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4.8
| 57 reviews

Learn to Surf in Morocco in a Week

5 nights
Moderate

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

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with experienced, English-speaking surf instructors

Guesthouse

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

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?

4.8
| 57 reviews
First Rate Surfing adventure
May 2024
Jack D.
First Rate Surfing adventure
May 2024
Jack D.
A trip full of laughter and making new friends
February 2024
Elspeth J.
Perfection
February 2024
Gizelle T.
Met a great bunch of solo travellers, enjoy...
March 2023
Ellen
Met a great bunch of solo travellers, enjoy...
March 2023
Ellen
My first adventure through MBA and it was a...
March 2023
Michael
My first adventure through MBA and it was a...
March 2023
Michael
My first adventure through MBA and it was a...
March 2023
Michael
My first adventure through MBA and it was a...
March 2023
Michael
My first adventure through MBA and it was a...
March 2023
Michael
Awesome spot , awesome experience...
March 2023
Ben
Awesome spot , awesome experience...
March 2023
Ben
Awesome spot , awesome experience...
March 2023
Ben
From booking to returning back home, everyt...
January 2023
Ali
From booking to returning back home, everyt...
January 2023
Ali
From booking to returning back home, everyt...
January 2023
Ali
From booking to returning back home, everyt...
January 2023
Ali
From booking to returning back home, everyt...
January 2023
Ali
What a great way to spend Christmas! Learni...
January 2023
Helena
What a great way to spend Christmas! Learni...
January 2023
Helena
This trip positively exceeded my expectatio...
December 2022
Tanis A.
This trip positively exceeded my expectatio...
December 2022
Tanis A.
This trip positively exceeded my expectatio...
December 2022
Tanis A.
This trip positively exceeded my expectatio...
December 2022
Tanis A.
This trip positively exceeded my expectatio...
December 2022
Tanis A.
Very friendly hosts and nice accommodation...
December 2022
Ben
Very friendly hosts and nice accommodation...
December 2022
Ben
Very friendly hosts and nice accommodation...
December 2022
Ben
Awesome experience. Surfing was hard work,...
November 2022
Jon

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

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

Got a thirst for picking up new skills? Check out our Climb, Surf and Yoga adventure to combine learning to surf with getting to grips with rock climbing

Key Information

Day 1

First day, first waves

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

Days 2-5

Surf, eat, sleep, repeat

Photo: Charlie McCulloch

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.

Each day will be spent surfing 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) you can paddle back out for more practice. 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

Photo Charlie McCulloch

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.

Day 1

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Days 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 town of Tamraght is a less touristy alternative to Taghazout town, which can be reached by a 15 minute taxi ride or a 45 minute walk along the beach. The riad is made for relaxing, with a roof terrace, a 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

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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.

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 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)
*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

Alexander C.(May 2024)
Thanks to Courtney and the

Thanks to Courtney and the rest of the staff for a fantastic 5 nights at Mint Surf! The riad, food, and service were all amazing. Couldn’t think of a better place to learn to surf. Yoga on the terrace was an added bonus. Everything was super well organised and the group dynamic was great.

Zoe T.(May 2024)
Great fun

Quite an intense action packed week with a lovely group of people.

Ashley M.(May 2024)
The Surf and Yoga adventure

The Surf and Yoga adventure in Morroco was everything I could have hoped for. Great host and perfect accommodation, great food and ambiance. The group were such fun and can’t recommend this experience enough. I am already thinking of returning in 2025.

Jack D.(May 2024)
First Rate Surfing adventure
First Rate Surfing adventure
First Rate Surfing adventure

Beautifully authentic Riad near the Moroccan coast with friendly cats and dogs meandering throughout. The host Courtney was very friendly and informative and all of the staff were excellent. The food was excellent and local with a good variety throughout, including the packed lunches on the beach. The surfing instructors brought excellent energy and enthusiasm non-stop and went out of their way to enrich the experience whenever we weren’t on the waves. For people wanting to learn how to surf and see a little of Morocco, this is a brilliant trip.

Jessica A.(April 2024)
This was a great week,

This was a great week, would fully recommend. The accommodation was located in Tamracht, one of the villages with lots of surfing nearby. Our instructors took us to a variety of local beaches depending on the conditions. Really consistent surf throughout the holiday, and having a surf lesson everyday made it easy to improve from the day before. Everyone was super friendly and approachable. Most people spoke English or French.

Becky A.(April 2024)
Lots of fun!

This trip was lots and lots of fun! The surf instructors were the best; full of energy, very encouraging and excellent teachers. The accommodation was good and having a pool to dip in after a surf was bliss. The group bonded really well too, making for a great trip all round.

Dan M.(March 2024)
February Sun & Surf

Had a fantastic time! From start to finish everything was taken care of by Courtney and the gang which left me free to soak up the sun, surf and endless beaches. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Elspeth J.(February 2024)
A trip full of laughter and making new friends
A trip full of laughter and making new friends

I booked this trip as a treat using the inheritance after my father passed away. It was bittersweet spending the money, but I couldn't have hoped for a better trip. Communication from the host was great, the surf instructors were attentive and patient. Accommodation was amazing with various areas to go and chill alone or as a group for a louder atmosphere. Food was amazing and the rooms clean. I loved every minute of it and am so sad to be back already! I am now able to stand on a surf board and the learning process was so fun. I will definitely book a holiday with MBA again.

Gizelle T.(February 2024)
Perfection
Perfection

Nothing but amazing perfection. The people, the surf, the food and the host. Loved it xx

Giovanna C.(December 2023)
Lovely adventure

Amazing trip and lots of fun. It was my first time on a surf camp, I joined solo and there was 4 of us. We had amazing time on the waves, the guide instructors are knowledgeable and fun, the Riad and Courtney are very welcoming.

Erica(October 2023)

Book this tour! You will not regret it! The riad you stay in is amazing, Courtney the host is friendly and helpful, Imad the surf instructor is funny, patient and has over 30 years of experience. The beaches are stunning, the food is excellent, and the atmosphere is relaxed and happy. The people I met were a delight. Honestly, could not be happier.

Lauren(May 2023)

Really fun trip overall!

Sunny(May 2023)

Awesome trip with great friendly hosts, great food, great accommodation overall a fabulous experience.

Dan(April 2023)

A great trip. Cracking bunch of people, great weather, good food and accom and good value for money

Ellen(March 2023)