We're always happy to answer any questions to help you make an informed decision before you travel. However, to save you time, here a few of the top things we get asked:
Moroccan Surf Adventures is located in Tamraght in the Agadir region of southern Morocco. Tamraght is a unique village on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Conveniently located 40 min from Agadir international airport and 2 kilometres from Taghazoute, it’s a short hop ( 2-4 hrs) from most central European cities. It’s the closest place for most European surfers looking for year round warm water, perfect waves and a unique cultural experience. For more information see our location page.
Morocco is served by direct flights from the UK and other major European airports, with flight times to Agadir between 2-4 hours. Guests travelling from the US will need to connect either in Casablanca or at a European hub as there are no direct flights to Agadir. From Agadir airport it’s a 45 minute drive north west along the coast road. Road transfers from Marrakech can be easily arranged and the new motorway has dramatically cut the journey times down to 2 -3 hours at a cost of approximately £90 for 4 people. Please contact us if you would like us to arrange a transfer from Marrakech.
EU passport holders with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date do not require a visa to enter Morocco for tourist purposes. If you hold a passport from outside the European Union we strongly recommend that you check with your nearest Moroccan Embassy.
We are a family-run business and children of all ages are very welcome but please note that we do not have specialist child care facilities.
We pride ourselves in being ‘the original and best.’ As owners and operators we make every effort to ensure consistently high standards at our comfortable, purpose-built camp. We have a dedicated team behind and us and with over a decade of operational experience, we guarantee to find you the best waves on any given day and offer you the best all-round holiday experience.
Our various packages offer excellent value for money for any level of surfer and this is why so many guests return to us year after year and why we are the Number 1 rated surf camp in the area. However, don’t take our word for it. For an unbiased view, why not check out our reviews on Trip Advisor, written by travellers just like you?
You will need to bring some spending money with you to cover things like drinks and snacks, your Sunday evening meal and any other sundries or souvenirs you may wish to purchase during your stay - we recommend 1000 DHS (around €100) for starters.
The Moroccan currency is the Dirham. Exchange rates as of March 2013 were around 13dh to the British Pound, 11.1dh to the Euro and 8.6dh to the US Dollar. Dirhams can only be obtained within Morocco. There are exchange facilities and ATMs in the airport. There are also plenty of ATMs in Agadir. The closest ATM machine to Tamraght is Aourir, a two minute drive away. It is a good idea to inform your bank before you travel that you will be using your cards in Morocco. And don't forget your pin number!
Nearly all networks work in Morocco and the coverage is excellent. Again it is a good idea to contact your mobile phone operator before travelling to make sure that you can use your phone in Morocco and to avoid excessive charges. There are also public phones. Free wi-fi is available throughout the camp.
Your choice of wetsuit comes down to personal preference and tolerance. The best all rounder is a 3/2mm full suit. Board shorts can be worn from May to October.
Your everyday board from home will suffice and something you feel comfortable with on bigger days is a good idea.
Moroccan Surf Adventures have teamed up with various board shapers to offer you an extensive range of rental equipment. It’s a perfect opportunity to experiment with new shapes and/or leave your board at home without the hassle and cost of transporting them. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.
Morocco is a liberal Muslim country and men and women are welcome to wear shorts and t-shirts but please note that it is advisable to cover up your arms and legs a bit when walking around town or visiting public places. Swimming costumes and bikinis are normal on the beach as are shorts, tees and flip flops. It is a good idea to bring trousers and jumpers/hoodies, particularly in mid winter when the evenings can be chilly.
Bath towels are provided for your stay however you will need to bring a towel for the beach.
We understand that some people have special requirements. Let us know in advance, and we’ll do our best to make sure we have exactly what you need. All guests should be aware that we are in Africa however and not all ‘specialized food alternatives’ are available. See here for more information on our food and chef.
Morocco is on 220 volts with two-pin round plugs.
You can arrive at any time in Agadir and one of our representatives will be there to meet you. We can also arrange your transport to and from Marrakech if needed. (bus or taxi)
No vaccinations are required for visitors to Morocco and anti-malarial precautions are not necessary. We have first aid equipment along with staff trained in administering first aid. In case of an emergency, there are hospitals and clinics in Agadir. Medical charges will apply according to the treatment received so make sure you have travel insurance before you arrive. There is a well stocked pharmacy in Aourir which is open everyday.
Apart from a short break during the quietest part of the year we are open all year round. Please Note: we are closed from 1st July to 31st July.