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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

Annual Leave

2 days off work

Location

Morocco

Difficulty

Moderate

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

Why it's Much Better

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 ride the waves, including how to paddle, pop up, turn and read the beach for impending waves, rips and currents

Ride the waves at famous breaks like Hash Point, The Panoramas and the world-famous Anchor Point

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

Stretch out your muscles with a sunset yoga session, explore the town and then seek out dinner in one of the excellent restaurants

What's 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

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Itinerary

Day 1

Head for Taghazout

Activity

Easy day

Accommodation Type

Apartment in Taghazout town

Meet your host in the city of Agadir and then drive through the Moroccan countryside to 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

On the Water

Approx. 4-6 hours of surfing

Accommodation Type

Apartment in Taghazout town

Meals

Filling breakfasts and delicious lunches

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 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

On the Water

Approx. 4-6 hours on the water

Meals

Filling breakfast and a delicious lunch

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.

Accommodation

Taghazout

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Rooms

Twin share

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to/from Agadir
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Dinners
  • Yoga classes (EUR 10)
  • Travel insurance that covers surfing
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your instructors (optional)

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.

The Surf Camp is always open, so this trip will run with a minimum of 1 person and a maximum group size of 18.

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

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.

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.

Yes, you can securely leave any excess luggage in your room in your apartment.

Many destinations require a visa and for your passport to be valid for 6 months minimum. Up to date advice for UK citizens can be found here.

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.

This adventure is adult only, however, if you would like to bring children along this can be arranged by requesting a private trip with the host. This trip is suitable for children from age 6 only.

Meeting Point

Start

Where

Agadir Airport, Agadir

When

Anytime

Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area. You will meet your host when you arrive at your accommodation.

End

Where

Agadir Airport, Agadir

When

Anytime

At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Agadir airport in time for your flight home.

Kitlist

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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)

Meet Your Host

Courtney, Mousef and team

Surf-mad husband and wife duo Courtney and Mousef were drawn to the area by the awesome year-round waves, eventually setting up their surf camp in Taghzout. Mousef is an ISA and Surfing GB qualified surf instructor with ten years experience on the water, whilst Courtney is also a qualified yoga instructor who gained her level 1 and 2 training in some of the top surf spots around the world.

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