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DJwilson
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Essouiara

Postby DJwilson » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:22 pm

Boys and girls, does anybody have the inside track on Essouiara at this time of year? We re staying 20 mins south and will have some transport, but would love your input on weather, water temp, great spots, kite sizes etc. Please feel free to educate me. Thanks all

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Re: Essouiara

Postby markap42 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:49 am

I was in Essouira this time last year. Kiting in the main bay is quite nice. There are a couple of kite schools and you should email or call them when you get there. They will give you the low down. You can hire gear easily if you don't want to take your own stuff. The water is cool, the wind is strong but a little gusty. You'll see the locals out if there is any kiteable wind.

It's a great place, lot of atmosphere and charm. Stick to the left side of the bay, where the Europeans hang out.

The place to get to is Daklah, that's the best kiting in Morocco possibly the best in Africa. It's hard to get to but worth it. Unfortunately, I never got there.

Have fun, Mark.

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Re: Essouiara

Postby DJwilson » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:01 pm

Thanks Marka. Now does anybody else have anything to add? Anybody?...............

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Re: Essouiara

Postby mark van haze » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:25 am

Marka got it pretty much spot on. You can check our site for more details http://www.alwayswindy.com/blog/essaouira/
I highly recommend using the Explora Kitestation for Surf/Kite rental/lessons etc. A very professional team that had most of its instructors working in Tarifa before they came to open their spot in Essaouira. If you want any tours or see the flat water spots, ask them.

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Re: Essouiara

Postby vannibombonato » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:59 pm

DJwilson wrote:Thanks Marka. Now does anybody else have anything to add? Anybody?...............


+1 for the Explora team, been there and they are super nice and professional.

Can't speak bad enough of the facilities, crew, prices of Dakhla. Beautiful spot, worst expierence-ever for all the rest.
It's ok if you are 100% independent, bringing your own gear, and willing to have big trade-offs in terms of comfort. If you ever need any servicing from the "school" good luck.
I'll never go back there, if i want flat i go to Egypt in Africa.

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Re: Essouiara

Postby BraCuru » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:43 pm

DJwilson wrote:Boys and girls, does anybody have the inside track on Essouiara at this time of year? We re staying 20 mins south and will have some transport, but would love your input on weather, water temp, great spots, kite sizes etc. Please feel free to educate me. Thanks all

This is my spot assessment in Polish but using the google translater might help to read some basic info:
http://www.kiteforum.pl/forum/viewtopic ... 28&t=52934
I came back a week ago. Super fun! I will be coming back once a year there.
Check out this:

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Re: Essouiara

Postby DJwilson » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:47 pm

Guys thanks for all of this. Hydrofoil looks great! I think we re all set up really, got a great house behind a deserted beach, so not worried about that. Two things - eater temperature, full suit, shortly, rash vest. Which one? And any poo gets to some flat water/lagoons will be a welcome change from the endless waves we ll be on! Thanks all

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Re: Essouiara

Postby BraCuru » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:59 pm

DJwilson wrote:Which one?

Water is cool. Might be 17 degrees. I would recommand full long 3/2mm.
I tried once without a wetsuit - after 30mins on the water I felt frozen.

Do not expect too much time spent on waves - there are not too many at this time of the year.

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Re: Essouiara

Postby DJwilson » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:18 am

Ok thanks Bracuru. A full suit it shall be.

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Re: Essouiara

Postby DJwilson » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:21 am

Do you reckon we ll be on 7s more than 12s? Comparing the wind stats are a little misleading...


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