Let's go surfing Riding a wave is a magical moment, feeling like a king as you capture the wave and take it home.
Surfing is an amazing experience, Time stands still when you are riding a wave, no matter how big the wave or how often you have done it before, there is something magical about being on the water, feeling the freedom and the power of the ocean as you pop to your feet and ride the wave home. Surfing is a lifelong journey whether you are a newbie or an experienced surfer there is always something to improve or new spots to discover.
Learn & Progress
#Learn Explora Watersports offers surf lessons, rental, storage as well as numerous surf trips and surf holidays which we combine with yoga. At the moment we offer surfing in Essaouira & Dakhla.
Why do you surf?
“When you surf, you surf, it is all you focus on and all you think about, it allows you to strip away everything else about your day and just live and breathe the waves. I have surfed since I was 9 years old and the thrill, the adrenaline the enjoyment I get from it hasn’t changed, even if I only catch one of two good waves a session I come out of the water buzzing and wanting more” – Nasser, @explorawatersports
“The joy of surfing is so many things combined, from the physical exertion of it, to the challenge of it, to the mental side of the sport.” – Kelly Slater
Where to go surfing?
#destinations In Essaouira and Dakhla we offer surfing, where to go depends on the type of surfing & holiday you are looking for but you can always travel to each one in turn.
Essaouira Surf in Essaouira
Essaouira is a great spot for all level of surfers as there are numerous spots really close by. The beginner spot is right in front of our centre, where we have a huge bay with a sandy bottom, the waves are smaller and slower here as the swell is protected by the island in front. You then have second beach for Intermediate surfers where the waves are bigger and faster breaking both left and right. For advanced surfers you have La Grotte (The Cave), and The Courant which is 15 - 20 minutes away as well as Sidi Kaouki or Imsouane.
Dakhla Surf in Dakhla
Dakhla might not be an obvious spot you think of when you are considering where to go surfing, but if you are looking for uncrowded spots, with both left and right breaks then it is worth checking it out. The spot is suitable for beginner plus through to advanced surfers. There are a few wave spots which are only reachable by 4x4. As well as Lassagra spot which is right in front of our accommodation.