Considering a surf trip that offers consistent waves and a bit of cultural adventure at a reasonable price? Surf Morocco! We’ll tell you the best months to score waves and where to find the longest point breaks and best surf beaches for beginners. We will also discuss how much to budget and share with you some of the best options for local surf schools and camps from ridewithlocal.com

Discover the Magic of Morocco

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Offering almost 2,000 miles of Atlantic Coastline, spectacular terrain, vibrant culture, a rich history – including ancient cities and fortresses featured in Game of Thrones – and delicious food fusing African and European influences, Morocco awaits you, a mere four or five hour flight away from European capitals like London or Copenhagen with round trip flights available as low as 100 euro.

How much does a surf trip to Morocco cost? Once you arrive, you’ll find your money goes a long way. The local currency, the Dirham, trades at around 10 Dirham to the Euro. You can get a meal for around 30 Dirhams, or 3 Euros. While food and accommodations are much less expensive than in Europe or the United States, alcohol is not quite as cheap. A beer can cost you as much as a meal. You might want to consider bringing along your duty-free allowance of 1 Liter of alcohol if you want to drink on your surf trip.

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Abo Surf Morocco in Tamraght

Hotel rooms can be as cheap as 10 euro, so with food and a room, you could get by on as a little as 20 euro a day. You could do the whole trip with airfare, private ground transport from the airport to a beach (30 euro or so), surfboard rental (10 euro a day) for under 400 euro.

Local Knowledge – Surf Camps

In our experience taking surf trips all over the world, every place is different but one thing is always the same: local knowledge is priceless! Having a surf guide in Morocco who understands your surfing ability and knows what the waves will do at all the different spots given the forecast changes everything. We think it is more than worth it to pay a little extra to make sure you get to the right place for you at the right time, every day.

big_7014076117One of the great things about Morocco is guiding is very affordable. Full service all-inclusive camps start at less than 70 euro day. Your all-in price can still be under 700 euro for a full week of surf and culture including airfare from Europe. There are 100s of options to choose from. We’ve narrowed it down to some of the best surf guides and surf camps in Morocco for your convenience.

When to Go/Water Temperature

What is the best time to surf in Morocco? Morocco gets surf every month of the year, but September through April is the best time for intermediates and beginners. Surf is consistent but not too big. October is a particular great time to go with warm water temperatures. There is usually very little wind so the waves are smooth and glassy. Water and air temperatures range from 23 C water / 25 C air in September and October, so you will want to wear a “shorty” wetsuit.

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Go Surf Morrocco at Banana Beach

Water temperature rises to 25 C in November and December, but the air temperature drops to 19 C. With water temperatures around 27 C in January through April you might be able to get by in board shorts, but the air can be a little chilly – from 18 C to as low as 15 C, so you still might want that shorty to surf Morocco.

Surf Morocco – Spots Near Agadir and Taghazout

Where should you surf Morocco? Southern Morocco is your best bet from September to April. The coast here offers a wide variety, with a lot of great point breaks where the waves peel consistently to the right as well as beach breaks that offer up a few more options to go left and some reef breaks for experts.

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Taghazout. Now, that looks tempting!

Many of the surf spots are concentrated near Taghazout.  There are 4 great spots just minutes away and another 10 or so within an hour’s drive. There are a total of 30 well known spots in the 250 Kilometers of coastline stretching from Imsouane to Mirleft.

Banana Beach, suitable for beginners, and Banana Point, suitable for experts are close together, offering a great choice for mixed groups. Both spots work on all tides. Banana is one of the longest point breaks, sometimes peeling for rides as long as 300 meters. Crocodile Beach and Devils Rock are a couple other good options for beginners. Advanced beginners and intermediates will enjoy Hash Point and Mystery Point. Hash works on all tides. Make sure to go on low to mid tide to unravel the Mystery. Anchor Point is a world class right hand point break offering waves for intermediates and up peeling as long as 500 meters, making it one of the longest point breaks in Morocco – and indeed – the world.

Things to See

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Camel cruise

The waves probably won’t go flat when you surf Morocco, but your arms might turn into noodles. That would give you an opportunity to explore some of the many marvels of Morocco. Ride on a camel or enjoy a feast in a traditional Berber tent. Get hypnotized by the undulations of a belly dancer or even better, learn how to belly dance and surf with Surf & Dance. Check out a traditional market like the massive Souk Al Had in Agadir, a maze of over 2,000 different stalls. Try some street food, smell some spices and shop for clothing and souvenirs.

Visit the mystical city of Estapor where Daenerys liberated the slaves, or rather, the real life location for Game of Thrones Season 3, the city of Essaouira. Take in some real history at the Casbah fortress built in 1572 or visit the recreated Medina (old city) of Agadir, reconstructed using traditional techniques in 1922 that now serves as a museum and arts complex. Rest assured there is plenty to do in between your surf sessions.

You can plan your own adventure or relax and leave it up to one of the aforementioned surf camps. One thing is for sure, with a wide range of wave choices and endless options for cultural and culinary adventure, a surf trip to Morocco will not be boring with ridewithlocal.com