The Dakhla Downwind Challenge 2024

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 44th 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 2024!

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!

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Event Schedule

Tuesday, August 13

Participants arrival @ Dakhla airport and transfer to Dakhla Spirit where you will spend your first night.

Wednesday, August 14

Official opening ceremony @ Dakhla Spirit Press conference. Organised beach clean. Start of the DDC towards the White Dune. First night in tents.

Thursday, August 15 - Friday, August 18

Downwind stages between 80 and 100km per day each. Lodging camps are set up each night under the stars in different locations.

Monday, August 19

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.

Tuesday, August 20

Participants' departure from Dakhla.

The DDC is a challenging and yet incredibly

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.

The package includes as follows

  • Transfer from/to Dakhla Airport.
  • 2 nights accommodation incl full board at Dakhla Spirit
  • 5 nights accommodation incl full board in tents along the course
  • Kitesurf guiding throughout the 6 days of the downwind challenge including rescue boat and support cars.

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!

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The Dakhla Downwind Challenge is probably one of the biggest adventures of your life as a kitesurfer. You will enjoy every bit of it!

So come and join us for €1480 per person.