Relax in the laid-back fishing village of Taghazout on Morocco’s lovely west coast - a legendary spot for European surfers
Relax in the laid-back fishing village of Taghazout on Morocco’s lovely west coast - a legendary spot for European surfers

Morocco Surf Camp

27 Dec 2021 - 2 Jan 2022

Overview

Our own villa with a pool overlooking Moroccos longest and friendliest right-hander point break, topped with 500m long rides. The laid-back lifestyle of the fisherman’s village and the Berber culture makes our trip even more memorable.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights*

DIFFICULTY

Easy - from total beginners to advanced surfers

MEETING POINT

Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) / Morocco

LOCATION

Imsouane, Morocco

ACCOMMODATION

Private oceanfront villa, apartmans with ocean view for 4-5 people

PRICE

€ 890

*The duration of the trip lasts from meeting at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) / Morocco until the flight home from the same airport.

Description

A special fusion of a traditional African fisherman’s village and Western surf culture

We’re firm believers that truly great travel is not about ticking sights off a checklist, but about having unique experiences, and learning new skills. During our Moroccan adventure, you can learn extensively about two things: waves and Berber culture.

Let’s start with the waves. Morocco is the African continent’s major surf destination. It became popular by its right-handed point breaks, and surfers from all over the world have been visiting since 1950.

Even if you’re a beginner, by the end of the week you’ll have the basics covered. The longest and friendliest wave of Marocco is located in the small fisherman’s village of Imsouane at low tide, whereas at high tide the pro surfers can practise on the right- and left-handed reef breaks on the other side of the bay.

Even rock stars are chilling here

Our home base is located directly on top of the rocks above the crashing waves, with a breathtaking view over the famous bay of Imsouane. We will spend the evenings chilling on our rooftop terrace or around the pool.

We’ll go to traditional Berber markets where we might select from traditional Berber woven crafts or sample brightly colourful Moroccan spices. We’ll also visit Morocco’s coolest port Essaouira, that was founded by the Carthaginians. A lot of rockstars discovered this place in the sixties, it is said that Jimi Hendrix even spent a longer time here.

The sights of Morocco are only rivalled by its sounds – none more iconic than the muezzin’s call to prayer that blasts across the city five times a day.

 

Wave typology

MELLOW WAVE

MELLOW WAVE

The waves break gently on the seafloor, making it easy to surf for all abilities. The longer the period between each wave, the larger the swell, creating a higher wave for surfing.

HOLLOW WAVE / TUBING WAVE

HOLLOW WAVE / TUBING WAVE

The waves break on a steep reef or good quality sand/stone bank. For the more advanced surfer, mastering barrel riding inside a breaking wave is the ultimate surfing maneuver.

SLAB

SLAB

A heavy reef appears from the deep water, breaking in the shallows. This is the hardest wave to surf, and should be avoided at all cost by anyone except for "kamikazes" or pros

In a nutshell, the longer and stronger the wind blows in the right direction, the bigger the swell will be. As the swell covers a bigger distance from the epicenter of the storm till the beach, the time interval between each wave grows. This means better surfing conditions, although keep in mind that the best wave for you will depend on your skill level. Different wave heights and wave types will suit individual surfers differently.

Details

MAROCKERZ - SURF CAMP
27 Dec 2021 - 2 Jan 2022

The duration of the trip lasts from meeting at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) / Morocco until the flight home from the same airport. The flight there and back might take an extra day, depending on where you are travelling from.

€ 890

Included in the price

  • 6 nights accommodation in an private oceanfront villa
  • Half board is included in the package
  • Surf lessons and guiding
  • Surfboard and wetsuit rental
  • All transportation and organized activities
  • Airport transfer from and from Marrakesh to Imsouane
  • GoBeyond tour guide

Optional extras

  • Upon request, the GoBeyond team can handle & book visa, plane tickets, and insurance for 50 €.

Further expenses

  • Plane tickets to and from the meeting point – Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) / Morocco
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches

Accommodation

Moroccan style oceanfront private villa, super cozy apartmans with 4-6 beds. Big community area and several rooftop terraces with an ocean view.

Surf package

Daily surf lessons with professional English speaking instructors in groups based on surfing skills (from total beginners to advanced). During the surf lessons you will learn the proper stance, how to paddle, turn, pop up and keep your speed, as well as surf etiquette, safety and how to read the beach (waves, rips and currents.) A wide variety of surfboards to choose from which you can use also after the surf lessons.

Weather

With more than 300 days of sunshine, Morocco is a year-round destination and you’re unlikely to encounter rain. Winter months have cooler but very pleasant temperatures (air 18 – 26 °C; water 16 – 20 °C).

Group

Maximum of 24 people usually mixed nationalities. Solo travelers, group of friends and couples with varying surfing skills and experience.

Photo & Video

All the photos and videos you see are from our previous camps. We produce high-quality content of all our camps, which you will receive after returning home to remember all the amazing memories.

Personal expenses

Depending on spending habits your budget for the trip should range from 150-300 EUR. For reference, a meal is between 2-10 EUR. Also keep in mind we will visit several souks, souvenirs and moroccon carpets should be calculated as extra costs.

Meals

Breakfasts are traditional Moroccan pancakes, served with jam and butter, accompanied by freshly baked French baguettes, egg, coffee and tea. Dinner is a fusion of Moroccan and international cuisine and is served at the accommodation.

We can select from the nearby fish buffets and authentic local places for lunch.

Surf conditions

A perfect mix of friendly beach breaks and world class point breaks. Due to the varied nature of the coastline there is almost always somewhere sheltered and manageable, but those looking for a challenge won’t be disappointed either. The longest and friendliest wave of Marocco is breaking right in front of our house, whereas at high tide pro surfers can practise on the right- and left-handed reef breaks on the other side of the bay.

Local transportation

Comfortable minivans with AC for transfers from airport and to all sights hiking trips and recreational activities.

Activities & sights

We will mainly surf, enjoy the laid-back pace of life in a traditional Moroccan fishing village and chill and party at the pool or on one of our rooftop terraces. One day we visit Essaouira, a historic port city and a popular hippie pilgrimage site since the 1970s.

Travel insurance

You will need an insurance that covers surfing accidents. You can contact us and we are happy to recommend the most suitable one.

Program

DAY 1 - Arrival

Short transfer to the accommodation with our minivans, welcome get-together on our rooftop terrace.

DAY 2-6 SURF, EAT, SLEEP AND REPEAT

The most motivated surfers will have the chance to surf as much as they can. The rest of the group, following a filling and healthy breakfast, will walk down to the legendary surf spot right in front of our accommodation at low tide. Our surf instructors and guides will divide us into groups according to surfing experience to make sure we can improve the most.

For lunch we will have a picnic on the beach (and maybe a nap in the shade) or visit one of the traditional fishstands where they serve fresh grilled fish. Those left with extra energy will paddle back out for some more surf in the afternoon. The rest of the group can relax, wait for the sunset by the pool with a cocktail in the hand, have a massage or optional sunset yoga.

One day we visit Essaouira, a historic port city and a popular hippie pilgrimage site since the 1970s.

DAY 7 - LAST DAY IN SURFING PARADISE

Catch one last surf session either in the sunrise or after breakfast. Afterwards we will head to the airport full of great memories and new friendships.

The program is subject to change at any times. The final itinerary depends on current weather conditions, swell, tidal movements, the group’s surfing skills and stamina.

Application

1

Enquiry
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2

Availability confirmation
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3

Booking
Secure your spot with a 40% deposit & travel contract

4

Plane tickets & Visa arrangement if needed
Typically 1-2 months before departure

5

Second Instalment
30 days before departure

6

GoBeyond Adventure starts
We greet you at the meeting point

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    Q&A

    Not at all. There are always people who come alone, so you can be sure that you’ll make new friends.

    Obviously yes, at least half of the group always consists of beginners. We have found perfect conditions for beginners each year, and with the help of the professional instructors, you will be able to learn the basics very effectively.

    The longest and friendliest wave of Marocco is located right in front of our accommodation at low tide, whereas at high tide the pro surfers can practise on the right- and left-handed reef breaks on the other side of the bay.

    We’re pretty sure that you’ll love surfing. In the same time we will enjoy the laid-back pace of life in a traditional Moroccan fishing village and chill and party at the pool or on one of our rooftop terraces. One day we visit Essaouira, a historic port city and a popular hippie pilgrimage site since the 1970s.

    Moroccan style oceanfront private villa, super cozy apartmans with 4-6 beds. Big community area and several rooftop terraces with an ocean view.

    There are several locations offering delicious local cuisine with tagine and grilled seafood, in addition there is a wide range of small cafes offering Western food in the city, usually run by French expats.

    Tap water is OK for washing and brushing teeth, but it is not recommended for drinking. Bottled mineral water is cheap (5 dirhams) and available everywhere. Alternatively you can bring a water purifier and help keep plastic out of the ocean.

    There are only a few places selling alcoholic beverages and at quite high prices. We recommend coming prepared for the trip and buying drinks at the duty-free shop from the airport of your departure destination.

    During the daytime it’s sunny and 20-28 °C, during the night it’s 17-23 °C. The water is 18-20 °C. Board short, 3.2 mm wetsuit (it’s included in the package if you don’t have your own) is needed. Bring both hiking shoes and slippers with you.

    A BTS tour guide and professional local instructors with many years of experience.

    Depending on spending habits your budget for the trip should range from 150-300 EUR. For reference, a meal is between 2-10 EUR. Also keep in mind we will visit several souks, souvenirs and moroccon carpets should be calculated as extra costs.

    The local currency is the Moroccon Dirham, MAD. You should bring EUR or USD with you and you should change at the airport, later on there is a possibility to change in banks with your passport. There are only a few ATMS and transaction fees are pretty high and in most places you can’t pay by card, so we recommend using cash.

    You should choose an insurance which expands to surfing and is valid in Morocco. You should be aware that your bank card insurance is not valid in most cases.

    We are travelling to Morocco, so you need to know that diarrhea and stomach infections happen somtimes. Tap water is not drinkable! It’s always a good idea to keep a bottle of clean water and hand sanitizer in your bag.

    It depends on your nationality. From most of the countries you will only need to fill out an immigration form on arrival for free. Please always check it on your local embassy’s website.

    Agadir and Marrakech are very popular international tourist destinations, where tourists feel safe. Our surf destination is an indigenous Berber Village which lives on the services offered for the surfers of the Western countries for more than a dozen years, no major incidents have occurred.

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    The natural and cultural scenery of a destination are just as important to us as quality and uncrowded waves. Even when scoring two sessions a day, we still have enough time to explore the surrounding area.

    And we are not afraid to #gobeyond when it comes to having a rad time - even if it means taking that third transfer with a propeller plane or paddling in chilly water.

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