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Activities in Dakhla

The thin, sandy peninsula of Rio de Oro provide fantastic beaches and shallow, wide lagoons. Being well exposed to the Atlantic, Dakhla receives good, persistent wind throughout the year, as well as as an annual average temperature of 25°c.

Activities  

Dakhla is a specialist kitesurfing centre. The popular lagoons are all within a short distance of the centre. Other possible activities include yoga, stand up paddle boarding, desert excursions and so on!

Kitesurfing

Famous for it's kitesurfing and wind based sports, the centre in Dakhla specialises in kitesurfing. Dakhla is one of the most wind sure destinations with more than 330 windy days a year on average making it an all year round kitesurfing spot. The lagoon is surrounded by desert and has a unique playground where you can kite surf amongst the flamingos and dolphins. It's flat lagoon one one side makes learning very enjoyable and it's wavy side can give those more experience a bit more of a challenge! 

Surfing

There are several surf spots around Dakhla; La Sarga, Point d'Or, Arish and Foumbouir. Foumbouir is the most famous as it often hosts the surfing (+ kitesurfing) world championships regularly. The ideal time to surf in Dakla is from October to April. 

Participants are split into groups based on ability and all are welcome, from complete beginners to experts. You can use your free time throughout the week to explore the town or practise some other sports such as SUP or yoga.

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