ON THE WATER
Protected by the Mogador Islands and known as the Windy Metropolis, you’ll uncover a great deal of space on the water in Essaouira with six miles of seashore merely able to be explored. There’s all of the items from flat water and cross-shore winds to cross-on wave driving conditions and everyone from rookies to consultants will uncover one factor to keep up them busy.
The right kiting is found away from metropolis and downwind within the course of the left facet of the bay the place the seashore is far much less crowded and the wind is steadier. There’s even some cross-on wave driving there, too. You probably can score some flat water once you tuck in close to the medina and there’s regular bump and soar conditions inside the open water out in the middle of the bay.
There are a pair additional flatwater spots that work counting on the season too; one inside the river mouth which may be ridden in winter and one different at ‘second seashore’, which works within the summertime.
This stretch of shoreline is well-known to surfers and, if waves are your issue, then there’s heaps to pick out from spherical Essaouira. Superior wave riders will love Maulay Bouzarktoune and Sidi Kaoki and you could even kite all the best way right down to them on one in every of many weekly down winders organised by Explora Morocco.
WIND, WEATHER AND WATER
The season runs from April until September and the 15-25 knot North/North-easterly commerce winds are ramped up by the temperature variations between the land and sea.
It may probably hit 40 knots in July and August, making town worthy of it’s ‘Windy Metropolis’ moniker and closing season it was windy on 100% of the instances in July. Water temperatures preserve at a comfortable 17-20 ranges Celsius whereas the air temperatures are very warmth should you’re out of the wind.
The northerly winds will probably be chilly though, so it’s on a regular basis worth bringing a minimal of a spring go effectively with in the middle of the season and, once you’re proper right here in winter, you probably can score some superior wave driving as a result of the swell really will improve then, nonetheless it is potential you will want to carry a thicker go effectively with. The wind is relatively much less fixed spherical then though, and switches to a southerly route, however it absolutely’s good spherical 60% of the time.