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Dakhla

Dakhla is a famous kitesurfing destination now. Located at the very South of the Moroccan shore, it has gotten well developed in the past few years.

Surrounded by miles and miles of Sahara Desert dunes, Dakhla provides a super flat lagoon in an incredible scenery, which is as good for freestylers and speed amateurs as it is for beginners. Dakhla is swept by strong winds all year round, so it is probably one of the most reliable destinations if you have little time for your kite trip.

The spot size changes according to the tide : it is huge at high tide, and gets significantly smaller at low tide, but it also gets shallower, which is very comfortable for beginners.

Finally, Dakhla is mostly famous for its flat lagoon but the area also provides nice wave spots, slightly up North on the shore, which you can access by 4x4 (Pointe de l’Or is one of them).

  • The + : versatile spot - wind stats - ideal for super flat - scenery
  • The - : isolation - nothing but kitesurfing - crowded spot

Tips :
- There are no many other activities than kitesurfing in Dakhla, so it’s 100% kitesurfing ! Maybe not the ideal family destination...

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  • change of scenes for sure

    Posté par Chloé

    I suggest to go there if you are a beginner or if you want to improve your jumps because the wind is steady in a beautiful and pleasant lagoon.  The hotels are just right on the spot, the food is good and you can either party or rest in a quiet atmosphere with yoga class or massages. 

    I feel like being in another world.

    You can drive to the waves or downwind from the hotel (the must do !!) : which is to ride with the wind down to another place with somebody to pick you up at the end of the session.

    You can also go to the neighbouring village to visit the medina, do the local market (zouk) and discover the local architecture. Well it is the best compromise to kite and to forget your daily life. 

    Fromm y point of view the best period is in April and May ☺

    steady wind# lagoon# freestyle# downwind# nomad culture# none for me
  • A magic place

    Posté par Franck

    I felt in love with this spot. I think Ocean Vagabond is mainly responsible of its success but to talk only about the kite spot I would say that it is a magic place with flat water with a steady average strong wind.The « speedspot » is awesome !

    As far as the lagoon is concerned, what a bliss to encounter a baby dolphin who comes in the morning close to us. It was like a dream. I highly recommend this place to everybody with its endless  flat landscape which allow you to disconnect from your job or your problems. ++++++

     

    wind, safety, landscapes none
  • A must see

    Posté par Maud

    It is true that Dakhla is not to be anymore described but it remains a must-visit spot for kiteboarders with a beautiful  windy lagoon. However it gets more and more famous and sometimes (eastern holidays) it can be even dangerous because of the crowd on the water.

    flat, good wind statistics more and more people
  • Trip May 2014 - A dreaming week

    Posté par delphine

    A great stay in Dakhla Evasion. New friendly center where kitesurfing is honored and everybody share a drink after the session. Great atmosphere, sick new F-ONE gear, you just have to cross the road to get wet ! Nice team dedicated to their customers, awesome conditions for kiting (trade wind, thermic, lagoon) and so many other activities if you get bored (soccer, horse riding …)

    Sophisticated  and typical food. Well, a perfect week !!!!!!!

     

    spot, wind, landscapes, speedspot, downwind you go there only for kiting
  • A good trip with friends

    Posté par Herve

    From my point of view it is better to travel there with kitesurfing friends to avoid the uninitiated to get bored.  The plane schedules are flexible the spot is just crazy for flat water, freeride, downwinds. You can jump from the top of the dune ! great experience ! Dakhla attitude offers a great service, perfect conditions, good food, simple but confortable accomodation, nice atmosphere…

    wind every day and a speed spot! if there is no wind, nothing else to do!!
  • Perfect place

    Posté par Emilie

    We went to Dakhla in December in the heart of the wind season, but actually it is craking all year long. We spent 10 days at Ocean Vagabond Hotel. Incredible ! We were in the middle of nowhere, far from the crowd. We had a warm welcome from the whole staff and especially the kitecenter manager also champion Kirsty Jones. The hotel is just right on the spot. You just have to walk 3 to 5 min according to the tide to the lagoon ☺ Dakhla is a place where all level kiteboarders can ride. The beginners stay at the front of the lagoon with steady wind and quiet water while the the most experienced can downwind to the widest windier areas and even take part of the group ride once or twice a week to go to the « speedy » spot close to an island. Kick ass session !!

    Little bonus : the cook is awesome ! Kirsty Jones also offers some yoga training to start or finish each day in a beautiful way. GO GO GO !!

     

    A magic place in the desert : huge lagoon,for all levels not so many activities, it's only kite there!
  • Au top !

    Posté par Fred

    Spot ou j'ai vu les plus grosses progressions de débutants

    Spot Flat sur la lagune - Beaucoup de vent - Du KitePlaystation - - Les coquillages qui ce plante dans les pieds - La marée -
  • Conditions de vents idéales Fin Avril 2014

    Posté par Christophe

    Conditions de vents idéales!

    Une chose à faire, le speed spot est un lieu magique. Pour celui qui n'aime pas le kite, il risque de s'ennuyer.
  • Pour tous

    Posté par julie joursdeglisse

    Dakhla offre à tous les kiteurs les moyens de progresser,on peut y aller toute l'année mais entre kiteux car il n'y a pas beaucoup d'autres choses à faire. Je vous propose une petite vidéo sur mon site: www.125joursdeglisse.fr

    toutes conditions, paysages magnifiques, ambiance l'augmentation des kites camps
  • Dakhla, au cœur du désert marocain

    Posté par Thomas

    Dakhla, au milieu du désert se cache l'un des spots les plus venté. Dans la lagune le plan d'eau est plat voir clapoteux et le vent est renforcé par l'effet venturi, les waverider pourront allez sur la côte atlantique pour surfer de belles vagues.

    Le vent souffle en permanence à Dakhla même si les meilleurs stats sont de avril à août. De nombreux centres se trouvent sur la lagune avec quasi chacun leur école, hébergement en tentes ou bungalows. Pour ma part je suis allé à dakhla deux fois avec le centre dream kite, qui est aussi un centre UCPA tenu par Morgane et Hicham, tous le monde est très très sympa, les cours sont de qualités, des downwinds, des excursions nous sont proposé. Ce centre à la particularité de nous héberger en ville, à l'hôtel doums et de nous emmener sur la lagune tous les matins, l'avantage est que l'on peut aller manger en ville le soir, ou se promener s'il y a un jour sans vent, sinon nous serions bloqué sur le spot.

    Prévoyez de petites ailles pour ma part je n'ai navigué qu'en 7 ou en 9. Excursions: sources d'eau chaude, escapade à la d'une blanche, excursion en 4x4

    Stats de vent, ambiance, plan d'eau, Les jours de pétole même s'ils sont rare il n'y a rien a faire, au retour nuit à l'aéroport de Casa
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I suggest to go there if you are a beginner or if you want to improve your jumps because the wind is steady in a beautiful and pleasant lagoon.  The hotels are just right on the spot, the food is good and you can either party or rest in a quiet atmosphere with yoga class or massages. 

I feel like being in another world.

You can drive to the waves or downwind from the hotel (the must do !!) : which is to ride with the wind down to another place with somebody to pick you up at the end of the session.

You can also go to the neighbouring village to visit the medina, do the local market (zouk) and discover the local architecture. Well it is the best compromise to kite and to forget your daily life. 

Fromm y point of view the best period is in April and May ☺

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