The thrill of surfing with the tranquillity of sailing
Windsurfing is just like sailing except you are part of the rigging holding the sail and the power giving you an experience so much closer to the elements, you really get to feel the wind as your adrenaline kicks in giving you an exhilarating ride.
From the first time you launch the sail and skim across the water you will feel a rush of exhilaration that will make you want to do it again and again. Whether you are a complete beginner or want to progress and hone your skills we can offer and tailor packages to suit your requirements and group needs.
Learn & Progress
#Learn We have amazing windsurf instructors who will tailor their teaching methods to ensure you get the most out of your lesson. All of our instructors are fully qualified with VDWS.
Lessons Windsurfing for Beginners
& Intermediate Skills Levels
For windsurf lessons our instructor will be in a boat so close to you at all times, if you are a beginner, the lessons will start on the other side of the bay from our centre where the water is calmer, the aim of the course will be to windsurf back to our centre. If you are an intermediate windsurfer the lessons will be tailored to your level. For intermediate or advanced windsurfers we also partner with Boujmaa Guilloul at certain times of the year to offer lessons as well as clinics. He is one of the best windsurfers in the world as well as a local hero.
Understanding the Stages Learn to windsurf the safe way
Understand the kit, the board, how to rig a sail and be ready to head to the water. Getting started, position to enable you to raise the sail and head downwind.
Getting underway. Practising steering, tilting the sail, pulling the boom to accelerate and letting go to reduce your speed, understanding how your body and position has an impact on your speed.
Turning, tiling the mast to run and manoeuvring yourself around the mast.
Building speed and momentum.
Pricing Lessons / Rentals / Storage
Lessons Learn to windsurf
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Rentals Equipment rentals
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Lessons Types We run 3 types of lessons
Group lessons are a maximum of 4 people so you still get plenty of 1:1 time with the instructor but it is a more fun and sociable way to learn. For group lessons you have to share the equipment for safety reasons, so two sets of equipment for the four of you.
Semi private lessons are normally chosen by friends and couples who want to learn together. It will be only the two of you with an instructor and your own equipment.
And finally Private lessons are the most expensive but fastest way to learn and progress. We use bbtalkin headsets which enables even faster progression. This mean the instructor can communicate with you at all times.
Rentals Windsurf Rental & Windsurf Storage
For windsurf rental as we are a family business we offer beginner windsurf rental or we partner with Boujmaa Guilloul to ensure we can offer you the full range of Starboard Gear. For windsurf Storage we have lockable lockers as well as full use of the facilities in our centres from showers, changing room, as well as boat rescue. We run downwind and windsurf trips as and when required, they are a great way to see the surrounding area and stunning coastline.
What to expect?
#instructors In Essaouira we deliver all of our lessons to a high standard and continue to push the boundaries in teaching methods to make sure you get more out of your lessons with us.
We are professionals Get World class Windsurfing Lessons
- We are VDWS Certified Centre
- We are Full insured Watersports Centre
- Fully qualified motivated team of instructors (VDWS or IKO)
- We are fluent in English, Spanish, German, French, Arabic.
- We have Starboard Beginner boards and Fanatic rental gear
- We teach from a boat to ensure the instructor is close to you at all times
- Boat Rescue service
- 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.
Go on a trip
#trip What about today riding somewhere else? The whole coast is open to you and your windsurf, you can go where the wind takes you. Join us for a trip
Essaouira main spots We organise daily tours
Essaouira Beach Essaouira – Main Spot
What we love most about Essaouira is the space, the main spot for windsurfing if you are a beginner is the other side of the bay from our centre on the beach where the water is calmer and the instructor will be in a boat to close to you at all times. If you are already windsurfing then it is to the left of our watersports centre, here you have lots of space to have fun in the water. The wind is side on which makes it really safe.
Second Beach Essaouira – 15'min walk
We run daily downwinders to this spot. You leave in front of our centre and windsurf downwind to the end of the bay, past the rock where you are then on second beach, you can sail all the way to the end of second beach where you have flat water spots as well as clean waves to play in. We then bring you back by quad so perfect way to end your session.
Sidi Kaouki 25 km south of Essaouira
if is windy in Essaouira it will be stronger in Sidi Kaouki, so if you like strong wind and waves this is the spot for you. Sidi Kaouki is a small village with a large beach area. Again the wind is side on which makes it a safe spot to windsurf. The waves are can be fast here but they are super fun. We organise day trips to this spot which include your transport, equipment, guide and lunch.
Moulay Moulay Bouzerktoun, 25 km up north
One of the most famous spots for windsurfing in the World is just 20 minutes from Essaouira. Here you have strong side on wind, and clean waves. So if you are an advanced windsurf looking to have fun in the waves then this is the spot for you. Again we organise day trips here.
Moulay Downwind Moulay Bouzerktoun / Essaouira
If you are an advanced windsurfer and want to have an adventure then join us on the downwind trip from Moulay back to Essaouira. The trip starts off in Moulay where you have the chance to play in the waves, before starting downwind, you have open ocean and waves to play in the whole way down. The most spectacular part is once you are close to Essaouira, you see the old medina from the sea, with the old city walls as you sail around them and across the harbour back to our centre.