The best time to surf in Morocco is between October and April. September and October are usually good months all along the coast, but spring is far less consistent and some breaks can go completely flat in summer. During these months, the area between Safi and the country’ capital Rabat is usually more reliable.
Morocco sure is a safe bet for your surfing trip, but if you really want to get the African vibe, Morocco is not the place for you. It is more the Middle Eastern and Arabic than the sprawling African culture you will find here.
Water temperatures hover between 16 and 23°C (61-73°F), so you ‘ll need a wetsuit to surf in Morocco . If the wind is up or you go surfing early in the morning, you might need a 3/2mm wetsuit . In winter, grab on a 4/3mm wetsuit .
The temperate waters and climate of the Atlantic coast offer great opportunities for surfing in Morocco with usable waves all year round down most of the coast, with larger swells in winter months. Essauoira is a good spot for beginners, and Taghazoute (near Agadir) a focal point for the more advanced.
Although Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol , Morocco is a moderate Islamic country and you are likely to feel free to drink in moderation in private or where alcohol is being served. In medinas alcohol cannot be purchased in shops, although many riads and hotels offer it.
Health benefits of surfing Surfing provides many health benefits including: cardiovascular fitness – from paddling. shoulder and back strength – these muscles will strengthen from the paddling. leg and core strength – once you ‘re standing up on the board, strong legs and a strong core will keep you up.
Simply put, the best time of day to surf is in the early morning and late evening. The surf is the best at these times because the winds are calm during the beginning and end of the day.
What size waves are best for beginner surfers ? As a beginner , you should start by practising on small white water waves (1-2 feet high) and only move on to catching the bigger waves when you feel ready.
In truth, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There’s only really small crime there (scams and pickpockets) and you’re unlikely to be assaulted or seriously hurt as a tourist in the country. Morocco is super safe for tourists now. Petty crime is rampant here, especially against tourists.
Is Taghazout safe ? Over the 12 years that we’ve been in Taghazout , there have been just a handful of incidents that have occurred (and normally some alcohol has been involved) so in short yes.
The coast of Agadir , in Morocco, is a true “Mecca” of surf , where every year surfers come from all over the world to discover the beauty and quality of the waves, culture and famous Moroccan cuisine. During the months from May to August there are small and clean waves, great for beginners.
Essaouira Beach Essaouira is arguably the best spot on our list of ‘The Top 5 Beginner Surf Beaches in Morocco’ for those completely new to the sport because the beach has a soft sand bottom. Beach: Long, curved beach that offers great views of both the port and Isle de Mogador.
The closest airport to Taghazout is Adagir, a 40-minute journey. You can also check for flights going to Essaouira which is a few hours by car. Taghazout like other towns and villages throughout Morocco can be reached by bus but you’ll need to get a taxi to and from the village to reach the bus station.