Surfing in Africa

Africa has 3 main surf areas. There are 197 surf spots and 13 surf holidays. Go explore!

Overview of surfing in Africa

The Blue Kaouki Hotel is a beach front hotel located in the village of Sidi Kaouki only 25km away from the city of Essaouira in Morocco. It is the perfect hotel to enjoy the surf in a quiet and peaceful area, as it is only 50 meters from the beach.

This little town is also perfect to relax, walk on long sandy beaches and connect with a well preserved nature. The Blue Kabuki Hotel offers a calm and relaxing accomodation and counts 6 rooms and 3 suites. The standard rooms with sea view are the most popular. Nicely decorated with tadelakt walls and simple, they all have a private bathroom and shower. But you can also choose a standard rooms with countryside view if you are on a tight budget, or one of the suite if you are travelling with friends or as a family.

The rooftop terrace is the best in Sidi Kaouki to relax, watch amazing sunsets and at night, you can observe millions of stars. The team is there to make you feel at home and help you to make your holidays memorable. On the front of the hotel, there is a terrace with a Pergola. It’s a great place to relax in the nicely shaded lounge with the view on the ocean.

For surfers, kite-surfers and wind-surfers, the hotel is equipped with surf racks, wetsuits hanging area and a gear rinsing area. From the rooftop you will have THE perfect view on the different surfing spots.

The Good
World class waves
Family friendly
Excellent consistency
Tropical climate
The Bad
Crowds
3rd world country
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Getting there

From Marrakesh or Essaouira, follow the N1 in direction of Agadir. You will see a sign for Sidi Kaouki. The Blue Kaouki Hotel is one of the first when you enter in the village.

From Agadir, follow the N1 in direction of Essaouira. After passing the town of Smimou, turn left on the road in direction of the village of Ait Ider. Continue on this road for about 20km and you will arrive in Sidi Kaouki. You will find the hotel on your right after passing the surf station.

There are also buses and grand taxis available from Marrakesh and Agadir to Essaouira. Count a 3 hour journey, then catch one of the local bus to reach Sidi Kaouki.

The 197 best Surf spots in Africa

Overview of surfing spots in Africa

Safi

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50m long

Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay)

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1000m long

Anchor Point

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600m long

Skeleton Bay (Namibia)

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1500+m long

Safi

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300m long

Eland’s Bay

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300m long

Black Rocks

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100m long

Killer Point

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Surf seasons and when to go

The best time of the year to surf in Africa

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