The start of the Morocco surf season: What you need to know
Stop what you’re doing, dust off those boards, and get booking now – the start of the Morocco surf season has arrived, which means it’s time to get stoked!
That’s right, with September comes the start of Morocco’s famed surf season, when the waves off the coast of this beautiful country come alive. And trust us, you don’t want to miss out on these perfect Atlantic Ocean conditions. Whether it’s flawless peelers rolling down Anchor Point or dreamy peaks at secret beaches, there are plenty of spots for intermediate and advanced surfers to discover.
That being said, if you want to maximize your chances of scoring waves that make you the envy of all your mates back home, you need to be well informed. And to be well informed about the start of the Morocco surf season, you need to talk to people who’ve been there and done that when it comes to surfing in Morocco.
Fortunately, we’ve been operating as a world-class surf experience provider since 2003, so we know a thing or two about Morocco’s waves. Now, to help you get the most out of your Morocco surf trip, we’ve put together this handy little guide.
So without further ado, let’s get into it!
Morocco surf season begins in September
September is when the Morocco surf season officially begins. Summer has ended and autumn is here. And with the cooler weather and shorter days comes something else – bigger swells, consistent waves, and prime conditions for intermediate and expert surfers.
Morocco’s Atlantic Coast is known for its big, powerful swells and September is when they start to show up. So if you’re looking to score some serious waves or you want to warm up for the oncoming winter, this is the month to do it.
Of course, with bigger waves comes more challenging conditions. But that’s all part of the fun for both intermediate surfers and advanced surfers, right?
Besides, we’ll be on hand to help you navigate whatever Mother Nature throws your way with our incredibly popular Surf Packages.
Surf guiding is the secret to riding the best waves
Intermediate surfers book surf guide. If you’re an experienced surfer, you probably do too. Even traveling pros go out of their way to lock down a knowledgeable surf guide when they come to town.
Because Morocco is an incredibly vast country with a coastline that stretches for over 3,500 km. And while there are plenty of world-class waves to be found, they’re not always easy to get to and/or they might be overcrowded.
That’s where we come in.
Our Morocco surf guides know this coastline like the back of their hand and they’re always on the hunt for the best surf with the least amount of people (so you score more).
They also have all the local knowledge and contacts you need to make your Morocco surf trip one to remember. Because at the end of the day, nobody wants to surf one spot only to hear that another one just down the road was pumping.
If that scenario makes your blood run cold, surfing in Morocco with a guide is the way to go.
Locking down accommodation early is essential
Yes, the start of the Morocco surf season brings bigger swells and better conditions for intermediate and advanced surfers. But it also brings lots of eager surfers from all over the world, all looking to get a piece of the action.
So if you’re planning on surfing in Morocco this September (or any other month for that matter), it’s important to lock down your accommodation early. Trust us, there’s nothing worse than arriving in town only to find that there are no rooms left at the inn.
Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with our range of Morocco surf season accommodation options. Located in prime spots near some of the best Atlantic Ocean waves in the country, our Amouage and Taghazout Villa are ideal places to stay if you want to surf every day AND enjoy a comfortable, authentic Moroccan experience.
Oh… and speaking of.
Did we also mention our new and improved Amouage rooms?
Called our *Garden Rooms, they offer sweeping views over our lush oasis of lawns and gardens. And when combined with a massive 337-square-foot floor plan plus a roomy terrace, you’ll have plenty of space to kick back and relax or watch the world go by.
Throw in a number of tasteful features such as extremely soft linen and pillows, complimentary Wi-Fi, an en-suite shower, and locally-made organic toiletries and it’s easy to see why they’re being booked out faster than you can say “Chill, dude”.
*Garden Rooms can be set up as either a twin or double room configuration. Note that the rooms are accessed from the ground floor pool area and not all rooms have the same layout.
It’s not all pointbreaks (there are beachbreaks and slabs too)
We’re confident that you’ve salivated over your screen watching clips of perfect peelers running down the line at Morocco’s world-famous pointbreaks. But surfing in Morocco is so much more than just world-class pointbreaks (although spots like Anchor Point and Killer Point are here too).
Morocco is actually home to a huge variety of surf spots, from beachbreaks and slabs to river mouths and even novelty waves – we have it all. And contrary to what you might think, there are also lefts too!
This means that our goofy-footed brothers and sisters are also being looked after, as are all surfers at an intermediate level and above.
So, if you’re seeking a surf trip that offers variety in terms of the best surf spots, you’ve found it.
(Of course, it should be mentioned that nobody is going to begrudge you for surfing those perfect pointbreaks all day, every day).
Forecasting sites can be unpredictable
Surf forecasting sites have probably changed the surfing landscape more than any other innovation. The fact you can now check the waves from your phone or computer before even leaving the house is nothing short of amazing.
However, as we all know, forecasts for myriad spots around the world are far from perfect… and Morocco is no different. While a forecast can give you a good idea of what to expect, it never tells the whole story. As such, the best way to score is always going to be being there in person.
The reason for this is that you never know what the day will bring. It might say it’s going to be small one day, only for the swell to be overhead. It’s also worth considering that because of the sheer number of epic waves in the area, you can pretty much always find something to surf, no matter what the forecast says.
Hence, our advice would be not to put too much stock in the forecast and just book your surfing in Morocco trip already. And remember, the longer you put it off, the more amazing waves you’re going to miss!
Location is more important than you think
It doesn’t matter whether you live near the coast in your home country or you’re thousands of kilometers away from a surfable wave – you probably won’t get any closer to the water than when you stay in Taghazout.
The ability to check the waves from your window, walk to the beach in a matter of mere seconds, AND have some of the world’s best surf spots on your doorstep is pretty much unrivaled.
Not only that, but Taghazout has become somewhat of a mecca for surfers from all over the world. This means that you’re bound to meet some like-minded people and make lifelong friends.
In saying that, not all accommodation options are created equal. And while it might be tempting to stay further away from the coast to save cash, trust us when we say that it’s not worth it.
Instead, find a location that’s right in the heart of the action with the beach practically at your doorstep, spacious rooms, and delicious food – it’ll make surfing in Morocco that much better!
The longer you stay, the higher your odds of scoring
Finally, keep in mind that while you’re almost guaranteed to get good waves during the Morocco surf season if you stay for one week, the longer you stay, the higher your odds are of scoring perfect waves.
After all, Morocco at this time of year is pretty much a wave machine. With swells rolling in consistently and with enough power to light up the entire coastline, you’ll be spoiled for choice. But if you’re going to swing one week off from work, why not try two?
As always, it’s much easier surfing in Morocco on one long trip than multiple small ones. Plus, the longer that you stay, the better we get to know you!
In this article, we’ve outlined why intermediate and advanced surfers should book your trip now and shared some insider tips to help make sure you score big during your stay.
Now it’s your turn, so stop just talking about your next surf trip and actually do it! With the Morocco surf season underway, our new Amouage rooms available for booking, and borders open, this is the time to make your surf dream a reality.