SURFING IN TAGHAZOUT
Since the 60’s surfers from all over the world are travelling to Taghazout for the fantastic surfing in Taghazout. The former fishing village has experienced a huge tourist growth. Especially since 10 years the number of surf tourists has increased enormously. And these surfers do not come for nothing: the fantastic waves, especially in the winter season the waves can become strong and big. Surf inTaghazout offers all kinds of waves on over 30 surfspots in the area. The special thing about Taghazout are the relaxed vibes, and the hippy style that stuck out of the 60’s. Time seems to have stood still here!
Where is Taghazout (Morocco) located?
Taghazout is found in the south of Morocco. Taghazout is located 20 kilometers north of Agadir. Where the desert, argan forests and Atlas Mountains meet with the Atlantic Ocean, a very special piece of nature can be found. Taghazout is located against the mountains. And recently the road from Agadir has improved well.
The waves for surfing in Taghazout
The Atlantic Ocean brings fantastic swell to this coastal village. There is a swell throughout the year making it possible for beginners surfers to surf in Taghazout all year round. From October, the swell will become stronger and all surf spots around Taghazout will begin to work. This is the time that intermediate and advanced surfers should visit Taghazout.
Benefits of surfing in Taghazout:
Taghazout has the most perfect right-handed waves you will ever see! A great benifit of surfing around Taghazout is that the area offers a great variety in different surf spots. There is a surfspot for every level that works. The surf spots also become less overcrowded due to the large offer.
Cons of surfing in Taghazout:
A disadvantage of surfing close to Taghazout is that the water is not always clean. Many surfers who stay in Taghazout get sick by the water. So be careful, If you going to surf in Taghazout it is therefore better to choose a surfspot that is located a bit out of the village. Want to learn more about getting sick in Taghazout? Read our complete blog about getting sick in Taghazout!
Surfing in Taghazout: the surfspots
Right on the coast of Taghazout: Hash Point is perfect for intermediate surfers. South of Taghazout is Panorama point and Panorama beach located. Panorama beach is excellent for the beginning surfers. To the north of Taghazout you will find many surf spots such as Anchor Point, La Source, and Killer Point. In a circumference of 30 minutes drive you will find at least 25 different surf spots! Depending on the current swell you should choose the right surfspot. A surfguide can help you with this.
4. Hash Point
2. Banana beach
4. Camel Beach
Water tempratures in Taghazout
What is the average water temprature in Taghazout for your next surfing holiday to Morocco?
In summertime the watertempratures in Taghazout are between 20 and 23 degrees, in wintertime the average watertemprature is between 16 and 19 degrees.
Wetsuit requirements for surfing in Taghazout
Depending when you traveling to Taghazout for surfing you choose the right wetsuit for your surf holiday.
In summertime the water tempratures in Taghazout are around 20-23°C (68-73°F) And these temperatures stay high during the beginning of fall so in this seasons you can use a 2mm shorty. Around October/November water tempratures start to drop.
in wintertime the tempratures of the Atlantic Ocean in Taghazout are around 16-18°C (61-64°F). With this watertempratures in Taghazout it is smart to wear a 4/3mm wetsuit.
Outside tempratures Taghazout
Morocco is a warm country so perfect to go surfing in Taghazout! But how hot does it get in summer and how cold does it get in the wintertime?
In summertime the average tempratures are around 25 till 34 degrees, and in wintertime the tempratures are between 14 and 23 degrees. This is both night and day tempratures.
Surf predictions in Taghazout
This is the current swell in Taghazout. Check out if the surf is on in Taghazout and where the surf in Taghazout is the best! Check for more updated swell information for Taghazout and area the website of Magicseaweed!
Besided surfing there is a lot things to do and a lot of places to discover. Morocco has a rich culture and the nature around Taghazout is stunning. Join our expeditions to Paradise Valley, visit the traditional souks of Agadir, go sandboarding in the small Sahara, or experience an unique activity and go snorkeling to discover the underwaterworld of Morocco.
- Visit the hamam
- Make a ride on a camel
- Get a henna tattoo
- Go to the souks of Agadir
- Drink Moroccan tea
- Eat Tajine and couscous
What is the best season to go surfing in Taghazout?
Every season in Morocco has its own characteristics. You’ve heard that the winter season is good for the surfers and the summer season better for the novice surfers. But there’s more!
From March to June:
The high season among the surfers is over and the waves are getting smaller again. The tempratures are increasing. It is still fantastic for the intermediate surfer! The novice surfer can also find enough waves to learn how to surf.
Surf in Taghazout from June to September:
The beaches are full of beachgoers. Few surfers can be found. Nevertheless, you can learn to surf perfectly on a number of surf spots! For the intermediate surfer it is more difficult to find different surf spots. Often the intermediate surfer and the advanced surfer will be on the surf spots: Anza and Tamri. The tempratures can rise, but due to a sea fog that hangs in the summer, the temperatures will remain pleasant.
From September to November:
The surf season starts again, and the surfers come back. As the year progresses, the chances are increasing on a high swell.
From November to March:
The waves roll in continuously and every day pro-surfers are training. Sometimes a monster swell rolls in. One thing is certain, the surfer will certainly be happy during this season! There are also a number of spots for beginners who offer smaller waves.
What is the best way of transport for your surf trip in Taghazout?
No worries, there are enough transportation options to travel from A to B when you want to surf in Taghazout. Several surf camps such as Surf Paradise Morocco offer transfers to the best surf spots in the area. This are the best options if you want to surf in Taghazout:
– Renting a car in Morocco for around 20 EUR per day
– Busses drive along several surfspots for around 1 EUR one way (Keep in mind that you still need to walk after the drop of)
– Transport by the surfcamp where you stay
– By foot to surfspots in the area of Taghazout
In Taghazout and Tamraght you can do a lot on foot. Local buses run from village to village for which you only pay around 0.5 euros. There are also many shared taxis in the area with which you can transport yourself for a cheap price.
Transport from Agadir airport
Surfcamps in Taghazout such as our surfcamp: Surf Paradise Morocco can arrange your transfer from Agadir airport, many times it is already included in your surf package. You can also find a taxi when you arrived at the airport and arrange it from there. There is a bus going from Agadir Airport to the busstation of Agadir. On the busstation in Agadir you can change a bus towards Taghazout.
Need some more help to travel to Taghazout? Read more about how to get to Taghazout
Surfing in Taghazout with children?
If you are traveling with children, we advise you to stay in Tamraght or an other village in the area of Taghazout. Taghazout is not always clean and the seawater is not swimable. Besides this, Taghazout is also full of young travelers who love a party, so at night it can be noisy. Against this Tamraght is cleaner, less touristy and quieter.
Surfcamp for families
At our surfcamp we welcoming every summer many families with their children to go surfing in Taghazout, Morocco. We even have a special package for small or larger families and your children can learn to surf with the special surflessons for children. You will be staying in a calm room for you and your family. Surfing, adventurous daytrips and other activities are on the program, you and your family will sure have a fantastic time and make unforgettable memories together while surfing in Thagazout. Check it out here!
Surf in Taghazout, Morocco for womans?
Many questions that we receive are about women traveling as a single traveler to Morocco. In large cities such as Marrakesh and Fes, women can experience various problems. In contrast, traveling to Taghazout and Tamraght as a woman is no problem at all. The locals are accustomed to the many tourists, and there are mostly surfers living in the villages. As a woman alone you can expect a chat from the local gentlemen but they will not bother you undesirably. Especially if you stay in a surf camp where everything is organized and you travel with a guide + group, you will not experience a problem as a woman and it is also very nice! You can wear everything, and it is no problem to wear shorts or a bikini.
Surfing in Taghazout, Morocco as Solo traveler?
Thinking about a solo surftrip to Morocco but not sure if this is a good idea? We can already tell you: a solo surf holiday to Morocco is easy if you prepare yourself! Read our blog about solo surf holidays to learn about the do’s and don’t when surfing in Taghazout as solo traveler!
Surf in Taghazout: Welcome at surfcamp Surf Paradise Morocco!
Nice to meet you and a pleasure to welcome you in Morocco! I’m Suzanne from Holland and together with my Moroccan husband (who is also national surfchampion) we set up our surfcamp!
Our small and homely accommodation offers a fantastic base for your next surf adventure. With Surf Paradise Morocco you will discover the real Morocco. We go left where other tourists are going right.
We love to share you our deepest passion: surfing. We surf together on the most beautiful surfspots, go wavehunting in the outback of Morocco and go sandboarding: every day another adventue!
We offer different kind of packages: choose what suits you the best and we see you soon in paradise!
Program: Surfing 6 days a week with over 5 hours per day surf lessons on your level
The surf level: Beginner or intermediate surfers
Other services: Airport transfer, 3 meals a day, free trip to Paradise Valley
Room options: Private double room, private single room, shared room
Price: from 429 EUR per week
Surf and yoga in Taghazout
Program: Surfing 4 days a week with over 5 hours per day surf lessons on your level and doing daily yoga
The surf level: Beginner or intermediate surfers
Other services: Airport transfer, 2 meals a day,
Room options: Private double room, private single room, shared room
Price: from 349 EUR per week
Hi! I’m Zouhir and already surfing in Morocco since I was a small child. I’ve been professional surfer for many years, and playing national and international competitions. I also was Moroccan champion for 2 years! I stopped surfing professionally and started to spread the surf vibes around with giving surflessons for people from everywhere around the world. Something I really love to do!
Together with my wife Suzanne we set up Surf Paradise Morocco, something that was always our passion and dream. No we are welcoming you here to surf the fantastic waves of Morocco!
Come to join us in Morocco, I’m sure you are able to surf too! And most of all, you will LOVE it!
Want to stay for a longer period in Taghazout to go surfing and for example, spending your winter in Taghazout? This is possible! Our long stay programs are specially designed for people that like to spend more time surfing and exploring Morocco. This are your options!
1. The surfacademy
Diving deep into surfing with an intense surf holiday from 3 weeks up to 3 months. You will go surfing for 5 days a week and doing many activities to explore Morocco. Your surflevel will increase quickly by the intense course that you will follow together with other participants. You will stay in the surfcamp in Taghazout area. A perfect place to spending your evenings and having fun together!
2. Surf instructor course
Do you really love to surf and want to share your passion with others? Why not becoming a surfinstructor by yourself? During the surf instructor course in Taghazout you will go from beginner to advanced surfer in 3 months and prepair yourself in giving lessons to others.
3. Surf and volunteering program
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!
Take a look in our organic garden! And help us to reduce your waste!
Please think about your electricity use during your stay with us! Switch the lights off when leaving your room.
Learn how to prepare Moroccan tajines on our weekly cooking courses!
soon: visit locals for a in-house restaurant!