Morocco - Essaouira

ESSAOUIRA – GREAT CONIDITIONS, HUGE BAY WITH PLENTY OF SPACE, WAVES TO THE LEFT OF THE SPOT FOR THOSE WISHING TO PROGRESS

GREAT CONDITIONS, LOTS OF SPACE, CHARM & CULTURE.. WITH THE ODD CAMEL OR TWO

The Planet Allsports Essaouira is a great destination if you don’t mind sharing the beach with the odd camel or two, then Essaouira is a great place to be, the huge expanse of beach offers you space and freedom (if there are 20 kites and windsurfers on the water it’s a busy day) whilst the old medina and harbour give Essaouira its soul offering you a great mix of culture, food and insight into a charming way of life.

You can fly directly to Marrakech or Agadir with most major airlines, the transfer time is 2 to 2 ½ hours (from Paris you can fly to Essaouira)

Essaouira is a beautiful old town that has retained its charm, culture and relaxed atmosphere, but due to the huge expanse of beach and constant wind (with waves in the winter) it has also made a name for itself as a top watersports destination. Essaouira is known as Africa’s windy city, the wind is the most consistent from April through to end September, the wind is still OK from October to December with wind 60-70% of the time, it then drops from January to end February and picks up again in March.

The spot is a large sandy bay circa 5km long directly in front of the town, the best kiting and windsurfing is towards the left side of the bay, away from the city, where the beach is less crowded and the wind is much more constant.

The curved shape of the bay and cross on wind make it a really safe spot for learning and progressing.

Planet Allsports is one of the only schools that offer safety boat.

Protected by the Mogador Islands and harbour, cross shore winds from the right offer ideal practising conditions for beginner to expert.

Flat water can be found to the right of the spot, waves can be found to the left of the spot.

If you want really big waves then head to Moulay or Sidi Kaouki.

If there are non windy days then do not despair, you can always try surfing or you can give stand up paddle a go.

 

Team

     
       
Nasser     Center Manager
       
Jawad, Youness, Azedinne & Aoub     Kitesurf
       
Youness & Aoub     Windsurf
       
Momo & Youness     Surf
       
Momo     SUP
       
       

Quantity
Kiteequipment

     
       
Boards     ca. 20
       
      Wave riding boards and twin tip boards from North Kiteboarding and Best
       
Kites     ca. 36
       
      2012 and 2013 North Vegas, Evo, Neo, Rebel; 2012 Best Kahoona; 2011 Best Kahoona. Waroo, Team C
       
       

Quantity
Surfequipment

     
       
Boards     ca. 30
       
      Soft Boards – Three various sizes (9ft, 8ft, 7ft); Epoxy - 6ft, 7ft, 8ft, 9ft; Short boards 5.11, 6.0,6.1,6.5, 6.8
       
       

Quantity
SUP-Equipment

     
       
Boards     ca. 3
       
SUP Boards     Fanatic 10.0, 10.6
       
All Other      
       
       

Spot Information

     
       
Kids/Junior/Ladies
equipment
    especially light and easy to handle equipment is available
       
Wetsuits/Harnesses     plenty of wetsuits available for all sizes and for free for voucher guests, advanced kiters and windsurfers might want to bring their own wetsuits / harnesses
       
Storage facilities
Windsurf
    10 pax facilities for storage Includes water washing place, shower, team service, security, rescue (kite launch and landing)
       
Storage facilities
Kite
    10 pax facilities for storage Includes water washing place, shower, team service, security, rescue (kite launch and landing)
       
Tuition Windsurf     Taste it, Beginner
       
Tuition Kitesurf     Taste it, beginner, Step by Step, Private, Special Clinics, Supervision, Seminars, VDWS theory and practical test (book included)
       
Tuition Surf     Beginner, Advanced, private lessons
       
Tuition SUP     Beginner, Advanced
       
Safety     Rescue Boat
       
Special services     Boogie-Boards
       
Extra Activities
(at the center)
    Boat trip, fishing
       
Evening Activities     Weekly Team dinner – traditional Moroccan food, Weekly welcome drinks at the centre
       
Optional Activities
(external operators)
    - Quad Biking
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Biking
       
Location     The Planet Allsports centre is located at the perfect spot the other side of the bay from the town (15-20 minutes walk from the town) if you leave the town and follow the beach until you get to a row of buildings, we are the third building along, past Beach & Friends Café, (sun loungers, drinks and food available) then Panoramic Café (Tea, Coffee and Snacks available) we are next door to here. Dependent on the conditions most lesson are right in front of the centre, as this is the prime spot for kiting and windsurfing, surf lessons are to the left or right dependent on the waves.
Showers and changing facilities are on-site
Other activities; quad biking, mountain biking, horse riding pick up point is also at our centre.
       
Spot Guide Essaouira     There is a vast sandy beach that stretches for miles, as well as many other fantastic spots located close by a large sandy bay directly in front of the town has the best kiting towards the left side of the bay, away from the city, where the beach is less crowded and the wind is much more constant.
The curved shape of the bay and cross on wind make it a really safe spot for learning and progressing.

In the summer months, the termals created by the huge difference in land and sea temperatures accelerates the northeasterly trade wind in the afternoon. The wind generally blwos from the north / north east, averaging between 15-25 knots. During the winter the wind shifts to the southerly Constant wind from end April through to end September
September to December not a guaranteed but still good, circa 60% of the time

The water temperature remains pretty constant between 17-20 degrees Flat and choppy conditions in the summer and bigger waves in the winter
       
       

General Travel
Information

     
       
Payment possibilities     Euro, US $, Dirham, Visacard, Mastercard
       
Health     For medical needs there are plenty of pharmacies within the town and 2 minutes from the centre, alternatively the private hospital is 5 minutes from the centre, there is also an on call doctor
       
WLAN     t.b.a.
       
Airport/Airline     Marrakech (RAK) or Agadir (AGA) from all European countries. From France and Belgium (Brussels) directly to Essaouira (ESU)
       
Transfer     The transfertime from Marrakech and Agadir is about 2 – 2,5 hours, from Essouira 10 min., all transfers can be booked directly with us.
       
Local transportations     t.b.a.
       

 

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