500KM KITESURFING IN THE DESERT! – Court In The Act Free Ride

Dakhla Downwind Challenge


Throughout the last year, while many of us could only dream of getting away, Tom Court simply hasn’t stopped moving, though. The Dakhla Downwind Challange is one of his best video adventures yet – this time with riding partner, Forest Bakker. Dakhla in Morocco is one of kiting’s most popular kite camp holiday destinations, though we’re not sure the remote camping bit on a windy cliff each night is overly relaxing! 

Tom says of his video:

“In this episode of #courtintheact I am in Morocco’s Deep South, in Dakhla and we are shredding the Dakhla Downwind Challenge, a 500km downwind kitesurfing challenge that spans from the Dakhla lagoon down to the boarder of Mauritania. As far south in the Sahara desert as you can go. It is a once in a lifetime trip, that holds a special place for any adventurer to be able to achieve this, is something special. Unfortunately we didn’t get that much wind in the later days of the trip so we had to make do with some good vibes and fireside banter.”

“A good kiteboarding trip is always made by the people that you are with and this down winder was no different… good times had by all and some great moments on the water!!”

For more information on how to join this epic kitesurfing adventure through the the Sahara desert, visit:



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