Surfing was brought to Morocco by foreigners (Australian, Californian) around the beginning of the 1980's. Geographically the Moroccan coast is very well exposed to winter swell and has great potential for waves which are appreciated and enjoyed by surf professionals from all over the world. Join Extreme Sports Cafe in Morocco for your Surf Camp holiday experience.
Morocco officially the Kingdom of Morocco is a country located in North Africa with a population of nearly 34 million and an area just under 447,000 km2. The capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. It has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. Agadir is one of the best surfing regions of Morocco and a well known winter surf destination for European surfers looking for winter sun within a 5hour flight of London.
- The water is at 16/18'c for most of the year. Morocco is the land of the pointbreak, and the coastline around the Agadir area is riddled with surf spots.
- October to March: wave sizes from 1m to 4.5m.
- April to May: wave sizes from 0.5m to 1.5m present Wind (good for kitesurf )
- June to September: summer wave sizes from 0.5 to 1m. Good period for the beginners.
- The Agadir region enjoys consistent, world class surfing conditions. All year round conditions are suitable for surfing.
For Beginner surfers we recommend the period from March to September when the waves have decreased and conditions are ideal to learn in. For the more experienced surfers we recommend the winter months from October to March. The waves are consistent and the swell is regular.
For more information on Moroccan surf camps and surf lessons near Agadir from Extreme Sports Cafe, please check our Surfing Morocco Surf Camp page.
For more information on surf spots around Agadir in Morocco from Extreme Sports Cafe, please check our Surf Spots Agadir Morocco page.
Morocco Surfing Camp and Surf Lessons near Agadir from Extreme Sports Cafe
Extreme Sports Cafe's partner Morocco Surf School is located is located just 14km north of Agadir, which is considered the tourist capital of Morocco. Agadir is sited on a gentle bay with over 7 miles of magnificent sandy beaches. The town of Agadir is very modern and clean, having been completely destroyed and rebuilt after an earthquake in 1960. The stretch along the sea is filled with high rise resorts and restaurants. The downtown area has all the banks, travel agents, shops and more restaurants.
Our Morocco Surf packages also include accommodation in a typical Moroccan Riad. The Surf Camp Riad and apartments are located in Tamraght in the middle of a berber paradisiac place with panoramic views of the sea. The Surf Camp is in the perfect location, just 500m from the sea and close to all the surf spots.
- All rooms have a small bathroom and double bed or 2 separate beds.
- Wireless internet access and satellite TV are also available.
- Meals are typical Moroccan dishes and vary each day.
Moroccan cuisine has long been considered as one of the most diversified cuisines in the world. This is a result of the centuries-long interaction of Morocco with the outside world. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Spanish, Corsican, Portuguese, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and African cuisines. The cuisine of Morocco has been influenced by the native Berber cuisine, the Arabic Andalusian cuisine brought by the Moriscos when they left Spain, the Turkish cuisine from the Turks and the Middle Eastern cuisines brought by the Arabs, as well as Jewish cuisine.
Agadir is indeed Morocco's foremost seaside resort and offers a wide range of five and four star hotels. It is a beach resort of many activities: golf, sailing, tennis, jet ski, scooters, windsurfing, surfing and a beach of fine, golden sand, over 7 miles long.
- Visa - Citizens of the European Community do not need a visa, but a valid passport is required.
- Morocco is by far one of the more liberal Islamic countries. They do allow the sale and consumption of alcohol, but it is strictly controlled, and expensive. Hotel bars and upscale restaurants will almost always serve alcohol.
- Muslims dress conservatively. This means both men and women usually cover their bodies completely. The exceptions are at the beach or doing heavy manual labor.
- Tourists who expose too much in town are likely to be viewed with disfavour, especially women. Don't offend the Moroccans with your clothes or lack thereof.
Morocco Money Notes
- The local currency is the Moroccan dirham (Dh or MAD), which is divided into 100 centimes (c). Approx 11 Dirhams to the Euro or 8 Dirhams to the U.S. dollar.
- We recommend you bring traveler's checks and a good ATM card.
- Only local currency is officially accepted in Morocco, although some hotels may accept your EUR/USD unofficially.
- EUR, USD or other currencies can be converted at most banks, but it's not wise to carry too much.
- ATMs can be found near tourist hotels and in the modern ville nouvelle shopping districts. Make sure that the ATM accepts foreign cards (look for the Maestro, Cirrus or Plus logos) before you put your card in.
Morocco Getting There The most common way for international visitors to enter Morocco is by air, and air travel in Morocco is also a good option if you are in a hurry to get somewhere. Agadir International Airport (AGA) is just 45mins drive from the surf Camp.
The most common way for international visitors to enter Morocco is by air, and air travel in Morocco is also a good option if you are in a hurry to get somewhere. Agadir International Airport (AGA) is just 45mins drive from the surf Camp.
- Our Morocco Surf Packages include return airport transfers.
- There are international airports in Casablanca, Tangier, Agadir, Fes and Marrakesh.
Moroccan Surf Camp and Surf Lessons near Agadir from Extreme Sports Cafe