Discover why Morocco is fast becoming this season’s hottest surf destination. A cool eclectic blend of culture and world-class waves make the Xtreme Gap surf camp in Morocco the ideal bolthole to spend a week learning to surf with the best of them. Plenty to do in an out of the water you can become a surf dude Berbere style. One in two weeks surf trips whether you want to learn from scratch or you are a seasoned surfer.

 

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Morrocco Surf Camp

Shrouded by the mountains that stretch deep into Morocco´s heart, perched perfectly on the warm swell of the West African Atlantic, the fishing town of Taghazout has become home to the Xtreme Gap Surf Camp. Devoted riders themselves, these guys are passionate about everything surf and dedicated ambassadors of the waves.

Morocco surf camp highlights:

  • One week in the eternal sunshine becoming a surf God.
  • Hanging 10 on some the best beach breaks in Africa
  • Devouring the mouth watering Tagine, was watching the gorgeous African sunset
  • Learning to surf with friendly Berber surf guides
  • Riding camels and riding waves with guaranteed blue skies and good surf
  • Stretch and relax with included yoga sessions (yoga option)
  • Haggling with the best of them in true Moroccan style

 

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The Xtreme Gap Morrocco Surf Camp

The surf camp is one week seven days six nights.

Morocco Surf Camp (24)The Moroccan south coast is fast becoming a haven for anyone looking to conquer some waves while exploring the mosaic of desert, mountain, beach and bustle that this country ” a gateway to the African continent – offers.

Quality not quantity is the name of the game here, in terms of both waves and experience. The surf camp packages have been developed to maximise riding time and surfer development, while the opportunity to participate in a wholly immersive experience, with salt-spray waves in the day and spiced up tagine at night, is what´s given these guys their great local reputation.

The Xtreme Team

Being dedicated surf instructor means knowing your sport, and we´re really passionate about making the best surfers out of all our campers. All our instructors are qualified by the Moroccan Surfing Federation or the French Surfing Federation, have passed Nick Thorn´s BSA, and have grown up surfing these beaches, so they really know the local swells and turns.

We structure our beginner lessons to encourage surfing development over a week, while more advanced surfers can get detailed technique advice – from choosing the right waves to technical maneuvering.

We´re the only surf school in Morocco that will get you riding with the locals, which means that you´re right in the thick of Taghazout´s surf culture from the get go, with that all important insider knowledge that will help you get the best breaks and longest rides.

The Surf

Our instructors are hounds in the hunt for the most pristine waves, and we can guarantee they will get you surfing the breaks that suit your level and style. Whether it´s the points´ right peelers, the reef breaks in Mysteries and Boilers or the beginner´s beach breaks at Devil´s point, you´ll be sure to find something worthy of your ride here.

When you´re Not Surfing

Surf Instructor Course Morocco (4)Odd as it may sound, we realise that surf camps aren´t always about surfing. They´re about riding waves and discovering different places too, and we don´t want anyone to leave us without their fair share of Morocco – from the dust clad foothills and mountain vistas of the anti-Atlas mountains that shroud Taghazout from behind, to the babel of local fishing village life, the hubbub of Agadir´s bazaars, and the sporadic countryside forests nestled in the aptly named and nearby Paradise Valley.

So, if you or the surf is ever feeling flat, just quiz one of the team, and we´ll point you in the right direction for any activity that takes your fancy. Whether you want to sustain the adrenaline of the waves dune biking in nearby Massa game park, get traditional with a camel ride, raise some sand galloping your way across Taghazout´s surrounding beaches, or soothe those out-surfed muscles with a local Moroccan argan oil massage, we’ve got it all!

There´s also the opportunity to unwind with top quality yoga instructors, who take classes for as low as £12 in local currency in some of the most panoramic spots in the area. You can stretch those aches and pains out, while the sea spray rises from Anchor point below and the Moroccan sun drops behind the horizon.

Finally, if you just want to chill, drop into the Hash Point Cafe where you can watch the Atlantic waves break over the rocks with a fragrant Tagine, some freshly caught fish, or ” if you´re feeling less adventurous ” one of the Cafe´s famous bacon double cheeseburgers. (There´s also a wealth of surf gear available for rent in the Cafe, and the manager Rachid is always happy to talk surf, food and local culture).

Accommodation

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At the surf camp you really will live and sleep by the waves. The camp duck-dives the swell all night; sitting literally on the shoreline, you will never be too far from the action, and whether you´re dusting off a tagine on our dinner-time roof terrace or chilling out with some surf vid action in our lounge, we guarantee that reassuring sound of a crashing wave will never be too far away.

Your accommodation will be shared, in apartments close to the Xtreme Gap camp, nestled in the square roofed, sun baked buildings of Taghazout, just a stone´s throw from some of Morocco´s greatest breaks.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

You can join all year round, most people join starting on Sunday until the following Sunday although not all flights match up to this from certain destinations. Checked low-cost airlines on sky scanner.net you will be surprised to find incredibly good value flights into Morocco. After booking you are free to book your flights please let us know your flight details and we will have you picked up from the airport on arrival.

Arrival and Departure

We offer a pickup service from Agadir just let us know your flight number prior to departure. If you want to make your own way, let us know in advance an estimated arrival time and we´ll be ready to check you in. If you arrive early it´s no trouble, you can surf your way through the day while we prepare your room, which should be ready by the afternoon. We also offer a taxi service which is a good idea for late arrivals, and can save you a trek through Taghazout´s labyrinthine streets at night.

On departure, we ask you leave your room by 11am so we can prepare the camp for new arrivals, but if you have a late flight, even better, just leave your stuff with us and think of it as an excuse for another day on the waves!

The currency in Morocco is a Moroccan Dirham, it is possible to exchange your pounds or euros at the airport and the nearest cash machine to the surf camp is in Agadir, so we recommend you bring enough money with you to cover your spending money as there is no ATMs located near the surf school. It is possible to take a taxi to withdraw money should you require.
Yes absolutely, Morocco is a great place to learn and are surf instructors are some of the best in the country.
NO. The reasons we encourage a week long stay with a weekend arrival and departure is so that you get the absolute maximum out of your experience. We can structure our surf lessons to suit you best, we can show you as many spots as possible, and we can take you on trips to explore the area. But it´s no problem at all if you can´t make the whole week or a weekend to weekend trip ” we are 100% flexible and we can still guarantee you´ll have an awesome time!

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1 (Week)DormUSD 659Book Now
2 (Week)DormUSD 1259Book Now

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Included

  • Airport pick up
  • Shared dorm accommodation (upgrades to double possible) six nights
  • Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner
  • Transport to various breaks depending on wave conditions
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Rental of all types of surf boards
  • Five surf lessons per week
  • five yoga sessions (yoga option only)

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Return airport drop off (bookable locally)
  • Excursions to local attractions on non-surf days

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“The staff at both the surf camp and cafe were awesome and extremely helpful. The communal dinners were great and a great place to socialize. The rooms, restaurant and terraces are set in an amazing location!  more reviews here.”
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