Kitesurf Holiday in Essaouira

From £600 pp

Essaouira, Morocco

8 Days

Small Group up to 4 People

Kitesurf Holiday in Essaouira

From £600 pp

What You'll Do

From the moment you launch your first kite, feel the power of the wind and the joy of being on the sea you will be hooked on kitesurfing in Morocco; this unique 7 night / 8 day kitesurfing holiday includes beautiful Riad accommodation in the heart of Essaouira and daily kitesurf lessons.

Spend 7 nights / 8 days in beautiful Essaouira, in the heart of the old town just 300 metres from the coast. Enjoy the dramatic landscapes and excellent kitesurf conditions in this fantastic area of Morocco.

This kitesurfing holiday brings together rich culture, the passion for the sea and the thrill of the extreme with one of the world’s fastest growing water sports. Truly exhilarating and easy to learn, from the moment you launch your first kite and feel the power of the wind and the thrill of being on the sea, you will be hooked on kitesurfing!

Courses for beginners are run on Essaouira beach where the conditions are ideal for those starting out on their kitesurf adventure. For those looking to improve their technique Morocco offers suitable conditions for all levels.

Stay in a gorgeous boutique style Riad close to the shops and restaurant and just a few steps from the beach!

Learn to Kitesurf in Essaouira, a great place to sit in the beach-front cafes sipping drinks and listening to Gnawa music. When you’re not kitesurfing you can visit the maze of Souks, the relaxing hammans or enjoy a mint tea on your roof terrace as the sun sets for a kitesurfing holiday with a difference.


12 hours of kitesurf instruction with IKO qualified instructors.

Accommodation in a traditional Moroccan Raid with surf house vibe.

Includes surf and SUP equipment usage.

Your Local Host:

Sara & team

These activity holidays in Essaouira, Morocco, were founded by Nasser and Sara. They met each other in Egypt, caught up in Tarifa, lived there for a couple of years, and ended up in Essaouira to set up their watersports centre. Their dream was to share their passion for the ocean, to bring people together and to create a 100 % surf vibe for thei Read More

Experience Itinerary


– You’ll be collected from Essaouira airport and transferred to your accommodation in Essaouira (around 10-15 minute drive)
– You will have time to settle into your room at the unique Moroccan Riad and soak up the creative atmosphere
– In the evening you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal and mint tea


– The Riad accommodation is called the Riad Zelaka and is located within the old town of Medina and close to the shops and restaurants
– This welcoming and cosy riad features 6 rooms as well as a sunny terrace where BBQ are often held
– If the Riad is fully booked, you’ll stay in the Maison du Sud; this is beautiful 18th Century Riad situated just 300 metres from the sea right in the heart of the Medina
– Positioned in the heart of the pedestrianised old city the Riad has been renovated in Moorish style offering 8 rooms on a mezzanine floor
– There are 4 twin/double suites and 4 quadruple suites
– The rooms all open onto a light-filled interior patio with traditional Moroccan tiling
– All rooms are en-suite with lounge area, furnished in traditional Moroccan style
– It offers a beautiful sunny roof terrace with views of the sea and the roof of the Mellah (walled Jewish quarter)
– Moroccan meals served on request in the traditional restaurant and there are plenty of nearby cafes and restaurants to eat at if you prefer to go out and prices are typically very reasonable
– Friendly and hospitable staff adds to the charm and the character of the Riad
– On day 1, your room will be ready for you to check in to any time after 3pm and check out is by 11am on day 8
– WiFi is available and works best in the lounge and lobby area

double bedroom



– Each day you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your accommodation
– You will have 2.5 hours of kitesurfing lessons on each of these days
– You will set out with your instructor in the morning to find the best waves, transport is provided
– You are free to take breaks when you want, if you feel tired you can always sit on the beach and soak up some sun


double bedroom

Free Day

– Today is free for you to relax by the beach or explore the souks and medinas of vibrant Essaouira

What can I do in my free time?
– Life is easy in Essaouira and it offers you a great opportunity to explore and experience both the culture and outdoor activities
– A vibrant and relaxed town Essaouira is a rich with history and culture a recognised UNESCO world heritage site
– The mix of whitewashed fishing ports, bright North African technicolor and picture-postcard ramparts has been the inspiration for artists the world over particularly for musicians and photographers helping to give the town its unique creative atmosphere especially at the time of international music festivals
– You can sit in the beach-front cafes and sipping drinks listening to Gnawa, a deep soulful sound derived from sub-Saharan Africa
– You can visit the maze of Souks, the relaxing hammans or enjoy a mint tea on your terrace as the sun sets


sun loungers


– After breakfast you will check out of the Riad in time to be taken to the airport for your return flight

Location Information

In the old town of Essaouira in Morocco right on the beautiful Atlantic coast this excellent adventure school specialises in surfing, kitesurfing and horse riding. Your friendly and fully qualified sports instructors and new state of the art equipment will ensure you make the most of your adventure holiday staying in one of the lovely rooms in the boutique Moroccan Riad in the heart of the Medina for a surf, kite surf or horse riding holiday with a difference.

Getting there

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using www.skyscanner.net to check flights.

Nearest airports:
Essaouira (10-15 minute drive)
Marrakech (2.5 hours drive away from Essaouira)
Agadir (2.5-3 hours drive from Essaouira)

Airport transfers
Please note that 24 hour return transfers to and from Essaouira airport are included in the price.


  • 12 hours of kitesurfing lessons
  • Please note: timings will depend on weather and tides and will be confirmed on arrival
  • Transport daily to and from the kitesurf spot of the day
  • Kiteboard, kite, harness and wet suit according to experience and level during your lessons
  • Equipment rental during lessons & until the end of your stay Surf or SUP usage
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Moroccan Riad
  • Breakfast each day
  • Group evening meal; exact day to be confirmed on arrival
  • Check in on day 1 of your course and check out on day 7
  • Return airport transfer from Essaouira to your accommodation IKO workbook and card


- Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those that have kitesurfed before and are looking to perfect their technique
- You must be able to swim
- Minimum age 18
- Kitesurfing is great fun for everyone but it’s best to bear in mind that it can be physically demanding sometimes
- Lessons are available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic

- These kitesurfing holidays make great singles holidays and singles will have their own private room at the Riad
- Essaouira is very relaxed and welcoming town with a great Bohemian feel because of its music and art scene
- The majority of people who take these courses are solo travellers especially female and everyone loves the location
- The Riad where the accommodation is held is also very central, just 2 minutes walk from the surf shop in the centre of town
- The instructors and guests often go meet at the surf shop in the evenings to have a tea and often go out for dinner together
- Surf and stand up paddling rental is also available

- Holidays run year round taking advantage of the great weather and arrivals are accepted on any day of the year
- Kitesurfing holidays are for 7 nights / 8 days
- If you wish to stay for extra nights, please email to check availability for your preferred duration and we will do our best to accommodate you

- Holidays run year round taking advantage of the great weather and arrivals are accepted on any day of the year
- Kitesurfing holidays are for 7 nights / 8 days
- If you wish to stay for extra nights, please email to check availability for your preferred duration and we will do our best to accommodate you

Weather conditions
- For safety reasons, lessons can only take place if the weather conditions permit so please be sure to check the weather conditions with the school in advance of arrival
- In the unlikely event that the conditions mean you cannot take a lesson, lessons will be completed over a shorter duration
- If you are unable to kitesurf, you will be given the option to receive surf/horseriding lessons or a voucher which will allow you to take your missed lessons at a later date

- All instructors are fully qualified in the kitesurfing (IKO and VDWS) that they teach and are multi-lingual
- Your experience is at the heart of what they do and every instructor wants to ensure you have a great time
- They can tailor and create the experience to your needs and level

- You will be kitted out in top quality equipment including wetsuit, board and harness
- All equipment is brand new each year
- All equipment is provided for you, all you need to do is bring yourselves, your swimwear, a towel and sun block!
- For your first lesson we would advise you also bring your sunglasses
- Free surf and stand up paddling rental is also available