Surf Breaks In Morocco For Beginners
As the surfing season in Morocco begins, we have partnered up with Trawave to offer you 10 surf breaks in Morocco for Rookie Surfers. These are spots for people who only get to surf a few times a year. Of course, some of the spots are also good if you are quite an experienced surfer. Don’t underestimate them.
Words by Trawave
Not only you have to get ready for the surf but also for the delicious tea, coffee, avocado smoothies, delicious food, warm days and cold nights, and all that this country has to offer! Don’t forget to bring your 2/ 3 mm Wetsuit and warm clothes for the chilly nights
K11 Surf Breaks In Morocco
This spot is one my favorite surf breaks in Morocco, it has a channel to get in next to the rocks and it is a point break. The best of all, it’s not super crowded and it can be a nice and long left-hand ride. This is a great place to surf in the region, not only because it is not that crowded but because it offers easy waves when the swell is small, and nice long rides when it is bigger. It can be handled by surfers of all levels. A great spot if you haven’t been surfing in months.
K12 Surf Breaks In Morocco
It is right next to K11 but it has no channel, it is a beach break and is great when K11 is too big or crowded. K12 surf breaks in Morocco is quite nice because you can ride it either right or left and it is the perfect spot to start with after not surfing for a few months. Besides it gives you enough space to be surfing with all your friends, so you don’t have to be pushing one another for waves. You can really enjoy the whole day surfing here, bring some lunch to the beach and it’s just perfect.
Banana Point Surf Breaks In Morocco
It is on the same bay as K11 and K12 but on the opposite side. This is quite a popular place when the swell is big, because the ride can be very long with nice tubes. But when the swell is smaller its also quite fun, there is a channel next to the rocks and is not so crowded but is better to get there early. It is also a nice place to watch the pros and advanced surfers when the swell is big. It is also the break of Banana village, so on Wednesdays after surfing you can always go to the Berber Souk (Market). They close at 6pm so don’t be too late.
Panorama Beach Surf Breaks In Morocco
This is maybe one of my least favorite spots, because of the crowd. This surf breaks in morocco is very nice because of its location, right next to Taghazout, and super close to the delicious avocado smoothies at Cafe Mouja. Also a very nice right-hand ride for regular footed surfers to love. But you really have to get there early to avoid the crowd, specially since Taghazout is one of the most popular places around the area and this spot is great for beginners and long-boarders. So try to get there early and maybe have a good breakfast after. Also, the sunset surf here is a great experience.
Cro-Cro Surf Breaks In Morocco
The beach of Tamraght is the home of Cro-cro surf breaks in Morocco, which got its name from the crocodile shaped rock formation (don’t worry lol). It is a beach break, VERY crowded so here you have to be there around 6:00 am to being able to get some waves until about 8:00 am, when all the surf schools are arriving. It is the smaller place to surf when the swell is big, so it’s also quite popular among beginners. I would say, it is the perfect place to start after a long period without surfing.
Anza beach Surf Breaks In Morocco
This spot is definitely one of my favorites! Although it can have a lot of currents, which involves more paddling, it is super fun. There is a channel if you are surfing on the main peak and you can also surf the peak on the right next to the rocks. Both peaks are a right-hand ride. Great for both beginners and intermediate surfers. The coffee place just in front of the beach is amazing, great to have a break between surf sessions, so you can spend a whole day here.
Anchor Point Surf Breaks In Morocco
Ok, this surf spot is a bit more for pros and advanced surfers, but when the swell is not too big, it is also fun for rookie surfers (it works only at low tide). It is a point break with sand bottom and amazing right-hand ride. The waves are super fun and to be surfing during sunset is the real catch here – it will be THE surf session. To get into the line-up you have to jump from the rocks, which makes it a bit tricky in heavy conditions. Also, when the swell is big, it is a great place to watch the surfers and take photos. Don’t forget that this is one of the most famous places to surf in Morocco, so don’t miss the chance to watch pro surfers here. When the waves are very big (11–12 ft), you can have a ride all the way to Taghazout beach (Panorama).
Mysteries Surf Breaks In Morocco
100 m after anchor point, also quite a pro-surfer spot. But it can be very nice when the swell is small, although very shallow. Reef break with a nice right hand ride that ends up at the beach. There are more currents here and you really have to paddle more, but the rides are great and the beach is to die for. When the swell is big and the spectacle is on, you can watch the amazing rides. Be aware of the rocks, so try to surf it on high tide.
Camel Point Surf Breaks In Morocco
Although the ride is a bit longer, the trip is so worth it. The beach is stunning and amazing to spend the whole day there. This break is named after a rock formation resembling a camel right next to it, making a great point break with sandy bottom suitable for everyone. The current can be quite strong, so you have to paddle a lot but the wave is great, it is a right hand ride and when it’s big you can have quite a long ride. It is also famous for long boarders so if you go when the swell is right (not too big), it becomes quite a longboard show. Also there is a lot of dromedaries here, so it’s also a good place to ride them!
Imsouane Surf Breaks In Morocco
This is my personal favorite, the ride is about 45 minutes from Tamraght or Taghazout, you need to get there early because it gets busy in and out of the water. This break is the longest right hand ride in Africa, so get ready to have strong legs for those at-least-2-min rides! When it is small, it is the perfect spot for longboards. Also, the way to get to the point is quite easy when it is small, since it involves a small walk next to the rocks and an easy paddle out. Plus, afterwards you can enjoy a delicious lunch while you watch the surfers. When its big the currents are very strong so you have to get ready to really paddle a lot. The view of the bay early in the morning is stunning, so waking up really early pays off big time!
Of course, there are a few more breaks and secret spots, but some of them are either for very experienced surfers or are only known by the locals, still worth checking out. Just be careful woth localism. Wherever you go, be kind and friendly with the crowd. Some spots are mostly for beginners such as Panorama beach and Cro-Cro so be aware that beginners are most of the times a bit scared of the bigger waves and they can panic easily. Remember we all were beginners once. It’s nice that everyone can enjoy the surf and don’t forget that the best surfer is always the one having the most of fun!
Morocco has amazing surf spots to offer, I highly recommend spending at least a few days there so you can surf at least 2 spots. If you are lucky and the swell is big, it’s a great place to see very good surf at spots like La Source, Anchor Point, Boilers, Dracula or Spiders.
If you want to take a break from surfing, you can always have a hike and a swim in paradise Valley, one of the best-kept secrets in the area or go to the Souk in Agadir, and get to see the beautiful moroccan carpets and handmade organs crafted in the region. You can also try sand surfing on the dunes by the highway going to Imsouane, a great experience!