Surf Maroc - Taghazout

From US$143

for 7 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Learn to Surf
Surf and Yoga

Longboarders
All Girls Surf Trips
Uncrowded Waves
Party

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

US$20 - US$118 per night

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(12 REVIEWS)

Summary
The West Coast of Morocco is a great surfing destination. With a year-round Atlantic swell and a constantly changing shoreline of exposed and sheltered points, reefs and beach breaks, you're never far from a wave that's perfect for you.
Quick Facts
    • Surfing lessons
    • Surf guiding
    • 45 min from the airport
    • Swimming pool
    • Surf & yoga
    • Car hire available
    • Wi-Fi
    • Surf break out front

Surf Maroc offers one of the widest ranges of accommodation for surfers available in one place. From the luxury surfing holidays at Villa Mandala, the legendary surf camp at Taghazout Villa, the great value and atmosphere at the Auberge or their range of beachside apartments, they have something to suit every surfer and non-surfer alike. And it’s all on the beach in front of Morocco’s world-class surf.

 

Their services have been created with the sole aim of offering the perfect surfing holiday. The surf camps, surf school, Yoga Surf Retreats, surf equipment hire centre, restaurant, surf car hire and much more are run by a fun, sociable, passionate team dedicated to giving you an unforgettable surfing experience.

Accommodation

L’Auberge

Right in the middle of the beach, its perfect location puts the Auberge in the heart of Taghazout. With uninterrupted ocean views from every terrace, you can check the surf from Panoramas Point all the way up to Anchor Point.

 

The kitsch Moroccan style chill-out lounge and restaurant is open all day, serving delicious homemade, Moroccan and international food. Day or night, it’s the most popular place to hang out in the village.

 

Accommodation

12 rooms in total - with 24 person capacity.

  • 8 twin.
  • 2 singles room.
  • 2 triples.
  • Beautiful sea views.
  • 2 large shared bathrooms.
  • 4 showers, 5 toilets.

 

Restaurants

L'Auberge is open from 8am - 11pm, serving everyone’s favourite food worldwide. Incredible atmosphere, coolest hangout in Taghazout.

 

The top terrace is a great place to relax, sunbathe and socialise day and night. Great views, chill out areas and lots of sunbathing space.

 

The famous BBQ party night with live music, amazing food and the chance to meet lots of fun people. All of Surf Maroc’s guests, staff and friends gather here to eat, drink and party every Thursday.

 

Facilities

  • L' Auberge Restaurant with TV, showing surf movies.
  • Every sun terrace with perfect view of Anchor Point and 5 other world-class surfs spots within 10 minutes’ walk.
  • Board games, books on the swap table-top, magazines, etc.
  • iPod connection for surround sound.
  • Lots of sunbathing space.
  • Free wireless internet access.
  • Laundry service.
  • Multi-lingual staff.
  • Daily maid service.
  • 24/7 live-in caretaker.

 

Taghazout Villa

The original and famous Taghazout Villa, located at the water's edge on Hash point, has 9 comfortable bedrooms. Unique and characteristic with a cool and beachy deco, the villa boasts a perfect view of Anchor Point, Hash point and the Super wedge and with other surf spots within walking distance...

 

It is little surprise it remains one of our most popular locations.

 

Accommodation

9 rooms in total with 23 person capacity:

  • 2 en-suite twins/ doubles with private bathroom.
  • 4 doubles / twin rooms.
  • 3 triple / quads.
  • 3 large shower rooms.
  • 4 toilets.

 

Restaurant

Communal dining on large rustic wooden tables and benches overlooking Taghazout points breaks. Excellent chefs providing the very best Moroccan and international cuisine.

 

Facilities

  • Multi-level terraces and outdoor lounge areas  to socialise or relax in privacy.
  • Board games, and library of books,  magazines, etc.
  • TV, DVD and media player.
  • iPod connection for surround sound.
  • Indoor and outdoor lounge areas.
  • Free wireless internet access.
  • Lots of sunbathing space.
  • Large terrace and balcony.
  • Indo balance board.
  • Laundry service.
  • Multi-lingual staff.
  • Daily maid service.
  • 24/7 live-in caretaker.

 

Villa Mandala

Situated right in front of Banana beach, tucked away from the market’s hustle and bustle and standing out as the best villa in the area, Mandala is the perfect surf and yoga escape. The large, private oceanfront terrace has plenty of space for basking in the sun by Mandala's pool or lazy afternoons in shady spots. Seconds from fantastic surf of Banana Point, Onze and Douze, Mandala incorporates privacy and a soulful individuality.

 

The area immediately surrounding Villa Mandala is not a tropical paradise but the sea views are beautiful and great beaches are in walking distance. It is a distinctly North African beachside location that is susceptible to the constant natural and man-made changes that rapidly occur in the developing world. It’s part of the experience and it’s what makes Villa Mandala a true gem hidden off the beaten track and Banana Village's best kept secret!

 

Villa Mandala has a private hamam (Moroccan sauna) for two so you can unwind and rejuvenate after a long day in the surf. The roof top terrace has a stunning wooden yoga shala and is the perfect place to sunbathe, chill out or have a drink at sunset. Downstairs there is a big living area with large sofas, TV, satellite, lots of films, wireless internet, books to read and games to play. The atmosphere is laid back, fun and friendly. The terrace and pool area are the perfect place to have breakfast in front of the surf, or enjoy a few drinks in the evening.

 

Accommodation

  • 9 rooms in total with 21 person capacity.
  • 4 sea view.
  • 4 no sea view.
  • 3 en-suite.
  • 4 large shared bathrooms between remaining 6 rooms.

 

Restaurant

Communal dining in the inside dining area or poolside under the bourgainvillia flowers. Excellent chefs providing the very best Moroccan and international cuisine.

 

Facilities

  • Pool overlooking world class surf spots.
  • Stunning roof top terrace.
  • Private three person hamman.
  • Board games and library of books, magazines, etc.
  • Flat screen TV and surround sound lots of DVDs.
  • iPod connection for surround sound.
  • Purpose-built yoga shala (capacity 21).
  • Palatial lounge area.
  • Free wireless internet access.
  • Chill out areas by the pool.
  • Lots of sunbathing space.
  • Laundry service.
  • Multi-lingual staff.
  • Daily maid service.
  • 24/7 live in care taker.

 

APARTMENTS

Surf Maroc’s self-catering apartment holidays are the option to go for if you want the privacy and independence of your own apartment for your stay. Like all the accommodation they offer, the apartments are on the beach overlooking world class surf.

 

So whether you want to check the waves for a dawny, sunbathe on the balcony or take it easy in the comfort of your own pad, the Surf Maroc apartments have it all. A hire car is included in all self-catering holidays so you can get to the surf when it’s on, as well as explore this amazing country.

 

Please note surf guiding, catering and use of the Taghazout Villa social areas is not included in the apartment stays.

Surf & Other Activities

Surf

The Tagahzout region is blessed with a multi-aspect coastline which means on any given day a wide range of waves can be found to suit the whole spectrum of abilities, likewise there are spots to suit an array of swell, tide, and wind variations. 99% of the time there is always somewhere to surf. Intermediates and those new to the sport should not be put off or worried; there is nearly always somewhere sheltered and manageable. Stay at Surf Maroc and they will take you there.

 

The summer months (April - October) see small to medium swells with surfing mostly taking place on the beaches and reefs on the more exposed north west coast, this is great time for anyone looking for fun, uncrowded warm water surf. During the winter months (October - March) the waves that have made Morocco famous come to life and world class surf and leg-achingly long rides are an everyday occurrence.

 

Add in some near perfect weather conditions (300 days of sunshine a year, an average temperature Nov-Feb of 21C, water temperature 18C) and you've got all the makings of an ideal surf trip.

 

Surfbreaks

  • Tamri – A friendly beach break suitable for all levels, Tamri is a swell magnet - one of Morocco's best beach breaks. Always offshore in the mornings.
  • Boilers – Fast, long right hand point break with a great inside barrel section.  This is one of the most consistent breaks and is recommended for intermediate to advance due to the currents and rocks.  Offshore most of the time.
  • Killers – Famous sand bottomed, world class right hand point break, 250m rides are likely when there's decent swell.  There's a great lefthander when small.
  • Mysteries and the Source – Beautiful right-hand reef with sand channels. Steep and hollow take off then mellows into a fun and very rippable right hand wall.
  • Anchors – Probably the most famous wave in Morocco. It is a long world class right hand point break with long, mellow walls providing some of the best fast peeling barrel sections.  Anchors is suitable for long and short board riders, intermediate to advanced only.
  • Devils Rock – Peaky beachy right in front of a village, fun for all levels.
  • Imsouanne - one of the longest rights in the world, perfect for beginners, intermediates and longboarders.  Can turn to world class when the swell gets big enough
  • Banana Point – mellow right hand point that breaks over sand, long walls perfect for longboarders.
 
Yoga Surf Retreats

Yoga in a breathtaking location. Surf in perfect warm water waves. Sleep in an enchanting villa. Eat incredibly well. Restore. Revive and feel amazing.

 

Yoga Surf Retreats give you energising yoga, waves for all surfing abilities, delicious food and great company - for a holiday you’ll remember forever.

 

They believe in nourishing and balancing the body and mind through a daily diet of vitalising yoga, then surf and wholesome food within a tranquil environment. The friendly, highly experienced team will help you develop your own yoga practice, take you surfing in perfect waves – and create the perfect retreat.

 

A typical day - (although you can do only as much or as little as you wish!) 

07.30 - 09.30         Dynamic, invigorating morning yoga class. 

09.30 - 10.30         Big nourishing breakfast. 
11.00 - 16.00         Surfing, beach time & other activities* 
18.30 - 19.30         Sunset, restorative, relaxing & meditative yoga 
19.30 - 21.00         Delicious vegetarian dinner. 

Evening relaxation 

*
 Extra Activities (optional extras): hammam, (traditional Moroccan steam bath), massage, day trips to Essaouira, Agadir and the local souqs, horse riding, quad biking and camel riding.  All activities are easily arranged during your stay upon request.

Duration
Room type
Type
Price
Basis
Travel dates
Availability
7 nights Surf Coaching & 6 Lesson Pack (Based on 4 pax) Surf Camp US$781 Per person 02 Dec-23 Dec, 06 Jan-03 Feb
7 nights Surf Coaching & 6 Lesson Pack (Based on 4 pax) Surf Camp US$828 Per person 23 Dec-06 Jan
7 nights Surf Guiding (Based on 2 pax) Surf Camp US$695 Per person 03 Feb-12 May
7 nights Surf Guiding (Based on 2 pax) Surf Camp US$590 Per person 12 May-14 Jul
7 nights Taghazout Villa B&B (Based on 4pax) Villa US$143 Per person 12 May-14 Jul
7 nights Taghazout Villa B&B (Based on 4pax) Villa US$238 Per person 14 Jul-01 Sep
  • Prices above are per person prices, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • These are example packages and most packages can be adjusted to cater for your requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
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The Surf Guiding Package Inclusions:

  • Surf Maroc team on hand 24/7.
  • Return Agadir airport transfers
  • Beachside accommodation overlooking the surf. 
  • Delicious healthy breakfast.
  • Unlimited group transport split by ability from dawn to dusk.
  • Professional knowledgeable guides getting you to the best waves.
  • Free wifi
  • Optional gourmet evening meals.
     

The Surf Coaching Pack Inclusions:

  • Surf Maroc Team on hand 24/7
  • Return Agadir airport transfers - minimum 4 night stay (Essaouira July and August only)
  • Beachside accommodation overlooking the surf
  • Delicious healthy breakfast and packed lunch
  • Group transport to the surf split according to ability
  • Professional knowledgeable guides getting you to the best waves
  • 6 morning coaching sessions of 2 hours each
  • All surfing equipment and use of the FCS test centre and Tuflite Travel centre for the duration of your stay
  • Use of WiFi 
     

 The Coaching Special Package Inclusions:

  • Transfers from Agadir Airport (Essaouira July and August only)
  • Beach side accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and all evening meals
  • Guiding and 3 coaching sessions by Surf Maroc's BSA qualified instructors
  • All surfing equipment and use of FCS test centre and Tuflite Travel centre
  • Group transport to the surf all day everyday
  • 3 yoga classes of 1 hour each
  • Use of Wi Fi
     

Please note the B&B packages do not include airport transfers.
 
The cost of a transfer from Agadir (or Essaouira - July and August only) airport is £15 per person each way or £30 pp return.

 

 

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Other Surf Experiences
Reviews

Tim Hayward (September 2017),

We had an amazing time to be honest, we surfed 12 days out of the 14 (which meant I didn’t do much yoga as too tired!!), Devils Rock, Banana Beach, 11/12, Anza and 5 trips to Imsouane which was incredible.

Stuart (December 2016)

Booking with perfect wave was simple and easy. My stay with Surfmaroc was even better than I expected

Tim (November 2016)
Fantastic staff from cleaners to hosts all worked together to make everything perfect. Surf guides super cool and knowledgeable ensuring we found best possible surf each day.
Always felt looked after from booking with Suzi to leaping off rocks at "Draculas".

James (June 2016)
For a surfing holiday I would not consider any company other than Perfect Wave. They are knowledgeable about their products, can help to tailor-make your holiday, and are efficient in their organisation of the practicalities. I have enjoyed 2 holidays with them, once as a solo traveller, once with my girlfriend, and on both holidays made good friends with many other nationalities, all with a mutual interest in surfing and yoga. You can book through Perfect Wave with confidence.

Tim (November 2015)
From booking to arriving home the trip was perfect for me - A new solo traveller seeking good waves on a budget. I got both, and totally enjoyed the whole week.
Definitely scored wave of my life at Mysteries!
The staff were fantastic, surf guide Hicham knew where to go and when, and the other travellers were super cool and friendly, from all parts of the world. I didn't feel the need to leave the villa all week - It was perfect.

Steven (September 2015)
Had an excellent week away, very friendly team at surfmaroc, felt like a proper surfing community all week. Great surf and relaxing evenings at the villa. Shall definitely return.

Alex (September 2015)
The organisation of the surf trip fr both perfect wave and surf maroc where incredible. Had a fantastic week with no hiccups and the service was great. Very nice and friendly staff.

Alex (September 2015)
The trip was better than we all imagined. Surf Maroc were amazing we will be returning time after time. Looking forward to the next one asap 🙂 Thanks again

Catherine (September 2015)
Thank you for the fantastic holiday, as a first time solo traveller I was a bit nervous about travelling on my own but the whole process was so easy from booking right to the end of my holiday. The Villa was gorgeous overlooking the ocean and had a real Moroccan feel to it. Traditional Moroccan food served every night and the staff were all very helful. Best of all as a Begineer Surfer I managed to stand up on the board.

Anthony (January 2015)

Villa was amazing staff were fantastic and food was also great. This was one of the best holidays I have had. A big thank you to everyone at surf maroc and to all the surf instructors which made this such an amazing holiday.

John (September 2014)

Surf Maroc provide the complete chill-out/surf experience!
I stayed in Taghazout Villa for 10 days in Oct/Nov and everything about the experience was simply superb.
There are a number of surf camps running in and around Taghazout but Surf Maroc really have the pick of the spot with Taghazout Villa, which is right on the seafront and has a fabulous, quirky charm to its layout. The lovely atmosphere draws upon far more than architectural layout alone though and it is Tom, the manager, ably assisted by Rosie who really go out of their way to make you feel completely at home from the very outset. But Tom and Rosie are masters of quiet efficiency and understated competence - they ensure that everything runs smoothly and with clockwork precision and yet without ever appearing rushed or stressed - which creates a wonderfully relaxing vibe while making the very most of the opportunities to surf. Tom always kept us informed so we were never left wondering what was happening, and I really appreciated the prompt departures at 0845 - when many other surf camps are still only thinking about loading up for the day. The guides were fantastic too - friendly and knowledgeable, they always knew where to go to get the best waves, and they were also flexible, happy to accommodate the odd early start or late finish to suit the tides.
Or just chill! The Villa, which is kept spotlessly clean, was a great place to just hang out and unwind when one’s tired and aching muscles needed a day to recover!
Yoga - offered every evening on the idyllic terrace overlooking the ocean - and despite exhausting myself in the ocean on a daily basis, the expert instruction from Tara and Jenny was fabulously restorative and allowed me to plunge back into the sea time and again to do it all over again!
Meals - a great selection of freshly prepared food, and always more than enough, catering to all dietary preferences and with breakfast and dinner served at a large communal table which made for a really convivial start and end to every day.
Gear - I hired a board from the Surf Maroc shop which is very conveniently located right next door; they had a great range of boards to choose from and the board I selected was in reasonable condition, with the inevitable superficial dings of a hire board.
Overall, Taghazout Villa has a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and yet everything runs like clockwork, with the highest standards of cleanliness, presentation and punctuality - all without intruding upon that terribly important, mellow and friendly vibe. Time in the water is maximised and the guides get you to the best spots before they get busy. Such things do not happen by chance and credit belongs to the professionalism of the entire Surf Maroc team, but especially to the personal energy and leadership of Tom, the villa manager, who is stalwartly supported by the wonderful Rosie.
Thanks Guys!

Jessica (September 2014)

Awesome place, great surf, really good food and above all a Fantastic Team who makes sure that all you need to care about is enjoying your holidays!
I can't wait to go back!!