Welcome to Morocco, home of tasty tajines, magical night markets, a tantalising mix of African, European and Arabic cultures and, of course, world-class waves! Your surf camp host here in Morocco is Reda, a professional Moroccan surfer, who has travelled all over the world with the Rip Curl team. Reda has returned home with his partner, Irene, and set up an amazing surf camp to share Morocco’s magical waves with you. In walking distance from our Moroccan surf camp, you find four incredible surf spots, offering waves for all surf levels from beginners to advanced surfers.
Many more beach, reef and point breaks are just a short drive away. With Moroccan airports serviced by all major European budget airlines and a great public transport system all over the country, Morocco is easily accessible and the perfect surfing holiday destination for single or couple travellers, both small and larger groups and for those on a budget looking to discover the culturally rich Morocco in all its shades and colours.
Our partner surf camp in Morocco is located in the picturesque village of Tamraght, situated between Taghazout and Banana Village, on Morocco’s Southwest coast just north of the city of Agadir. Here, we have four surf spots in walking distance from our the surf camp (+/- 15 mins.) and many more surf spots in close driving proximity. And with a team of experienced, local surf guides and surf instructors at hand, you can really get excited about a fun and surf-filled week in Morocco.
The surf camp itself is a 300m² modern Moroccan-style villa that stretches over 3 floors with a large, panoramic rooftop terrace, perfect for practicing Yoga, enjoying sunset drinks and our afternoon high teas and for sharing surfing stories. The surf camp’s lounge area is equipped with a satellite TV and DVD player and offers a large selection of surf magazines and books. Breakfast and dinner are served in the surf camp’s communal area on the ground floor. There are also baby foot and ping-pong table onsite and Wi-Fi is available everywhere in the surf camp.
The beach as well as many local shops and restaurants are in easy walking distance from our surf camp. After a long and sunny day on the hunt for waves, you can relax on the surf camp’s large rooftop terrace, practice Yoga, enjoy sunset cocktails or join us on a trip to the famous rock pools of Paradise Valley, to go sand dune surfing or to the buzzing Souk of Agadir. Here in Morocco, our competent surf camp team makes sure you leave each surf session stoked and smiling. They have your perfect surf holiday adventure covered!
A typical day in our surf camp here in Morocco will start off with a hearty breakfast with a variety of healthy options to fuel up for the day ahead. You will leave around 8.45 am in the morning for your surf lesson to ensure you hit the surf before anyone else.
Surf lessons kick off at 9.30 am and will last a couple of hours. It will start off with some surf theory and stretching on the beach followed by some fun in the surf.
After the lesson, it’s time for lunch! Ali has surely prepared a super healthy lunch, just enough to keep you going but not fill you up too much if you want to head out again for another surf in the afternoon.
If you feel like skipping an afternoon surf session, we can arrange for you to go on a trip to the famous rock pools of Paradise Valley, to go sand dune surfing or to the buzzing Souk of Agadir, all in a 25 km radius.
At around 4 pm, we usually return to the surf house, but we always remain flexible depending on surf conditions and our guests’ preferences on the day. However, you’ll probably be looking forward to the Moroccan tea waiting for you at the surf camp with nice Moroccan pastries after a day on the beach.
Around 5.30 pm we start our yoga lesson on the surf camp’s rooftop. Times can sometimes differ depending on daylight savings.
We usually gather on the rooftop after sunset and enjoy a nice cold beer or warm tea while we share all the day’s adventures. The three-course dinner is served around 8 pm.
Sleep, then repeat! Sounds good right?
Our Tamraght surf camp is a cozy accommodation. Our bedrooms offer a relaxing and chilled atmosphere, perfect for a good rest after a long day in the surf. The common areas provide a bright and homey setting, perfect for our family dinners. We also have a rooftop with a breathtaking view of Taghazout Bay where we gather at sunset for dips and a few laughs. The surf house is the perfect vibe for those traveling solo, friends or families who wish to socialise and make new friends.
All our rooms have air conditioning and we provide all bedding, bathroom towels and can provide hair dryers where needed.
Ideal for those who travel solo or on a budget but still want accommodation, this dorm can welcome up to 6 guests. It has a total of 6 individual beds, of which one is a bunk.
This beautiful room overlooks the mountains with its peculiar Argan trees. It is a bright room with a private bathroom ideal for those travelling in a small group or a family.
This recently refurbished room has a beautiful mountain view. It has a private bathroom and two single beds. It is ideal for those traveling with a friend or those who wish to share but still want certain privacy.
The biggest and brightest of them all. This spacious double room has a private bathroom and offers stunning views of the bay of Taghazout. Ideal for those traveling with their partner or who just want full privacy.
Guests booked on our Surf & Yoga packages here in Morocco get the best of both worlds. Your surf holiday package includes 6x 2 hours of surf lessons with all surf equipment and beach transfers, plus a daily Yoga session in the afternoon on our rooftop terrace overlooking Tamraght and the sea.
Our surf camps and partner surf camps are known for their fun, professional and enthusiastic approach to teaching surfing. All our surf instructors in our surf camp in Morocco are experienced, fully licensed, qualified and also have a lifeguard qualification, so you can feel safe when learning to surf.
Yoga and surfing have long gone hand in hand with many professional surfers using yoga to help improve their flexibility, core strength and surfing performance. If you feel like you could do with a bit of stretching after a long day surfing, Yoga is a fantastic way to improve your flexibility and strengthen your body. Our Yoga instructors make their sessions fun and accessible to ‘Yogis’ of all levels and the views from our rooftop are priceless, especially at sunset!
The waves here in Morocco are some of the longest in the world, most of which are point breaks that break over sand. Long waves are especially good when learning to surf or wanting to improve your surfing. They make balancing and getting a feel for your surfboard easy and are also great for learning to turn your surfboard. And when waves break over sand, you also don’t have to worry too much about wiping out as you won’t crash onto corals or rocks.
Star Surf Camps are renowned for professional surf teaching that is fun. All surf instructors in our surf camp in Morocco are experienced, fully licensed, qualified in the country they teach in and also have a lifeguard qualification.
Included in your Surf Lesson Packages are 6 x 2hrs. of surf lessons as well as the use of all surf equipment (wetsuit, surfboard & leash). We divide our surf guests into groups in accordance to each surfer’s surfing ability.
Our international team of professional surf instructors in Morocco doesn’t simply watch you from the beach, but gets in the water with you to help you catch the best waves and improve your surfing quickly. A theoretical introduction to the day’s surf spot, ocean safety and a warm-up are also part of your surf lesson.
Surf world-renowned waves!
Our Surf Guiding package includes 6x 2 hours of wave hunting with transfers and is recommended for intermediate to advanced surfers. Basically for all those looking to surf our world-renowned right-handers that Morocco has on offer. Surf Guiding is usually with surf camp founder Reda who will ensure you are in the right spot at the right time. Taghazout area has many mind-blowing surf spots but they can change drastically within a few hours.
All our surf holiday guests booked on our Surf Guiding Packages are picked up from the surf villa and taken to the day’s best surf spot best suited to your surfing ability. This may be one of our local waves or anywhere up and down on Morocco’s Southwest coast.
To ensure you’ll get to surf the best waves suited to your surf level, our surf holiday guests are divided into groups and taken to different surf spots. Our expert surf team is always at hand to answer any questions you might have on your technique or the intricacies of the local point, reef or beach breaks.
Surfboard & Equipment Hire: We know from experience that a lot of our surf holiday guests in Morocco booked on our Surf Guiding Packages bring their own surf equipment. If, for whatever reason you shouldn’t, don’t worry. We have access to a whole host of surf hire equipment (for 10€/ day) and are at hand to help you choose the best surfboard for your surfing ability.
For our surf lessons and surf guiding, we often venture out of town to find uncrowded waves along Morocco’s Southwest coast. These range from easy beginner beach breaks to some of the world’s best and longest point breaks. Each day, our surf guides will help you find the spot best suited to your surf ability on any given wind, wave size and tide. They’ll also show you the secrets to each spot: the easiest paddling routes, the best places to sit, the spots of the reef to watch out for and the entry and exit points to save damaging your board on the rocks.
The true beauty of Morocco is the length and consistency of the waves and the variety of surf on our doorstep. The waves here are some of the longest in the world, most of which break over sand bottom point breaks. Just imagine a wave that lasts over 300 meters, allowing you to try 10+ turns on each wave, correct your body positioning and truly feel the difference between every board you choose to ride!
Should you want to explore further, the surf team will show you some of the many perfect waves up and down the Moroccan coastline. Within 30 minutes of our accommodation, there are over 35 waves from beginner surf spots to world-class waves suited for surfing professionals!
Every morning, you’re served a healthy breakfast including a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as melons, kiwis, avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, etc. fresh juices, mint tea and coffee as well as Moroccan pancakes, fresh bread, eggs, jams, honey, cereals, etc. For your lunch at the beach, we prepare a variety of sandwiches, pasta salads, quiches or cheeseburgers for you, and also include fresh fruits and bottled water for you to take to your surf lessons.
When you come back from a long and sunny day on the beach surfing, we serve our classic afternoon high tea on our rooftop terrace with traditional mint tea and delicious Moroccan biscuits.
In the evenings, our on-site chefs prepare a three-course meal for you. Starters include fresh vegetables, salads and soups. Main courses range from traditional Moroccan dishes, such as beef, chicken or fish tajines with vegetables and selections of tapas, kebabs and couscous, to traditional Western BBQs with sausages, chicken and fish from the grill. Home-made desserts and a surf movie or live World Surf League events finish off most evenings on a happy note.
Our dinners here in Morocco are definitely one of the social highlights of each surf camp day and always great fun when reminiscing the day’s best waves or listening to Reda talking surfing adventures!
Where there’s rainbows of colour in every street, smells and scents from spice-markets in the air and an urban orchestra of unfamiliar sounds all around, you’ve stepped into the exhilarating world of Morocco!
And although geographically only 13 km off the coast of Spain, culturally, the North African country couldn’t be more distant from mainland Europe. The combination of Arabic magic, African tradition and European flair truly makes Morocco one of the world’s most diverse countries – and there’s plenty to discover when on surfing holidays in Morocco.
When on surf holidays with us in Morocco, go on a trip exploring the lively streets and colourful markets of Agadir, ride a camel through the country’s picturesque landscape that, for centuries, has inspired many artists and soul seekers alike, rock jump into the turquoise waters of the legendary desert oasis of Paradise Valley, try out sand dune surfing and, of course, surf your heart out every day. There is so, so much to see and do!
Our team can help you arrange day trips, just let us know what you what to do and we’ll get you sorted.
Our week-long surf packages include a return transfer to and from Agadir airport or bus station. Please let us know your arrival/ departure dates before arriving at the surf camp for your surfing holidays. Thank you.
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all use of equipment for your surf lessons and yoga sessions is included
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We highly recommend a 3/2 full-length summer wetsuit to maximise warmth and, therefore, surfing time. We have a range of wetsuits, surfboards and surfing equipment available for hire should you not want to travel with extra baggage or risk damage from the pesky airport baggage handlers.
It is compulsory that all our guests have their own valid travel insurance which covers surfing. We only partner with insured and reputable companies in Morocco ourselves, and, of course, we too have our own travel and tour operator public liability insurance.
British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months.
When entering the country, make sure your passport is stamped. Some tourists have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passport bears no entry stamp.
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Morocco. However, the Moroccan Consulate General in London advise that your passport should be valid for at least 3 months on your date of entry to Morocco. If your passport does not meet this requirement you may face difficulties and you should check with the Moroccan authorities and your travel provider before travelling.
For EU passport holders, Russian Federation, USA and New Zealand citizens a Visa is not required to enter Morocco for tourist purposes. You can stay in Morocco for up to 90 days and your passport should be valid for at least 6 months before your return date. If you are a citizen of any other country, please, get in touch with your nearest Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco. More information here: http://ma.embassyinformation.com
Morocco has over 330 days of sunshine a year, so day wear consists of boardies/ bikinis and flip flops. However, it does get chilly the moment the sun comes down, so a pair of jeans and a hoody is often worth packing.
It is not illegal to drink alcohol in the Taghazout area, however, it is culturally insensitive to be seen drinking alcohol in the street with "the lads on tour"-attitude. There are supermarkets close by and you are more than welcome to bring any drink with you to the surf camp from the duty free store.
Morocco’s currency, the Dirham, is a ‘closed currency’, meaning you cannot, in theory, change money outside the country or take any with you when you leave. However, in practice, it is extremely easy to change any currency into Dirham upon arrival at the airport, at a number of ATMs and banks close by. Of course, Traveller’s Cheques are also always an option.
It is not necessary for anti-malarial precautions and no vaccinations are currently required upon entering the country. However, we do recommend you consult with a doctor before departure. We have first aid equipment always at hand and our staff is trained in administering first aid. For minor illnesses and injury, there is a good pharmacy in Taghazout and, in case of an emergency, we can visit hospitals and clinics in Agadir. Medical charges may apply, so please ensure you have adequate travel insurance before you arrive.
Yes, we include a return Agadir airport transfer for all guests who book a week-long package to our surf camp in Morocco. If you're stayong with us for less than a week, transfer prices can be found in the "Transfers & other Essentials"-secrion.
Please let us know your arrival/ departure dates before arriving at the surf camp for your surfing holidays. Thank you.
Budget airlines fly into Morocco from all over Europe with an average of around 100€ per return flight. If you’re flying into Marrakech, Fez or any other airport (we only offer pick-ups from Agadir), use the very reliable bus transport between cities for around 15€ each way. You can always email our team and we help you find the best flights.