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Your Guide to Surf in Morocco!

Morocco has become a popular destination for surfers due to its long stretches of coastline and consistently good waves suitable for all levels of experience. 

There is a long tradition of surfing in Morocco, with the first known surfers traveling to in the 1960s. In recent years, Morocco has become increasingly popular with surfers from around the world, attracted by the world-class waves, and unique cultural experiences on offer. Surfing in Morocco offers all levels of surfers epic waves!

AWAVE Travel offers a range of quality hotels in Morocco and these will get you to the best surf, in comfort and style!

Where is Morocco?

Morocco is located in North Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Algeria to the east, and Mauritania to the south. The country is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, as well as its diverse landscapes, and its world-class waves.

The best spots for surfing in Morocco can be found along the Atlantic coast, particularly in the region around Agadir

Taghazout – Taghazout is a small fishing village located about 20 kilometers northwest of Agadir. It is known for its beautiful beaches, surf breaks, and laid-back atmosphere. Taghazout has become a popular destination for surfers and travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of more developed tourist areas.

Tamraght – Small town located slightly south of Taghazout, Tamraght is renowned for its proximity to the famous wave of Banana Point. The village is also home to a number of small shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a weekly market where local farmers and artisans sell their products.

Imsouane – Imsouane is a small fishing village located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, about 40 kilometers northwest of the city of Agadir. Despite its growing popularity, Imsouane has managed to retain its small-town charm and traditional way of life.

Safi – Safi is a city located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, about 170 kilometers southwest of the capital, Rabat. Safi is a popular destination for surfers, with a number of world-class surf breaks located in the area, and it is also a great place to experience Moroccan culture and traditions.

Best time for Surfing in Morocco

The surf season in Morocco varies depending on the location and the type of waves you are looking for. In general, the best time to surf in Morocco goes from October to March, when the waves are typically the largest and most consistent. During this time, the Atlantic coast of Morocco experiences swells from both the north and the south, and the right-hand points fire up!

During the low surfing season from April to September, there are still plenty of waves for beginners and intermediate surfers looking to improve their skills!

How to travel to Morocco?

Agadir has an international airport, Agadir Al Massira Airport, which is located about 15 kilometers south of the city center. The airport has flights to and from a number of destinations within Morocco and around the world. You can also fly to Marrakech Menara International Airport and either rent a car or get a private transfer to the selected hotel along the coast.

AWAVE Travel’s favourite Waves in Morocco!

The Moroccan coast is famous for its long and powerful waves. When all the elements combine with each other, the surf becomes mind-blowing! This destination can welcome surfers of all kinds due to its diversity. The AWAVE Travel team loves surfing there and has picked a few of our favorite waves:

Anchor Point is the most iconic surf spot in Morocco offering a variety of sections barrels, steep takeoffs, carving sections, and more! It holds big swells and on its day it produces legendary rides thanks to the sand and reef bottom.

Killers Point is one of Morocco’s best point breaks and one the most consistent in the Taghazout area. This 300m long wave has a lot to offer from speed sections, bowl sections, and barrels.

Banana Point is a user-friendly long right-hand point break located near the Village of Aourir, also called Banana village due to the many banana plantations that are grown in the river bed facing the spot.

Boilers is another right-hand point that breaks on the site of a sunken shipwreck. Shallow and with strong currents, this is a spot for advanced surfers.

Devil’s Rock is a perfect break for all levels, and one of the favorites for teaching, since it offers a big diversity of waves and has a friendly sandy bottom with occasional rocks.

Imsouane The Bay is the town’s most popular surf spot, this right-hander offers rides for up to 600 mt. One of the longest waves in Africa, it has a sand bottom, which makes it a friendly option for beginners!

Tamri is located north of Taghazout and it’s known for its long, clean waves and is suitable for all surfers. When waves are small everywhere, this swell magnet spot always delivers some fun ones!

Where to stay in Morocco

If you are looking for comfort and quality accommodation whilst surfing in Morocco, our range of surf hotels could be perfect for you! These allow you access to some of the best waves while indulging in beautiful accommodations.

Paradis Plage

Paradis Plage is a 5* Eco Resort located just a few kilometres north of Taghazout, on the gorgeous beach of Imi Ouaddar. This tropical oasis between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean is specifically catered to surf holidays. From couples to families and groups of friends to solo travelers, Paradis Plage delivers the finest experience to those looking for a winter escape. The resort combines Surf, Yoga and a traditional Moroccan Spa, offering a truly unique body experience.

The Yogi Surfer

Located in the surf-soaked area of Taghazout, on the peak of a small hill with stunning views of the ocean, The Yogi Surfer offers a true and authentic Moroccan experience Driven by values of unconditional love for nature, waves, and yoga, this luxury surf camp has an eco-friendly and sustainable imprint and it has dedicated to a healthy mind and body through the practice of surf and yoga, all in a setting designed for your comfort and well-being.

Amouage

Oceanfront Boutique Hotel overlooking Anchor Point, Amouage is located in a prime position in Taghazout and occupies an enviable spot. With uninterrupted views over the ocean and the surf, Amouage is a luxury surf camp run by the Moroccan surf pioneers of Surf Maroc! For surfers of all levels, the expert surf team on-site will take you to the best surf depending on what you want and the conditions that day!

Moroccan Surf Adventures

With amazing waves at the doorstep and the stunning backdrop of the Atlas mountains, Moroccan Surf Adventure is a family business offering unique hospitality, modern and comfortable accommodation in a sustainable and traditional area of the Agadir region, minutes away from the world-renown right-hand point breaks of Morocco! With over 20 years of experience in the area, Moroccan Surf Adventure guides are going to offer you a truly amazing and unforgettable surf experience of the Taghazout region.

Sunshine Surf Morocco

Located in the upper hills of Tamraght, right in the epicenter of some of the best surf spots in the world, Sunshine Surf strives to offer an unforgettable guest and surf experience. From beginners to advanced surfers, and everywhere in between, the expert surf team on-site will take you to the best surf depending on what you want and the conditions that day!

Taghazout Villa

Beach-Chic Guesthouse with a laid-back social vibe, located in the vibrant town of Taghazout, the epicenter of some of the best surf spots in the world, Taghazout Villa by Surf Maroc is the perfect place for an unforgettable surfing experience. Get the best and unparalleled local knowledge to access world-class waves and bring your surfing skills to the next level with the expert surf team on-site!

Munga Guesthouse

Munga Guesthouse is a beautifully designed boutique hotel located in the heart of Taghazout, a stone’s throw away from world-class waves! The attention to detail, use of local materials, and quality craftsmanship inspired by the local traditions make this place magical and unique. The purpose of the team is to provide the guests with an authentic, comfortable experience that will leave them refreshed and revived.

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Booking Your Trip

AWAVE Travel’s team is here to help you find the perfect resort for your trip. Once you have decided on the trip and the route that would suit you, we can set you up with an offer for booking!

All of our trips are covered by our Best Price Promise, so you will always get the best rate booking with AWAVE Travel!

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Omar AlJammaz 07/07/22

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Great service. Quick response.

Sue Christy 06/09/22

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Giulia and Awave were great. Highly recommended to others.

Gavin 06/08/22

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James is a legend & will get everything you need for your trip setup & take care of all your needs. It was super easy & he responds to all emails very fast!

Oli 09/05/22

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Everything was perfect!

Garret Cleary 06/03/22

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They were great for our trip to the Maldives. Very fast response times to any questions we had and overall really helpful.

Gadi Haliva 07/17/22

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excellent service all the way . will use this service again

Anthony Luczkow 07/11/22

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James and the team at Awave do great work! Our trip was seamless the whole way through, which is really all you can ever ask for...plus the waves were great

Ray-Mie Nederland 05/30/22

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We booked a trip to Niyama Maldives (13 - 20 May 2022) with Awave.

Before deciding to go to Niyama I had close contact with Giulia about what would be the best resort for that season. Giulia responded almost immediately and gave us good and detailled advice about the surf and of course also about the resort.

We had a great trip! The resort was just prefect as well as the service! Unfortunately the waves were a bit choppy and the wind cross/ onshore, but that's mother nature....... (and May is a very difficult month for the Maldives). We still surfed every day in fun size waves and had a great time.

Would definitely recommend Niyama as well as booking with Awave!

Benjamin Soto 09/13/22

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the service we got froma James was excelent. He answer really fast and always willing to help. He provided super usefull information and good tips.

George Nexus 09/14/22

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Great communication, fantastic care and attention from James who is very knowledgeable and approachable, and the product recommended to us as an alternative, Ayada, was a real paradise. We had very high expectations and we were really impressed with everything (apart from the the quality of the surfboards for hire). :)
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