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Kite surfing in Dakhlas lagoon

Welcome to our newest kiting centre in Morocco: KBC Dakhla

kitesurf station set at the lagoon of Dakhla

Season: open year-round

Dakhla awaits you with a huge kite spot – ideal for beginners and sure to be windy: the wind stats promise 320 kiting days per year. The peninsula and lagoon, which separate us from the Atlantic, are a kitesurfer’s dream – but until now, the focus was on kiting holidays and not on accompanying family members and evening activities after the kiting session. That’s all changed now. At KBC Dakhla, you’ll find a cosily furnished bungalow complex with luxurious amenities including a freshwater pool, hamam and gym.

And there’s always something going on at our beach bar in the afternoons and evenings. The kiting centre is centrally located—right next to the hotel, right on the spot. And it has everything you could wish for: professional instructors, the very latest in F-ONE equipment and the top quality you expect from KBC.

See you soon at the Kite Oasis, Rida

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[Translate to english:] Stationsleiter Reda vom KBC Dakhla

Wind in the desert: A magical sensation

Kitesurfing instruction

beginners level lessons at KBC Dakhla

beginners level

In our beginners’ course, you will learn the theoretical principles of kitesurfing and then practise the most important elements in a group of 2-6 learners. Our philosophy of sustainable training should enable each participant to use the kite and board independently – and above all, safely – after completing the course.

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Kitesurfing in Dakhla's lagoon

Intermediate/ advanced level

Have you already completed a basic course? Then you’re all set for the next step: targeted training for the perfect water start and practical, safe riding technique.

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One-on-one instruction at KBC Dakhla

One-on-one instruction

An experienced kite instructor is at your side to safely guide you step by step, bringing you closer to your goal:

  • Private training for kitesurfers of all levels
  • Courses for kids (from age 10)
  • Tips on riding technique
  • Manoeuvres and freestyle tricks
  • Introduction to waveboarding
  • Introduction to foil kitesurfing
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Kite event students at KBC Dakhla

KBC Kiting Events

At a KBC Kiting Event, you will spend a week under the professional guidance and coaching of our teaching team. These events are designed for all kitesurfers – from absolute beginners with no previous experience through intermediate and advanced levels – and include a varied social programme.

Unluckily we offer the event only in German language.

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equipment rental

Materialpool

  • 60 kites kites from F-ONE in all sizes from 5 m² to 14 m²
  • 30 boards from F-ONE – all current F-ONE beginner, freestyle and surfboard models in all sizes
  • Foil Kiteboards from F-ONE
  • SUP-Boards
  • Harnesses Seat harnesses (Prolimit and Mystic) and waist harnesses (Manera) in sizes XS to XL
  • Neoprene suits (Prolimit and Mystic) in sizes XS to XXL

Reserve in advance to ensure that you always have the equipment you need even if you have to switch several times a day. A licence corresponding to VDWS licence level 3 is required in order to hire gear.

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Advance booking

You’ll find our top-quality F-ONE material pool in the Kite Centre, right on the kite beach. Reserve in advance to ensure that you always have the equipment you need even if you have to switch several times a day.

A licence corresponding to VDWS licence level 3 is required in order to hire gear.

 

 

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Test & Buy

Maybe you’d like to purchase your own kite gear but aren’t quite sure what to choose? That’s no problem at all. We’ll be happy to advise you, and you can also try out our gear for yourself: you can test everything for up to 30 minutes at no charge: we sell F-ONE kites and boards in gently used and top condition, as well as new harnesses from MANERA. Just let us know – we’ll be happy to advise you!

Ask us about testing gear on-site.

Specials at KBC Dakhla

a touch of luxury in the desert

Stay in one of our new, modern bungalows directly on the spot, relax in the freshwater pool or let yourself be spoiled in the hamam. More about the Dakhla Club Hotel.

Hotel Dakhla Club

Foil kitesurfing

Experience the best conditions for foiling: near the water with a direct deep start, soft ground, sufficiently deep water and kilometre after kilometre of space are the key to a perfect start. More about the spot.

Foil kitesurfing at KBC Dakhla

Center Profile

Kite Beach & spot

KBC Dakhla is a really convenient spot: the Centre lies directly on the kite lagoon and right at your Dakhla Club Hotel. From the Centre, it’s only a short walk to the water: 50 m (at high tide) or 140 m (at low tide). The 100 m² set-up area and the compressor are located here, which means you can start as soon as you’ve finished setting up and you’re only a few minutes away from the water. The spot itself is a lagoon – around 40 km long and 4 km wide – formed by the Dakhla peninsula, which extends into the Atlantic. Close to the bank, the water is flat. A small wind wave forms in the centre of the lagoon – perfect for practising directional jumps. At high tide, you have a standing range that extends up to 300 m all around the lagoon. At low tide, this strip is somewhat reduced, but can still be used thanks to the 1 km latitude to the windward side. The ground is extremely fine sand. Nonetheless, we recommend wearing neoprene shoes, since bits of shell are hidden at various points along the beach. At low tide, this area is partially dry and it’s just a few metres to the water’s edge.

In a northerly direction (windward), the spot is nearly boundless (1 km) and you can cruise without running out of space. All in all, it’s hard to picture a more perfect all-round spot for beginners, advanced or pro-level kitesurfers looking for water that’s smooth as glass. And if you’re a foil kitesurfer, the conditions couldn’t be better: near the water with a direct deep start, soft ground, sufficiently deep water and kilometre after kilometre of space in the lagoon.

Wave enthusiasts can head for the wave spots on the Atlantic side of the peninsula. Here, the wind blows constantly, side to side onshore and generally a few knots lower than inside the lagoon. Even in the summer, the break is over 2 m high and in the winter it can rise far higher than that. Ask at the Centre about excursions to the wave spots, and we will arrange a guided trip to ensure your safety in the waves.

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Activities

In addition to ideal kitesurfing conditions, KBC Dakhla also offers a great leisure programme with various options:

  • Paddling through the lagoon with the SUP (from the KBC rental office)
  • Relaxing in the hotel’s freshwater pool or in the hamam
  • Keeping fit in the hotel gym
  • An excursion to the White Dunes
  • Boat trip
  • City tour to Dakhla
  • Visit to the hot springs We’ll be happy to advise you on-site.
We’ll be happy to advise you on-site.

Meals

For your KBC Dakhla holiday, you’ll be staying at the Dakhla Club Hotel. Your booking includes full board, and the hotel restaurant will serve you delicious local and international specialities three times a day. And in between, you can enjoy cool drinks at the beach bar, located right at the Centre.

More about Hotel Dakhla Club

SUP rental

If you’re interested in stand up paddling, you can rent a board from us. The paddle and neoprene suit are included. Just ask at the reception desk or in the rental office.

Wende dich vor Ort einfach an die Rezeption, bzw. den Verleih.

Massage

The hotel also has a professional massage practice. Our massage team uses targeted sports massage to help prevent sore muscles after kiting and to relieve tension. Relaxing full body massages, professional foot reflexology and soothing aroma massages can be booked at the hotel. And for even more relaxation, visit the hotel’s hamam.

Hotel Dakhla Club.

Station & Services

KBC Dakhla is situated right next to the hotel and on the kite beach – just 30 metres from the hotel reception desk. Our Centre has everything you need for a comfortable, safe kite holiday:

  • Storage boxes for your personal kite gear
  • A compressor in the large set-up area right at the Centre
  • Our experienced beach staff are on hand to help you launch and land your kite.
  • A life boat is ready to assist in the event that you run into difficulty in deep water.
  • At the end of your holiday you can wash your kites with fresh water in our kite washing system and then let them dry.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers for valuables
  • Large changing cubicles
  • Showers and toilets
  • Our beach bar located directly at the Centre
  • The sun terrace with sun loungers and chairs for an incomparable view of the kite spot

If you’re travelling with a non-kiter, they are of course very welcome at KBC and can use all facilities free of charge.

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Fitness

In addition to kite surfing, you can keep fit in the hotel's freshwater swimming pool or in the fitness room. Here you have a wonderful view of the lagoon.

Hotel Dakhla Club

Checklist for KBC Dakhla

Don’t forget:

  • Your passport. This must be valid for at least 6 months after the final day of travel.
  • Swimwear
  • Flip flops, beach sandals
  • Sport sunglasses with a strap, preferably polarised
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Electrical adapters for European Type C and E plugs.

Things you’ll need but can rent or buy in Dakhla:

Things you can leave at home:

  • Your kite pump – we have a compressor and hand-operated pump for all popular types of valve

We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have!

Wind, weather & tides

Measurement Data

KBC Dakhla measurement Data and forecasts by Windytv.

Wind Information

Dakhla is an absolute wind sensation and brings us fantastic winds all year round! The trade winds that travel between the Canaries and Cape Verde during the summer and winter sweep over Dakhla throughout the year. As a result, it’s almost constantly windy here – an average of 320 days at around 15-22 knots. The north-east trade winds blow sideshore from the right and are further accelerated by the mountains in the interior, because the wind is funnelled through them.

A pleasant, soothing maritime climate awaits you, relatively dry and not too hot.

 

 

Dakhla wind statistics

high and low tide in the lagoon

The lagoon is around 40 km long and 4 km wide and is formed by the Dakhla peninsula, which extends into the Atlantic. For this reason, the water in the lagoon is also influenced by the tides:

At high tide, you have a standing range that extends up to 300 m all around the lagoon.

At low tide, this strip is somewhat reduced, but can still be used thanks to the 1 km latitude to the windward side. The ground is extremely fine sand. Nonetheless, we recommend wearing neoprene shoes, since bits of shell are hidden at various points along the beach. At low tide, this area is partially dry and it’s just a few metres to the water’s edge.

Arrival

Flight

Day of arrival
Daily

Flight
Dakhla Airport is easy to get to, and Royal Air Maroc offers low-cost flights from Germany, Switzerland, Amsterdam and Brussels. Flight time is around 6-8 hours. The distance from the airport to the KBC Centre is around 30 km (30 minutes by car).

Let us find the cheapest offer for you.

Transfers

If you are staying at the Dakhla Club Hotel, the transfer service (a third-party provider) will be at the airport to collect you. The driver will wait for you at the Arrivals exit and will hold a sign with your name. He’ll transfer you and any kite gear you may have safely to the hotel. The journey takes around a half hour.

Hotel Dakhla Club

Hotel Dakhla Club

Your home away from home is the new, modern Dakhla Club Hotel, right on our kite spot. The hotel is located on the east side of the kite lagoon. It is integrated into the sand mountain, where it is protected from the wind and has a gorgeous view of the lagoon. You’ll discover that a kiting holiday in the desert can be quite luxurious as well. The hotel’s exclusive amenities – a large freshwater pool, hamam, massage (from August 2017) and gym – will make your kite school/hotel package a unique experience on the lagoon.

Information

The complex has 53 rooms. These include double rooms in standard or deluxe bungalows or single rooms in standard or deluxe bungalows.

The hotel has a great offer for children: toddlers (0-4) live with their parents for free. Children (5-12) pay only 30%.

Please book for your own kitesurf material "Service / Storage", because the storage of your equipment in the room is not provided.

The complete summer season 2017 we offer: "Travel 7 Days - Pay 6 Days!" or "Travel 14 Days - Pay 12 Days!"

Please note:
The final completion of the hotel will be completed by the end of July 2017. The SPA area as well as the reception building are not yet in operation and a large terrace is built near the restaurant.

Meals

Your accommodation includes full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Water is free. Additional drinks for an extra charge. In between you can also enjoy cool drinks at the beach bar.

Standard Bungalow

The standard bungalow (28m²) can accommodate two people. It is modernly equipped and has a bathroom with separate toilet and walk-in shower, a small seating area and a private terrace. You book the bungalow as a double or a single room.

Deluxe Bungalow

The deluxe bungalow (37m²) offers plenty of space for two to three adults or two adults and up to two children. It is even closer to the beach and has a third bed. Another extra bed is possible. Otherwise, the equipment corresponds to the standard bungalow. You book the bungalow as a double or a single room.

 

 

Bathroom

You’ll stay in a well-equipped, contemporary bungalow, complete with a modern bathroom, satellite TV and your own patio. All bungalows are equipped with a new, modern bathroom with sink, walk-in shower and separate WC.

Wellness

In the hotel you will find a professional massage practice. Our massage team, through targeted sports massages, prevents kinking and kinks. Relaxing full-body massages, professional foot reflexology, and soothing aromas can be booked comfortably on the spot. You can find even more relaxation in the hamam or in the small sauna of the hotel. These services are not included.

Contact

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Personal advice

Our travel specialist Rosi Mayer always finds the best possible prices, can give you detailed insider tips on the region and looks forward to creating a complete package for you, including your flight, transfers, accommodation and all you need for kitesurfing.

KBC Travel | Rosi Mayer
Tel. +49-8677-6686099
Mobil/WhatsApp +49-176-46505972
(Mon-Fri, 9am to 7pm)

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