OUR ESSENCE 
CREATE MEMORIES 

We're a small and family-run surf school and we aim to give our clients a customized experience based on your needs. We're maybe new, but with a long experience from business and surfing. With two very different backgrounds and experiences, we have the perfect combination to offer you a unique experience. We are fun, open minded, and curios to get to know new people.

Ocean Surfpoint was created to combine Rachid's passion to teach surf, and Julie's passion to create a business on her own. Our previous experience within surf and business makes both of us motivated and eager to create and build an up-and-coming and hopefully the preferred surf school in Essaouira within a few years. We also believe that we can create a workplace where local Moroccans a job where they are met with respect, better working conditions and a sense of belonging. 

OUR MINDSET
HAVE FUN, ENJOY LIFE

The idea is simple, we want you to enjoy your time with lots of smile and laughter. Let us show you, our playground. We will personally take care of you as our guests. 

The most important thing for us is that you have fun, feel satisfied and feel like you get the best experience and time. Let's keep the booking easy and simple, and the surfing fun and safe.

OUR HERITAGE
THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS

It all started when Julie met Rachid surfing in Essaouira 2019. A love story later turned into a business together, and Ocean Surfpoint was born in 2021.

We aim to combine the best of two worlds, with our knowledge, experience, and cultures. Rachid's lifelong experience as a surf instructor from Morocco and Julie's experience as a business consultant from Norway and internationally. 

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OWNERS AND MANAGERS

GET TO KNOW US

I am originally from Norway, but I have been traveling and living abroad my entire life. You could say I feel like a citizen of the world at this point! 

I have always wanted to start my own company, being surrounded by adventure, culture, and new experiences. And growing up by the ocean, having that as my playground has always been the dream.

For the last 10 years I have been working as a business consultant within strategy, leadership, technology, customer engagement and process development. And after continuously helping other companies improving their businesses, I finally took the step and started my own.  

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Why Essaouira you might ask? After traveling and living in different parts of the world, I have met and learnt a lot about exciting cultures and people. And the chill vibe and beauty of Essaouira, is why I fell in love with the place! Fun fact, the author of one of Norway's most famous fairytales for children, Thorbjørn Egner, was inspired by Essaouira when writing it.

Maybe why it really feels like home here?

Learn more about my professional experience on LinkedIn.

RachidLachkar

Surfing is my passion and been that since I started in a young age. You can use all your body, listen to the sound of the waves, and see the beauty of the ocean. After  over 10 years of working for other surf schools, we decided to realize the dream of starting our own surf school. 


As a certified surfing instructor with a lifelong experience of surfing, I have become well-known and respected in the Essaouira area with clients of all ages from all over the world. I speak English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

I developed my own unique and effective teaching methods. I push, but I also motivate. Early on, I identify what each student can achieve, with my goal being to help them reach, then exceed, that potential.

In the lesson I focus on safety, technique both in the sand and in the water and of course practice. I want you to have fun and contribute to create memories you will never forget.

I GUESS WE WILL SEE YOU SOON
OUR LAST WORDS

We will do our very best to give you an amazing experience, a lot of fun, smile, and laughter. We can’t wait to show you around, and give you, your friends and family, the best service possible!