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Surf Morocco

Perfect waves, delicious food, incredible sunsets – it's all in a days work in the surfing mecca of Taghazout

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Adventures / Adventure School

Surf Morocco

Perfect waves, delicious food, incredible sunsets – it's all in a days work in the surfing mecca of Taghazout

DURATION
3 nights
LOCATION
Morocco
ANNUAL LEAVE
2 days off work
SEASON
Feb—May, Sep—Dec
GROUP SIZE
Up to 8 people
MEETING POINT
Al Massira Airport, Agadir
ACCOMMODATION
Apartment
DIFFICULTY
Moderate

Ideal for both complete beginners and intermediate surfers. The only requirement is that you can swim and tread water.

Relax in the laid-back fishing village of Taghazout on Morocco’s lovely west coast - a legendary spot for European surfers

Learn all the techniques needed to paddle, pop up, ride, turn and read the beach for impending waves, rips and currents

Surf in the morning, catch waves all afternoon and then watch the sun sink into the ocean from your terrace

Included

Guides

Experienced, English speaking surf instructors

Accommodation

3 nights in Taghazout

Meals

Filling breakfasts and delicious lunches

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in between

Equipment

Everything you need to ride the waves

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Tips for your guides

Some meals as described

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Agadir Airport, Agadir

Anytime on Day 1

Ends

Agadir Airport, Agadir

Anytime on Day 4

Transfers

You'll be picked up on arrival and dropped off in time for departure.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Agadir from major airports across the Uk and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Apartment · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 and 3

Apartment · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 4

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Breakfasts are traditional Moroccan pancakes, served with jam and butter, accompanied by freshly baked French baguettes, egg, coffee and tea. Packed lunches include sandwiches or salads, soda, biscuits and fruit.

There are plenty of restaurants in town serving inexpensive and delicious Moroccan and international food (including some great couscous and tagines). Three times a week your host also organises a group dinner at the surf camp for anyone who wants to join.

Vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated, just make a request when booking.

What is the accommodation like?

Taghazout

You’ll stay in a two-bedroom apartment on the coast with views of the famous surf spot at Anchor Point. Solo travellers will have their own private bedroom and couples will have their own private apartment. Apartments offer free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen, double beds and a balcony overlooking the sea.

Day 1

Head for Taghazout

Meet your host in the city of Agadir and then drive through the Moroccan countryside to the town of Taghazout on the gorgeous west coast. Settle in, grab some dinner and hang out on your terrace as you listen to the waves crashing below.

Day 2 and 3

Learn to surf

Surfing

4-6hrs

Learn how to surf or polish your technique alongside professional instructors and then practice all morning in sparkling blue water backed by vivid red hills. Fuelled by groundswells in the north Atlantic these waves travel thousands of miles to produce the conditions that Taghazout is famous for – from sandy-bottomed beginners’ waves, to long, glassy point breaks.

After a picnic lunch on the beach (and maybe a nap in the shade) paddle back out for some more surf. Then as the sun gets lower in the sky head back to your apartment to shower off the salt. Stretch out your muscles with an optional sunset yoga session, explore the town and then have dinner in one of Taghazout’s many excellent restaurants.

Day 4

Last chance for waves

Linger over breakfast, enjoy that awesome view one last time and then head back to the beach. Spend the day carving some glassy waves and admiring the postcard-perfect Moroccan landscape, before catching your flight home.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

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What's included?

  • Everything you need to ride the waves

What do I need to bring?

  • Beach bag
  • Beach shoes or sandals
  • Swimming costume
  • Somewhat modest clothing for around town
  • Beach towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
  • Alcohol from the airport Duty Free (if you want a drink)

This trip is suitable for both complete beginners and intermediate surfers who want to work on their technique. Your instructor will adjust every lesson to suit your skill level. The only requirement is that you can swim and tread water.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Tap water in Taghazout is OK for washing and brushing teeth, but it is not recommended for drinking. Bottled mineral water is cheap (5 dirhams) and available everywhere. Alternatively you can bring a water purifier and help keep plastic out of the ocean.

There is a huge variety of surf in this area of Morocco all year round - from mellow beginner waves, to challenging reef ledges. Due to the varied nature of the coastline there is almost always somewhere sheltered and manageable, but those looking for a challenge won’t be disappointed either.

Each morning will start with a surf lesson where you’ll learn the proper stance, how to paddle, turn, pop up and keep your speed, as well as surf etiquette, safety and how to read the beach (waves, rips and currents.) After that you’re free to enjoy the waves for the rest of the day.

Taghazout is primarily a surfing destination, however, there are still plenty of other things to do. You can hike in Paradise Valley, go on a camel ride, experience a hammam, practice your yoga, or shop in the souks to name just a few.

With more than 300 days of sunshine, Morocco is a year-round destination and you’re unlikely to encounter rain. The summer months see warm temperatures (air 20 – 30 °C; sea 18 – 21 °C) and small to medium swells. Winter months have cooler but very pleasant temperatures (air 18 – 26 °C; sea 16 – 20 °C) and the biggest waves.

We recommend checking out the country specific information here and also talking to a travel nurse.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

For current advice about travelling in Morocco, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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