The best surfcamps in Morocco

Morocco is a unique destination that will offer you an incredible experience during your surf holidays. Its geography and kilometres of coastline will offer a multitude of spots for all levels: for example Anchor Point for the most advanced and Taghazout Bay for beginners and intermediates. The quality of its waves is recognized throughout the world, but what makes this destination so special is also the mix of its culture, architecture and landscape.

There are a multitude of surf camps in Morocco but we have found for you the best ones to guarantee you a great stay. Accessible to all levels, you will find in these surf camps a good atmosphere, quality surf lessons, and a guaranteed break from daily life stress!
At the bottom of the page, you will find the five best surf beaches for beginners in Morocco.
From North to South here are the best surf camps by city in Morocco:


Essaouira is the perfect destination if you want to combine city centre and water sports. This charming city is clearly worth a visit and the catalogue of activities to do on site is very varied! In addition to surfing, you can also take kite lessons and become autonomous in a week.


Dakhla is located on a peninsula south of Morocco in Western Sahara. Between the desert and the Atlantic Ocean it is a very varied destination if you are sporty. In addition to surfing, you can also take kite lessons and become autonomous in a week.

Top 5 surf beaches for beginners in Morocco

1. The Source, Taghazout

La Source provides performance walls and a slowly rising A-shaped frame, making it perfect for beginner surfers on a surf trip to Morocco. On the thrust of a small swell, right-handed people stand towards the cliffs, while the few left-handed people head for the beach. The small reef sections combine with the sandy bottom to create pretty walls that can offer speed sections.

City: Taghazout
Where: Agadir, Souss-Massa, Morocco
The Area: Taghazout, and its neighbouring town of Tamraght, are small, lively towns full of interesting cafés, surf shops and local shops. It is a very safe area that has for years embraced the surf culture of foreign surfers travelling.
Beach: A beautiful golden sandy beach named after the fresh water springs that gush out of the rock formations along the coast.
Type : On the right, and sometimes on the left, walls that peel perfectly through the bay. It is rarely busy which is what you want from the best surf beaches for beginners in Morocco.
Best time: September - April
Temperature: 23 - 32 °C

See the surf camps and accommodation near La Source in Taghazout.

2. Essaouira Beach

Essaouira is probably the best spot on our list of the'Top 5 Beginner Surf Beaches in Morocco' for those who are completely new to the sport because the beach has a soft sandy bottom.
It is best at high tide with a light northerly wind as it creates peaks to the left and right that allow you to master the basic surfing techniques.

City: Essaouira
Where: Essauoira, Southwest Morocco
The Area: Located on a peninsula surrounded by lush forests and the Atlantic Ocean, Essaouira has always seduced travellers. Its authentic medina and port are a fortified complex that was built at the end of the 18th century and was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Wander here during your time away from surfing.
Beach: Long curved beach that offers a breathtaking view of the port and the island of Mogador. It's really the perfect place to spend hours outdoors because you can explore the old city between sessions in the waves.
Type : The beach break walls on the right, with sometimes a left-handed man breaking through the inner shores.
Best time: July - February
Temperature: 21 - 30 °C

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3. Magic Bay, Imsouane

It is one of the best kept secrets for people at a surf camp in Morocco because Magic Bay is a long right-hander that can break up to 600m when conditions align, making it one of the longest waves in Africa. Imagine a soft skeleton bay that has been turned over and you will get the image!

City: Imsouane
Where: Agadir, Morocco
The Zone: A surf holiday in Imsouane usually involves all-day surfing sessions, a trip to Agadir and its world famous souk. In addition to an afternoon swimming in Paradise Valley's beautiful natural pools and evenings to relax as you watch the spectacular sunset from the roof of your home, while eating tagines and sipping fresh mint tea.
Beach: The mountainous cliffs descend to a calm bay that has a long, pointed headland that is surrounded by right-wing walls and flakes along the sandy bay. An essential visit for any surfer, whatever his level of ability.
Type: A paradise for beginners and longboarders, a super slow right-handed walling that seems to last forever. The only challenge is how long your legs can hold up!
Best time: August - March
Temperature: 23 - 31 °C

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4. Panoramas, Taghazout

A fantastic beach break for beginners that is often neglected for the most famous surf spots in Morocco. Panoramas produces good barrels, and to top it all off, there are fewer people than other estate cars. When there is a huge swell, the sheltered beach break is a safe place for beginners.

City: Taghazout
Where: Agadir, Souss-Massa, Morocco
The Zone: Taghazout is a surfer's paradise full of cafes, local shops and restaurants serving traditional Moroccan cuisine.
Beach: A long stretch of beach with a promontory to the north that provides shelter. A fantastic option to spend the day, relax in the shade of the trees, enjoying the view on this beautiful beach.
Type: Another long sandy beach break with waves on the left and right that are perfect for beginners. As your week progresses and you start surfing, head for the point that offers a faster and more powerful wave.
Best time: September - March
Temperature: 22 - 30 °C
See the surf camps and accommodation near La Source in Taghazout.

5. Sidi Kaouki Beach, Marrakech-Safi

This place is an excellent wave for beginners because it is a long sandy beach with a variety of peaks to choose from. It's better at high tide because the conditions are made of glass and serve some of the best beginner surfers in Morocco.

City: Sidi Kaouki, 30km south of Essaouira.
Where: Marrakech-Safi, Morocco
The Zone: A very quiet fishing village with a rustic charm, friendly and charming people and ultimate relaxation. Beach: Beautiful large beach with a large building on the rocks, washed by the sea, which is the final resting place of Sufi saint Sidi Kaouki. Visit the sanctuary between surfing sessions and go to the beach, the Sidi Kaouki Surf Club, a brightly coloured café-club house that will provide you with food after your surfing sessions in Morocco.
Type: A long open beach break with many peaks and a little reef at the mouth of the river and at the southern end, which allows for faster walks.
Best time: July - January
Temperature: 21 - 29 °C