FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



General info


WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING

– Swimsuit,
– Beach towel,
– Sunscreen  (30+),
– Sunglasses,
– Flip flops,
– Beach bag
– Camera/ Gpro
– Something warm to wear at night and after surf


WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COME?

With over 330 days of sunshine a year you can visit Tamraght all year long. In the wintertime (dec-feb) there are some strong swells for the advanced surfers, you have the change to surf the big famous waves of Morocco! In summertime you there are small or medium waves, this is more suitable for beginners.
In the wintertime there are tempratures around 15-20 degrees and the watertemprature is around the 15 degrees. The rain is very rare in this area so you’ll have great weather trough the whole year!


WHAT ABOUT INSURANCE?

It is your responsibility to obtain adequate travel insurance before your trip. Everyone booking a holiday with Surf Paradise Morocco must have full travel insurance. Most of the travel Insurance don’t cover any damage on surfboards, fins or wetsuits. Surf Paradise Morocco is offering a Surf Insurance that covers any damage or loss to our equipment (surf boards & leashes) while surfing. Surf Paradise Morocco accepts no responsibility for loss, theft, damage or injury to persons or property during their stay.



About Surf paradise morocco


I’ve got special dietary requirements, can you help?

No problems! Our chef will take care of some good and healthy vegetarian/ vegan/ gluten-free/ lactose intolerant meals, just let us know in advance.


CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?

Your children of all ages are welcome!


IS THERE INTERNET?

There is free WiFi available in the accommodations.


When do I book my excursion ? upfront or when I arrive ?

Excursions can be booked up front or upon arrival. We advise you to book upon arrival so you still have the choice to either go for a excursion or go for a day of surfing.

 



 About the surf


I can’t swim, can I still surf?

You are supervised at all times but you do need to be able to swim to participate in surfing.


When is the surfing the best?

Peak surf season: Dec – Feb Off peak season: June – Sep. All the year trough the swell is working somewhere here in the area of Tamraght. You want to see or surf the big waves you see on the movies online? Then you definitly have to visit us during wintertime. But you will always get a great surf and we’re open throughout the year.


I only want to surf for one day, what other things are there to do?

There are plenty things around to do! Options are: visit paradise valley, make a trip on a quad with a guide, go to the hammam, visit Agadir, make a camelride on the beach Make a big trip with us to cities like Immouran or Tifnit…. the list goes on!



About morocco


DO I NEED A VISA?

If you hold an EU passport you are entitled to visit Morocco for up to 90 days without a visa. For further info on visas check out the following site www.learn4good.com/travel/morocco_visa.htm


WHICH LANGUAGE IS SPOKEN IN MOROCCO?

The official language in Morocco is Darija (Moroccan Arabic). The Berber’s in Morocco life in small villages like Tamraght, Berber population speaks Tamazight. the majority of Moroccans also speak French. In touristic area’s there are a lot of people who speak English aswell. The staff in Surf Paradise Morocco speak English, French, Dutch and Arabic.


HOW CAN I PAY IN MOROCCO?

In Morocco they pay with Dirhams. 1 euro is around 10 dirhams. In most of the countries its difficult to get Moroccan Dirhams. We recommend changing money once here or using your ATM card. You will find exchange facilities and ATMs in the airport to get money out. You can also find ATMs in Agadir or Awrir. Surf Paradise Morocco don’t accept travellers cheques! For more information about paying your booking check: Booking


HOW SHOULD I DRESS?

Morocco is a Muslim country and modesty is respected. On the beach you can wear bikini’s and shorts, but you can’t be nude. For girls: On the streets wearing a range of clothing it’s best to err on the side of modesty. For men: we recommend to cover their upper body in public area. Morocco is an arid climate, much like California. The day times are warm and the evenings can get quite cool, especially in the winter.  Homes and buildings are built in such a way that they keep cool in summer and (kind of) stay warm in winter.  So while it may be 100F outside, if you’re inside a home or building it can be quite cool. Bring also clothes that keep you warm!


WHAT ABOUT ALCOHOLIC DRINKS IN A MUSLIM COUNTRY?

Tamraght is a dry town. This means that no store will sell alcohol here, but that does not mean that you can’t get alcohol anywhere. Alcohol is available in Agadir, in some restaurants, cafe’s and you can buy it in the shop it is nice to enjoy a drink after a good day surfing. You can also buy duty free before departing in the airport.


i am a woman, is there anything i should know about visiting a muslimcountry?

We get a lot of questions from girls wanting advice and looking for information on how to have a safe, trouble-free trip in Morocco, and what they have to know. Morocco is one of the most tolerant Muslim countries. You’re not the first woman to visit Morocco. Agadir and the Area of Tamraght is a European tourist destination and the locals will not be shocked by much. however we would ask that all our clients respect local customs. Our advice to our women guests: Dress modest, be aware (don’t go alone on the streets at night, don’t carry large sums of cash. ) and ignore if you get comments.