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“Perfect people to learn to surf with”
Review of Explora Morocco

Explora Morocco
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Owner description: Explora is a kite, surf and windsurf centre located on the beach in Essaouira. We also have a surf shop in the heart of the medina. We are open every day and offer kite, surf or windsurf lessons, rental and special clinics at certain times during the year. We can also organise your accommodation and transfers, as well as work with local partners to organise horse riding, quad biking or any other adventure you might have in mind. Your experience is at the heart of what we do, we are here to ensure you have a great time.
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Perfect people to learn to surf with”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We just spent 5 days learning to surf in Essaouira with Explora. We booked 2 hour lessons each day and a full days surf trip to Sidi Kouiki at the end. Just amazing. Momo is an amazingly patient and enthusiastic teacher, always smiling, fantastic with the kids and the slightly less flexible adults... His advice during the lessons was simple and effective and his words of encouragement never ending. There were 3 adults, a 10 year old and 7 year old in the group and every single one of us was standing by day 2 and heading "out back" by the last day (well, 1 of us at least...). We didn't stop smiling the whole time, just so much fun. We all loved it and made some good friends - we'll definitely be back.

Visited February 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
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“Gnaoua Music Festival--Festival D'Essaouira Gnaoua Musiques du Monde”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This annual festival in late June presents the lively music of the people of the region, the Gnaouans. This devotional music is a blend of Berber and sub-Saharan voices, rhythm, and dance. It's a professionally produced festival with stages complete with lighting and video screens on the beach and in the medina and in smaller venues throughout this beautiful seacoast town. The town fills with mostly Moroccan people and their families along with many visitors from all over Africa and Europe. Everyone mingles, dancing all the time to the wonderful rhythms of groups from Morocco, other African countries, and European-based Ganaou-rock fusion bands. Hotels and good food abound in this fishing port/travel destination 4 hours south of Casablanca.

Visited June 2012
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Salzburg, Austria
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great service and brilliant kite lessions!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

perfect service through were friendly and helpful guys (nasser, sara and their team)! great lessions (with our great teacher aritz) with a lot of fun and very fast progression! the school also organized our accomodation and a nice team dinner during the week! very professional and high qualitative service!! thanks for the great time!!
we´ll definitely come back!
Philipp & Eva

Visited August 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Brilliant surf lessons-definitely recommend”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We have just returned from our holiday in Essaouira, where we took surf lessons with Explora. They were a brilliant company to go with, the staff being really enthusiastic, friendly and helpful and the standard of the lessons was really great. We originally booked in for a group 6 hour lesson, and split it over 3 days, although we ended up having a few more lessons on top, as they were so good. They were really flexible, fitting us in when we wanted, and even on the first day, when there were no others to join us, instead of cancelling/delaying they gave us a private lesson (without any additional cost), which was really good of them. Prior to going we had had a couple of lessons in the UK, but the technique Explora taught us was much better than we had previously been taught. By the end of the week we were still only surfing in the white wash, but we felt like we progressed a lot in a short period of time, and by the end of the week felt much more confident.

The hire set up was also good, with a half day being 4 hours, which you can split up (as long as you return your board in between). This was really good for us where 4 hours in one go was a bit much. We were able to do a couple of hours, then come back, grab something to eat in the place 2 doors down and then go back out.

Thanks Sara and the rest of the team for a great surf experience in Essaouira!

Visited October 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Learning to Kitesurf? Learn here!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Great set up, lovely team, Sara and the guys were fantastic, there was no pressure to spend any money, can't wait to go back.

Visited October 2012
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