Morocco = Photo: Charlie McCulloch
4.9
| 81 reviews

Learn to Surf in Morocco in a Weekend

3 nights
Moderate

A long weekend of perfect waves, delicious food, incredible sunsets – it's all in a day's work in the surfing mecca of Taghazout Bay

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with experienced, English-speaking surf instructors

Guesthouse

3 nights in Taghazout Bay

Meals

Filling breakfasts and delicious lunches

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in between

Equipment

Everything you need to ride the waves

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 14 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.9
| 81 reviews
Solo traveller and first time surfer 🏄🏽‍:male_sign:
June 2024
Laurenz H.
Solo traveller and first time surfer 🏄🏽‍:male_sign:
June 2024
Laurenz H.
Fun, Fun, Fun
May 2024
Helen B.
Had a wonderful time!
May 2024
Mary M.
Had a wonderful time!
May 2024
Mary M.
I stood...
May 2024
Helen M.
Amazing Surf Holiday
March 2024
Anna S.
Amazing Surf Holiday
March 2024
Anna S.
Amazing Surf Holiday
March 2024
Anna S.
Amazing Surf Holiday
March 2024
Anna S.
We had an amazing trip,
March 2024
Jake E.
We had an amazing trip,
March 2024
Jake E.
We had an amazing trip,
March 2024
Jake E.
We had an amazing trip,
March 2024
Jake E.
What a trip! We were
February 2024
Daniel P.
What a trip! We were
February 2024
Daniel P.
Fantasic trip!
February 2024
Rosie P.
Fantasic trip!
February 2024
Rosie P.
Fantasic trip!
February 2024
Rosie P.
Fantasic trip!
February 2024
Rosie P.
Fantasic trip!
February 2024
Rosie P.
Fantasic trip!
February 2024
Rosie P.
Thank you so much for the amazing memories!...
November 2023
Kirsty
Thank you so much for the amazing memories!...
November 2023
Kirsty
Thank you so much for the amazing memories!...
November 2023
Kirsty
Highly recommend this trip. Excellent and f...
November 2023
Michael
Highly recommend this trip. Excellent and f...
November 2023
Michael
Highly recommend this trip. Excellent and f...
November 2023
Michael
Highly recommend this trip. Excellent and f...
November 2023
Michael
Highly recommend this trip. Excellent and f...
November 2023
Michael

Relax near the laid-back fishing village of Taghazout on Morocco’s 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

Looking for a longer trip? See our Moroccan Surf Adventure for more time on the water

Key Information

Day 1

Head for the coast

Meet your host in the city of Agadir and drive to your base, a traditional Moroccan riad. You'll stay in the village of Tamraght, which is in Taghazout Bay, on the gorgeous west coast. Settle in, grab some dinner and hang out in the courtyard of your tranquil oasis.

Day 2 and 3

Learn to surf

Photo: Charlie McCulloch

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 and the surrounding area 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 riad to shower off the salt. Stretch out your muscles with an optional sunset yoga session, and then have dinner either at your riad or at one of the many excellent restaurants in town.

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.

Day 1

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 and 3

Guesthouse · 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, you will either dine at your riad or 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.

What is the accommodation like?

Taghazout Bay

You'll stay at the host's riad in Tamraght, Taghazout Bay. The town of Tamraght is a less touristy alternative to Taghazout town, which can be reached by a 15 minute taxi ride or a 45 minutes walk along the beach. The riad is made for relaxing, with a roof terrace, private courtyard with a small pool and free WiFi. All rooms are decorated in traditional Moroccan style and have en-suite bathrooms.

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).

This trip has been rated as Moderate

This trip is most suitable for beginner surfers who want to learn some basic surf skills and 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.

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 and practise at your leisure for the rest of the day and your hosts will monitor from the beach.

What if i need to skip an activity?

Taghazout Bay is primarily a surfing destination, however, there are still plenty of other things to do. You can hike in Paradise Valley, 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.

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.

If departing on the final day of the trip, please book your flight or bus in the afternoon or evening if you wish to make the most of your last morning surfing.

Travel options

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

Please note that mobile boarding passes are not accepted at Agadir airport. You will need to present a printed boarding pass on departure.

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount 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)
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

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 B&B

Payable Before Departure

Additional Night Double/Twin Room B&B

Additional Night Single Gender Twin-Shared Room B&B

Payable Before Departure

Additional Night Single Gender Twin-Shared Room B&B

Per Person

Additional Night Single Room B&B

Payable Before Departure

Additional Night Single Room B&B

Laurenz H.(June 2024)
Solo traveller and first time surfer 🏄🏽‍:male_sign:
Solo traveller and first time surfer 🏄🏽‍:male_sign:
Solo traveller and first time surfer 🏄🏽‍:male_sign:

An amazing getaway to Taghazout. The pickup, schedule, accommodation, surf lessons were all smooth. As a first time surfer, I found the surf instructors to be supportive and LOVED the waves. The food was great, kind service from staff and accommodation clean. A very welcoming trip and group of people. There is Yoga classes and places to explore both locally and further out! If you want to chill instead there’s plenty of time for that. Well worth the money, a lovely experience!

Laura P.(June 2024)
great intro into surfing

An excellent trip overall. Good accommodation, clean, hot water with pressure, nothing to complain about.

I can't speak highly enough of the surf trips. There is a search in the morning for the best site and then once settled two instructors look after you. You do get battered but at least it's by beginner waves. A sandwich lunch is included.

Extra points go to the host, she can recommend everything. With a tele lens, she even comes to the beach to take pictures of the wannabe surfers which she then makes available for free!

Helen B.(May 2024)
Fun, Fun, Fun
Fun, Fun, Fun

A super fun weekend, great to try a new sport and I loved the morning and evening yoga. The riad was comfortable and friendly and everything well organised by Courtney. Finally the food was delicious!

Mary M.(May 2024)
Had a wonderful time!
Had a wonderful time!
Had a wonderful time!

I had a great time! Such a perfect introduction to surfing, from someone who was a complete novice. Haitian was an incredible personality to have guide us on the surfing instructions. Super encouraging, passionate, involved and just a delight of a person! Courtney was really friendly, helpful and the whole trip was seamless. Thanks so much for a great time!

Helen M.(May 2024)
I stood...
I stood...

Orange sunset over palm, Over sea. Old friends, just met; Easy, familiar. Shared tales. Eat, meet, take a seat, weary feet.

A call to prayer Streams into dreams - a dawn lullaby. The cockerels crow Too soon to wake. But...

Shared excitement! Shared nerves Shared frustration Shared exhilaration, Feel alive, smashed by crashed Wave, Salty soak. Calm pool, cool On warmed skin Yoga chill All is well.

Aghast, minor illness left my holiday dream dashed, Slashed By an incapacitating sword But not before I stood On my board.

  • What adventure gives cannot be taken away -
Anna S.(March 2024)
Amazing Surf Holiday
Amazing Surf Holiday
Amazing Surf Holiday
Amazing Surf Holiday
Amazing Surf Holiday

We had an amazing holiday learning to surf in Morocco. We were total beginners, but learnt so much over the course of a few days and have definitely caught the surfing bug.

The riad we stayed at was lovely, with a lot of communal space for socialising. Everyone at mint surf - the guests, the hosts and all the staff - were so friendly and it was really sad saying goodbye after our weekend away.

We took yoga sessions each morning, which really helped stretch out the muscles before a day of surfing. Longer evening yoga sessions were also available.

All the food we had at the riad was amazing. Eating as a group was a great way to meet other people on the trip, and was one of my favourite aspects of the holiday. We also went out for a group meal one night in Tagazhout.

Jake E.(March 2024)
We had an amazing trip,
We had an amazing trip,
We had an amazing trip,
We had an amazing trip,
We had an amazing trip,

We had an amazing trip, the surfing was incredible, the equipment was ready for us each morning and Imad was a great instructor. The riad was clean and comfortable with a lovely breakfast each morning.

Daniel P.(February 2024)
What a trip! We were
What a trip! We were
What a trip! We were

What a trip! We were really looked after by Courtney who organized taxi's and meals out for us. Plus the food and accommodation was really good. The surf was un and we had a great coach in Emre who found the best surf for us each day. Highly recommend

Rosie P.(February 2024)
Fantasic trip!
Fantasic trip!
Fantasic trip!
Fantasic trip!
Fantasic trip!
Fantasic trip!
Fantasic trip!

What a great little adventure! Couldn't fault a thing. Big thanks to Courtney for hosting and making us feel so welcome. Highly recommend the yoga, both sunrise and sunset - such a great way to stretch out the muscles, pre and post surf. Accommodation was lovely, great views from the roof top and lots of places to chill in the evening. The food was delicious and plentiful. And I can't forget to mention all the adorable dogs and cats that roamed about the riad! The surf lessons were brilliant, so much fun - big thanks to our instructor Emre! We were luckily enough to have a beach all to ourselves, the sea was warm and clear and weather was a perfect temperature, lots of warm sunshine. I also recommend paying a visit to the local souk, such lovely handmade items and souvenirs. Anyone thinking of doing this trip, I highly recommend it! Will definitely be returning!

Katherine S.(February 2024)
Fantastic trip for beginners and experts

This was a great four days. Food was brilliant, fantastic venue and top class surfing instruction. Definitely coming back.

Elise S.(February 2024)
Fun way to learn to surf!

This was such a great trip! The 3 days of surfing was perfect for beginners - we learned a lot and even managed to stand up a couple of times :) The community feel of the riad, the delicious food, and the beautiful sunsets were perfect. Highly recommend trying this out!

Kirsty(November 2023)