Surfing in Morocco
Information about Morocco
Surf Morocco - Quick Facts
LOCATION: North Africa
LANGUAGE: Arabic, (Berber dialects)
CURRENCY: Moroccan Dirham
Morocco is the first place you hit heading south from Europe, seperated from Europe by the Straights of Gibraltar. The country is bordered to the south by the Western Sahara, to the east by Algeria, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean (which is great for the surfer).
Morocco's capital city is Rabat, its largest city and its main port is Casablanca.
Morocco Surfing Info and Details
Morocco Surf Spot Map
We've split the Morocco surf map into North and South. Pick each region to view and add spots.
Morocco is the land of the pointbreak, and the coastline around the Agadir area in the south is riddled with spots. This ensures surfing uncrowded waves. If you are struggling to get waves in a crowded lineup in Morocco you are a fool, and a lazy one at that. There are empty waves around every corner and during the winter months they are all firing.
Morocco is best surfed in late autumn through until march, the rest of the year can be pretty uneventful. When the big swells run down the coast the pointbreaks come alive and our advice is to head to Agadir. Although there is not any surf in Agadir, it's an easy place to get to and has world class waves a short drive north.
Anchor Point is a must if you are going to surf Morocco, when it is on it can break up to a kilometre - talk about jelly legs! If you are adventurous (and very well prepared and organised) then head south from Agadir in a 4WD and discover some classic waves and perhaps become the only person ever to have surfed there - that is something to fire the imagination.
Other great waves in the area are Killer Point, Boilers and Hash Point.
Surfing Anchor Point in Morocco. Photo: SurfBerbere
Surfing Morocco - The Good
Consistent Swell (in season)
Surfing Morocco - The Bad and the Ugly
Thieves and Touts
Line-ups Can Get Messy
Morocco Surfing Conditions
Morocco Swell Size and Morocco Water Temperature
If you have information on surfing in Morocco we would like to know. Tell us how good or bad your surfing vacation was by posting your trip details on our Surf Forum. (Surf Patrol, our forum moderator, had a trip to Morocco - read about it in the forum).
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