When to Go Windsurfing in Essaouira

Truth be known, there isn’t really a bad time to go windsurfing in Essaouira; it is more a case of choosing when is the best time to go for you.

Of all the watersports available in Essaouira windsurfing is perhaps the most varied. Merging the disciplines of surfing and sailing, windsurfing – in Essaouira in particular – is a very rewarding activity. On a chilled out Sunday you might want to just enjoy the gentle waves with some calming windsurfing. Then as the sun beats down on the shore on early spring mornings the thrill and the rush you get from the peak swell is likely to get the adrenaline pumping.

Windsurfing in Essaouira with Peak Swell and Good Winds

If when you think of windsurfing you picture speeding across the open waters and serious air-time from jumps and tricks, then taking to the Essaouira beach during peak swell times should satisfy that impression.

Windsurfing in Essaouira during January – April and November – December is when you will find the swell, rolling in from the Atlantic, is at its optimum height. This is often doubled with calmer winds that still allow you to whip up enough speed to tackle the large waves.

Faster Winds for Windsurfing in Essaouira during the Summer

During the summer months the winds pick up and you can expect speeds of up to 25-35 knots. This is perfect for gliding across the open waters with the wind in your sail and the solitude of the sea for company.

The swell size is at its lowest in the months of July and August so your soothing session of windsurfing in Essaouira won’t be disturbed by any unexpected large waves.

Essaouira Beach is the most popular place where you will find the windsurfers community sharing stories and competing for the best waves but there is a wealth of other places to take out your windsurfing gear whilst in Morocco.

Explora Watersports can provide you with rentals as well as offering lessons suitable for beginners and advanced windsurfers. Book your equipment or lessons for windsurfing in Essaouira with Explora today.