Adventures / Adventure School

Moroccan Surf Adventure

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

From

Trip Ref #8894

Adventures / Adventure School

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

Guesthouse

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

Ideal for both complete beginners and intermediate level 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 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

What's it like?

    See the photos our community shared

    All our reviews are verified

    We only invite travellers to leave a review if they have booked this trip with Much Better Adventures.

    Dimitrios, May 2022

    The holiday was very well organised. We were able to surf multiple spots and had an amazing time altogether.

    Harriet, April 2022

    Absolutely fantastic trip - learning to surf was so fun and the accommodation and surf teachers were fantastic. I'd recommend this trip for anyone wanting to try some surfing!

    Samuel Spreadbury, April 2022

    Amazing trip with lots of surfing opportunities at different beaches in the local area. Courtney and the team were very knowledgeable and helpful, ensuring everything ran smoothly, maximising everyone's enjoyment. Great food, company and surf!

    Mark, March 2022

    Superb experience, the host was great and the instructor was very patient.

    Ashley, October 2021

    This was such a fun trip. Everything is organised by Courtney and her team at Mint Surf, who are all super professional, warm and welcoming. The surf instructors are great - I’ve taken lessons before but this is the first time it’s clicked and I improved a lot over the 5 days. The accommodation is large, airy, comfortable and clean, with comfy beds, high quality facilities, and a rooftop terrace. The cafe downstairs has the best food in the whole town. Courtney is extremely helpful and organised everything for us (from taxis into another town to last minute Covid tests required for travel). The whole team is super kind and friendly and made everyone feel right at home. Would definitely recommend.

    Connor, March 2020

    Feeling glum after seemingly endless months of wet and windy UK winter, I spontaneously decided to sign up for this 6-day beginner surf trip. It was absolutely excellent and I cannot recommend it highly enough! The local host made sure everything was perfectly organised, from the taxi to and from the airport, the delicious breakfasts and lunches provided each day, the clean and tidy accommodation, organising wet suits and boards for us, and of course the surfing and tuition itself, which was also brilliant! The weather was also perfect - around the mid-20s every day during the day (I went in early March). I highly recommend this as a great trip for solo travelers - there were a fair few others also traveling solo, making for a great atmosphere all round (larger groups would also definitely be welcome!)

    Alice, January 2020

    I had an amazing trip, it was super chilled and great fun. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Amazing weather, great waves and brilliant instructors. I fell in love with the town of Taghazout and will definitely be returning! Organisation was also great, you don't have to worry about anything apart from turning up!

    Emily, December 2019

    Great accommodation and instructors.

    Victoria, December 2019

    Everyone was warm & welcoming. The surf instructors were patient and took the time to adapt each session to everyone's needs. The accommodation was clean & comfortable, and the hosts did everything they could to ensure we had a fab trip.

    Javier, December 2019

    The weather, location, and food arrangements were great.

    Included

    Guides

    Experienced, English speaking surf instructors

    Accommodation

    5 nights in Taghazout town

    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

    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

    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, 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.
    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, free WiFi, and balconies 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

    First day, first waves

    Meet your host in Agadir and then drive to the legendary surf hot spot of Taghazout. Settle in and meet your crew for sundowners and dinner with an ocean view.

    Day 2-5

    Surf, sleep, surf, repeat

    Surfing

    4-6hrs

    Take breakfast on the terrace 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 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, 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.

    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 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

    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 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

    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.

    From

    Full Financial Protection

    Your money is safe. Every booking is fully financially protected.

    Covid Refund Guarantee

    If your trip is cancelled due to Covid choose from free date changes, account credit, or a full refund.

    Similar Trips

    From