What is my surflevel?

A solo surfholiday was never so much fun!

How do you define your surflevel

The question that sooner or later comes as a surfer, especially as a surfer planning a surf holiday: what surf level do I have? We regularly get the question from guests what surfing level they have with an extensive description of surfing experiences they have had. Read in the guide below which surf level you have so that you can select the right surf holiday.

Don’t over estimate your surflevel

Our experience is that almost all surfers consider themselves intermediate or advanced surfers if they have already surfed a number of times, or they can surf some decent waves on their home surfspot. Although it sounds good, it is often not completely realistic. Intermediate surfers have a surf level where they can basically paddle independently to the line-up and surf green waves on many different surfspots. If you haven’t surfed for a while or if you still have trouble with paddling out and catching waves by yourself, it’s better to join beginner surf lessons. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting lessons that don’t match your level. Moreover, it can even be dangerous if you estimate your level too high, the waves and the sea can be very dangerous! You don’t want the surf instructor to take you to a surf spot that poses dangers you don’t know enough about. 

Therefore: definitely start the first day of your surf holiday with a surf level that certainly suits your level and only after this day see if you can go to a higher level!

Solo surf holiday
Solo surf holiday Taghazout, Morocco

Surflevel 1: You have never surfer before

Beginner surfer

If you’ve never surfed before, estimating your surf level is easy; you start with the basics of surfing with beginner surf lessons. Whether you’re sporty, or haven’t played sports in years, whether you’re young or old, or whether you have skate or snowboard or no board experience at all, you will be able to learn to surf too!
During the beginner surf lessons you will learn about the basics of surfing: 

  • What are the names of parts of the surfboards,
  • what is the correct position on the surfboard,
  • how do you stand on your board from a lying position, 
  • how do you surf the wave
  • When to start paddling for the waves

Important elements are how you keep your balance and whether you feel comfortable in and around the sea and the waves.

Recommended surfboard: softboard with a lot of volume
Ideal waves for your surflevel: 0,5 till 1 meter white water/broken waves

Beginner surflessons

Learn to surf in Morocco during your first surflessons on beginner waves

Surf holiday for beginner surf level

Complete surf holiday: all-in surfholiday with daily surf, meals and accommodation

Surflevel 2: You have surfed a few times

Beginner surfer

You’ve already surfed a few times and maybe done a few surf camps. You know the basics of surfing (after repetition). You can surf a broken wave independently (without the surf instructor having to push you) you can independently perform your pop-up. Important things to learn now is:

  • how to select waves,
  • what the surf etiquettes are,
  • what it’s like to surf at different surf spots and waves,
  • you will improve your position on your surfboard
Recommended surfboard: A smaller softboard
Ideal waves for your surflevel: 0,5 till 1 meter white water and small green waves
 

Beginner surflessons

Learn the basics of surfing in Morocco

Surf holidays for beginner surf level

Go on surf holiday to Morocco to learn to surf in one or multiple weeks

Solo surf holiday Taghazout, Morocco

If you never go, you'll never know!

Solo surf holiday Taghazout, Morocco

Surflevel 3: You paddle out by yourself

Intermediate surfer

As an intermediate surfer, you know the basics of surfing which allows you to take waves independently. You paddle to the lineup behind the broken waves and can catch green waves on your own. However, there is still a lot to learn as an intermediate surfer! Things to learn as intermediate surfer:

  • Surfing front side and backside
  • Making turns
  • A fast take off
Recommended surfboard: Mini malibu
Ideal waves for your surflevel: 0,5 till 1 meter small green waves
 

Intermediate surflessons / coaching

The surflessons for intermediate surfers are given in the line-up. The surf instructor gives one on one coaching on your surf level as intermediate surfer.

Surf holidays for intermediate surf level

If you have an intermediate surf level you want to surf as much as possible on open waves on different surfspots. Our surf guiding holiday is a great way to explore the Moroccan coastline and find your perfect waves!

Surflevel 4: You can catch open waves

Intermediate surfer

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Intermediate surflessons / coaching

The surflessons

Surf holidays for intermediate surf level

The surflessons

Solo surf holiday Taghazout, Morocco

If you never go, you'll never know!

Solo surf holiday Taghazout, Morocco

Surflevel 4: You make turns by yourself

Advanced surfer

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Surf guidings for advanced surfers

The surflessons

Surf holidays for advanced surfers

The surflessons

Surflevel 4: You are completely independend in de ocean

Advanced surfer

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Surf guidings for advanced surfers

The surflessons

Surf holidays for advanced surfers

The surflessons

Solo surf holiday Taghazout, Morocco

Extra tips to improve your surflevel on a surf holiday

1. Remember that learning to surf takes time, don’t rush into it but take baby steps in your surf level every surf holiday!
2. Make sure you are fit and in good shape on every surf holiday, so you can focus on techniques rather than working on your fitness.

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