ready for an unforgettable trip!
Oualidia lagoon is one of Morocco’s best kitesurfing spots. Surrounded by nice houses, condominiums, and small hotels, this lagoon is surrounded by water. There are several sandbars and flat water, so beginners can get a good workout here. The water is about twenty to thirty centimeters deep, so there’s no problem kitesurfing in shallow water.
Sidi Kaouki Marabout
The best place to try out Sidi Kaouki kite surfing is in the small, peaceful town of Sidi Kaouki. This location is consistently a good place to find nice waves. This town is also a popular spot for tourists, offering warm, sunny weather and cheap board rentals. Located on the coast of Morocco, Sidi Kaouki is close to Essaouira and Hookipa, but has more space, larger wind, and clean, broken waves that are between one to three meters high.
A little farther South from Casablanca, kitesurfing in Dar Kouch is an experience like no other. This small town is home to the Moroccan windsurfing champion, Boujemaa. The location on a rocky point makes it ideal for North-facing winds. Although the bay is small, it is surrounded by water that can produce big waves. The location is more suitable for windsurfers because it lacks sand, making it a poor choice for kiteboarding.
If you’re looking for a new place to learn to kite surf, consider a trip to El Jadida, a city 60 miles south of Casablanca. Its main urban beach attracts kitesurfers from Casablanca and Safi. Because the beach faces northeast, it often gets full onshore conditions. In fact, one kitesurfer was recently fatal after a failed launch.
When kite surfing in Morocco, you’ll want to go to places like Moulay Bousselham, a small village in the south. This beach is an ideal place to practice on a windy day, with clean, clear water. During the winter, you can surf at Anchor point, which is in the village. The town is located south of Larache, so it’s easy to get to from other parts of the country.
A kitesurfing holiday in Morocco doesn’t have to be a whirlwind of excitement and adrenaline. This Moroccan city’s calm bays, gentle shelving waves, and friendly locals are the perfect setting for an unforgettable kiteboarding vacation. The town itself is charming, with its quaint streets and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. RSNG travelled to Essaouira to learn the sport and share the experience with locals.