The crystal clear sea and constant wind make Essaouira's beach a real paradise for those who enjoy water sports.
The winds come from the north and create a mix of calm water and waves. The windy season is from April to late September.
It is one of the undisputed capitals of kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Surfing fans can also enjoy themselves when the wind drops and the waves become longer.
les Sirènes can book kite surfing, windsurfing and surfing lessons for you, together with equipment hire and storage.
On request we organise transfers to the most famous beaches around Essaouira, like Sidi Kaouki and Moulay Bouzerktoun.
The wind usually blows side shore or obliquely across the land from the right. At the height of summer it often reaches 7 Bft., while in spring and autumn it is less intense. The waves also change with the seasons. In general, to the north (windward and leeward) of the bay the water is always calm, with some gusts of wind, due to its proximity to the city. In the centre of the bay, which is sheltered from the Atlantic waves by the island of Mogador, it is mainly choppy. In the southern part of the bay waves vary according to the season and to the tides. They are higher in March, April and November (around 2 – 2.5 metres), while in July and August they are no higher than 50 cm. At other times they vary from 0.5 to 1 metre in height. The water temperature is fairly low so make sure you are equipped with a long legged, short-sleeved wetsuit, even in summer.