Surf Break in Essaouira

From £352 pp

Essaouira, Morocco

4 Days

Small Group of up to 8 People

Surf Break in Essaouira

From £352 pp

What You'll Do

From the moment you catch your first wave you will be hooked on surfing in Morocco on this unique surf break in vibrant Essaouira; you will have 3 nights / 4 days in beautiful 'boutique style' Riad accommodation set in the heart of the old town Medina and daily surf lessons.

Spend 3 nights / 4 days on a surf holiday in the beautiful old town right on the bustling port of Essaouira and enjoy the stunning landscapes and excellent surf conditions in this spectacular area of Morocco.

Riding a wave is a magical moment, whether you are new to the sport or an experienced surfer looking for the best spots to surf there is something available for you. This excellent surf school offers surfing lessons everyday to help you capture the feeling of being on top of the world as you stand up and take your first wave.

Courses for beginners are run on Essaouira beach where the conditions are ideal for those starting out on their surf adventure. For the more experienced surfers there are great local spots of Sidi Kaouki, Taraghazout and much more, perfect locations in which to indulge your passion for surfing.

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

Essaouira has its own welcoming and bohemian atmosphere and is a great place to sit in beach-front cafes sipping drinks and listening to Gnawa music. When you’re not surfing 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 Moroccan surfing holiday with a difference.


6 hours of surf lessons with qualified instructors.

Accommodation in a traditional Moroccan Raid with surf house vibe.

Includes 2 yoga lessons.

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, enjoy a leisurely breakfast
– You will have 3 hours of surfing lessons each day
– 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 just sit on the beach and soak up some sun



– 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.

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.

24 hour return transfers from Marrakech or Agadir airport can also be provided for an extra cost.


  • 6 hours of surf lessons
  • Please note: timing will depend on weather and tides and will be confirmed on arrival
  • Surf board and wet suit according to experience level for the duration of your stay
  • A surf day trip
  • 2 yoga lessons
  • 3 nights accommodation in a Moroccan Riad
  • Breakfast each day
  • Group evening meal; exact day to be confirmed on arrival
  • Return airport transfer from Essaouira Airport to your accommodation


- Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those that have surfed before and are looking to perfect their technique
- Note: beginners can start surfing on foam boards with greater volume and float to assist with the learning process and get you standing quickly
- You must be able to swim
- Minimum age 18 (over 7's welcome if accompanied by an adult)
- Surfing 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 surfing 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

- Holidays run year round taking advantage of the great weather and arrivals are accepted on any day of the year
- Surfing holidays are for 3 nights / 4 days

- All instructors are fully qualified 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 wetsuits and boards
- This school has many sizes and boards in varying thicknesses
- If you are a complete beginner, you can use a board with higher volume and buoyancy float during the first few days, switching to a smaller, more manoeuvrable board as you improve
- Please note that you have around 2 hours of lessons per day but if that’s not enough for you and you still have some energy left after your lessons, you can always hire the equipment for use in your free time if you would like to practice your surfing skills