Moroccan Surf Adventure

Sunshine, relaxation, perfect waves and some epic ocean sunsets at one of the best surfing spots in the world

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Moroccan Surf Adventure

Sunshine, relaxation, perfect waves and some epic ocean sunsets at one of the best surfing spots in the world

DURATION

5 nights

LOCATION

Morocco

ANNUAL LEAVE

4 days off work

SEASON

Feb—May, Sep—Dec

GROUP SIZE

Up to 8 people

MEETING POINT

Al Massira Airport, Agadir

ACCOMMODATION

Classic

Guesthouse

OVERALL RATING

4.7

Based on 39 reviews
DIFFICULTY

Moderate

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

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

Learn all the techniques you need to ride the waves, including how to paddle, pop up, turn and read the beach for impending waves, rips and currents

More time on the water, more waves and more memories on this Moroccan surf adventure

Day 1

First day, first waves

Meet your host in Agadir and get whisked away to your traditional Moroccan Riad in a legendary surf hot spot. Settle in and meet your crew for sundowners and dinner.

Day 2-5

Surf, eat, sleep, repeat

Surfing

4-6hrs

Take breakfast in the tranquil courtyard each morning and then head out to another legendary local surf spot. Your host will drive you to the best beach for the day’s conditions so you always have prime waves to catch.

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 a supervised surf session. 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, then explore the town and have dinner in one of Taghazout’s many excellent restaurants.

Day 6

Last day in surfing paradise

Surfing

4-6hrs

Linger over another delicious breakfast, hone your skills with a final morning lesson and then spend the afternoon carving some glassy waves as you admire the postcard-perfect Moroccan landscape.

Then, after catching a last ride back into the beach it’s time to clean up and catch your flight home.

Included

Guides

Experienced, English speaking surf instructors

Accommodation

5 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

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Some meals as described

Tips for your guides

Visas where required

Day 1

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2-5

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

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, some Moroccan-style dinners (including some great couscous and tagines) will be on offer in your riad and some evenings out will be organised at local restaurants in town serving inexpensive and delicious Moroccan and international food.

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 location is peaceful and the riad has a private courtyard, palm trees, 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).

The Area

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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.

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What's included?

  • Everything you need to ride the waves

What do I need to bring?

  • Beach bag
  • Beach towel, shoes or sandals
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
  • Swimming costume
  • Somewhat modest clothing for around town
  • 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

- Ali(December 2022)

From booking to returning back home, everything was well organised. The hosts were fabulous and lovely fishing village to stay in. Surf instructors were capable and friendly. I was most impressed with the variation of people in the group and the group dynamics was fantastic. The trip also had a lot of flexibility within it i.e. if you did not want to surf you could do your own thing, if you wanted to eat somewhere else you could, if you were vegetarian it was always catered for well.

- Tanis(December 2022)

This trip positively exceeded my expectations! The core of the trip was obviously around surfing, which was great in the spots chosen, the instructors, etc. But the trip was amazing in many other ways too. The guys taking care of the group (Blake, Micky, Jemaine) were not just helpful and knowledgeable, but also fun and sweet, and indeed it felt that they were part of the group itself. Food (which was mostly at the riad) was incredible, and the places around also provided super yummy alternatives. We also did a few off-plan activities all together that were wonderful, like going to Agadir's zouk, as well as watching Morocco's matches on the World Cup. Probably one of the best short holidays of my life, totally recommend

- Helena(December 2022)

What a great way to spend Christmas! Learning to surf in Morrocco was so much fun and with such a lovely group of people! We visited lots of beaches and relaxed in between the surfing, with the freedom to do our own thing or stay with the group 🙂

- Alex(December 2022)

Loved the group - lots of fellow solo travellers so we ended up hanging out a lot together. Really helpful surf instructors too. I recommend you do a day or two in Marrakech beforehand if you want to see the markets, and then take a coach to Agadir (very scenic route)

- Rameez(December 2022)

Amazing experience. On top of the Moroccan environment, the group dynamic, hospitality of the host/instructors and the food was great. Top notch experience I would recommend again. I know I will be back

- Ben(November 2022)

Very friendly hosts and nice accommodation that is a short drive from taghazout. Enjoyed visiting a new beach each day and the different restaurants that they took us to for our dinners. Would have liked a bit more feedback during the lessons which were quite informal. Overall a good value trip and a great new experience

- Jon(November 2022)

Awesome experience. Surfing was hard work, but everyone on the trip was challenged by it, then succeeded. The group, both through MBA and other people staying at the accommodation, were great; our hosts were awesome and overall it was simply a great trip. Morocco itself was also an unexpected joy - really friendly people, helpful and felt really safe all of the time. Mint Surf were having a few teething problems whilst we were there, but they were ticking these off every day, and the pace of life and laidback attitude meant that it never bothered me.

- Susan(October 2022)

My first solo trip and it was so great. I was unsure about whether we'd all go out for dinner together but the local hosts took it in turns to take us out to restaurants with good food, depending on what we fancied. It really made the trip worthwhile cos there's nothing worse than feeling like a spare part and having to go out alone. Especially in Morocco where it's not always great wandering the streets alone as a single woman. Everyone on the trip was great - hosts and guests. All of the equipment was provided and was perfect working order. The surf instructors couldn't have worked harder or been more attentive and Courteney would book us in for massages and book taxis. I literally didn't have to make a decision all week other than what to eat for dinner and I loved it because usually it's down to me to plan everything on a holiday. Surfing was tiring but fun - I'm really looking forward to seeing the proper photos that Micky took of all of us. It was great to go to a different beach every day - my favourite was Plage d'Imsouane where Meehdi took us to see the fish market and bought some sardines which Haitam then cooked over a BBQ for everyone to eat. It was such a great day and the surfing felt easier. I'm definitely going to go back. It was such a great atmosphere, really fun meeting new people and learning how to surf. Taghazout is a really nice place and the weather was glorious.

- Jonathan(October 2022)

Great Introduction to Surfing in an amazing setting. Staff & accommodation were great, and really enhanced the experience. I would love to return one day!

- Eleni(September 2022)

The trip was a great experience in general. I would recommend it to someone who wants to try surfing in Morocco. Lunch and drinks provided were enough to keep us active and the breakfast a good size portion. I had a small accident on the beach that our guide drove us back and I went to a clinic a couple of hours later after being dropped at home. Luckily all good just a few bruises around my eyes. The team was really supportive. A lot to remember and something I might try again in the future. Thank you all!

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 314kg 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 novices and beginner 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 is OK for washing and brushing teeth, but it is not recommended for drinking. Bottled mineral water is cheap 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

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.

You may read reports about a sewage problem in Taghazout online. Recent works in the area have seen the installation of a sewage system for the town, which is fully operational now. This means that surf camps in the area are all reporting a significant drop in stomach illness coming out of COVID. However, we still suggest to follow some basic hygiene rules and remain very careful of sunstroke, because that can equally cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea:

Wash your hands with soap thoroughly before every meal, stay away from random street food or other restaurants without recommendation if you don't know the hygienic conditions, and wear sun protection.

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.

You're in good company. Our adventures are typically made up of a mix of solo travellers and small groups of two or three friends who simply love adventure, pushing themselves and meeting awesome like-minded people. See here for more info about our lovely bunch of Much Better Adventurers.

Want to book a private trip? Just tap ‘Private Group’ in the dates and prices tab.

Your trip is led by carefully curated local hosts and expert guides. See here for more info about the guides we work with.

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