Things to do in Essaouira

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Sidi Kaouki

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South of Essaouira. There is some sort of a hotel here. It is run by a windsurfer. This beach is warmer than Moulay with the wind side off with starboard jumping. The wave is a beach break and more powerfull than Moulay, better for wave riding. It is easy to break equipment here.

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Watch the Waves

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If you can get up on the Rampart walls on the ocean side of the city, you will witness some impressive waves crashing into the rocks.  The ongoing, thunderous, rolling crash is both mesmerising and soothing to take in for a while.

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Essaouira-bay

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Just south of town is the big sandy bay. This is where you find The Wet Centre, your best bet if you want to rent equipment, The wind blows from the port in the town across the beach. Up close to the port the water is flat for slalom sailing and further to the left away from the town the wind becomes side shore and the waves pick up. There is a small island in the centre of the bay.

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Horseback Riding

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The Club Equestre Sidi Mgdoul, on the road to Marrakesh has horses to ride for rent, even for absolute beginners.

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Moulay

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This is north of Essaouira, and is a reef break and point break. The waves are big but not that powerfull when small so intermediates can go out but best left to the experts. At low tide beware of the reef, it is very shallow. Getting to Moulay is not easy as it is across barren rocky sandy terrain for about 4 miles to get to the beach from the road by car. Wind is side shore with starboard jumping. The town here is home to about 100 people with no electricity or running water (got from a well) and transport is by donkey.

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