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Essaouira 8-15 May 2014

Run By : Simon Bornhoft Windsurfing Clinic

Join the 2014 Simon Bornhoft windsurfing clinic to Essaouira, one of the best windsurfing resorts in Morocco. Perfect for enjoying the combination of flat water and less challenging waves conditions than in Moulay.

"The prevailing conditions are ideal for enjoying some early season sailing. If you want to learn how to ride waves this course is designed for you!"  Says Simon.

Course details
In Essaouira the slant is towards more experienced intermediates covering shorter board sailing in planing winds, covering everything from waterstarts, stance control, gybing. The week will include general all round skills technique and introduction to wave sailing. The coaching is broken down into specific SB Windwise topics to focus on your particular requirements. Using rewarding effective Windwise Skills Training, special demos, digital video and plenty of on water coaching, you’ll get all the encouragement and assistance you need to ensure you improve.

Moulay is an ideal location for those wishing to work on their wave sailing technique. Here you can refine your existing short board skills, learn gybe variations, develop your jumping, waveriding and if you want, looping skills. Depending on the level of the group and conditions we will plan to make a trip to Moulay to test your skills at this iconic wave sailing venue.

Typical Course Level
Intermediates to Advanced - Essaouira
Provided you can use a harness and plane, you will be able to join the group. Although please contact us with details of your level and requirements so that we can advise which week might be best for you. For those of slightly different levels and abilities will be split into smaller groups, so that specific topics can be covered to suit your requirements. If you have any concern about your level for the week, please do call us and we’d be only too pleased to help.

Intermediates to Advanced - Freewave Moulay
If you would prefer to concentrate solely on wave sailing, then the Freewave Course from 18 - 25 April 2014 is for you. To join the course you would be able to waterstart and blast comfortably on a sub 100L board. Moulay offers a real adventure and awesome conditions for dedicated windsurfers. More >

Location Details
We will be running a Freeride course in Essaouria followed by a Wave course in Moulay in April 2014.

Essaouira offers a great winter escape, it's ideal for those looking to get into sailing on the sea and sample small waves. Moulay is for those who want to increase their chance of waves and want a real safari style adventure.

The Wind
Eary in April, the wind is not as crazy as the 3.5m weather in the summer. So good days mean 4.5-5m weather and decent swell to play on manageable waves, depending on weight and ability.

Windwise Windsurfing Clinic Videos Here >

and also on Vimeo  Here >

Simon Bornhoft Windwise Windsurfing Clinic: Morocco

MOULAY - Intro to Wave Sailing 08 - 15 May 2014

DEPARTED - See other weeks below.

Clinic Price: £1,095pp INCLUDING
- 5 days Simon Bornhoft Freewave Clinic
- Return flights from Gatwick

- Free 20kg baggage allowance
- 7 nights BB Riad Zahra Essaouira on twin share basis.
- Round trip airport transfers & assistance.

Land only price £849pp (Includes above except flights)
International bookings welcome.

Optional Supplements:
- 1 week windsurf board hire £199
- Single room supplement £129
- Upgrade to Mini Suite £59 (7 nights)
- Extended stay - POA.

To book - call us on 01273 844919 for prices or email below.

   International bookings welcome.

Here are Simon's top reasons and tips for travel to Morocco:

"As ever there's loads of great windsurfing, skills training, video feedback and a very enjoyable week on and off the water. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to take away DVD footage of your skills training sessions.

The accommodation is at the Riad Al Zahra. Riad Zahra is a wonderful place right in the centre of Essaouira and it's a the perfect place to relaxing after sailing, watching the day's video highlights and recharging your batteries for the next fantastic day on the water. We're right in the town and close to some restaurants! Plus it's got a pool!

What you get
•  Windwise pre-course pack with fitness and preparation advice.
•  5 days of expert coaching, video playback, on and off water coaching.
•  Skills Training, 1-2-1 help with what you're trying to achieve.
•  Insightful, effective coaching dedicated to your level and aspirations.
•  Local knowledge, care and service for a superb holiday.

Travel Details
Airport: Gatwick/Marrakesh
Transfer: Approximately 3 hours.

Board Choice
If you are unsure about what board is right for you, we are only to pleased to assist you in that choice. Simon Bornhoft suggests sub 100L boards, and sails below 5.5 square metres for Moulay.

Call 01273 844919 or email to book your place. 

If you're unsure about your level or need more information please get in contact.

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore






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Great Reasons to go to Essaouira, Morocco, Africa

Best Time: Mar - mid Sept.
Launch: Sandy beach.
Wind Direction: Cross shore
from right. Sometime from left
(autumn & winter).
Wind Type: NE trade in summer F5-7 and cyclonic winds in winter.
Shorebreak: Normally slight.
Water Conditions: Exposed to atlantic conditions with
protected areas.
Suitability: All levels.
Clinics: Windsurf Clinics with Simon Bornhoft & Jem Hall.
Kitesurf Camps with Kirsty Jones. More >
  • Windsurfing, Kitesurfing & Surfing in the same bay.
  • Special wave excursions to Moulay & Sidi Kaouki for advanced riders.
  • Large range of excellent restaurants & bars in town.
  • Luxury & boutique hotels and riads with pools.
  • Short flight from UK.
  • Most popular board size
    90 - 106 L.
  • Most popular sail size
    3.0 - 4.7m.

Weather Information

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