The famous 'down the line' wave riding spot, Moulay, is situated 25 Km north of Essaouri . The area is built around windusrfing and kitesurfing, and combined with the un spoilt quaint charm of the surrounding, here is a place where you can throw yourself into a pure mix of windsurfing and relaxation.
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The conditions provide awesome 3.7 - 4.5 sailing conditions.
The water is on the cool side, so a 2/3 mm wetsuit is recommended, but it's not a cold windsurfing spot as the warm air compensates.
In the winter, the waves are big and powerful, around 2.5 meters, but decrease in size and power over the summer months.
Downwind from the usual launching spot is a sandy beach, so if you break and drift, you wont become a cast away.
The wind in Moulay is created from a northerly thermal, which blows cross on-shore from the north east (starboard). If you see any direction other than north or north east on the forecast, the wind wont blow, it's as simple as that.
For when the wind is predicted to blow from the wrong direction, other activities available include SUP, Surfing, Body Boarding, Sea Kayaking, Golf, Tennis, Quadbiking, Diving, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Hot air ballooning, Fishing, Horse Riding, Camel Trekking. Or a visit into the nearby town Essaouira.
Moulay is not an ideal location for kids, however for families with windsurfers eager to experience the wave riding in Moulay, a better option would be to stay in Essasouri, a 30 minutes drive away. Essaouira is still not the most ideal, but you will find bigger beaches with camel rides, and a beautiful cultural town.
The evenings and nights in Moulay are very relaxed and laid-back. For a lively night life, Essaouri (30 min away) is a place you can easily go to. There you will find live music, bars, and a few night clubs.
Eating out is a must during a trip to Morocco. The typical 'tagines' are traditional stews, made with fresh ingredients and always a hit. Especially when washed down with a teapot of sweet, fresh, mint tea.