Team Essaouira Watersports Center

Essaouira Watersports is a family business run by Rachid and Stéphanie.
They’ve met at the beach in Morocco a couple of years ago where the Moroccan watersports fanatic optimized the swiss interior designer’s kitesurf skills. Now they have a beautiful baby girl named Malika and a kitesurf & surf center named Essaouira Watersports.

Founders Essaouira watersports kitesurf surf center

We are a bunch of family loving, funny and welcoming people who care about the ocean as much as we care about each other and our guests! All of us are passionate about watersports and our mission is to introduce our guests to the great world of surfing and kitesurfing and get them as hooked to the ocean as we all are. Our Instructors are fully certified and will tell you everything you want to know about watersports, Essaouira, the Moroccan culture – just ask them! The daily tea session in our center or our regular team dinner will be the perfect occasions to do so.

At Essaouira Watersports we don’t just sell watersports lessons for a week. We’re creating memories and make new friendships that will last for a lifetime – So pack your bags and come and join the family!

Meet The Team

Rachid Essaouira Watersports Center


ESSWS Manager, Senior IKO certificated Kitesurf, Surf Instructor

Languages: Arabic, Spanish, French, English

Rachid the founder and owner of Essaouira Watersports is one of the most experienced surfers and kitesurfers in Essaouira and has been teaching around the world for more than 16 years. He is not only professional but also great fun and always good for a laugh! He’s known for his kindness and will be more than happy to share his experience of kitesurf/surf with you.

Stéphanie Essaouira Watersports Center


ESSWS Manager

Languages: Swiss German, German, English, French

Stéphanie runs the show from behind the scenes. She is the team caretaker with not only heart but with brains and works like a swiss watch. When she is not busy taking care of Malika, her newborn baby girl, or the boys, she is the force behind our social media and business strategies. The free time she gets spends on the water kiting.

Rusty Essaouira Watersports Center


Center Manager

Languages: Arabic, English, French

Rusty Modjo is our center manager and runs our daily operations. His smiley and easy-going attitude will make you feel at home in no time. From the moment you step into the center until you leave, he will make sure you’ll have everything you need!
Whenever there’s a free minute you find him surfing in the bay of Essaouira.

Azzedine Essaouira Watersports Center


IKO certificated Kitesurf / Surf Instructor

Languages: Arabic, English, French

Azzdine is one of the most experienced instructors on the beach. His calm and patient way of teaching will make you feel save and sure! If you think you don’t have no energy left, he will make you go the extra mile and guide you through every single step of it.

Samad Essaouira Watersports Center


IKO certificated Kitesurf / Surf Instructor

Languages: Arabic, English, French

Abdessamad is always smiley and good for a laugh. He will be your new best friend within no time. He has been teaching kitesurf for more than six years and has all the knowledge and skills needed to push you to your next level.

Mehdi Essaouira Watersports Center


IKO certificated Kitesurf / Surf Instructor

Languages: Arabic, English, French

Mehdi is our crazy jump-loving instructor! You will notice him straight away by his energetic appearance. His good mood is infectious. At the beach he is very professional, patient and surely will make you achieve your personal goals in kitesurfing or surfing.

Samadi Essaouira Watersports Center


Junior Rider Kitesurf

Languages: Arabic, English

He’s our new instructor and comes with a lot of passion and positive energy and talent. When he’s not teaching at the beach, he is the good soul at the center fixing kites, bars or anything else there is to fix.

Our Youngsters

Wassim Essaouira Watersports Center


Junior Rider Kitesurf. Future Surf champion
Languages: Arabic, English

Younes Essaouira Watersports Center


Junior Rider Kitesurf
Languages: Arabic, English

Younes Essaouira Watersports Center


Center Assistent
Languages: Arabic