Water activity

Essaouira: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

4.9 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Explora Watersports Ltd

Essaouira: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

Activity provider: Explora Watersports Ltd

From US$ 31.33 per person

Catch a wave on your trip to Marrakech and learn to surf at Essaouira beach. With waves all year round, and safe enough for all levels, learn everything you need to know about surfing, board control, and picking the right wave.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, French, Spanish, Arabic


  • Learn to pop to your feet and catch a wave
  • Feel the thrill of adrenaline as you ride your first wave
  • Enjoy lessons tailored to your level of experience
Full description
Your surfing adventure starts at the local tour operator’s water sports store. Meet your guide for the day and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment you’ll need. Then head onto the beach where the real fun begins! If you’re a beginner, your guide will first help you focus on how to balance and pop up from your board to your feet. Learn about understanding the waves and how to catch the right wave at the optimum moment for a good surf. Then it’s time to work on your posture and stance to extend your ride on the board. If you’ve already got some surf experience, the lesson will be tailored to your level. Explain to your instructor the level of surf experience you have and then focus on your objectives for the session to perfect your skills.
  • Experienced instructor
  • Surf board
  • Wetsuit
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's shop on Boulevard Mohamed V، Essaouira 44000, Morocco GPS: 31.497016, -9.763216

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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The setup was great, Explorer were very efficient and super friendly. We got kitted out with our surf boards and wet suites very quickly. Our guide was very knowledgeable and great with our two teenage children. We enjoyed it so much we are now considering doing some more surfing on this holiday! Not bad for absolute beginers!

July 30, 2022

Great instructor (Simo) and a great experience! Since no one booked the activity with us right away, we had private lessons. After a 10-minute explanation on the beach, we were immediately allowed to go into the sea. After a few falls we were both able to stand on our plates and later in the lesson Simo also taught us to take turns. Halfway through, he also offered to take pictures and videos of us catching some waves together. Awesome!

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June 29, 2022

Der Surf Kurs war eine sehr schöne Erfahrung die wir zu dritt in Essaouira erlebt haben. Kaum am Treffpunkt angekommen ging es auch schon direkt los. Man war total freundlich und aufgeschlossen zu uns. Ohne unnötig Zeit zu verlieren bekamen wir unsere Taucherklamotten und machten uns mit unserem Guide und den Surfbrettern ans Wasser. Auf dem Sand gab man uns eine kurz und knackige Anleitung zum surfen. Anschließend durften wir im Wasser üben. Und wow: Das war echt schwierig aber gleichzeitig so toll. Man hat uns durchgehend Tipps und Hilfestellungen gegeben. Wenn man mal ohne Hilfe eine Welle erwischen wollte, wurde das respektiert. Wir fühlten uns sehr wohl und hatten mehrere Erfolgserlebnisse. Der Guide hat sich mit uns gefreut und sich super gut um uns gekümmert. Die 2 Stunden sind für den Anfang perfekt. Die Zeit ging zwar sehr schnell rum, aber man sollte nicht vergessen, dass es körperlich etwas anstrengend ist. Über 2 Stunden könnte also etwas hart werden. Sehr empfehlenswert!

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August 29, 2022


Product ID: 240757