Surf and volunteer in Morocco

Surf and volunteering in Morocco

Really get to know the authentic Morocco in 4 weeks
by going surfing, helping to give surf lessons to underprivileged 
children, you will hike through the oases of Paradise
Valley, by visiting the metropolis of Marrakesh, and going on a fantastic road trip through Morocco!

From 525€ per week

Activities and surf

  • Surflessons
  • Volunteering work in social projects
  • paradise valley
  • 4 days road trip
  • Marrakesh
  • Breakfast, lunch dinner

Accommodation

  • Shared room in the surfcamp in Morocco
Surf level

This trip is for beginner surfers and intermediate surfers

Trip duration

  • 1 month (28 nights)
Group size: max. 10 px.
Suitable for single travelers and gab year students

A surfadventure is waiting for you!

Gab year surf instructor course holiday

Extra activities during the surf and volunteer project in Morocco

Paradise Valley

In the first week you will take a breathtaking hike along the oases and waterfalls of Paradise Valley. You can swim in the river and for the daredevils it is also possible to cliff jump. On day 6 go you to the markets of Agadir, here you can discover the real life of Morocco.

Extra activities during the surf and volunteer project in Morocco

Sandboarding in the Small Sahara

Your trip to Morocco is not complete if you have not seen the sand dunes of Morocco. With this trip we go to the small Sahara which is right on the sea. We’re going to walk here and try to sandboarding during sunset. Great for souvenir photos!

Gab year surf instructor course holiday
Gab year surf instructor course holiday

Extra activities during the surf and volunteer project in Morocco

Marrakesh

Marrakesh is a major city of Morocco and this city is world famous among tourists. Marrakech is excellent for shopping! We leave in the early morning to
Marrakesh because the drive through the mountains takes 4 hours. We visit the large square Djemaa El Fna, after which we continue independently to go shopping in the souks or the touristic highlights such as: visit the garden of Yves Saint Laurent or a tannery. We sleep in a so-called riad. A family house with courtyard garden. The next day we still have all morning in Marrakesh after which we leave around 14:00 for our main residence

Extra activities during the surf and volunteer project in Morocco

Roadtrip trough the mountains

We leave early in the morning to drive into the mountains. We drive along breathtaking casbahs between the mountains, over small mountain paths and winding roads to the south. We will stop regularly to take pictures. Our final destination for the day is Tafraout. A village in the Anti Atlas where we will spend the night in a simple accommodation. The next morning we visit the colored mountains in Tafraout, after which we continue towards Tiznit and Mirleft. We will spend the night here on the beach in small bungalows. The next morning we start with our beach tour towards Legzira where we can visit the special beaches with rock formations visit and where we stay all day. At the end of the day we leave for our bungalows and we end the day with a campfire. We have the last day of our road trip the morning in Mirleft, after which we drive back to our around noon accommodation in Taghazout.

Gab year surf instructor course holiday
Gab year surf instructor course holiday

Gab year surf instructor course in Morocco

Learn to surf and have awesome adventures on your gap year to Morocco! You’re guaranteed to have an amazing time and meet lots of like-minded people as you learn how to surf like a pro. We believe the surf instructor course in Morocco is the ultimate gab year experience! 

1. You get fit
2. You learn something completely new
3. You’re abroad in a wonderful country

And so much more great things about getting your ISA level 1 certification at our surfcamp! You come to experience the never ending summer?

FAQ

– Swimsuit,
– Beach towel,
– Sunscreen (30+),
– Sunglasses,
– Flip flops,
– Beach bag
– Camera/ Gopro
– Something warm to wear at night and after surf – hiking shoes
– A cap to protect yourself from the sun
– Clothes for sporting and hiking
– Headphones
– Pen and paper

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. In Taghazout and Tamraght the locals are very used of tourists, so you can wear dresses, shorts, open shoulders etc. 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!

 

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!

 

We start to explain a funny fact: 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. Alcohol is available in Agadir, in restaurants, cafe’s and you can buy it in the shop. It is allowed to drink alcohol in the surfcamp and it is nice to enjoy a drink after a good day surfing. You can also buy duty free before departing in the airport.

 

We get a lot of questions from girls wanting advice and looking for information on how to have a safe, trouble-free surf holiday in Morocco. 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 touristic destination and the locals will not be shocked by much. however we 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 people if you get comments. As woman you can wear swimwear on the beach and dresses on the streets, this is no problem!

 

Yes! If you have your own surfequipment you may bring it and you. Check your airline for the possibilities to bring your board on the flight.

 

Most of the participants do the surf instructor course alone, but you can definitely come together! You will be in the same group and we can reservate the same room for you.

For the surf instructor course we have a minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 10 participants for the surf instructor course

Coming before the surf instructor course is starting:

Yes you can stay a few days longer in the surfcamp in Morocco if this is easier for your flight to Morocco. Keep in mind you can stay maximum 90 days without a visum in Morocco!

Coming a few days later

If you can’t schedule to arrive on the exact starting date you can start a few days later. Keep in mind you will miss this first days of the program, and especially the first days are very important!