What is the best season to kitesurf in Dakhla?

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What is the best season to kitesurf in Dakhla?

Dakhla is a peninsula in the south of Morocco, in Western Sahara. Between desert and ocean, this place offers a wild and unusual landscape. Blessed by constant winds, the kitesurfing accommodation in Dakhla hosts an annual stage of the world kitesurfing championships. Its variety of spots offers optimal conditions for all levels.

When to kite surf in Dakhla?

Wind statistics

The Dakhla kite spot is an ideal destination for kite enthusiasts, beginners and advanced alike.

The (warm) wind blows North – North East generally between 15 and 40 knots.

The period from May to September is the windiest, with normally constant winds, but the advantage of this destination is that it works most of the year!

High period: February to September with a peak in June/July/August: strong wind

Low period: October to January: medium wind

In any season, the best time of day to kite is in the afternoon because the wind is always a little lighter in the morning.

Source: Windfinder

High Season

Small essential wings! As for the suits, you will be comfortable in shorty but also in a thin integral suit if you are a little afraid of the wind.

June

Warm temperatures, desert, lagoon, and strong wind peaks… Dakhla offers you the best for your kite-trip!

  • air temperature 25°C
  • water temperature 22°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm or shorty
  • peak winds averaging between 20 and 29 knots

July

The conditions in July are optimal, a warm sun, strong winds and water at 22°C! You will be able to meet many other kitesurfers and all levels! The best wings to choose are the small ones! Be careful, it’s school holidays and there are people there!

  • air temperature 27°C
  • water temperature 24°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm or shorty
  • peak winds averaging between 22 and 30 knots

August

As in July, August is the hottest and windiest month. At this time of year, the Canary Islands become the perfect playground for all kitesurfers! It’s the middle of the season and there are people…

  • air temperature 27°C
  • water temperature 25°
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm or shorty
  • peak winds averaging between 22 and 28 knots

Mid Season

28 hours of kite lessons are guaranteed per week, i.e. 4 hours per day divided into two sessions.

February

Spending the winter in Morocco is the ideal temperature level…

  • air temperature 20°C
  • water temperature 19°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm
  • peak winds averaging between 14 and 22 knots

March

Enjoy a good wind power, you can kite every day by alternating the spots.

  • air temperature 22°C
  • water temperature 19°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm
  • peak winds averaging between 16 and 22 knots

April

Take advantage of the April holidays to kite on an incredible landscape, the conditions are sufficient to kite every day.

  • air temperature 23°C
  • water temperature 20°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm
  • peak winds averaging between 18 and 25 knots

May

The wind is getting stronger and stronger, the high season is approaching…

  • air temperature 23°C
  • water temperature 21°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm
  • peak winds averaging between 20 and 28 knots

September

Extend your summer holidays by going to Morocco in September, there may be a little less wind but the temperatures are ideal…

  • air temperature 28°C
  • water temperature 24°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm or shorty
  • peak winds averaging 18 and 24 knots

Low Season

Certainly there is a season a little less well in Dakhla but this spot still has the particularity of operating most of the year, on average 300 days a year.

Even in this season you can practice kite every day, however you should not hesitate to move to other spots in the area because the wind comes from the East. The minimum number of courses provided is 4 per week.

For lack of wind, you can test the wake or wake foil behind a jet ski but also other activities such as a trip from SUP to the island of dragon, surfing, fishing and E-Bike…

October

Take advantage of the October holidays to go to Morocco, the sun, the heat, and enough wind to place at least 4 sessions in the week!

  • air temperature 26°C
  • water temperature 22°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm
  • peak winds averaging between 16 and 22 knots

November

It is the ideal start to the season for waves kitesurfers, the wind is certainly a little more moderate but the swell is steady and offers good sliding conditions on the west side.

  • air temperature 24°C
  • water temperature 22°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm
  • peak winds averaging between 14 and 22 knots

December

Spending the end of the year holidays in Western Sahara means enjoying mild temperatures and breathtaking scenery. Conditions will not be perfect every day for kiting, but you will have the opportunity to test kite on wave, surf or wakeboard behind a jet ski…!

  • air temperature 21°C
  • water temperature 20°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm
  • peak winds averaging between 14 and 20 knots

January

You are entering the “coldest” period, and yet it is there that you must go if you need a vitamin D cure in the middle of winter! The wind is very variable so you can enjoy some days of very good conditions!

  • air temperature 20°C
  • water temperature 19°C
  • wetsuit type 3/2mm
  • peak winds averaging between 14 and 22 knots

 

What to do when there are no winds?

Our kite camp offers you to replace kite lessons with wake, wake foil, surf or SUP…

For surfing, the season for good waves is from October to February.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the surroundings and participate in excursions…

You can bring your own, but given the often varying conditions, it may be easier to rent equipment on site on a daily basis.

 

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