Behind Mogasurf: Kitesurfing Champion Ismail Adarzane

In the heart of Essaouira, a coastal gem in Morocco, lies the story of Ismail Adarzane, Mogasurf owner and kitesurfing champion whose journey of passion for the sport, skill, and relentless determination took him around the world. Learn more about the history of Mogasurf and what makes it the best kitesurf school in Essaouira, Morocco.  

Mogasurf Owner Ismail Adarzane holding F-One Kitesurf board in dunes of Essaouira

Photo: © Soufiane Bouhali

Kitesurf Beginnings, Competitions, Championships and GKA World Tour

Born and raised in Essaouira, Ismail’s connection to the ocean runs deep. The youngest of four brothers, all who surf and kitesurf as well, he grew up surrounded by windsurfers, surfers and the Moroccan Atlantic coast. Essaouira, Morocco is a world known kitesurf destination but at the time, Kitesurfing was still a relevantly new sport. Starting a bit later at age 17, he knew that kitesurfing would become more than just a hobby – it would become his life’s calling and he didn’t hold back. With determination and perseverance, Ismail honed his skills on the windswept beach of Essaouira, mastering the art of kitesurfing with unparalleled finesse. His dedication and talent soon caught the attention of the local kitesurfing community, and he began competing in regional competitions, showcasing his prowess on the water and earning respect among his peers.

Instagram image of Ismail Adarzane winning his first Kitesurf competition in Dakhla Morocco coup de trone in 2012

In 2010 he won the Moroccan Kitesurf competition, Coupe de Trône. He continued competing including 2012 in Dakhla, Morocco, then again in 2014 placing 1st at French Championship in Kerhillio. Continuing on into 2015 for the Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro then touring with GKA World Tour around Europe, placing Top 10 in both 2017 & 2018.  While he had to pause some years with bad injuries and life demands, he has now passing on his knowledge and experience to his kitesurf instructors, student clients and at volunteer local events. His kitesurf skills stand out from the rest, in his style of Kitesurfing the waves unlike most riders with more surf style than kiteboarding.

Hear more about his beginning and listen to an interview from Ismail’s early beginnings into the Kitesurf world on Podcast App from 2015.















Sponsorships, Brands and Influencer: F-One & Manera Pro Rider Ismail Adarzane

Ismail Adarzane’s hard work has paid off when he began competing in international competitions, representing Morocco on the world stage with pride and determination. With each competition, Ismail showcased his unparalleled talent and tenacity, earning recognition and admiration from kitesurfing enthusiasts around the globe. Including sponsors, he gained sponsorship with Top and High Quality Kitesurf brand F-One and French Wetsuit Brand Manera. He went on to join both F-One’s and Manera’s team riders from around the world. He was inspired and admired his teammates and found their skills and leadership motivated him to continue to push his skills and abilities. 


As his online presence grew more athlete profiles grew on other kite organizations and featured articles online as well as more videos across online kite media platforms.


F-ONE Sponsored Bio

MANERA Sponsored Bio

GKA Kite World Tour Profile

Global Kitesports Association

Kite Quiver

Bay Area Kitesurf (2018)(Baks distributor)

Sail World

Busco Kite (2015)


About Professional Kitesurf Athlete Ismail Adarzane:

SUP Passion (2013)

Kite Soul (2014)

Divers Sportifs (2014)

Le 360 (2014)

Le Matin (2015)

The Kiteboarder (2018)

Susan Paige Photography (2020)

Featured linked Kitesurf Videos of Ismail Adarzane:

Strapless Kitesurfing (2012)

IKkitesurfing (2015) (International Kitesurfing Magazine)

OnlySports (2015)

Fly Surf (2015)

SUP Valencia (2015)

Stand Up Guide

Stand Up Guide 

Surf Report (2017)

F-ONE Vimeo / Facebook

The Kite Mag (2018)

The Kite Mag (2018)

SUP Journal (2018)

Kitesurfing Italy (2018)

Strapless Kitesurfing (2020)

Articles featured in print media like Kiteboarder Magazine and Stance Planet Magazine.

How to bankroll strapless double page feature of Ismail Adarzane Kitesurfer in Kiteboarding Magazine Ismail Adarzane Kitesurfing Double Page Magazine feature in print kite magazine Stance Planet Ismail Adarzane Double Page Feature in The Kiteboarder Magazine

Future of Mogasurf, Loving Surf and the Family business

But beyond his success as a competitive athlete, Ismail remains deeply rooted in his community, serving as a source of inspiration and mentorship for aspiring kitesurfers in Essaouira and beyond. He took on the family kite and surf school Mogasurf, to share his passion and knowledge with new beginners who want to learn at the best kitesurf school in Essaouira. His school has now collaborated to join with his brother’s surf school Loving Surf which share the shop and school located across from the beach on Mohammad Ave. in Essaouira, Morocco featuring the two floor Kite & Surf school, Healthy Cafe and Surf Shop which also features cool merch from both brands. 


Ismail Adarzane volunteering with local kids on the beach of Essaouira, Morocco


Through his example, he instills in others the values of perseverance, discipline, and passion, proving that with dedication and hard work, dreams can indeed become reality.

Today, Ismail Adarzane continues to drive towards his vision in life through perseverance in running a business just as he does as an athlete. From his humble beginnings in Essaouira to a champion kitesurfing professional on the global stage, his journey serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of human will and self discipline. As he continues to push the boundaries of his sport and inspire others to follow their dreams, Ismail continues to inspire and mentor the generation of kitesurfers and kite instructors to provide a safe and fun environment in and out of the water..

Kitesurfer Ismail Adarzane on the coast of Morocco


Facebook Page:

Ismail Adarzane Kitesurfing







Youtube – Mogasurf / Ismail Adarzane

Vimeo – Ismail Adarzane


Read Mogasurf’s Testimonials and Google Reviews to see what his actual past clients have to say:


Google Reviews