Situated on the northwest coast of Africa, Morocco is exposed to the frontal lows coming off North America, pumping out solid north and northwest groundswell that charges the Moroccan coastline. While the winter storms in the northern hemisphere give Europe rain, cold temperatures, and strong on-shore flow, the sun shines and the surf is going off in Morocco.
The coastline of Morocco looks like it’s been drawn by Picasso with a density of breaks and a variety of surf qualities, providing unreal surf potential. There is more to the surf in Morocco than one may think. From long 500-meter peelers to shallow death-defying slabs, some waves suit all ability levels. Our knowledge of the Moroccan coastline gives us the advantage to score the best waves with the conditions we have on any given day.
There is surf in Morocco all year round, but the main surf season is from October to March for those seeking heavy barrels or long carvable peelers.
South Morocco surf tours are our most popular tours. On this surfing trip, you’ll get a taste for the Sahara as we take in at least 500km of coast south of Agadir, scoring waves at secret spots along the way as the landscape changes and Saharan desert dunes appear.
Starting from Taghazout, we’ll go anywhere the surf is best between Taghazout and Tarfaya, sandwiched between the dunes and the sea. Here surrounded by waves on all sides there’s a castle in the ocean – Casa Del Mar – as well as some great waves north and south of Tarfaya.
We will be taking in some places of stunning natural beauty, surf the best waves, stay in selected local accommodations and you’ll taste the best camel meat barbecues and Tajines.
Top world-class waves and secret spots scattered along over 1500 km of coast. There is a big chance that you will be the first ever to surf some spots. Empty surf, good and bad! If you see a surfer in the Sahara, you feel like you want to have a chat.
Generally, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have the waves to yourself. There is a variety of quality waves – beach-breaks, reef, slabs, and point-breaks. Sahara is not an easy surf trip – expect long drives and hikes in the desert to get to surf spots. Hot weather in the day and cold temperature at night.
People in the Sahara are friendly and welcoming. As you travel south through towns and villages, you feel like traveling back in time. Surf is unpredictable. It is similar to a game of hit and run, where experience makes all the difference. Surfing the Sahara desert coast is truly a lifetime surf experience!
Accommodation will be determined by where the surf is best and you may stay in a variety of different places that will be determined by swell conditions. All lodging is clean and comfortable.
Double and twin rooms. All the rooms have private bathrooms. Wifi is included in most of the accommodations. Accommodations may include villas, apartments, or even camping under the stars.
Sahara Surf was set up in order to keep doing what we love – going on surf trips, looking for new surf spots, surfing the best waves, and mainly to give our guests a truly Moroccan surf experience. Many people don’t think good surf exists in Morocco...we've got local knowledge that will show you otherwise.
This adventure tour company was established by Abdelilah Yafi who has lived on the coast of Agadir from the age of seven. During his fifteen years professional experience as a surf guide and surf instructor he’s done everything from guiding pros, giving kids and adults their first experiences of surf, to coaching junior surf teams. Holding a UCPA International Surf Instructor qualification with a current Moroccan Civil Protection life saving certificate Abdelilah is fluent in Moroccan Arabic, French and English.
"I started Sahara Surf in 2011, before that I was working in Taghazout as a surf instructor and surf guide for a long time, most of it was surf guiding. We have a big coastline in Morocco and my favorite thing to do in my time off was to travel, explore this big coast and surf new surf spots that may be no one surfed before. This is where the idea came from. Through my experience as a surfer I learnt that being in the right place in the right conditions makes all the difference and this is what we try to reflect at Sahara Surf. This flexibility is the unique thing about our surf tours. A Toyota 4x4 with a roof- rack and trailer ready to hit the road wherever the surf will be pumping. I run all the surf tours myself.
Through a long time running surf tours along Morocco’s coastline we have selected carefully our favorite accommodations run by great people who are great friends. We take care of our guests from the moment we pick them up from the Airport till the moment we drop them off. Accommodations and all meals and water are included. In the Dakhla surf tours, we camp in the desert for a night or a few nights.
While chasing the best surf whenever there is the possibility to add other activities to this Moroccan surf experience we go for it, we visit cultural sites, markets, natural highlights ... it all depends on the surf, where we are and our guests. I take a canon 65D over, at the end of the trips I give photos to my guests."