Under the high patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, invites over 50 kite surfers to come and participate in this unique downwind adventure to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the recovery of the province of Oued Eddahab.
This is a very authentic, once-in-a lifetime kiteboarding journey from Dakhla to Lagouira taking you through the most incredible sceneries and landscapes of Southern Morocco.
Do you want to participate? This is a journey for the brave and adventurous, with many hours of kiting per day, taking you to exclusive locations, camping out in the desert each night, and living incredible moments with the rest of your team. Come and join us for the Dakhla Downwind Challenge 2021!
This event was created by Soufiane Hamaini, the first Moroccan kitesurfer and representative of Morocco on the World Kitesurf Tour for over 14 years. Soufiane first discovered Dakhla in 1999 and has always had curiosity to discover what lay further ahead beyond the lagoon, something that he finally discovered together with a small group of friends who joined together for this first adventure in 2015, after receiving support from the Willaya of Dakhla and the military support of the region. This support is essential, as much of the area is military zone and not accesible without the official authorisations. This is what makes this event unique, original and special. Don’t miss this opportunity!Find Out More
Participants arrival @ Dakhla airport and transfer to Dakhla Spirit where you will spend your first night.
Official opening ceremony @ Dakhla Spirit Press conference. Organised beach clean. Start of the DDC towards the White Dune. First night in tents.
Downwind stages between 80 and 100km per day each. Lodging camps are set up each night under the stars in different locations.
Last stage of the Dakhla Downwind Challenge as participants reach the finish line in Lagouira. Return journey to Dakhla by car. Lodging at Dakhla Spirit camp. Closing Ceremony and viewing of photos and video from the event at the Congress palace in Dakhla City.
Participants' departure from Dakhla.
rewarding experience! You need to be an experienced kiteboarder with lots of stamina in order to participate. Every eday you will have to manage about 100km by kite! Further you need to embrace the beauty of nature and sleeping in tents underneath a sky full of stars every night. But no worries – If you get tired you can also skip a stage, follow the team in our support cars, and join them again at the next stop.
Package does not include travel costs to/from Dakhla, personal insurance and extra drinks. Are you interested in joining this unique experience? Contact us now for further details!