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2 hours of surfing fun

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.Essaouira, Morocco

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Experience hosted by Soufiane

2 hours
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

A hippie’s retreat in the 60’s, Essaouira is now a world-famous surf and kitesurf destination but still has that chilled-out, happy vibe. The town boasts a lovely city beach which is long and wide, making it a great spot if you are just starting out on your surfing journey or are an intermediate surfer.

I will collect you in the morning from your hostel or riad before heading to a nice little spot on the beach - I always do my research the night before so know where to go for the best conditions.

If you are a complete beginner, we will start off with some ocean awareness and water safety. Then, after a warm up and some practice drills on the beach, we will get into the water and start working on techniques to get you standing up on your board, catching waves and most importantly - having fun!

If you want, I can also take some photos of you surfing and send you them to you afterwards.
A hippie’s retreat in the 60’s, Essaouira is now a world-famous surf and kitesurf destination but still has that chilled-out, happy vibe. The town boasts a lovely city beach which is long and wide, making it a great spot if you are just starting out on your surfing journey or are an intermediate surfer.

I will collect you in the morning from your hostel or riad before heading to a nice little spot on the beach - I always do my researc…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    A bottle of water and then some nice warm tea to heat up afterwards
  • Transportation
    Transport to the surf spots
  • Equipment
    All equipment is provided for the lesson, including a wetsuit, surfboard an...
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/ person
Fri, Nov 6
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Sat, Nov 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Sun, Nov 8
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person

Meet your host, Soufiane

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 12 Reviews
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Hi, we are Soufiane & Youssef - the Surfari Essaouira team! Born in Essaouira, this is where we learned to surf from a young age so we know all the best spots! We’ve also been teaching surfing now for 8 years. We’re very passionate about the sport and love meeting new people and helping them experience that thrill of getting out in the water and catching some waves.

We offer surf lessons and trips in Essaouira and the surrounding regions. These are designed to suit all needs, so whether you’re a complete beginner or a more advanced surfer we would love to help you progress. We are both certified instructors (International Surfing Association) and are qualified in First Aid and water safety. We speak Arabic, English & French.

A trip to Essaouira is not complete without catching some waves so come and join us for a magic day on the water!
Hi, we are Soufiane & Youssef - the Surfari Essaouira team! Born in Essaouira, this is where we learned to surf from a young age so we know all the best spots! We’ve also been teaching surfing now for 8 years. We’re very passionate about the sport and love meeting new people and helping them experience that thrill of getting out in the water and catching some waves.

We offer surf lessons and trips in Essaouira and the surrounding regions. These are designed to suit all needs, so wheth…
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Where you'll be

We will spend our morning (or afternoon if you prefer) on Essaouira's sandy beach. The entire bay is protected by the Island of Mogador and spans a full 180 degrees. Where we will surf depends on the swell size - if it is big we surf nearer to the port and when it is small we will go to the other end of the beach near the lighthouse.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Anna
September 2019
It was one of the best and the longest one-day surfing experiences I’ve ever had! Soufiane is a very experienced surfer, superb instructor and a great person to talk with in both French and English. He has unique and interesting viewpoints on surfing and a great knowledge of his country, which he shared openly. The whole experience was very well organized, from the pickup to drop off. Strongly recommend it!
It was one of the best and the longest one-day surfing experiences I’ve ever had! Soufiane is a very experienced surfer, superb instructor and a great person to talk with in both F…
Danny
June 2019
We had an amazing surf with Soufiane, with the sunset in front of us and beautiful stretch of beach behind us. Soufiane really helped us with our surfing, he seemed to really care about our technique and let us stay out much later than advertised. Hopefully we will come back and surf with you again!
We had an amazing surf with Soufiane, with the sunset in front of us and beautiful stretch of beach behind us. Soufiane really helped us with our surfing, he seemed to really care…
Maria
June 2019Private booking
Soufiane was a great surf teacher! He brought one of his surf buddies with him and we had a great time surfing waves with them. We even went for 2nd rounds a couple of days later and ended up doing surf on our own on the last day of holidays - great teaching and coaching spirit! Also we felt very welcome, and spent time with the surfing boys from Essaouira - a full immersion!
Soufiane was a great surf teacher! He brought one of his surf buddies with him and we had a great time surfing waves with them. We even went for 2nd rounds a couple of days later a…
Justin
June 2019
Great 1-on-1 surf lesson today with lots of helpful guidance, tips and tricks. Its great value with all the equipment supplied and good advice on the beach and in the water. Fully recommended.
Autry
June 2019
I really enjoyed the surf lesson. We started with a series of stretches to get warmed up. Our instructor gave us the basic instructions to make sure we were well equipped. I was able to surf at the end of the lesson!
Carla
March 2019
Alles ganz wunderbar. Netter ehrlicher Typ. Nicht aufgesetzt oder unangenehm. Man hat den Eindruck er mag das wirklich gerne was er tut. Hat uns super unterstützt, wir hatten richtig Spaß!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Swimwear