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Dotted along the rugged Atlantic coast of Morocco, you’ll find small, tucked away surf towns and villages, and beautiful beaches with incredible surf. There aren’t many places on earth where you can step out of the waves as camels laze on the beach, or explore beautiful souks by night after a day surfing.

Overall, Morocco is a country where you can experience a truly unique surf holiday, and meet incredibly passionate, friendly locals, desperate to show you the best of their home and get you riding the waves like a local.

Surfing Adventures in Morocco

Surfing holidays are all about truly immersing yourself in a landscape, about taking to the water and experiencing the power of nature, harnessing it to enjoy one of the most exhilarating feelings. Skimming across the sea surface, sending salt spray into the fresh sea air as a wave propels you to shore is an experience you don’t forget.

And in Morocco, surfing is more than a sport or a hobby. For many of the locals, surfing is a way of life. By heading to the long stretch of Atlantic coast, stopping at towns like Taghazout or Essaouira and experiencing a surfing holiday, you’re drinking in a bit of genuine local culture.

Not In The Guidebooks put you in touch with local instructors and surfing enthusiasts who know the beaches, the tides and the currents better than anyone, so that you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re experiencing the best surfing spots in a totally safe environment.

And at the end of your exhilarating day in the waves, it’s only right to kick back on the beach, feel the warm sand between your toes and the dried salt in your hair, as you enjoy an ice-cold beer and barbecue as the sun goes down, because when it comes to surfing, the culture extends far beyond the activity itself.

Join a Not In The Guidebooks surfing holiday to find the most beautiful beaches, the best surf and the best local instructors, and upgrade your beach holiday to experiencing an exhilarating piece of local culture.

Where to experience surfing holidays in Morocco

Head to the whitewashed, blue-trimmed town of Essaouira for surfing holidays in a town with a distinct atmosphere, great nearby beaches, and a stunning amount of culture to enjoy. The surf here is perfect for beginners, and many are bitten by the surfing bug after they catch their first wave in Essaouira. Otherwise, there are the towns of Tamraght or Taghazout, both Moroccan surfing Meccas.

The locals here are famously friendly, and it won’t take too much searching to seek out a stunning seafood shack on the beach, or find someone ready to show you in the direction of the secret beauty spots and secluded beaches.

Wherever you go for a surfing holiday in Morocco, you can be sure that you’ll create memories of unique experiences that last a lifetime.

Who are our Moroccan surf holiday Guests?

People who have never set foot on a surfboard in their life, people who enjoy bodyboarding, surf beginners and people who are aiming to hone their technique and seek out the best surf spots thanks to that invaluable local knowledge, everyone is welcome on our surfing holidays in Morocco.

Your instructors are experts at teaching all, from the absolute beginners to the experts, and they’ll ensure you are absolutely safe and in your comfort zone throughout your time in the water. This means you can simply relax, drink in the stunning scenery, and enjoy that unique experience of mastering the waves.

All you need to bring is energy, enthusiasm and the thirst to try something a little different. Sound like you?

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across Morocco, from the jaw-dropping mountains and fortresses of the Atlas Mountains, all the way to the beautiful market cities such as Marrakech and Fes, and the endless Sahara Desert. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Morocco means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.