Taghazout is the epicentre of the surfing in Morocco. Not only does it have the largest abundance of good surf breaks in the country, but over the last 10 years the number of Taghazout surf camps has been growing rapidly. Surf wise there is a wave here for everyone – from complete beginner to the pro’s.
The beaches of Tamri and Banana offer a great beginner level wave, while the waves of Boilers and Anchor Point offer the advanced surfer a truly gnarly ride. If you’re looking for the perfect longboarder’s wave, most of the surf camps offer days trips to the epic surf village of Imsouane. On this page you’ll find useful information on the best Taghazout surf camps.
|Number of surf spots||12|
|Water Temperature||March-October: 18-22℃/ 64-71℉
November-Febraury: 15-18℃/ 59-64℉
|Swell||Larger swell from September to April. Rest of the year moderate swell size|
|Nearest Airports||Agadir is 48km away and is roughly a 1 hour drive|
Surf Maroc is one of the oldest Taghazout surf camps. Many also say that this is one of the best surf camps in Taghazout. It was founded in 2003 and is located at the northern end of Taghazout right on the ocean. In recent years Surf Maroc has branched out now runs a total of 4 properties in Taghazout. Their main house is called the Amouage and is described as being where surf and yoga meet a boutique hotel.
The Amouage at Surf Maroc has all the bells and whistles. Infinity pool, bar, spa and a rooftop yoga garden. In addition to this it also offers both surf guiding and coaching services from some of the best surf instructors in Taghazout.
It’s a large surf house with a total of twenty rooms of five different sizes and types, from bunk rooms to large oceanfront doubles. All rooms can be configured as twins or doubles, except the “Best Room” which is a double. There are several living areas where you can relax and unwind – chill out areas upholstered in Moroccan textiles, in hammocks, or by the open fire.
Of all the surf camps in Taghazout, Hash Point is a firm favourite with returning guests for two reasons: its location right on the waters edge in the heart of Taghazout; it’s for the fact that’s it’s a locally owned and operated surf camp. The surf house 4 levels which makes for some breathtaking views throughout the day. The top levels comprise of roof terraces, the lower terrace being where guests eat meals and chillout. The top level is usually used for sunbathing.
The camp has a total of 8 rooms and can accommodate a total of 18 people. You can choose from a bed in a shared twin/triple room, or enjoy the more comfortable en-suite double room with private bathroom. Guests from all over the world share beers on the terrace and enjoy amazing barbecues. Once a week they also screen surf movies on the terrace.
Healthy meals are served everyday on the terrace with traditional Moroccan dinners being served up four times a week. Hash point have a very good surf coaching and guiding program and the local instructors take out groups every day to a variety of surf spots based on the level of the group.
Yoga classes are also on offer several times a week. If you want to take a day off from surfing, Hash Point like other Taghazout surf camps offer some nice half-day excursions including a trip to a local Hammam (Morrocan Spa), camel riding and visits to local souks.
This Tagazhout surf camp has become somewhat of institution after steadily building a sound reputation over the last 10 years. The surf camp is perfectly placed literally 5 metres from the jump off spot for Hash Point, a fun, fast point break. From the terraces of the surf camp and the cafe you can check the surf from Panoramas all the way up to Anchor Point.
The camp caters for up to 25 people and has a mixture of double and shared rooms with bunk beds. The rooms are furnished using Moroccan style decor. There is a beautiful terrace where you can chill-out after a solid surf session, or choose to take one of the yoga classes on offer.
Of all the Taghazout surf camps, Surf Berbere is well known for providing a high level of surf instruction. Every day they send out up to four vans with groups of no more than 8 guests per instructor. The surf spots are tailored each and every day to the level and demands of the group. Foodwise, each week the menu varies. Generally there is a mix between traditional Moroccan meals such as tagines and couscous and good old fashioned barbecues and pizzas!