In the middle of the western Sahara, 1500 km away from Casablanca, is a town called Dakhla situated on a small peninsula of the Atlantic coast called Rio de Oro. At 30km from the city and 10km from the sea, you find a wonderful blue lagoon with an incredible windstatistic….a true windsurf paradise. The wind stats in this expanse are just amazing so you can sail the whole year in Dakhla (even in December & January, the lowest wind season, it is still 60% reliable) !! The water is perfectly flat with huge shallow expanses; just perfect for beginners & improvers; simply the best spot on earth to learn to windsurf.
Dakhla has recently also become a very ‘trendy’ location for the more affluent Moroccans to come for a few days to experience the wildness and beauty that this area has to offer. Mostly these visitors come for just a few days to take in the tranquility of the area, go on boat excursions, surf at the wave place and perhaps have a few windsurf lessons.
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One the rare occasions that there is no wind in Dakhla there is a brilliant surf place around 20 minute Journey away; a ideal place to try SUP or regular surfing.
However, this is a remote place so after a long time on the water the down time is mostly relaxing with a novel or your lap top (WiFi on site) or making new friends.
For the more advanced kitesurfing or windsurfing a visit to one of the wave spots on a wind day offers 2-4 metre peeling waves with side to side off shore wind….awesome wave sailing conditons ! There really is something for all levels in Dakhla.
Where to start… the lagoon is enormous so you can launch either directly in from of your chosen accommodation of hitch a ride on the rescue boat to one of the many other sport around the lagoon. The choices are endless but all offering super flat water conditions with very clean and consistent wind.
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