Where Adventure Meets the Ocean: Surf Trips in Essaouira

Full Day Surf Trips

Explore the best surfing spots around Essaouira with Surfari Essaouira's daily surf trips!

Join Surfari Essaouira for a memorable surf adventure and discover the best surf spots in the region. Moreover, our surf trips in Essaouira, Morocco are designed to get you to experience the thrill of surfing in Morocco, whether you're passing through or have your own accommodations. With our expert guides, you'll be in the water and catching waves in no time!

To ensure a seamless experience, our surf day trips start with picking you up from your accommodation at 10:00 am. Additionally, we provide a scenic drive to the best surf spot of the day. During the trip, we offer equipment rental and a 2-hour surf lesson with our experienced instructors. They will provide safety and equipment instruction, as well as warm-up exercises to get you ready to surf.

After your surf lesson, you'll enjoy a delicious beach picnic lunch and have some time to relax on the beach. This is followed by free surf time to practice what you've learned. At 16:30 pm, we will leave the surf spot and head back to Essaouira. Once there, you will be dropped off at your Hotel, Riad, Hostel, or wherever you are staying.

Join us for an unforgettable experience in the beautiful Moroccan coast, and let us help you create lasting memories.

Choose your Surfing Spot

We have a variety of surf trips in Essaouira, Morocco, covering a range of surf spots to choose from, making it easy to find the perfect one for your level of experience and preference. Furthermore, our daily surf destinations are tailored to your budget and preferences, with prices starting at just 45€ per person. This all-inclusive price includes everything you need for a memorable surf experience.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes and incredible waves of Essaouira. Book your surf trips with in Essaouira, Morocco with us today and let our team take care of everything while you enjoy your surfing adventure. With our experienced guides, quality equipment, and personalized service, we guarantee an unforgettable surfing experience that you'll remember for years to come. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to catch some waves and join us for the adventure of a lifetime.

Surf Essaouira bay

Essaouira Bay

  • The city's main beach

Looking for a perfect surfing spot to start or improve your surfing skills? Look no further than the beach at Essaouira. The soft sand bottom and gentle waves make it an ideal location for beginners and intermediate surfers. With protection from the Island of Mogador, the bay offers a wide range of waves spanning 180 degrees. The best surfing conditions are typically at high tide with a light north wind, and the exact location of your surf lesson may vary depending on the size of the swell. Join us at Surfari Essaouira for an unforgettable surfing experience at this stunning location.

Essaouira "Second Beach"

  • 15 minutes to the South

Discover the beauty of a hidden surf gem in Essaouira - "the second beach" - a stretch of wild coastline that is best reached by a 4x4. Located just 15 minutes south of the city, this beach is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. On your way, you'll pass by a village famously visited by Jimi Hendrix in the 60s and a 400-year-old Sultan castle that is now almost entirely covered in sand. From here, you'll be able to enjoy panoramic views of Essaouira, the river Oued Ksob, and Mogador Island. This quiet beach is home to many birds, including the rare Eleanora’s falcon, and offers great surfing conditions for all levels - from beginners to advanced surfers. You'll have plenty of space to relax on the sand and catch some waves without the crowds of the city beaches.

Surf second beach Essaouira Morocco
Surf trip Safi Beach

Safi Beach

  • For a bit advanced surfers

Safi Beach, situated on the other side of Essaouira, is a great spot for intermediate and advanced surfers, featuring two different breaks. The first one, located on the left side of the beach, breaks in front of an abandoned factory at the beginning of the beach. The second one, further north, is the main beach with left and right breaks. It is important to note that Safi Beach has both sand and rock bottoms, which can be tricky, so caution is advised. The best time to surf at Safi Beach is from mid to high tide.

The Cave/La Grotte

  • 16 km South of Essaouira

The Cave/La Grotte is a must-visit spot for experienced surfers looking for a challenge. It's known for having the biggest waves in the Essaouira area and is located approximately 10 miles from the city on the road to Sidi Kaouki. Even when other spots are experiencing poor surf conditions due to high winds and swells, you can still find great waves here. To access this spot, it's best to have a 4WD, but you can also park near the Cap Sim Lighthouse and walk to the little village where the spot is located. It's important to note that this spot is recommended for experienced surfers only.

Surf the cave/la grotte Essaouira Morocco
Sidi kaouki Morocco

Sidi Kaouki

  • 25 km South of Essaouira

Sidi Kaouki is a beautiful beach located about 14 miles south of Essaouira. The beach has a long stretch of golden sand and is known for its consistent surf breaks. The waves are generally mellow and best for beginners and intermediate surfers, but can also offer some challenging rides for more advanced surfers on bigger swells. The surf is best when the wind is light and the tide is high. Sidi Kaouki is also a great spot for other water activities like kitesurfing and windsurfing.


  • 47 km South of Essaouira

Sounds like a wonderful destination for both surfers and those seeking a unique beach experience. The combination of scenic countryside, argan forests, and rural villages on the road to Iftane offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in the local culture and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the region. The fact that the beach is isolated and offers peaceful surroundings, combined with the chance to see local fishermen at work, makes for an unforgettable experience.

Sounds like Iftane is not only a great spot for surfing but also offers a unique insight into Moroccan culture and lifestyle. The scenic route through the countryside and argan forests sounds like a beautiful journey. It's good to know that it may not be easily accessible by public transport and that a 4WD might be the most comfortable way to get there. The ancient caves and natural vegetation add to the charm of this isolated beach, making it a peaceful and relaxing place to spend the day.

iftane Morocco
Tafadna Morocco


  • 62 km South of Essaouira

Tafadna is a picturesque fishing village located on Morocco's west coast, just south of Essaouira. The village is nestled in the argan hills and below 'Cap Tafelney', providing a beautiful and tranquil environment for surfing.

Tafadna offers three surf breaks, typically with only a few surfers in the water. In addition, there is another break that occurs on a shallow reef about one kilometer offshore. The long sandy beach and gentle waves make Tafadna a great spot for beginner and intermediate surfers, while more experienced surfers can challenge themselves on the offshore reef break.

The village maintains the traditional beauty and charm of a place untouched by tourism, making it a perfect getaway for those seeking a peaceful and authentic Moroccan experience.


  • 100 km South of Essaouira

Imessouane in Morocco offers great surfing experiences for all levels of surfers with two main spots to choose from: The Cathedral and The Bay.

The Cathedral

The Cathedral offers a beach break with several right and left peaks that ends on a reef providing a perfect left-handed break. It is best to surf at high tide or mid-high tide when the swell is less than 5-6 feet, and at low tide when the swell is over 5 feet.

The Bay

On the other hand, The Bay is the most popular spot in Imessouane, perfect for beginners due to its sandbanks. The surf here is best at low tide with a right-handed break that starts at the harbor and ends at the hills for a 600 meters ride.

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced surfer, Imessouane is a must-visit destination in Morocco for a memorable surfing experience

Imessouane Morocco

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