TAGHAZOUTE SELF CATERING SURFING HOLIDAYS

Private APARTMENTS, Surf SCHOOL & GUIDED SURFARIS

Our accommodation and surf school are based in Taghazoute, a traditional Moroccan fishing village located only a short drive from Agadir airport. Hippies have been travelling to the area since the 60’s and surfers since the 70’s. Whilst surf tourism has boomed in recent years the village has not been overdeveloped (yet) and still retains some of its original Moroccan charm/character.

The stunning coastline north of Agadir offers a variety of surf breaks to suit all levels of surfers. Beginners and intermediates will enjoy surfing the many good quality beach breaks stretching from Tamraght (Devils Rock) to Tamri further north. Experienced surfers will enjoy surfing the many world class reef and point breaks that litter this coastline including Panaromas, Anchor Point, Killer Point & Boilers.

Although Morocco has good surf conditions all year round the pleasant climate, consistent groundswells from October to April and close proximity to Europe make it a very popular winter surf destination.

Gone are the “Freecamp Generation” of surfers but the world class waves, warm climate (over 330 days of sunshine per year), cheap living and friendly laid back people make Tagahzoute a true surfing mecca.

Quick links: Key Points | Prices & Seasons | Accommodation | Accommodation Photos | Surf School & Guided Surfaris | Surf School Photos | Food & Drink

our Taghazoute surfing holiday includes:

• 7 Nights Accommodation in the legendry surf village of Taghazoute
• 2 Bedroom Private Apartments with balcony & sea views
• TV, Local Sat TV
• WIFI internet access
• Self Catering Basis + Picnic Lunch on Surf Course/Surfari Days
• Return airport transfers (AGA)
Beginners/Intermediates: 6 Day Surf Course
• All Equipment: Softdecks, Epoxy & Custom boards, Wetsuit, Leash etc
• Daily transport to best surfing location
• Surf Instructors qualified via European Surfing Federation
• Low instructor to student ratio
Experienced Surfers: 6 Day Guided Surfari ***
• Local English speaking manager & team

Prices from: 400 € pppw

KEY POINTS

Location: Taghazoute, Central Morocco, Northern Africa
Airport: Agadir International Airport (AGA)
Transfer Time from Airport: approx. 50 mins
Airport Transfers: Included (AGA)
Arrive on: Anyday
Join a course: Anytime

 

PRICES & SEASONS

SURF SCHOOL PACKAGE
Pax

Price*

Beginners/Intermediates

2-3
450 €
4-6
400 €
GUIDED SURFARI PACKAGE
Experienced Surfers

2-3
400 €
4-6
350 €
NON PARTICIPANT PACKAGE

Accommodation + Return Airport Transfers

2-3
300 €
4-6
250 €

Please note: *all prices quoted in Euros (€ EUR) and are per person per week. Places are subject to availability at time of booking.

NOTE: Flights are not included in price, check out our Getting There guide for low cost flights to Agadir (AGA) Airport.

 

 

accommodation

OVERVIEW: The Taghazoute apartments are located towards the end of the village overlooking the famous surf breaks of Hash and Anchor Point. We have exclusive use of 8 x 2 bedroom apartments within the block and each has its own living area leading onto a balcony with sea views, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom (WC and Shower with hot water).

The apartments also have access to an amazing terrace with incredible views where guests can meet apres surf for a BBQ and to discuss the days events.

BEDROOMS: Each apartment can sleep a maximum of 6 people with a choice of double or twin rooms and sofa beds.

FACILITIES/SERVICES: Sat TV (local & limited English langauge channels), free WIFI, Rooms are cleaned prior to arrival, bed linen is provided and there’s also a local English speaking manager. Bath and hand towels are not provided. Other services (paid locally): DVD player available upon request, laundry service available in the village.

LOCAL AMENITIES: The apartments are rented on a self catering basis. A fully equipped kitchen is available for guests to prepare meals etc. The apartments are just a 5 min walk fom the centre of Taghazoute village where you will find a range of cafes/restaurants, mini-supermarket, market stalls, surf shops, teleboutique & pharmacy.

Please note that there is no bank and no alcoholic beverages are sold in Taghazoute. The nearest bank and ATM is located in Auorir (Banana village). Alcohol is available to buy in Agadir and sold in the Auberge du Littoral in Aourir.

Surf School, Surf Lessons

rip curl sponsored surf schoolThe Surf School sponsored by Rip Curl was founded back in 1995 by local French Moroccan surfer Philippe. Since then the school has expanded into one of the areas respected Surf Camps that offers guests a real home from home experience with a Moroccan twist.

The Surf Instructors are all qualified via one of the many Surfing Federations within Europe including the BSA & ISA. All instructors have the necessary skills and patience to help you progress in a safe but fun enviroment at your own pace. The Beginner coaching sessions are aimed at those who have never surfed before or who have already taken a few lessons but need more guidence. The Intermediate coaching sessions are aimed at those who are starting to catch green waves and making their first turns etc but feel they need to improve further. The Advanced coaching sessions are aimed at those who are surfing on a regular basis but need to make the step up to surfing point or reef breaks or learning more advanced techniques. The beginner and intermediate lessons are run at beach breaks such as Devils Rock, Banana Beach, Croco, Panoramas & Tamri.

For safety reasons and to ensure you get the attention you need on dry land and in the water, the Surf Lessons have a low student to instructor ratio, typically 7 students to 1 instructor or less. Groups are split by ability and students are placed with an instructor who specialize in teaching at a particular level. The surf lessons comprise of 2-3 hours coaching in the morning followed by free surf practice sessions after a break for lunch under the supervisions and guidence of the instructors.

All the equipment used by the Surf School is specifically designed for beginners and intermediates with safety being the key factor.

Beginners will use softdeck boards specifically designed for both stability and safety. Intermediates will use Epoxy boards which provide a good blend of stability, manouverability and performance. The instructors will select a board suitable for your size, weight and ability.

GUIDED SURFARI

Who’s it for? The guided surfaris are aimed at totally independant surfers with their own equipment, who have a few surf seasons under their belts and are comfortable surfing a wide range of beach, reef and point breaks.

What to expect? One of the team will take small groups of surfers to explore some of the best surf breaks this coastline has to offer from Tifnit in the south to Immessouane in the north, taking in all the world famous breaks along route (Devils Rock, Banana Point, Anchor Point, Killer Point, La Source, Boilers etc)Each day the surf spot will be chosen based upon th groups ability, swell and wind conditions. The surf guide will also provide hints and tips about each break including entry/exit points, channels/rips and the wave setup/line-up.

Guided Surfaris Surf Equipment:*** We strongly recommend that clients bring their own quiver of surfboard(s) & wetsuit. Surfboards and wetsuits are available to rent locally (extra cost).

Best Season: Although Morocco is blessed with consitent surf all year round, for experience surfers looking for solid surf we recommend visiting from October to April.

moroccan food & drink

Moroccon cuisine draws it’s influences mainly from Africa, the Mediterranean plus the culinary traditions of the Berber and Arabic people. Over time these methods have been refined to produce todays distinctive Moroccan cuisine with it’s subtly blended flavours. Thanks to the good climate and fertile land most Moroccan food is produced locally, mainly by small-scale farmers. This produce is typically sold through street market stalls and souks.

The popular local dishes are Couscous, Djaja Mahamara (chicken stuffed with raisins, almonds, and semolina), Tajine (an aromatic lamb or chicken stew) and Mchoui (pit-roasted mutton). Popular desserts are Kab-el-ghzal (almond pastry) and Pastilla (rich, pigeon-meat pastry). Meals are usually washed down with fresh Mint Tea.

Alcohol: There are no restrictions on alcohol sold to tourists. As a Muslim country there are, at least in theory, restrictions on sale of alcohol to Moroccans (Muslims) and drinking in public is frowned upon. Most restaurants and brasseries (Moroccan bar) especially in tourist areas serve alcoholic beverages. Flag is a popular local beer and the wine regions in the Atlas mountains produce good quality French influenced Red and Rose Wines.

In Taghazoute village you will find a range of cafes/restaurants serving a mix of traditional Moroccan and International cuisine, something to suit most tastes and budgets. There is also a small supermarket and street stalls where you can buy the basic provisions needed to self cater. No alcoholic beverages are served in the village however they are available to buy in the nearby resort of Agadir. The restaurant “Auberge du Littoral” in Auorir (Banana village) serves alcohol with it’s meals.