Explora Watersports | Essaouria, Morocco

Located in the bustling old medina and harbour the Explora surf house is a lovely riad with 6 double/twin ensuite rooms, a dinning area, cosy lounge and a great roof terrace where you can relax and enjoy the afternoon sun.
The water sports centre is located on the beach with the beginner spot right out front and the intermediate spot just to the left. In Essaouira the swell hits the coast from the end of September through to the end of April bringing perfect sets of waves for all. Here we provide surf coaching and yoga for all levels. All staff are full certified, devoted to watersports and is chosen for being kind, patient and fun. If learning, you will be up riding a wave in no time.
Explora offer full packages, covering accommodation, transfers, surfing and yoga so if you are ready to ride some waves…. JOIN US!

Q & A with Miranda van Vrouwerff, Explora Watersports Ltd Surf House Manager

How fit do you need to be to join your retreat? For surf and yoga all levels can join in, we are really flexible and can suit the lessons to you personally.

Do you need to have done yoga before? No this is not necessary at all. Yoga is very beneficial for all surfers, whether you are a beginner or a pro.

Can any level of surfer join you? Everyone is welcome in our surf classes! The beach right in front of our beach centre is a bay with no current or rocks, perfect for learning the basics. If you start to feel like a pro, paddle out more and play with the bigger waves.

Do you do yoga all day? We do a yoga class every day. What time of the day depends on when the waves are the best.

Are meals included? A good surfers breakfast is included and along with a night out all together, we arrange a BBQ evening on the roof top and once a week we go for a traditional Moroccan dinner together.

Is it women only or mixed? We mix everyone

Can any age join? Everyone who can swim can join us!

When is the best time of year to visit? We have nice waves in our bay all year around. For the experienced surfers, I would recommend to come more in the winter period