Beginner surflessons in Morocco
Catching your very first waves
The best surfer out there is the one thas is having the most fun!
Learn to surf in Morocco
You have never surfed before or only a few times? No problem! In our beginner surflessons in Morocco we learn you the basics of surfing. With the good basics you can progress fast and you will stand up on your board in no time, riding your first wave! In the beginning of the day we start on the beach to practice. Then we jump into the water and the surfteacher will help you to stand on your board and take waves. Our vision: The best surfers are the one with the most fun, so: Enjoy the waves, sun and people!
Welcome at the surfschool Surf Paradise Morocco!
We would love to give you your first fantastic surfexperience. Surfing is our passion, our job and our life, and we are delighted to show you all of it!
The beginner surflessons in Morocco
- Learning how to surf from the very scratch
- Surfing in 3 easy steps: Our 3-step method is approachable for everyone… yes also for you!
- Small groups sorted on surflevel, so the lessons are focused on what you need. Maximum 6 students per surfinstructor.
- Learning how to surf is easier on sandy beaches: we choose the perfect location and perfect waves for you!
The team of Surf Paradise Morocco are passionated and certificated surfinstructors that want to learn you how to surf with a smile!
We surf on sandy beaches and broken waves in Taghazout area. Every day we go out to look for the best waves that suits your level. This means: every day another beautiful surfspot to discover!
A great surfday with enless of surf fun starts with savety first!
A typical day at the beginner lessons
10:00 We leave our surfcamp to drive to the best surfspot!
10:30 arriving at the beach
We wait for the best waves and high tide!
11:00 warming up
11:15 surf instructions on the beach
10:45 surfclasses in the water
14:30 free surf!
16:00 back to the surfcamp
“Times and locations are always adjusted on the swell and tides.”
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The 3 steps of the beginner lessons
Your position on the surfboard
If you want to catch a wave, the wave need to push you to get speed. It is very important that your weight is devided on your board.
Once you make speed and you are in the wave, you can start your way up. There are multiple ways to get into your standing position. Some people also call this your pop-up.
As soon you are standing you need to keep your balance while surfing. Bend your knies and look into the right direction. This is one of the most difficult parts of surfing.
The surfcamp in Morocco
You will stay at the Surf & Yoga House in Tamraght, Morocco. The surf house belongs to Suzanne (from Holland) and Zouhir (Moroccan surf champion). Relax at the end of the day at the surf camp, enjoy the breathtaking sea view over the bay and meet other like-minded surfers. The cozy and traditional house has been renovated with great attention to detail. The facilities meets European standards. All rooms have European beds, closets and hot water showers. All rooms have their unique traditional Moroccan style. The surfcamp is small scale and our approach is personal, because if this we can offer you the best service and show you all specials that Morocco has to offer!
The surf camp facilities
- fantastic view over the ocean! Check the waves from your bed!
- Small homestay where you get to know the staff and guests
- Daily activities you can participate in (yoga, sandboarding, henna night, etc.)
- A tropical garden: relax in our hammocks or eat a few oranges from the trees!
- Our surf camp restaurant offers meals and delicious drinks all day long
- A very happy and motivated team who would like to share their deep passion for surfing and yoga with you!
The accommodation includes:
- WiFi throughout the surf camp
- Clean towels and bed linen are provided
- 24/7 happy hosts are available to help you with anything
- Delicious breakfast on the roof every day
- Unlimited use or all surf camp services
- Choose between a multi-bed room or a private room
- Lots of nice evening activities to take part in!
More than 60 people have already rated our surf camp on Tripadvisor as fantastic.
Learn to surf and book your next surfholiday now!
At the beginner surflessons in Morocco we use high quality of surfequipment.
Surfboard rental and wetsuit rental is included in the price.
Where to surf in Morocco?
At our surfschool we find it really important that the waves are suitable for your surflessons. We carefully choose our surfspot of the day to create the best surf environment to learn how to surf. It is never helpful if the current is too strong, or if you surf with low tide and the waves are not working.
Waves for beginner surfers
For your first surflesson we choose a surfspot with broken waves on a sandy beach. We surf during high tide and the current don’t need to be too strong. This are the perfect conditions for your first surfday. For your following surflessons in the week we might choose a surfspot with slightly stronger waves so you can get used of the ocean with stronger waves. But we will never choose a surfspot that is above of your level or dangerous.
While some surfschools will be already in the water, we can ask you to wait for high tide. Why do we do this? If you take a better look to the ocean you might see that it is low tide. The surfers that are in the water will not catch any waves at all and they lose their energy by peddling for the waves they will never be able catch. High tide will give stronger waves that are easier to surf, so this waves are more suitable for your first surflessons.
The area of Taghazout & Tamraght
This area has countless of surfspots. There is always a beach that is suitable for beginner surfers. Surfspots around the surfcamp are: Banana beach, and Devils rock. Other surfspots where we surf often with our beginner surfclasses are: Camel Beach, Anza and Key16. Once in a week we organise a surftrip to Imesouane or Tifnit.
Surf material that we use during the beginner surflessons
Surfboards for beginner surfers.
At our beginner surflessons in Morocco you start your surf classes on a softtop surfboard. If you start with surfing you should always use a softtop surfboard. This surfboards are made of foam and are always softer than longboards and shortboards, they also don’t have pointy noses and tails. If you fall on this surfboard it will give less damage. However the 3 fins of the surfboard are always sharp. The size and volume of the surfboard need to fit your size. With a bigger board with more volume it’s easier to catch a wave and the board will remains stable in the water.
Wetsuit suitable for surfing
We advise you to always wear a wetsuit with long sleeves and legs. The wetsuit keeps you warm but also protects against bumping and rubbing. A suitable wetsuit is of good new quality and adapted to the water temperature. The right thickness to surf in Morocco is 3: 2
Surfterms you should know when you start with your beginner surflessons
“shortboard” – a shorter, narrower, thinner surfboard. It is more difficult to catch a wave on a shortboard than it is on a longboard, but a shortboard can be controlled/turned much easier.
“whitewash” – the broken white water of a wave moving straight towards shore
“peak” – the immediately breaking part of the wave.
“left” – a left is a wave that is breaking to the left. The direction “Left” is used by the surfer when describing the direction of the wave while facing shore. Therefore, from the beach, a “left” is described as a wave that breaks from left to right.
“lineup” – the area where the waves normally begin breaking. Surfers sit on their boards in the lineup and wait for waves to break.
“green wave” – an open wave allowing the surfer to surf along the face of the wave, going either left or right parallel with the beach instead of straight towards the beach
What surf rules should I know when I start with my beginner surflessons?
The surfinstructor will always be with you during your surfsession. He secure your savety and guide you trough your surfsession. The first thing to keep in mind that in and out the water always keep respect for eachother, give eachother space and have fun together. However it can also be useful to know the 4 basic rules of surfing.
Rule #1 – Don’t drop in on another surfer
Rule #2 – The surfer closest to the peak has right-of-way
Rule #3 – Paddling surfer yields to surfer riding wave
Rule #4 – Don’t be a snake (steal a wave from another surfer)
The best surfer is the one who is having the most fun!