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Coordinates: Sidi Kaouki is a small town located 25 km south of Essaouira. It is a rural commune in Essaouira Province of the Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz region of Morocco. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 4335 people living in 902 households.
Sidi Kaouki is fast becoming one of the most popular surf and wind surfing destinations in Morocco. There a number of surf sports including beach breaks and reef breaks that produce punchy peaks and nice shaped waves. It is also a great spot for kite surfing as the wind is stronger than some other nearby spots including Essaouira.
Sidi Kaouki is an exposed beach break which has quite reliable surf, works anytime of the year and is unaffected by the tide. It tends to receive a mix of ground and wind swells, with offshore winds blowing from the south. The ideal swell direction is from the north-east and the beach breaks offer both lefts and rights. There are several good spots in the area, these include:
Starting at a reef, right and left, easy break, best for beginners, long white water, no rocks, a sandy beach and plenty of space.
Point-break, left, always working, long wave, awesome for longboarding/SUP, easy paddle-out.
Imessouane (2 locations):
The Bay- Sand bar, swell required, clean, right, easy to surf, beginner/intermediate rider, good power, best for longboard.
The Cathedral- Beach break, sandy with rock, right, fast/fun wave, always working, clean, advanced rider, best for short-board.
Point-break, left, big swell required, super fast wave perfect for short-board riding.
Point-break, right, big swell required, good for all levels.
Sidi Kaouki is becoming a well known spot for kite surfing. It is nice for freeriding and is also a nice wavespot. Clean waves and stong winds make this a great place for ambitious wavekiters.
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