Moroccan Surf Adventures

Morocco: Taghazout

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.

Rates & Packages

Rates & Dates 2018 / 2019

ServicePrime SeasonPeak SeasonMid season
Guiding (no hire)£449£449£399
Guiding (incl. hire)£499£499£399
Surf Lessons£499£449£399
Surf & Yoga£549£499£449
Short Stays per night£79£75£65
Rent the whole villa (for up to 32 people) - please ask us!

Please note:

  • Prices per person per week
  • Prime season - Oct / Nov / Dec
  • Peak Season - Sep / Jan / Feb / Mar
  • Mid Season - Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug
  • We are closed from 1st July to 31st July
Transfers
Agadir Airport25 GBP per transfer
Agadir Bus Station15 GBP per transfer
MarrakechPrice per way
Taxi - 4 seats1300DHS (95 GBP approx)
Minibus - 8 seats1500DHS (115 GBP approx)
EssaouiraPrice per way
Taxi - 4 seats900DHS (70 GBP approx)
Minibus - 8 seats1200DHS (90 GBP approx)

Please note:

  • Agadir airport and bus station transfers are FREE except for stays of less than one week and out of hours transfers (between 22:00 and 06:00)

What is included / What not

The surfing lessons package

  • Return airport or bus station transfers from Agadir.†
  • Accommodation.
  • Surfer’s Breakfast (e.g. Eggs, cereal, delicious Moroccan bread, tea, coffee, juice etc).
  • Lunch (e.g. Fresh filled baguettes, rice/pasta salad, crisps, juice).
  • Evening meals.
  • FREE authentic Moroccan cookery classes with Momo.
  • Surfboard hire (plus free wetsuit hire if required).
  • 2hr morning surfing lessons and supervised guiding with instructors.
  • Supervised free surf time all afternoon.
  • Morning yoga sessions.
  • Surf tips and coaching.

The yoga & surf experience

  • Return airport or bus station transfers from Agadir.†
  • Accommodation.
  • Moroccan breakfast (e.g. Eggs, cereal, delicious Moroccan bread, tea, coffee, juice etc).
  • Lunch (e.g. Fresh filled baguettes, rice/pasta salad, crisps, small juice).
  • Evening meals.
  • FREE authentic Moroccan cookery class with Momo.
  • Surfboard hire (plus free wetsuit hire if required).
  • Morning surf lessons with qualified instructors then supervised free surf time all afternoon.
  • 1 hour morning yoga sessions (Vinyãsa flow).
  • 1.5 hour evening yoga sessions (light-flow, surf rehab, mindfulness).

Surf Guiding

  • Return airport or bus station transfers from Agadir.†
  • Accommodation.
  • Surfer’s Breakfast (e.g. Eggs, cereal, delicious Moroccan bread, tea, coffee, juice etc).
  • Lunch (e.g. Fresh filled baguettes, rice/pasta salad, crisps, small juice).
  • Evening meals.
  • FREE authentic Moroccan cookery class with Momo.
  • Surfboard hire (Plus free wetsuit hire if required).
  • Daily transport to the best surf spots with guides.
  • Morning yoga sessions.

Explorer

  • Return airport or bus station transfers from Agadir. †
  • 4 x 4 transport.
  • Tents or Riad style accommodation.
  • All meals.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • Boards and suits can be provided if required.

Extended Description

The surfing lessons package

For your convenience we have a large range of surfboards (hard and soft) and warm, comfortable wetsuits. All the equipment you need is provided and no experience is necessary. It is our aim to teach you the basics principles of surfing and new skills that you will want to practice time and time again.

Surf Lessons Package

Our Surfing Lessons Package is designed to put a smile on your face. You will be tutored in all things surfing by one of our experienced and qualified instructors. We believe in teaching proper form and technique, in a fun and understanding atmosphere, to give you a solid surfing foundation to build upon and take your surfing to the next level. You will also receive a grounding in water safety, ocean awareness, surfing etiquette and wave conditions whilst riding gentle waves in warm Moroccan waters.

If you are a novice or improver surfer, but would like the experience of surfing some different breaks during your stay, our new and improved Surfing Lessons Package is a must. After breakfast, you will be given a quick briefing and some core drills at the camp related to that day's surfing. You will then head out to the selected spot of the day with our instructors for a fantastic day of supervised surf.

For your convenience we have a large range of surfboards (hard and soft) and warm, comfortable wetsuits. All the equipment you need is provided and no experience is necessary. It is our aim to teach you the basic principles of surfing and new skills that you will want to practice time and time again.

Example Day

  • 07.30 - Morning yoga session (optional)
  • 08.30 - Breakfast
  • 09.30 - Depart camp with instructors
  • 12.30 - Lunch at the beach or Villa
  • 13.30 - Lesson clients 'Free-surf'
  • 16.00 - Return to Villa, swim in the pool, relax, use the games room and socialise
  • 19.30 - Evening meal

Surf & Yoga

We introduced sunrise yoga sessions into our surfing packages in 2012 and this addition has been really well received. Nearly all our guests, from first time yogis to qualified instructors, have joined us on the ocean view terrace preparing mentally and physically for the rigorous day's surfing ahead. Now with the help of our resident yoga teacher we are pleased to oversee our 'Surfing and Yoga Experience' which offers a more detailed daily yoga programme; without the loss of any water time of course!

Morning Vinyãsa flow classes are typically themed with a “peak pose” and how this particular pose compliments your surfing. Evening sessions are rehabilitative; encouraging stretching and opening the body up to a healing process. The second part of the session will focus on mindfulness and relaxation where deeper concepts of yoga will be emphasised (Chakras and Drishti).

Example Day

  • 07.30 - Morning yoga session
  • 08.30 - Breakfast
  • 09.00 - 'Guiding' clients depart for day
  • 09.30 - 'Lesson' clients depart for day
  • 12.30 - Lunch at the beach or Villa
  • 13.30 - Lesson clients 'free-surf'
  • 16.00 - Return to Villa
  • 17.00 - Evening yoga class
  • 18.30 - Swim in the pool, relax, use the games room and socialise
  • 19.30 - Evening meal

Surf Guiding Package

With over 20 years surf guiding in Morocco there is no-one who knows this coastline like us and our team of experienced Moroccan guides. Our local guides are all brought up here and are passionate about the region and its unlimited surf potential.

We have had the pleasure of hosting some of the world's best surfers such as Dane Reynolds, Taj Burrow, Shane Dorian, Dusty Payne, Dave Rastovich and Connor Coffin to name but a few. Clearly you don’t have to be a professional to stay with us, but with the diversity of the Moroccan coastline and ever changing winds, experience is the key to being in the right place at the right time and away from the ever increasing crowds.

For your optimum enjoyment and safety it is important that you select the right guiding program for your ability (intermediate or advanced) so we can focus on getting you great waves during your stay.

Intermediate Guiding

You may be slightly nervous about surfing over rocks or reef however our guides will show you the spots along with the entry and exit points to push your boundaries. Morocco has a large, diverse coastline that provides intermediate surfers with a playground of waves to explore. Please note there is no tuition on this package.

We recommend that you can:

  • Paddle into most waves you attempt to catch
  • Turn your board frontside and backside
  • Understand various wave types, surf etiquette and possess a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Our aim is to get you the ride of your life in the quietest spots.

Advanced Guiding

If you are an experienced surfer who is happy and prepared to travel distances to find the best, uncrowded conditions; if you are comfortable riding reefs and point breaks then the advanced guiding package is for you. Feel free to check out films such as Sipping Jet Streams, Modern Collective and Trilogy for waves you could be experiencing. There are also plenty more waves to be discovered.

We recommend that you:

  • Duck-dive well
  • Ride reefs, points and tubes
  • Are prepared to travel and take advice from the guides on the day’s best conditions.
  • Our aim is to put you in the best conditions with the lightest crowds at the right time and tide.
Example Day
  • 07.30 - Morning yoga session (optional)
  • 08.30 - Breakfast
  • 09.30 - Depart camp with instructors for appropriate beach or point break
  • Alternatively
  • 07.00 to 09.00 - Depart camp with Guides (departure time depends on conditions)
  • Breakfast or lunch on the road and surf at least 2 sessions
  • 12.00 - Lunch at the beach
  • 13.00 - Afternoon surf session
  • 17.00 - Return to Villa, swim in the pool, relax, use the games room and socialise
  • 19.30 - Evening meal

Explorer

Over a dozen years running the country's premier surf camp in the Agadir region, we have witnessed first hand the increasing popularity of the local breaks with visiting surfers and that has been great. We are proud of our pivotal role in driving responsible, sustainable tourism to the area. But for us, the essence of surfing is about discovery and pushing boundaries and we are always looking to offer something new and exciting. The time had come to hit the road again.

We had been acutely aware of the potential for great surf in the ‘desert regions’ outside of Agadir for many years, having been fortunate to guide many of the world’s elite surfers into The Sahara on film and photo shoots. Without the luxury of internet mapping technology or guide books, finding the best waves was painstakingly slow. But over the years we have gradually discovered and documented some fantastic new surf spots. The hard work has been done and now you have the opportunity to surf perfect, uncrowded waves with just a handful of select friends. Since 2012, the preserve of the privileged few has been available to you on our Explorer 4x4 tours.

Unsurprisingly, since our first trips ran back in October 2012, the Explorer 4x4 tours have been a roaring success.

What to expect

Our Explorer tours are also flexible to suit the conditions. We don't follow a strict daily itinerary but we have built up a tried and tested formula for adapting to the weather, waves, time and tide to ensure you get the most from your adventure. Our Explorer tours are flexible to suit your needs. Some guests like to spend time at the camp recovering from their journeytousandacclimatising- and we have developed a new Extended Explorer package especially for them - whilst others like to depart the moment they touch down in Morocco. One thing’s for sure, once we leave the camp our mission to find uncrowded waves begins...

Departure morning is always full of nervous energy and excitement as we sort ourselves out and load the trucks. Our vehicles of choice for these trips are all 4 X 4, seven-seater, Mitsubishi SUVs - chosen for their sturdiness and ability to handle pretty much anything the wild Moroccan desert terrain can throw at you. We take a maximum of four guests per vehicle to allow for comfortable travel and generally take a trailer for boards and camping equipment. Our kit list is comprehensive, but experience has taught us to travel light to keep the trucks more mobile in what can be extreme driving conditions. At this point, somebody generally tries to bring the kitchen sink along and needs a little persuasion that we'll pick up another one for them on the road..!

Hitting the road

Departure moment arrives. Be prepared for the longingglancesandunmistakablelookofenvy that radiates from the camp terraces from those not coming along. Don’t feel sorry for them. They will have a fantastic week too, and there is always next time. We have literally had to turn down cash offersforalastminuteseat, though! Then it’s a toot of the horn, and a 'see you next week' as thoughts shift to the most taxing decision of the week; what board am Igoingtotoride?!

Our travel plans are guided by a combination of the swell forecasts and forecasted weather conditions. If large swells are forecast for the week we may head northwards to take advantage of theplethoraofhighqualitypointsandprotected breaks. Some of the spots in this area can be a little off-limitstotravellingsurfers. There are some highly-prized gems that are jealously guarded by the local cognoscenti. But over the years, together with our own Moroccan guides, we have built up an excellent rapport with the locals in many of these secret spotsandrespectshownhasopenedthe door to many a memorable session in these waters.

On a moderate swell forecast, we may decide to head south to explore the southern coastal regions. Driving over rough tracks and golden sand, here you find a range of hidden coves, expansive beaches and reef breaks that are very exposed to Atlantic swells. There is always surf and you can look forward to surfing together in turquoise water, hidden from view by golden cliffs and no one else around. Expect sand dunes, unique rock formations, camel trains and ample opportunity to surf 'never surfed' waves. You may even discover a new wave here that you can name yourself, like some of our other guests!

Camping under the stars

Our selected path dictates our choice of accommodation over the course of the week. Over the years we have stayed in a mixture of hotels, Moroccan homesteads or Riads, but staying in the tents is always thefirmfavourite. Camping under the desert stars is an experience like no other.

Once we locate a good spot, we position our camp as close to the sea as we can, generally using the backdrop of sand dunes or cliffs for protection from the wind.

Early evenings are spectacular with everything becoming lit by an orange desert glow. This part of Morocco is frequently blessed with clear, cool, starry nights that, coupled with a roaring fire, make for an unforgettable experience. A typical evening will be spent, gathered around a campfire, tucking into one of Dahman’s exquisite fish or vegetarian tagines, a glass of Moroccan wine in hand and the sound of happy banter and crashing waves in your ears. On manyanightwewill find ourselves joined by a local herdsman, with orwithoutcamel, or a fisherman who brings over a musical instrument for evening entertainment or challenges us to a game of beach soccer on the sand. Morocco versus Rest of the World. Morocco generally wins!

After all the excitement we finally turn in for the night. Provided you have placed your tent on flat ground and don't roll out during the night (it has happened!) you wake at first light as the sun is rising, unzip your tent and are greeted by waves. It is amazing and a lasting memory for all our Explorer guests. Then it is a race to be first into the sea and riding waves!

The Explorer tours are a great way to discover the coast inalaidback, fun atmosphere but behind the scenes is a great dealoforganisationtomake sure everything runs smoothly so you can make the most of the adventure.

The desert king

Or should that read dessert?! Taking care of our vital catering andtravellingrequirements over the weekisDahman. He is the younger brother of Momo, our resident chef at the camp, and the skills definitely appear to run in the family! Dahman has quickly earned our admiration as the king of desert cuisine with his innate ability to conjure up deliciously fresh, authentic Moroccan dishes in the most out of the way environments.

Breakfasts usually consist of fresh Moroccan bread, eggs, cereal, tea, coffee and fruit juice. Lunches are made up of fresh - filled baguettes and rice or pasta salad to quell the midday surfing hunger. Dinners come in the form of rich Moroccan tagines of fish, lamb, beef or even camel; sizzling barbecues and a variety of salads. (As with the surf camp, vegetarians are happily catered for, just let us know in advance.)

Dahman also shares his big brother's people skills and nothing seems to be too much trouble for him. When you need a morning pick me up, Dahman is there fixing you that extra cup of coffee. He’ll find you a telephone card to call home one minute and then the next he’ll be on top of the trucks tying a huge stack of boards to the racks, ready to head to the next epic spot.

Surf guides and MSA owners Denny and Nige are also permanent fixtures on the trips. They make sure that things run smoothly and everyone is happy and bring their own unique blend of experience and knowledge of the area to share. They represent the drive to find new places and the infectious joy of being out on the road. Come and share the experience.

Maximum 8 surfers per trip.
Our scheduled trips are open to confident intermediate or advanced surfers.
Alternative schedules can be arranged for private groups.
'Learn to surf' trips can also be arranged during April to October.

PP/Night from US$ 72