A week-long camp in the North African surfer's Mecca, where we always choose which legendary surf spot to conquer based on the daily mood of the ocean and explore the timeless culture of the Berbers.
8 days / 7 nights
Easy - from total beginners to advanced surfers
Al-Massira International Airport, Agadir, Morocco
Private villa with a pool, bright 2-4 bed rooms and panoramic roof terrace overlooking the ocean and the Atlas Mountains
With its unique atmosphere and rhythm, Morocco became a pilgrimage site for the hippie movement in the 1960s, and it’s no coincidence that it is now referred to as the North African Mecca for surfers. The coastal villages stretching between Agadir and Imsouane attract surfers from all over the world, where during the camp, we will not only catch the best waves of the legendary surf spots but also get to know the culture and lifestyle of the Berbers.
Our base, a villa with a pool located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, serves as the starting point for daily surf trips carefully selected according to the day’s weather conditions, catering to both beginners and advanced surfers. Our surf lessons are provided by Brahim Iddouch, a world champion bodyboarder, and his team. Small group lessons are recorded on video every day, which we collectively analyze in the evening, ensuring a rapid improvement in our technique.
In the afternoons, after the epic morning surf sessions, we’ll immerse ourselves in the Berber culture and be captivated by the local atmosphere. We’ll take a hike to Paradise Valley in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, visit an argan oil factory, participate in traditional tea ceremonies, explore local bazaars (souks), surf on sand dunes, or, if we wish, relax in a hammam and unwind from all the morning activities
In the evenings, we’ll relax on the rooftop terrace of our villa, and, thanks to our chef, we’ll get to know Moroccan cuisine thoroughly. On one of the evenings, we even prepare a traditional tajine together. We analyze the morning video recordings, discuss surf theory with Brahim, or hop in a taxi to head down to the beach by the ocean.
A consistent, long, user-friendly, mellow right-hand point, "The Bay" at Imsouane is the prototypical beginner/surf school spot in Morocco. That being said, it is also a blast on a log or fish, even for experienced surfers. Arguably the longest wave in Morocco. There are also left and right reefs, beachbreaks, and points around the corner, on the "Cathedral" side.
This ultra consistent beach break is the place to go when Taghazout is flat. You can find here normally a great left hander off the sand bank in front of the cliffs, one of the few left-handers on our coastline!
Sandy beach break with left and right waves. A sheltered spot making it great for learners when it’s bigger elsewhere.
17 is a back-up spot when the conditions are difficult. Nice wave, can offer quality peaks depending on the sandbank.
Fun and consistent with both right and left waves on a mostly sandy bottom, making it great for learners. Local cafes and restaurants on the beach making it a great place to hang out after surfing.
This spot offers beginners some fun and mellow right and left waves. There is a super long right ride that curves like a banana that you can ride all the way to shore. Another advantage is that it is one of the best local spots in the area for long boarders.
One of the few lefts in the Taghazout area (good news for goofies). On its good days, you'll get a hollow take-off with a little barrel section on a reef to end up with a fun section on the beach.
A nice, large beach break with good power to get up on the whitewash for a good ride! For the improvers and intermediates out the back, there is a peaky, steep left which sits on a reef, and a mellower, pealing right on the sand.
The duration of the trip lasts from meeting at Agadir–Al Massira Airport (AGA) / 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.
Renovated, bright, private villa with a pool and cozy rooms accommodating 2 to 4 beds. Rooftop terrace overlooking the ocean and Atlas Mountains
6 sessions of small group surf lessons with professional English-speaking instructors. Groups are formed based on skill levels, ranging from complete beginners to advanced surfers. Our instructors are Brahim Iddouch, a world champion bodyboarder, and his team, who not only spend time teaching but also hang out with us outside of lessons. You’ll learn proper posture, paddling, turning, popping up, and maintaining speed on the surfboard. Safety positioning and understanding the topography of the beach are also covered. One evening, Brahim will provide insight into the world of professional competitions, discussing rules, tactics, and related topics.
With over 300 days of sunshine, Morocco is a perfect year-round destination with little chance of rainy days. Winter months are cooler but still pleasant (air temperatures of 20-24 °C, water temperatures of 17-19 °C).
Maximum of 15 participants, typically from various nationalities. You can join alone, with friends, as a couple, regardless of your surfing level and experience.
All photos and videos you see were taken during our previous camps. High-quality content is created during each trip, and you’ll receive it after returning home to remember these wonderful moments.
Depending on your spending habits, budget 150-300 euros for personal expenses. Since all meals are included, there won’t be much need for food expenses. Instead, you may spend on souvenirs from the local markets, drinks, optional transportation, and entrance fees. If you’d like to bring back a handwoven Berber rug, budget for that as well.
The villa’s private chef will provide a variety of healthy and diverse meals. We start the day with a hearty breakfast before the morning surf lessons—except when we enjoy the first rays of sunrise from the ocean, in which case we’ll have breakfast on the beach. Lunches are often picnic-style, by the ocean or in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. In the evenings, we’ll savor traditional Moroccan dishes prepared by our chef at the villa.
Perfect mix of friendly beach breaks and world-renowned point breaks. The diversity of the coastline ensures we’ll always find a safe, manageable area, but those seeking a challenge won’t be disappointed. Our knowledgeable instructors, well-versed in the local conditions, will decide which surf spot to visit each day, taking into account the current conditions and the group’s skills.
Comfortable minibuses will pick us up from the airport and take us to the daily surf locations and all leisure activities, and return to Agadir airport at the end of the trip.
Our primary focus is on surfing, but there will also be other activities. We’ll hike to Paradise Valley, visit an argan oil factory, take part in a traditional tea ceremony, explore local markets, visit nearby fishing villages, and optionally try a hammam. One day, we’ll visit Imsouane, where after surfing, we’ll enjoy freshly grilled fish and seafood, followed by an afternoon of surfing on nearby sand dunes. One evening, we’ll prepare a traditional Moroccan tajine with the villa’s chef, and Brahim Iddouch will introduce us to the rules and tactics of professional competitions. Finally, we’ll relax or party on the rooftop terrace with a vibrant orange sunset.
You will need insurance that covers all surf-related accidents. Please get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to help you find the best option for you.
We land in Agadir, where a transfer awaits us, and in about an hour, we arrive at our villa, where tea and dinner welcome us. We acclimatize and get to know each other by the pool or on the rooftop.
After a hearty breakfast, we select our boards and equipment and head out to explore the nearby surf spots. Following the morning lesson, we have a picnic on the beach, and lunch is followed by some relaxed free time: those who want can return to the water to catch more waves, and those who prefer can play volleyball or take a beach walk to relax after the first lesson. On our way back, we stop in Aourir, where we immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of Moroccan fishing villages: we take a walk, visit the market, and drop by a pastry shop. In the evening at the villa, we analyze the morning video recordings and discuss the experiences of the first day of surfing.
In the morning, we have another surf lesson, and then we head into the heart of the Atlas Mountains. We hike and picnic in Paradise Valley, often referred to as a paradise by the locals, and then we visit an authentic argan oil factory, where we can taste various oils and sweets made from them. In the evening, we relax at the villa after a long day while analyzing our morning recordings.
We wake up early and head to the beach to catch the first rays of the rising sun in the ocean, followed by breakfast on the beach after the morning session. We visit Agadir and immerse ourselves in the colorful hustle and bustle of the souk, amidst spices, rugs, and a myriad of other authentic items. In the evening at the villa, we enjoy dinner prepared by our chef, analyze the morning recordings, and if we feel like it, we go out to Taghazout for a night of partying.
After the routine morning surf session, we have a leisurely afternoon. We go to Tamraght, where everyone can try a traditional hammam and get a massage to relax their tired muscles. You can take a walk by the ocean or enjoy a smoothie on one of the terraces. In the evening, we not only analyze the morning recordings but also get insights from Brahim into the world of professional surf competitions.
One day we visit Essaouira, a historic port city and a popular hippie pilgrimage site since the 1970s.
After breakfast, we hop on the minibus and head to Imsouane, home to Morocco's longest and friendliest point break. After enjoying the exceptional waves at this world-famous surf spot, we have a lunch of freshly grilled fish and seafood. On our way back, we stop at a small sandy area to try surfing on sand dunes. We spend the evening as usual: our chef welcomes us with dinner at the villa after a long day, and we analyze the morning recordings, which will feel even better to watch each day.
In the morning, we explore the best spot of the day for the final surfing session, and we catch the waves with much more confidence already. We spend the second half of the day at the villa, taking a dip in the pool and admiring the sunset from the rooftop. For our last evening, the chef prepares a special dinner, and, of course, a farewell party is a must.
A transfer takes us to Agadir airport, where we depart with everlasting 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.
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Not at all. There are always people who come alone, and you can be sure that you'll find new friends.
Absolutely yes, at least half of the group is always beginners. We've found the perfect conditions for beginners every time, and with the help of the instructors, you'll efficiently master the basics.
The Moroccan coast where we go hosts some of the world's best breaks, regularly visited by professional surfers from all over the world. You won't lack decent-sized waves and spots for advanced surfers. The waves at Boilers, Anchor Point, or Imsouane can even become the best of your life.
We are quite confident that you'll enjoy surfing. However, it's worth coming for the atmosphere of the local villages, Moroccan sunshine, the seaside, and the diverse afternoon programs.
You can expect a private, renovated villa with a swimming pool, offering cozy rooms with 2-4 beds, bathed in light. Additionally, we'll have our private rooftop with a view of the ocean and the Atlas Mountains.
Our private chef takes care of the daily three healthy and hearty meals, introducing us to the best of Moroccan cuisine.
In Morocco, you can use tap water for washing and brushing your teeth, but it's not recommended for drinking. Bottled water is cheap and widely available everywhere. If you like, you can bring a water purifier with you to filter the ocean as well and save on plastic waste.
Alcoholic beverages are only sold in a few places, and they are quite expensive. We recommend that you come prepared for the trip and buy alcohol at the duty-free shop at the airport. After landing in Agadir, we will also make a stop at Carrefour for shopping, but in the Tamraght area, there won't be many opportunities to buy alcohol.
During the day, you can expect sunshine with temperatures of 20-24°C, while in the evening, the temperature drops to 15-18°C. The water temperature is around 17-19°C. You will need boardshorts, a 3/2 mm wetsuit (which is included in the package if you don't have your own), as well as hiking shoes and flip-flops.
The surf lessons are led by Brahim Iddouch, a world champion bodyboarder, and his experienced team. The afternoon programs are also guided by our experienced local guides and the GoBeyond tour leader.
It depends on your spending habits, but budget for around 150-300 euros. Since all meals are included in the price, you won't need to spend much on food. Instead, you may want to budget for souvenirs purchased in the local markets, drinks, possible personal transportation, and entrance fees. If you want to return home with a Berber handwoven rug, you can budget for a bit more.
The local currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). Bring euros or dollars, which you can exchange at the airport, and later, you can exchange at banks with your passport. There are few ATMs, and the withdrawal fees are quite high. Most places do not accept card payments, so it's advisable to carry enough cash with you.
You'll need insurance that covers all surf-related accidents. Feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
We're traveling to Morocco, so you should know that diarrhea and stomach infections can occasionally happen. Tap water is not drinkable! It's a good idea to carry a bottle of clean water and a sanitizer with you.
It depends on your citizenship. Most visitors from most countries only need to fill out a free entry form upon arrival at the airport. Please always check the necessary documents on the Moroccan page of your local embassy. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance!
Morocco is a popular travel destination where tourists can feel safe, especially in the southern part inhabited by the Berbers, where we are going. During the camp, we visit small fishing villages that have been supporting themselves from the supplies of Western country surfers for over 10 years. There haven't been any serious incidents so far.
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.
Whether you’re a rookie or a pro, feel free to join one of our surf camps.