Disconnect and just enjoy the moment as you explore the coastline
Stand up Paddle or SUP offers you two different sensations, on calm windless days it enables you to disconnect and just enjoy the moment as you explore the coastline, with the relaxing sound of the water hitting the bottom of the SUP.
On the days when there is swell and waves, it is just you, and your adrenaline as you catch the waves and maneuver the SUP to power you on the wave. SUP in Essaouira is becoming more popular due to its versatility; as a great way to explore as well as catch waves. The benefit of SUP, firstly you have the paddle which enables you to catch the waves easier, and a larger board to balance on. Find out about Essaouira SUP lessons, rental and storage.
Learn SUP in Essaouira
#Learn We have amazing instructors, who are experts in the Watersports activity they teach as well as coaching style and methodology to ensure you get the most out of your lessons with us
Essaouira Beginner & Intermediate SUP Lessons
Beginner SUP lessons are right in front of our beachside centre in the perfect spot we first focus on your balance to your knees and then standing on your feet, how to paddle to maximise your speed and stability, If you want to learn to catch the waves, we then look how how you catch the wave and the optimum point to catch the wave. We will focus on your position and stance to extend your time on the wave, catching green waves and using the paddle to turn. If you are an intermediate or advanced Stand up Paddler depending on the conditions we would most likely run your lesson from second beach where the waves are bigger and more powerful. The lesson will be tailored to your level so you would meet the instructor first so you can explain your level and experience, he will then agree with you the focus and objectives for the course.
Understanding the Stages Learn to paddle sup the safe way
How to get on the board, holding the paddle. Balance onto your knees, position on the board, learn how to paddle, Stand to your feet.
Posture and stance on the board, how to paddle to maximise your speed and control, as well as manoeuvre to the left and right. Paddling through the waves.
Catching a wave. The right wave to catch and where to position yourself to catch the waves. Paddle for the wave, position on the board while catching a wave to maximise your time on the board.
Extending your time on the board, catching a green wave, turning on the wave to the left and right, turning to paddle back to catch the next set.
Pricing Lessons / Rentals / Storage
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SUP Lessons Types
We run 3 types of lessons
Group SUP lessons in Essaouira are a maximum of 4 people with one instructor, you will get lots of individual focus from the instructor. The group lessons are more sociable and fun.
In Essaouira Semi private SUP lessons are normally chosen by friends and family groups who want to learn together.
Private SUP Lessons are a great way to learn quickly as it will be just you and the instructor.
Get World class SUP Lessons in Essaouira
- We are VDWS Certified Centre
- We are Full insured Watersports Centre
- Fully qualified motivated team of instructors (VDWS / IKO)
- We are fluent in English, Spanish, German, French, Arabic.
- We have a range of Stand up Paddles and Wave specific Stand Up Paddles
- We are open all year in Esssaouira
- We are open from 8.30am to sunset everyday (around 6.30pm - 7pm) and we run 3 lessons times each day this is however flexible to fit around you.
- We teach in a safe but fun way, you will learn quicker if you have a good time along the way.
Essaouira SUP Spots
#trip For those of you who prefer the calm and tranquility of SUP we also offer SUP tours and explorations. We offer a variety of options depending on the conditions.
If you are passionate about the waves we also offer SUP Trips to all the wave spots along the coast, we will determine the spot based on the conditions and your level. We leave Essaouira just before 9am and drive south, SUP for the morning and then have a big BBQ or picnic lunch and relax, surf until sunset and then head back to Essaouira. The day trip includes your transport, equipment rental, guide and big BBQ or picnic lunch.
We organize daily SUP tours
1 Island Tour
Explore the small Island of Mogador by SUP we leave the centre and head straight out to the island where there are smaller rocks just off the island with little caves.
2 Medina Walls
From Safi beach back to Essaouira beach and around the outside of the Medina walls, and amazing way to see the old Medina and harbour from the otherside the sea