Moroccan Surf Adventures
The first and definitely among the very best. Outstanding food and surf services paired with a cool vibe! Stay in the newly built villa and surf all the spots around Taghazout.
Amenities & Activities
Every morning before breakfast, guests are welcome to join our resident yoga teacher for a yoga session specifically designed for surfers. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced yogi, you’ll benefit physically and mentally from an hour of yoga focused on preparing you for your day on the surfboard.
Yoga and Surfing
Here at MSA, we’re always looking for ways to make sure our guests get the most out of the amazing swells in this part of Morocco. So when we learned about the huge benefits yoga can have for surfers, we decided to make yoga an integral part of our daily routine.
Many yoga poses involve balance, which is also essential for surfing. The focus is on relaxing your body and breath. This translates directly to the surfboard: rather than freezing into position once you’re up, you stay supple and at ease, ready for anything.
Flexibility - Yoga is a great way of increasing your flexibility, which makes everything from popping up to manoeuvering through a barrel so much easier. Simply put, the more supple your body and muscles, the easier it is for you to move on the board and in the ocean.
Ever come away from a day of surfing with tension in your shoulders, lower back, arms or chest? Yeah. We thought so. Yoga works as both injury prevention and recovery assistance. Our morning sessions are an amazing way to loosen up any tense muscles, and get a good stretch through all of the main muscle groups before you head out into the surf again.
Strength - Yoga utilizes the full spectrum of muscles in your body, building strength and resilience. The result? Loads of extra energy and stamina. Particularly experienced surfers will be aware of the importance of core strength (i.e. strong abdominal and lower back musculature) for popping up, turning smoothly and riding those waves. Yoga also works the deeper abs and muscles that support the spine, making your body strong and ready for a long day on the board.
Breathing is central to yoga and important to surfing. Throughout the yoga sessions we continually return to focus on the breath - this increases your body awareness, increases your lung capacity and helps you relax. All great for optimizing your surfing.
Time to relax.
Yoga reduces stress. You react less to the stuff going on around you. You focus and concentrate more easily. You tune out distractions. You stay in the present, connected with your surroundings and your body. All this helps you to be the best surfer you can, as well as enjoying every moment you’re out in the ocean.
Our sunrise yoga sessions are completely voluntary and we won’t make you feel bad if you decide it’s not for you. But we’re convinced of the benefits yoga brings to every moment you spend on the surfboard. So give our sunrise yoga sessions a shot, and get your day of surfing in Morocco off to the perfect start.
A typical morning session includes:
Standing poses to work the legs and improve balance.
Stretches to open up the back, shoulders and chest.
Abdominal and arm strength poses.
Depending on the level of the group, we might also do some inversions.
Each session ends with at least 5 minutes of ‘savasana’ or relaxation. (Everyone likes this bit!)
It is our aim that after each yoga session you will feel energised, focused and ready for a day of surfing. Surfers and non-surfers alike, of all levels, can benefit from these yoga classes; so if you always wanted to try some yoga but never got around to it, this is your opportunity...
Beyond the camp
The Agadir region of Morocco is an area that is famed for its favourable, year round climate. The natural shelter, both from the land and coast, offers protection from the storm systems that sweep across northern Morocco and the rest of Europe during the winter months. With a diverse coastline for many kilometres either side of Agadir, the surfing potential is endless, and there are waves to suit all levels of ability. It is also the gateway to the south, where there is seemingly endless coastline to investigate and explore!
Morocco's southern aspect is the land of the Berber - a warm, ancient and proud race. Do not be surprised if you are asked to join a berber family for mint tea; it is their deliciously sweet speciality. They may even tempt you to try some tagine, another Moroccan treat for the tastebuds. The mix of natural soft light, hazy hues and landscapes dotted with Argan trees makes this area a mystical, magical place for the visitor. Understandably there is a very strong fishing heritage, and a unique bond with the sea continues today. Witnessing an old fisherman weaving his way through the rocks and swell to land his catch can be a breathtaking and fascinating experience.
We are happy to act as your gateway to the rest of Morocco. Tailor-made excursions can be arranged to anywhere you may care to visit. Over the years we have built up a large database of places of interest and riads or hotels to make your stay a uniquely memorable one. Please do not hesitate to ask if you want to make more of your time in Morocco by exploring further afield. We are here to help.