Water activity

Essaouira: Surf Trip from Marrakech

4.9 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Marrakech Surf & Snow

Essaouira: Surf Trip from Marrakech

Activity provider: Marrakech Surf & Snow

From US$ 157.60 per person

Explore the best of Moroccan surfing in the serene coastal city of Essaouira on this guided, full day tour from Marrakech. Located on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast, this walled port city is an 18th century fortified town with a fishing harbor and a medina.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic, Italian
Pickup included
For clients staying in hotels, pick-up/drop off at a destination from anywhere in the Marrakech area. 25$ extras charge for pick-up/drop off outside Marrakech in Les Palmeraie area.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Visit the coastal city of Essaouira
  • Have a 2 hour surf lesson
  • Visit the local fishing harbor and medina
Full description
Depart from Marrakech at 9:00 AM from your accommodation and enjoy the sights on the way to Essaouira. Your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will provide opportunities for beautiful photo stops along the way. Visit one of the local female co-operatives to see the production of the famous Moroccan Argan oil. On arrival to Essaouira, your guide will choose the best surf spot for your ability and begin the 2 hour surf lesson. After a lunch break you can explore the city with your guide and check out the fishing port of Scala, and its old town with its thuya wood workshops. Depart Essouira around 4:00 PM and enjoy the beauty of the drive back to Marrakech.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Walking tour
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Surfing equipment
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Minimum age is 8
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 20 reviews

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We had an amazing trip to Essaouria with our tour guide Karim. The night before we were at a wedding until very late and we were so tired that we didn't want to go. But the trip was totally worth it!! First, Karim was an awesome guide! He was so chill, knowledgeable, and had traveled all around the world on amazing adventures. His stories were entertaining, to say the least! :D We stopped to snap a photo of the goats in the tree. When we got to Essaouira, we ate at a local cafe that served bread and the yummiest and most natural butter and honey. Then we checked out the beach with camels and kiteboarders. But due to the windy conditions, we settled on a more protected break and surfed for hours. Afterwards, we explored the town, which was beautiful and historical and down to earth. On the ride home, we stopped to watch the Fantasia for awhile. Both my husband and I LOVED it! <3

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October 30, 2019

Surfing and more - a fantastic day!

Karim was an excellent guide. Lots of interesting information throughout the trip - from history to agriculture! Essaouira was gorgeous and it was great that Karim was able to rearrange the schedule to get the best of the surf conditions. A fantastic way to see another part of the country and catch some waves Thanks Karim!

July 17, 2018

Amazing trip

We had an absolutely amazing surf trip to Essaouira with Karim a really excellent teacher. He taught my partner and my friends to stand up for their first time on a board within twenty minutes and gave me fantastic pointers to take my surfing ability to the next level. I can highly recommend Marrakech Surf and snow to anyone wanting to surf on this beautiful coast. I only wish I could stay here longer!

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June 18, 2017

Product ID: 73045