Thanks to its rich culture, gorgeous landscapes and the warmth and friendliness of its residents, Morocco is one of the most charming destinations on the African continent. Its wonderful weather helps too, and visitors to Morocco love flocking to its beaches to enjoy the cool, relaxing waters of the ocean when the sun is beating down.
While you could easily lose a few hours as you lay back on Morocco’s beaches, soak up the sunshine and indulge in the occasional paddle, that’s not all there is to do around the coast, as there is a serious market for extreme water sports there too.
Nearly every kind of water sport imaginable is available in Morocco, from canoeing and kayaking to windsurfing and kitesurfing, and as far as scenery goes there couldn’t be a more stunning place to take to the waves.
The town of Essouria is particularly famous for its watersports, thanks to its prime location where it catches the winds blowing in from the Atlantic. Even absolute beginners find themselves getting hooked on watersports here, but if you need a little more persuading, take a look at these fantastic extreme water sports photos from Morocco that will show you exactly what’s on offer.