The foundation of Explora
Explora Watersports was 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 Explora Watersports.
Their dream was to share their passion for the ocean, to bring people together and to create a 100 % surf vibe for their visitors. The surfy couple have two beautiful kids, Leila (5) and Samir (6). They already know the drill of travelling the world and chasing the wind!
The team is formed of a mixture of Moroccan & European surf dudes and ladies. Every member is chosen for being kind, patient and open. The entire team is devoted to water sports and fully certified.
Explora Watersports team members will tell you everything you want to know about kites, surf, surf gear, other sports, the Moroccan culture, Spanish way of life, secret spots, language and food.
Weekly or even daily members hook up with XPW guests to go out for drinks and dinners.
Explora Watersports organises a traditional Moroccan dinner for the team and guests every week, usually on Saturdays as well as a Tapas night out if you are in Tarifa!
Nasser is a Moroccan expert in around-the-globe surfing. His heart is big and his team spirit strong: just like the waves he is eager to catch. Every morning he gets up early for a sunrise surf session before he heads to Explora™. Get in touch with Nasser at the weekly dinners.
Sara is a tall blonde and dark brown-eyed lady from London. Her popularity and care for other people need no further explanation. Simply everybody loves her! Sara loves to kite and is often in the water doing raleys and other tricks. If she’s not galloping along the beach on her horse!
Magic Majid is a pioneer in kitesurfing and has been teaching all around the world for 15 years. He is a passionate man and the star of our “Magic Waveriders Clinic”! His smile and patience turn every situation into a story and a joke for the end of the day. Majid loves the water, music and fitness.
He’s not only super professional but also great fun as well, his smile and easy attitude ensure there is no stress on his lessons just progression and a few laughs. He managers and organising everything for us in Tarifa, so if you are planning on coming to see us in Tarifa he is your man!
Fati is the little sister of Explora, and nothing is too much trouble for her. She likes to talk though so most of our guests who think they are popping in to say hello quickly, blink and realize they have spent the whole evening drinking tea and having a laugh with Fati!
Miranda is our wonderful amazing hotel manager, she is the person you will first meet when you arrive, whether you arrive in the afternoon or at 3am you will be greeted with a warm smile. She ensure our guests are happy and also there to help organise any other activities you might want to do.
Youssef is strong, reliable and downright lovely. He is always there to help with a smile. Ask him “how are you” and he will always reply by asking you how you are first. He fixes kiteboards, surfboards and kites in no-time, so you will be sure not to miss out on any sessions in the water.
Momo is the big brother of Abdo L. and he is the surf legend of the team. Momo loves to do fitness and surf and he looks like a young Neptunus. He is relaxed and the most professional and dedicated member of the team. His smile and warm heart will make sure that you surf your first waves within your first lesson.
Rachid is born and raised downtown in Essaouira and he will tell you everything you want to know about every corner of the street. Rachid is a social bunny and he surfs and teaches like a movie star. Out of the water he will meet you and organize everyone for dinners, drinks or a spontaneous night out.
Imad is one of our most experienced surf instructors. He is been surfing on lots of different waves in Morocco. He is friendly and kind hearted and will do everything to make sure you enjoy your time while you progress surfing the waves
Our German speaking instructor. He has bags of experience, he is steady and calm and nothing could even stress him out. Find Ahmed teaching on the beach or doing handle passes in the water.
Mounim is your new best friend. Have a laugh with him and meet him on and off the water. Mounim is kind and generous, happy and funny. He will always be there for you! He is awesome on a twin tip and wave board and spends the most time in the water out of all the team.
Salah is a secret force of the team. He is sweet, charming and will always give you a helping hand whether you saw it coming or not. Salah is 100 % relaxed and patient but also determined to get you up on the board no matter what.
Yassine, our always smiling brother who know how to make a joke in every situation, if you don’t see him you will hear him or his new friends laughing. He is funny, motivated and always there to help you out in any situation. He will do everything to progress your skills
Yassine, he is born to live close to the ocean, he is rather teaching or doing his tricks. He is tranquilo, helpful and friendly find Yassine in the evenings drinking coffee with his friends or showing his dance moves in Taros.
Rachid is a natural traveller and has lived in Spain for many years. He has tons of surf and kitesurf experience from all over the world. Rachid is super relaxed and will always share all his knowledge with you.
Hamza is one of the young stars of our team, but definitely not to be underestimated, not in the water and not out of it! He is strong and kites like a maniac. Hamza has a nice style and is always up for a laugh and is always willing to help you out on and out of the water.
Hamza is the little brother of our team. He saw the skills of his uncle Majid and wants to be at least as good as him. You can find him in the water training or he will be helping out where needed or giving you advice.
Monsef the little naughty one of our team. He is always helpful and in for a chat he loves watching movies, that’s is why his English is super good. But be careful he will try to trick you wherever he sees the change for it.
Blv Mohamed V
44000 Essaouira, Morocco
MA: +212 6 628 08 346
UK: +44 7 738 563 883
* With the transfer from Marrakech / Agadir assumes 2 people travelling.
* If you are travelling on your own the supplement is 10€/night for the accommodation / 70€ for the transfer from Marrakech.
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