fbSahara Surf Dakhla — Thermal
Accommodation
Villas, apartments & camps
Duration
7+ nights
Nearest major airport
Dakhla Airport (VIL)

Epic waves at the Sahara Desert

"A spectacular coast with countless surf spots and epic waves. Experience a journey through the Sahara coast, a truly unforgettable lifetime surf experience. See the dramatic coastline, explore the desert's secrets, and spend nights under the stars. Live unforgettable moments."

The surf

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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!

The adventure

With a spectacular coast and numerous surf spots, the epic waves make this journey into the Sahara an unforgettable lifetime surf experience. The Sahara desert meets the Atlantic Ocean, the wild and rugged coastline north and south of Dakhla hides secret barreling waves. Deserted longboarding point breaks, A-frame slabs, virgin beaches, and no surfers.

Explore and uncover the secrets of the Sahara with us. We have done over 50 Dakhla surf tours before. We know where to go so that you‘ll score the best waves. We will be staying in great accommodations and camp under millions of stars. So be ready for a lifetime surf adventure.

This trip is all-inclusive from the moment we pick you up from Agadir or Dakhla Airport till the moment we drop you off. Tajines and Camel kebabs are typical Saharan food, delicious and healthy, and there’s plenty of fresh fish perfect for post-surf beach barbecues.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be determined by where the surf is best! On this trip you may stay in a variety of different accommodations 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.

Location

Africa/Morocco/Southern Morocco
Getting there
We can start surf tours from either Agadir Airport or Dakhla Airport. To get to Agadir, you can either fly direct into Agadir... read more

Sahara Surf

Leading trips since 2011
Abdelilah
Abdelilah
Abdelilah

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.

Abdelilah's Story

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."

Languages: English, Arabic, French
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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Transfers, surf guiding, meals and accommodation.
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Flights, travel insurance, alcohol and surfing equipment are not included.
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