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Essaouira Surf Guide

Essaouira in Central Morocco is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include .

Essaouira Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Essaouira:

The best conditions reported for surf at Essaouira occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Essaouira (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Essaouira with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in December while 68% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Essaouira Location Map

Interactive Essaouira surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Essaouira is Inezgane (Agadir) Airport (AGA) in Morocco, which is 132 km (82 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Essaouira is Menara (Marrakech) Airport (RAK), also in Morocco, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Essaouira Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 13:02 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
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Swell History at Essaouira

Surf stats for Essaouira, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Essaouira

Wind stats for Essaouira, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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