Essaouira kite spot in Marrakesh-Safi

Africa kitesurf spot in Morocco

Located in the western region of Marrakesh-Safi, Essaouira is a beautiful city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and a prime kitesurf spot. For a long time, the city has remained the main anchorage in the Moroccan region. The legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix wrote his song “Castle Made Of Sand” after visiting Essaouira. In fact, this place famously hosted the first kitesurfing competition in 1997. So, naturally, you can say that Essaouira is historically famous as a kite spot. In recent years, many enthusiastic kitesurfers travel there to enjoy their kiteboarding adventures or simply watch mesmerizing kites soaring the sky.

Off Season

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

Early Season

  1. Apr
  2. May

Peak Season

  1. Jun
  2. Jul
  3. Aug

Late Season

  1. Sep
  2. Oct

Essaouira is perhaps the most famous kite spot around Morocco. The endless beaches without any obstacles make kitesurfing an amazing experience. From absolute beginners to advanced kiteboarders, everyone can enjoy their adventure of kiteboarding in this place. Plus, this place is perfect for expert-level freestylers, freeriders, and wake stylers. Moreover, you will find numerous kite schools around the location. And during the winter months, pro kitesurfers can enjoy an area of 100 to 150 meters waist-deep prior to the swell. You will find accommodations near the kite spot with vibrant surroundings and a friendly atmosphere. 

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Essaouira 

Essaouira provides one of the best wind conditions for kitesurfing in Morocco. The wind flow over here is constant throughout the day. Most importantly, the wind direction is also stable, thus, reducing the chance of accidents. June to August are peak seasons. So, naturally, the wind speed rises and remains between 17 to 35 knots. And the temperature stays around 19 to 25 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the perfect time to visit this place is between these months. Ho...

Wind Forecast for Essaouira

Wind Stats for Essaouira

Kite conditions

  • water condition

    choppy, medium

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • wind


  • wind daytime

    all day

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle, wave

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • body wear

    long neo, short neo

At the spot

  • has shower


  • has toilet