Winds of the World Windsurfing Holidays


Essaouira Windsurfing Holiday 2015 - Get your name on the list!

Essaouira offers Freeride blasting with bump 'n' jump and easy intro-to-small-waves. We know the city of Essaouira really well from our previous session in Moulay, but this year we have decided to run a Freewave session in the Essaouira bay.

Essaouira is a wide sandy beach and idea for windsurfers who don't want anything too challenging, but fancy something more than just blasting back and forth. Essaouira offers great conditions to enjoy your short board windsurfing and having a play in small waves and develop more confidence and variety in your skills base. We use the excellent facilities at the Club Mistral Centre right on the beach, so expect a fabulous WINDWISE adventure trip with great sessions on the water and a fun Moroccan experiences off it. Great CM location, great atmosphere and a new venue on our Winds of the World tour - check out the Moulay video to get an idea of the Morocco!

"If you've done Margarita, Egypt, Alacati or other flat water locations and want something different? Our Essaouira WAVEWISE session offers great windsurfing with a real adventure feel, plus you'll love the the culture, food and Medina town in the evenings!"


Who's it for?

If you've done some blasting on flat water and want to go somewhere that will stretch you a little more, but won't scare you, then Essaouira is it! This Freeride/Freewave course is perfect to refine your existing short board skills, learn gybe variations, and be guided and encouraged into expanding your skills. You can learn to launch in small surf, try a few chop hops and jumps and catch your first easy wave, plus we'll develop other areas of your short board control and corners! We've helped thousands of people gain confidence and surprise themselves at what they can achieve.

If you're unsure of your level, please drop us an email and we'll help you work out if this is the right course for you.

Course & Holiday Content

As for all our windsurfing courses and holidays we offer full professional coaching to assist you in your quest for windsurfing mastery and a great time on and off the water. With proven results, you'll get the highest level of windsurfing coaching both on and off the water, plus video feedback, 1-2-1 tips and full motivation to ensure your WINDWISE progression. We'll run through, short board skills, tacks, gybing, intro-to-wave skills, safety, launching and how to get the most out of your sailing. You can also expect to be put through some skills training and really useful windSUPing sessions in lighter winds to enhance your technique and talent! 

Plus of course you'll be a welcome part of our relaxed socials and optional adventures. We can guarantee you'll have a great time!

Other Holiday Highlights

Like all WINDWISE holidays, it's not all about the coaching. In Essaouira, we can also get the adrenaline going with, paddleboarding in surf, mountain biking, quad biking, hiking, surfing and we know THE very best restaurants and bars in town! In the last couple of years the food and nightlife has really come on and there are some great places to check out and make a real holiday of it.

Kit & Conditions

There's a huge sandy beach, with a range of conditions, which is perfect for blasting about and trying some smaller waves.

The wind is starboard tack, so same as south coast on a South Westerly wind!

Club Mistral has a huge range of excellent boards - Mostly we use 80-130L boards with sails below 6m.

Travel & Riad Zahra 

Our Riad Zahra is a short walk from the CM centre, it's friendly, family run and they make us incredibly welcome. So after a tasty breakfast we're straight to the windsurfing centre. Then, after a full day on the water we head back to the hotel for home made tapas and a dip in the pool! In the evenings we're either get treated by our local chef or head into the medina town to some secret eateries that you'll love! 

What to take?

Long leg summer suit or if you feel the cold a long leg blind stitched Spring/Autumn suit. It is the Atlantic!

Hat, sunblock, booties (optional as it's a sandy beach).

Round pin travel plug.

Local currency: Moroccan Dirham & credit cards

Loud shirt for BBQ night!


Booking info

Essaouira is booked through Sportif, so reserve your place with WINDWISE and then we'll put you in touch with Sportif.

Prices £ coming soon


May 2015

Travel Info

Flights: Gatwick/Marrakech

Transfers: 2.5hrs


Board Hire: Club Mistral £199

Single Room: £129

Essaouira at a Glance

  • Sailing Type:Flat water, bump 'n' jump & waves
  • Wind:F4-6
  • Level:Intermediate Freeride/Freewave
  • Course CriteriaMust be able to waterstart a sub 150L board
  • Course ContentFreeride blasting, gybing, fast tacks. Plus we run through some Freewave skills like launching, jumping and intro to waves

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