Adventures / Adventure School

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

What's it like?

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    Jamie, May 2022

    I cannot recommend MBA and their local hosts enough. Courtney and her team could not do enough to help out. The surf instructors were brilliant, as I can now surf!

    Zoe, May 2022

    Courtney and her team made everything run very smoothly. I felt like I was well looked after and, if I needed anything, they would help me get it. The surfing lessons were well managed and flexible, I felt like we had the time we wanted and if we had wanted to cut the session shorter or extend it longer, we would have been accommodated. There was a shared bathroom in the accommodation which I probably didn’t notice when booking, but for some people that’s a real barrier. The food we were provided for breakfast and lunch was simple but I think the right option. For dinner, again, Courtney and her team helped us find the right vibe for the evening and I ate very well throughout the trip! Being collected from the airport (or bus station in my case) is a great benefit, and made the stress of arrival much less inhibiting. As a single female traveller I felt very safe throughout, mainly through the advice and guidance of our hosts.

    Jennifer, April 2022

    Fantastic surfing trip, would definitely recommend! Friendly hosts and surf instructors and a great mix of surfing and relaxing. Signed up solo and it was really welcoming fun group of people.

    Peps, April 2022

    Great trip. Surfing was ace. Weather fab. Town lovely and highly vibrant!

    Chris, April 2022

    Courtney was an incredible host with great knowledge of the local town and the best spots to eat. She made us an incredible breakfast every morning with fresh coffee and made us all feel very safe as a group. If you’d like to learn to surf and experience that Moroccan heat and culture, then get on this trip!

    Sarah Allen, March 2022

    Great surf trip for beginners. Such a fun trip, accommodation at Mint Surf is nice with good breakfasts, and the cafe below the bedrooms serves amazing food all day! Wifi there is good. Friendly, helpful host. Taghazout is a nice Moroccan town to explore. Surf instructor was good - had us all standing up on day one! Equipment all good, and took us to a variety of surf spots. Roof Terrace at the accommodation is also lovely - amazing sunset views and a great spot for yoga. Overall, a super fun intro to surfing!

    Louis, March 2022

    This is a fantastic trip I couldn’t recommend more highly! Met a great bunch of adventurers on the trip we had such a laugh surfing by day and exploring Taghazout by night. Courtney, Soufian and the Mint Surf team were brilliant hosts, the accommodation, food and tuition they provided was all spot on. The surfing itself was the highlight, the waves in Taghazout were perfect for learning with room for progression we were all standing on the board in no time! Overall an unforgettable trip and can’t wait to go back!

    Aimee, September 2021

    Great adventure! Highly recommend it and make sure you ask for the Surf instructor Barak as he was brilliant! We will be booking again

    Cam, March 2020

    Great weather, great spot, great waves, everything was better than I imagined it.

    Matt, March 2020

    Great surfing location, managed to go out each day and learned to surf. The ideal location as the village is great with a very strong surfing atmosphere.

    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

    map

    Logistics

    Starts & Ends

    Agadir Airport or Agadir Bus Station

    Anytime

    Transfers

    You will be collected from the airport or from the bus station any time you arrive or depart - these do not have to be the same days the trip starts and ends.

    Travel options

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

    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, eggs, coffee and tea. Packed lunches include sandwiches or salads, soda, biscuits and fruit. In the evenings, your host will arrange group dinners at local restaurants in town serving inexpensive and delicious Moroccan and international food (including some great couscous and tagines).

    Vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated, just make a request when booking.
    For vegan/vegetarians, at breakfast is fruit, granola, oatmeal; lunch is hummus, bean salad or peanut butter sandwiches. You'll go out to restaurants for dinners, and your host has recently opened their own cafe with lots of vegan options like zoodles, avocado-mushroom tacos, chick pea & sweet potato tagine, and more including chocolate mousse banana cake for dessert (all vegan).

    What is the accommodation like?

    Taghazout

    You’ll stay at the host's own guest house on the beach with views of the famous surf spot at Anchor Point. Rooms are twin or double share, with shared bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the sea.

    Upgrades

    For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

    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.

    15% Off Outdoor Gear

    In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 15% discount on us to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

    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)

    Optional Private Room Upgrade

    Payable Before Departure

    Optional Private Room Upgrade

    Additional Day Surfing (Equipment + Instructor)

    Payable Before Departure

    Additional Day Surfing (Equipment + Instructor)

    Additional Night Double/Twin Room Bed & Breakfast

    Payable Before Departure

    Additional Night Double/Twin Room Bed & Breakfast

    Additional Night Single Room Bed & Breakfast

    Payable Before Departure

    Additional Night Single Room Bed & Breakfast

    Additional Night Single Sex Twin-Shared Room Bed & Brekfast

    Payable Before Departure

    Additional Night Single Sex Twin-Shared Room Bed & Brekfast

    Per Person

    We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

    What's the number?
    It works out on average at 144kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

    The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2022 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

    But what does the number mean?
    Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

    • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
    • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
    • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

    What are we doing about it?
    Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

    Want to know more?
    Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

    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.

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

    Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

    Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.

    Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.

    We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

    We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

    If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

    All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

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