Fancy a surf trip ? What about riding the great waves of Morocco ? It is THE place to go for many surfers who are either beginners or experienced. Enjoy a total change of scenery between the desert and ocean, at low cost. To help you out with your surf trip in Morocco, we have selected for you some of the best surf spots.
Surfing in Morocco : spots in the north of Agadir
In Morocco, the region of Agadir is well-known for surf. If you travel along the coast from the northern part of the country, you must stop by the famous spots we have selected below.
Safi : the strongest wave in Morocco
Head off to Safi to surf one of the best waves in the world called “Garden”. This one-hundred-meter long wave is very popular among experienced surfers and especially pros.
So do not be surprised to see many surfers waiting for the great “Garden”. And the reason is, you can find tubes that last 15 seconds. So, for an unforgettable ride, head off to Safi beaches.
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Oualidia : surfing in the country of the “blue pearl of Morocco”
As our selection is not only aimed at experienced surfers, we have found you a surf spot in Morocco better suited for beginners : the spot of Oualidia.
Not only it suits surfers of all levels but the town of Oualidia has an exceptional panorama thanks to its beautiful lagoon named “the blue pearl of Morocco”. Enjoy its majestic setting and especially its bay which has a three-kilometre-long beach that is ideal to improve your ride in the best conditions.
Once your surf session is over, treat yourself in Oualidia by savouring the best oysters in Morocco. 😉
To get a better hand of Moroccan waves and find the ideal spot, do not hesitate to get to a Moroccan surf camp.
The best waves around Agadir
As an actual surf region, the province of Agadir counts many must-see spots. You definitely have to stop by and ride a few waves there.
Taghazout : the temple of Moroccan surf
Located 30min away from the north of Agadir, the sea resort of Taghazout is a real gem. Between the golden sand and its typical village, its seven-kilometre-long beach makes it an uncontested iconic place for surfers. You will definitely find a surf house in this fishermen village.
Put down your travel bag, take your surfboard under your arm and head off to Taghazout’s spots ! Ready to ride waves ? Whatever your level, you will surely find the perfect spot on one of the long beaches of Taghazout.
For the most experienced surfers, ride the mighty waves of Killer Point. A spot that requires skills and which should be avoided at high tide if you do not want to crash on cliffs. 😉
If you are quite skilful on a board, try the cult spot of Anchor Point which is world-famous. If the conditions are perfect, you will certainly have the session of your life.
Imsouane : surfing between the ocean and desert
More up north, the small village of Imsouane is a stop not to be missed during your Moroccan surf trip, especially if you travelling with your longboard under your arm.
Its long beach of fine sand and its bay which has continuous series of waves make it the favourite spot for longboarders and surf beginners. However, the most experienced riders also have their own spot, the Reef, where you can find nice tubes.
This little fishermen village is perfect if you are looking for a friendly and cool place to surf.
Surfing in the Sahara
Head off to the south of Morocco for a surf session in the middle of the desert. Haven of board sports, Dafhla has become in the last few years a world-known surf spot, far from mass tourism.
Surfers who wish to have an unusual ride rush to cross Morocco to surf the long waves of Foum Labouir, a must-see spot in the Sahara. Surf in Dakhla and enjoy a breathtaking landscape, between the ocean and the golden sand dunes.
An outstanding setting for a session of Morocco surf, close to peaceful nature.
Being obviously a very sandy place, do not forget to protect your wax by storing it in a wax box. 😊
For a 100% riding adventure, make the most of the Sahara and its incredible golden sand dunes by trying sandboarding.
It will definitely be another good riding memory to bring home from your Moroccan surf trip.
Finally, we recommend you to travel to Morocco in winter to avoid the crowds of tourists on the beaches, and you will have the best surfing conditions.
So, what are your favourite spots in Morocco ?