Best Surf Spots Morocco: Where To Surf In Morocco
Aloha! Are you wondering what are the best surf spots in Morocco for your next holiday? Morocco is one of the major surfing destinations in the world! With the West coast along the Atlantic ocean stretching over 2000 KMs, there are countless beaches with some of the best waves to surf in Morocco.
When to go Surfing in Morocco?
If you are a beginner at surfing, then it doesn’t matter when and where you go. You will find good white-wash all year round, almost anywhere on the West Coast of Morocco. But don’t paddle-out alone! Book a Morocco surf camp, so you learn under professional supervision. Moreover, here you will not only enjoy long sandy beaches, but also meet like-minded people to make your trip more special.
Morocco Surf Season
While beginners and improving intermediates will find waves all year round, the high season for surf in Morocco is from October to April. This is when good surfers usually visit Morocco to surf. If you’re looking for possible double over-head waves, December, January and February are the peak of the swell. Thanks to the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco’s west coast receives a great northwest-to-north swell up to 5 meters during the peak season. The Northwest-facing coast around Casablanca and Rabat receives more swell than the southwest-facing points around Agadir. If you are an intermediate or advanced level surfer, there are some amazing surf spots in Morocco that you can visit and then go looking for the breaks you like. From beach breaks to reef breaks, and point breaks, you find it all in Morocco. However, to make things simpler, we have shortlisted some of the best Morocco surf spots for you.
Best Surf Spots Morocco
The wave of Safi is undoubtedly the one that feeds the most fantasies among the many surf spots in Morocco. The best-known surfers are often found frothing over surfing in Safi, Morocco . This treasure is one of the best waves in the world. It was discovered in the early 1980s by a certain Luc bra, who made it known to Henri Evans, who has done everything with his friends for years to keep it a secret. It is found at the entrance to the city, at the bottom of a cliff and a little hidden. This incredible straight is the twin sister of Supertubes at Jeffreys Bay in thicker and regular, but mostly from Kirra, on the Gold Coast in Australia. Safi works only during large swells and in winter it never stops. The tube is insane. There are several sections and tubing can last more than 15 seconds. There may be a strong current in the ebb tide and it caters to experienced surfers with a certain physical condition. It can be dangerous and violent because there is little background and can be rough. Be careful…
40 km north of Agadir is Taghazout Bay. With more than 20 different surf spots to choose from, there are many Hotels, Hostels and Surf Camps in Taghazout and Tamraght. Just outside of Taghazout there is a wonderful less frequented surf spot called Dracula. This wave takes its name from the rocks in the shape of teeth present under water. The sea urchins also invaded the spot. It is a hollow and powerful right of great beauty. But it asks for a confirmed level because it is particularly dangerous. The best sessions take place between May and October.
3. The tip of the Anchors – Killer – Mysteries – La Source
The tip of anchors, a pretty magical spot, is located in Agadir. A fish-packing plant was placed on a point and old anchors were dragging in that place, hence its name. It soon became a reference spot in Morocco. And, initially, the Australians stormed it. It’s a wave of rocks, and the swell goes back 30 to 40 meters in front of the tip. And the wave can unfold on 200-300 meters, with a nice tube section at the beginning. Today there are many people in the water, with several surf schools. The spot has become very touristy but it’s still amazing.
A little farther, within 1 km, is the wave of killer Point. There are fewer people in the water. It’s a big right with a big tube. The spot is beautiful, the water is blue, which is not always the case in Morocco (the water is often a murky blue from mixing with the sand). An experienced level is required at the Rocky Reef. And we can compare killer to Bells Beach.
Not to be missed also the waves of Mysteries, La Source, and the Boilers. Mysteries is a beautiful right not necessarily very hollow and that begins on a boulder. It’s a fast wave, ideal for making airs and manoeuvres. La source is a very nice beach break with strips of rocks that advance into the sea. It runs well on the left and the right. And when there is not too much swell, Boilers is a perfect retreat spot. The wave is on a slab, it is a straight that tubes for 300 meters. There also needs to be a good skill level for these breaks.
Another popular place among surfers is Imsouane. The perfect beach for beginners and intermediate surfers. It is located 100 km north of the Agadir city. The surf in Imsouane includes two spots namely the REEF which is characterized by a hollow wave up to 5-6 meters high in winter; and the Bay (Paradise of the Longboarders), flat wave set over a length of more than 800 meters.
The region of Agadir is one of the best places to practice surfing in Africa. Every year attracts surfers from all over the world. They find each one, according to their levels and preferences of suitable spots.
Catching your first tiny tube:
And if you actually want to get your first small tube, Imsouane shore break is the perfect one to try. If you are brave enough, just go on the far right on a big swell day and get ready for some serious barrels!
Located 30 km north of Rabat, very close to the town of Kenitra, is Mehdia, a place well known for its military base. It is a nice beach break located on the edge of an estuary. There is good surfing, quite intense, at high tide and especially in summer. The wave is quite hollow, it tube on the right but there are openings on the left.
6. Sidi Kaouki
Sidi Kaouki is a small village typical of Morocco, south of Essaouira. In front of the large main beach, a small square with two surf-shops, some small restaurants/snacks. But also camels and donkeys… This spot is not necessarily the most interesting. It’s a pretty powerful shore break with a strong enough current. You have to go to a few hundred meters to the north to find waves of quality but not easy to access. The surf pioneers and the locals are seldom disturbed. There are the cave, the crown, and the bottle. Every wave has its peculiarities.