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Essaouira with the Mrs

Postby BrianMaiden » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:54 am

Hi i'm going to Essaouira at the start of September. Can someone tell me the best place to kite for both waves and no crowds? my preference is strapless in waves but i'll go twin tip if its 40+ knots . I'm experienced so strong wind and difficult conditions aren't a problem

Also , can anyone recommend a really good Riad or Hotel with a pool for my partner to chill whilst being close to the town? i'm happy to get a taxi anywhere with my kite equipment - i hear they are cheap? thanks :thumb:

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Re: Essaouira with the Mrs

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Re: Essaouira with the Mrs

Postby or6 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:50 pm

Both waves and no crowds: half an hours drive to Moulay. Moulay is the spot for (pretty heavy) waveriding. Nothing to do apart from kiting/windsurfing.
We stayed in Essaouira, got ourselfs a Riad in the old city via AirBNB. Awesome. If you'r looking for a pool, you'd need to look in the new city, or outside of the city. Can't really help you there.

Kiting in essaouira itself can be good, though the wind can be more gusty then Moulay. As a rule the wind is a little too much onshore for solid waveriding. The bay is massive though, great for TT riding. I doubt it ever gets really busy.

Enjoy: we did.
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Re: Essaouira with the Mrs

Postby TomW » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:07 pm

How's the wind in late October? I'm hydrofoiling, so +10 knots I'm ok. Thinking about combo family / kite week

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Re: Essaouira with the Mrs

Postby BrianMaiden » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:21 pm

or6 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Both waves and no crowds: half an hours drive to Moulay. Moulay is the spot for (pretty heavy) waveriding. Nothing to do apart from kiting/windsurfing.
We stayed in Essaouira, got ourselfs a Riad in the old city via AirBNB. Awesome. If you'r looking for a pool, you'd need to look in the new city, or outside of the city. Can't really help you there.

Kiting in essaouira itself can be good, though the wind can be more gusty then Moulay. As a rule the wind is a little too much onshore for solid waveriding. The bay is massive though, great for TT riding. I doubt it ever gets really busy.

Enjoy: we did.
:thumb: perfect, thanks!

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Re: Essaouira with the Mrs

Postby windsuks » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:21 pm

We run trips each year to Essaouira (normally in May though) and stay in the medina. September is near the end of their season so you can be lucky or indeed unlucky.
Myself and my wife did a trip there in Sept 2015 and scored Moulay sweet as you can see here...

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Re: Essaouira with the Mrs

Postby TheRussian » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:56 am

Moulay is awesome - but be on your A game, as the waves can be well over head high & very punchy - be very careful atlow tide, as there is a very large bolder that gets exposed & terrified me on a bottom turn.

Sidi Kaoke to the South of Essaouira is my favourite spot, it works as a point to beach break, there is a local kite shop & the owner is a top bloke.

Essaouira bay is nice. with waves increasing in height the further south you go.

Most importantly, to keep the Mrs/kids very happy - stay here in Sidi Kaoke - https://www.rebaliriads.com/
- not cheap but breakfast gets served at your villa, walled gardens, private pools, great staff, tennis & massages !.... and the beach is a 3 min walk!!
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Re: Essaouira with the Mrs

Postby BrianMaiden » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:17 am

TheRussian wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:56 am
Moulay is awesome - but be on your A game, as the waves can be well over head high & very punchy - be very careful atlow tide, as there is a very large bolder that gets exposed & terrified me on a bottom turn.

Sidi Kaoke to the South of Essaouira is my favourite spot, it works as a point to beach break, there is a local kite shop & the owner is a top bloke.

Essaouira bay is nice. with waves increasing in height the further south you go.

Most importantly, to keep the Mrs/kids very happy - stay here in Sidi Kaoke - https://www.rebaliriads.com/
- not cheap but breakfast gets served at your villa, walled gardens, private pools, great staff, tennis & massages !.... and the beach is a 3 min walk!!
thank you! :thumb:


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