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4 Days Sidi Kaouki Surf Camp in Essaouira Province, Morocco

All-Level Morocco Surf Camp

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
Breakfast included

Join Aftass Club Sidi Kaouki in their definitely most popular surf camp in Morocco! If you are a beginner or intermediate level surfer who would like to improve your technique, this is the best surf camp for you! The experienced and patient instructors will be with you every step of the way as you learn how to navigate yourself safely in the water and you will stay at a charming accommodation near the beach where you can enjoy the sunshine and the salty air.

Highlights

  • 8 hours' surf lessons
  • Suitable spots for all levels
  • Board and wetsuit rental all day
  • Amazing waves at Sidi Kaouki
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Pick up from the airport
  • Delicious breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Arabic, French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Kitchen

Aftass Club is right in front of surfing and kitesurfing spots. They are situated in the heart of the beautiful beach village, Sidi Kaouki, 27 kilometers south of famous wind harbor city, Essaouira. It is surrounded by beaches and ocean with many water sports possibilities or walking or cycling trails. Just a few steps from their lovely garden, the sea is already waiting for you. You will hear sounds of the ocean for goodnight. Aftass Club offers accommodation in quadruple or double rooms.

Program

Aftass Club Sidi Kaouki provides cultural surfing holidays, and their mission is for you to acquire a love for surfing and gain an insight into an understanding of the rich culture of Morocco. The Aftass Club Sidi Kaouki team are at your service to achieve this. You will learn the basics of standing up and catching a wave and surf at different surf spots along the coast.

Your surf teachers are very passionate surfers who love to infect you with the surf virus and get you addicted to this sport. With Aftass Club Sidi Kaouki, you can become a waterman or waterwoman. They teach you directly in front of their surf school in safe waters, a beautiful sandy beach, and without any obstacles to harm you. Safety is really important to Aftass Club Sidi Kaouki. Don’t worry, they will keep you and your material safe. All-year-round, they have waves to teach you surfing.

Your day will start at 10:00 and finish around 17:00, although they want you to get the most out of your time with them and in Morocco generally. If you would like an afternoon off to just lie on the beach, wander in Essaouira’s souk, or have a hammam, a traditional Moroccan steam room, they are more than happy to facilitate this.

Lesson 1: Discovery

You will start surfing and get addicted and achieve the following skills after lesson one.

  • Warm-up exercises
  • Theoretical basics about waves and currents
  • Stand up on the board in white water
  • Paddling techniques

Lesson 2: Beginner

The followings are the skills that you will achieve after lesson two.

  • Perfecting take-off
  • Extended theory
  • Safely learn how to take a whitewater wave

Lesson 3: Intermediate

You will catch waves and achieve the following skills after lesson three.

  • Fast take-off
  • Paddling into and surf along the face of a green wave

Location

This surf camp will take place in Sidi Kaouki Beach, Morocco. During the camp, you will experience many wonderful surf spots, including Diabat Beach and Essaouira Bay, known as surf and kite spots and beach breaks; Iftan Beach and Tafdna Beach, known as surf spots and beach breaks; and Tagenza Beach, a surf and kite spot and riff break.

Surf condition

Sidi Kaouki is a long open beach break with loads of punchy peaks and a bit of reef at the river mouth and south end, good shape on the right swell as long as the wind is e-quadrant.

Crowd factor and local people

There are no crowds at all at home spot if locals are in the water - they share if you respect them. There are also secret spots without anyone in the water.

Surf breaks

Sidi Kaouki in central Morocco is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the south and it tends to receive a mix of ground swells and wind swells. The ideal swell direction is from the north-west and the beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf is not affected by the tide, even when there are waves. It is not likely to be crowded and there are quite a few world class surf spots around just in front of the Aftass Club Sidi Kaouki.

There is a beautiful right and sometimes also a left starting at the reef for beginners. There is also a large and safe sandy beach at the end of the beach towards the south. In addition, there is a really good left, which takes as well as the north is already pretty crowded. In Sidi Kaouki, it is still possible to have lonely surf in impressive breathtaking waves, especially during winter season.

Nearby places

  • Essaouira, 27 kilometers
  • Essaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU) - 15 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Camel riding
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Surfing

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace

Food

You will be served daily breakfasts that include fresh juice, coffee or tea, pancakes or eggs, bread, and some special surprise. The surf house also provides a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue area that you can use during the surf camp.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can enjoy total peace and quiet during your stay, go surfing or kitesurfing every day, walk around never-ending beaches, ride a horse, quad, or camel, visit the beautiful harbor town, Essaouira, or watch the wonderful scenery from the terrace while you practice some yoga. You can also take advantage of other sports or relaxing massages that are available at an extra cost.

What's included

  • 8 hours' surf lessons
  • Board and wetsuit hire
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Essaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Extra activities
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Essaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU). Transfer from the airport is included. Aftass Club Sidi Kaouki will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

Upon arriving in Morocco, you can make your way to Essaouira by bus, CTM, or Supratours, both comfortable, air-conditioned, and leave regularly.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 1 days before the arrival date.
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