Dakhla Speed Spot kite spot in Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab

Africa kitesurf spot in Morocco

Speed spot in Dakhla is probably the best known freestyle kiteboarding spot in Morocco, with a huge area of butter flat water at low tide, and pumping wind almost every day during the season. The wind blows directly offshore so it’s not a beginner kite spot, you need to at the very least be able to kitesurf upwind, and being comfortable with how to self rescue is definitely helpful too! If you come from one of the kite accommodations some offer a boat rescue service but not all, so it’s worth checking how it works before you head out kitesurfing. It’s a stunning and remote spot in the middle of the desert, but it’s amazing and there's a good reason for its popularity.

The easiest way to get there is with a boat, 4x4 or get a ride with a tractor out to the spot, just remember the tide will come in at some point so leave any belongings in a high and dry place. You can also just kite over to speed spot, it will just require a bit of a downwind and then upwind slog but it’s very doable.

Off Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

Early Season

  1. Mar

Peak Season

  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Jun
  4. Jul
  5. Aug
  6. Sep

Late Season

  1. Oct

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Dakhla – Speed Spot

This spot only works at low tide! The main season for kitesurfing in Dakhla is from May until September, when the temperature is around 18-250C and the wind generally blows between 17 and 35 knots most days. However there is wind almost all of the year and you can get very good conditions even in March if you are lucky, it will just be a bit colder outside of the main summer season. A wetsuit is recommended as the water can be chilly, and pack some warm clothes for after a session as the temperature really drops overnight in the desert.

As mentioned the wind blows directly offshore and there isn’t an on the spot rescue unless you bring it with you, so this is NOT for beginners. But the flat water at low tide makes it an absolute paradise for freestyle kiteboarders looking to work on big jumps and awesome new tricks. You’ll very often find pro riders coming here to train, and there is a world tour event in Dakhla every year so you’ll often bump into famous kiteboarding faces.

Around the kite spot Dakhla – Speed Spot

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Wind Forecast for Dakhla Speed Spot

Wind Stats for Dakhla Speed Spot

Kite conditions

  • water condition

    flat

  • tide dependency

    Yes

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • wind

    constant

  • wind daytime

    in the afternoon, midday

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • body wear

    board shorts

At the spot

  • has toilet

    Yes

  • date factor

    4 - high