When it comes to a coastal destination, then there’s one thing that can make or break your entire vacation: we’re talking about the beaches. Morocco has more to offer than golden sands, but if you’re looking for a surfing holiday, there are few better places than this vibrant, gorgeous North African coast. Here are some of the spots that are worth checking out, whether you’re a beginner looking to try the waves or a veteran looking for a challenge.
If you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation that comes with a spot of surfing, then Sidi Kaouki is the right spot for you. A number of excellent surf spots for beginners dot this fine, sandy beach that goes on for miles and miles. It’s an idyllic spot, too, thanks to a relatively quiet village that isn’t as much of a tourist hive as the other destinations. If you’re looking for peace, quiet, and the chance to hit the waves for the first time, then this might be the spot for it.
If you’re looking for a destination that offers more than just surfing, then Essaouira with it’s authentic Medina and historical fort makes for a perfect touring destination. However, the mix of relatively soft waves and stronger winds in the afternoon make it perfect for hitting the waves with the help of services like Explora Watersports. Not only a good place to get to grips with the surfboard, but equally exciting for windsurfing, kitesurfing, and other water sporting activities. It helps a lot that many of the surfing spots, like Safi are gorgeous places to lounge around when you’re tired from all that surfing.
One of the lesser-known gems of the Morocco coastline, this town has plenty to offer, from a much-loved Souk to natural pools at Paradise Valley perfect for chilling out in. However, it’s the unique shape of Magic Bay making for long, rolling waves that give new surfers an excellent opportunity to get in tune with their board. If you’re a beginner, then you want to use sites like Magic Seaweed to ensure that the conditions are perfect for those long, peaceful rolling waves. Sometimes the tide can get a little more challenging so visiting it at the right time is crucial.
If you’re looking for something a little more challenging or well-suited to both beginners and veterans, then there are few places better than Morocco’s own Surf Village. There are plenty of different surfing spots. Hash Point and Banana Beach are relatively easy going with relaxed waves perfect for the learner. However, Killer Point and La Source make this fishing village more challenging than you might guess from a glance. If you’re looking to dive into the surfing community, Taghazout is where it’s most active and vibrant.
If it’s thrills and spills you’re looking for, then Morocco’s coasts are the place to look. There are plenty more beaches than those we’ve outlined here, but there are the hottest surfing spots for those looking to challenge the ways.