If you are looking for an unforgettable Surf adventure holidays then Morocco is the perfect destination for you! We offer surf packages and activities for all ages and levels. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, our qualified and friendly surf instructors in Morocco will take you to the best surf spots for you each day. Discover the Moroccan culture, delicious food, meet friendly locals, and enjoy the beautiful landscape.
The Moroccan coast itself is absolutely humongous! Morocco has a 1,835 kilometers long coastline with ideal surfing conditions. The coastal city of Essaouira is quickly becoming one of the country’s favorite surfing destinations due to the size of the waves and the ideal weather. The beaches are long and pristine, the waves get very big, and renting surfboards in Morocco is very cheap.
Essaouira is a superb surfing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing destination. It’s a windy coastal city and this makes it a top destination for surfers and kite surfers. The swell of the waves is much stronger in winter so you’ll see more surfers there at that time of the year.
Known for its almost year-round winds, Essaouira attracts many people looking for chilled out water adventures. Whether you’re looking for kite surfing, windsurfing, or surfing, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy. Both ends of the beach offer good surfing; the lighthouse end is ideal for when the swell is small, whereas the end closer to the harbor is perfect for when the swell is bigger.
The breeze that constantly comes from the ocean makes Essaouira a perfect destination for this sport. But don’t stop here just at the surf: visit the characteristic fish market and the medina, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the fortress you can walk among craft shops and historic buildings halfway between European style and Arab-Muslim architecture. La Grotte is located 16 kilometers from Essaouira. The waves are big and powerful, perfect for if other parts of the coast are relatively flat.
With Morocco Discovery your surfing holiday is both unique and authentic. You’ll feel right at home, sharing a slice of local life as you sip mint tea and gaze out over the Atlantic Ocean waves.
There are a few things that you should pack for your surfing adventure in Morocco. Here are the things we recommend bringing along :
Although the weather and the water can be chilly during winter, you shouldn’t let that deceive you. The sun can be absolutely vicious and you could end up with bad sunburn. The best sunscreen you can bring to surf in Morocco is a sunscreen with Zinc Oxyde. It’s a powdered solution that is insoluble in water. It doesn’t come off in the ocean and will stay on your skin until you wash it off.
Headlamp or torchlight
The sun sets very early in Morocco during winter. You’re likely to meet fellow surfers and spend the evening with them. Bring a headlamp so you can find your way back to your accommodation after your meeting.
In Morocco you’ll be exposed to completely new food, water, and bacteria. If you want to fully enjoy your surfing holiday and not have to run to the bathroom, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring some probiotics in tablets or powder.
Water Filter Bottle
In Morocco, it is recommended that you buy mineral bottled water to avoid getting sick. Otherwise, you need to bring a Life Straw Water Filter Bottle. This is a bottle that filters water using a filtration device. If you drink water using this bottle, any dirt, bacteria or parasites gets trapped in the filter, while the clean water passes through.
First Aid kit
If you are an experienced surfer always going after the biggest waves, it’s not a bad idea to have at least a small First Aid kit with you. It should include antiseptic liquid, cotton, bandages, heat and cold spray, and a small pair of scissors. Emergency Services can sometimes be hard to locate in remote surfing areas. This is the emergency kit we recommend.
You’re probably wondering why you would need warm clothes in Morocco. The sea breeze that hits the coast in the evening can cool down the temperature very quickly. Even if the day is warm and sunny, the evening could always be much colder than expected. We recommend bringing a warm sweater and some track pants to stay warm. It’s also helpful to have a beanie hat. After a whole day of surfing, it’s also easy to catch a little cold. So make sure to stay warm.
It may sound crazy but it will be way cheaper to bring your own surf wax from home or buy it online before your trip.
Tripadvisor previous guests reviews
We were booked and had paid a deposit for a trip late March of 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Said, the owner of MD, went to extraordinary lengths to refund the deposits for our travel group of six from the U.S. Apparently the Moroccan banking system is not "user friendly" when it comes to wire transfers for reasons unclear to me. Nevertheless, Said managed to refund all our money using a very creative approach. We would DEFINITELY travel with MD in the future given this level of honesty and effort; but we do hope that MD will accept credit cards rather than wires in the future. Thank You Said & Morocco Discovery!
Three of use booked a 19-day with Moroccan Discovery Holidays for March, 2020 and paid a 50% deposit. When Morocco closed its borders due to Covid. Initially we put our trip on hold and asked Said to hold our deposit. Said agreed to this. When it appeared holiday travel would likely go on for many months we asked for a refund. Said again agreed but the Moroccan banks, being what they are, refused to release all of our deposit. With some pressure on the bank from us and Said's help we did receive 100% of our deposit.
We planned our April-May 2020 trip to Morocco in the late fall of 2019 and worked with Said at Morocco Discovery. We were taking our adult children and their partners and Said was patient and added everything we wanted and more. One month prior to travel we were surprised by the pandemic, with flights cancelled, borders closed and no idea when we could travel again. Said remained as diligent, helpful and honest throughout the arduous process of refunding our downpayment. We were thrilled with Said, and his company's commitment to customer service and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone travelling to Morocco. As soon as it is safe again it is our intent to rebook with them!
From their already outstanding reviews when I started working with Sayd, this was an amazing experience. I got prompt friendly responses to every question I had and as this was our first trip to Africa I had a lot of questions. The price was incredibly reasonable - I don’t know how they can put the trip together on this budget. We stayed at amazing Riads in every city with excellent food every evening and great breakfasts - our driver was AMAZING- he was always ready wherever we were 1 minute before we needed him. The prearranged guides were the best. If you are going to Morocco - you want to go with Morocco Discovery and you definitely want a driver.
I have to admit, when I first started looking at using a local Moroccan tour company for our trip I was very nervous. After having toured Morocco for 11 days with Morocco Discovery Holidays, I would HIGHLY recommend them without any hesitation. Said worked with me for over a year to come up with a customized trip that included everything we (2 couples) wanted to see and more. Every change I made to the itinerary was completed within hours of my request.. and I made many. Said is very prompt at responding to e-mails and questions. Having a private driver was definitely the ideal way to see Morocco. Our driver, Mohamed was amazing. From the minute he met us at the airport (with sweets to welcome us) until he dropped us off at the port for our journey to Spain, Mohamed could not do enough for us. Mohamed is funny, engaging, very knowledgeable and was totally flexible and I felt very safe at all times, even on the curvy, narrow road. If I wanted him to turn around so I could take a picture, he would…and Did!! LOL Our Riads were beautiful and the meals that were included were some of the best meals we had in Morocco. I cannot say enough about the 5* service and attention we received from Morocco Discovery Holidays and Mohamed during our trip.
Mr Said provided us with a very pleasant and safe driver (Mustafa) as well as a new van, so we had a very enjoyable round trip Casablanca-Rabat-Fes- Marrakech-Casablanca. Local guides accompanied us in Fes and Marrakech, and we could have had other tours but we opted to spend more time walking around the towns. The Riads selected for us were very satisfactory and service all round was great. No hesitation at all in recommending Morocco Discovery.
Said arranged an excellent holiday for us. We began with one of the standard trips as our starting point and adapted it to better suit our needs with an added night here and there and starting in Marrakesh rather than Casablanca. Everything went very smoothly from start to finish.The choice of the Riads in which we stayed was great, as were the guides that were arranged for us. Abdoul proved to be a first rate driver - safe, dependable, friendly and very professional. We felt very comfortable being driven by him and we enjoyed his company.