Perfect, peeling waves ripple up Morocco’s sun-baked coastline. Join us to surf uncrowded peaks and discover hidden coves, empty beaches and fascinating culture. Morocco is where the world’s largest desert ends – and some truly epic surfing begins.
If you’re looking to catch your first green waves, polish up your existing skills or simply enjoy some waves in the sun, this is the trip for you.
See a side to Morocco most tourists don’t get to experience as we head away from the commercialised towns, towards miles of empty beaches. Using our expert knowledge of the area, we’ll take you to uncrowded waves for a surf holiday with a healthy dose of solitude.
You’ll also discover Morocco’s cultural secrets. Our location is far from the tourist traps, so expect authentic markets, local hammams and a non-commercial vibe.
We’ve discovered consistent, fun-sized waves with warm water, guaranteed sun – and no crowds – through years of travelling to this spot.
June and September offer cheap flights, empty line-ups and long, sunny-and-salty days. These months offer fun swell – perfect for manageable, friendly-sized waves. They’re the ideal conditions for Progressor Surfers.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for Progressor Surfers. You’re consistently standing up and catching broken waves, starting to turn and maybe even paddling outback on small days. But you’re still not as confident as you’d like to be and maybe you haven’t surfed in a while – so how do you progress to the next level? Improve your surfing both in and out of the water on this 7-night surf trip, where you will learn how to confidently paddle out back and catch green waves by developing your paddle and pop-up technique and increasing your ocean awareness – all whilst having heaps of fun!
AIRPORT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE MEETING AND TRANSFERS
PHOTO AND VIDEO ANALYSIS
FREE TIME & EVENING ACTIVITIES
Our awesome clifftop accommodation features traditional Moroccan-style architecture and large, airy rooms.
Our surf villas and apartments are finished to a high standard, with spacious rooms sporting huge balconies.
Each guest will have their own private room.
Start the day with a yoga-inspired surf stretch session or enjoy the sunset with incredible sea views on the rooftop terrace.
When you’re not surfing there’s also a lush pool with comfy sun loungers for cooling down and relaxing post-surf.
Our local chef will spend the day cooking and preparing your delicious meals in the fully-equipped kitchen.
The villas are totally secure and well maintained, with friendly staff on hand to make your stay as hassle-free and comfortable as possible.
WHAT A TYPICAL DAY LOOKS LIKE
We’ll start the day with an awesome breakfast before hitting the road.
After a few hours in the water, we’ll head back to our accommodation to refuel or enjoy a picnic on the beach. Then we’ll head out for another surf at the same spot, or check out different spots to make the most of it before the tide drops or the swell changes.
Back at camp, we’ll go through the photo and videos with some guided theory and tips for your next session. Then it’s time to chill, visit the markets or explore the area. We sometimes visit the tiny bar in the village for pre-dinner drinks.
During the evenings, we’ll relax and enjoy a home-cooked meal and a few drinks. Before bed, watch the stunning Atlantic sunset and dream of tomorrow’s waves!
The villas are totally secure and well maintained, with friendly staff on hand to make your stay as hassle-free and comfortable as possible.
AREA + WAVES + CLIMATE
Venture off the beaten track with us and you’ll see the true Morocco, untouched by tourism.
Wander through bustling streets and colourful markets, meet the friendly locals and watch donkey-drawn carts and goats clatter by. Prepare to experience a land that time forgot.
SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS
You’ll find basic amenities including small shops and a pharmacy, but if you’re looking for local produce and unique gifts, visit the weekly local market (souk), which sells Moroccan jewellery and trinkets.
There are a few restaurants, and this is one of the few places in Morocco where you’ll find a bar, making our location even more unique.
THINGS TO DO
You can pre-book each activity. Costs depend on the number of participants.
Day trips are entirely optional. We spend most of our days at the beach, so you may prefer to relax on the sun terrace and enjoy some downtime.
After breakfast in the morning sun, we’ll travel a short distance along the desert-backed coastline to our favourite waves.
There are plenty of green waves, perfect for Progressor Surfers. You’ll soon be ready to take on more challenging waves to advance your surfing.
Morocco is known for its peeling, right-hand point breaks. There’s one at our own secret break (which we can practically guarantee will be completely empty). It’s the perfect wave for more advanced surfers to practise turns, cutbacks and take-offs.
For goofy footers, we know a left-hand point that generates super long rides. We once recorded a guest clock up a 40-second ride at this particular spot!
With plenty of wave variety, we can find options for everyone, regardless of swell and tide. Our Moroccan guide knows the daily conditions and will advise us on the right spot at the right time.
And with a distinct lack of crowds, it’s the perfect location to build your confidence without worrying about getting in anyone’s way.
Morocco sits on the edge of the Sahara – the largest desert in the world.
During the months we visit, you can expect hot and dry weather with warm seas to match.
In June, temperatures reach 20-25°C (with a low of 17°C at night) so you’re unlikely to need a full wetsuit.
In September, expect more of the same. We recommend a 3/2mm wetsuit to stay toasty, although you can surf comfortably without a wetsuit in the midday sunshine.
When the sun’s shining, there are plenty of opportunities to surf in a bikini or board shorts.
If you have your own kit, great! You’re more than welcome to bring it with you.
There’s a good range of kit available in the price of the trip. Not sure what you need? No problem. Just contact us and we’ll let you know. If you need to use any of our kit, we’ll make sure it’s ready for you when you arrive.
If you need a board and/or wetsuit, tell us in your enrolment form.
For many Progressor Surfers, we recommend a foam board or “foamie”. They’re super fun, and floaty and make it much easier to catch waves. You’ll progress far quicker than if you were on a hardboard or riding a board that’s too small for you. If you have your own board, feel free to bring it with you.
WETSUIT / SHORTIE
In June and September, you’ll get away with a shortie wetsuit as the temperatures can reach 22-24°C. Alternatively, you won’t be too warm in a 3/2mm wetsuit.
These are essential for attaching your surfboard to your ankle. We would never recommend surfing without one – they’re literally life savers!
A decent board bag will protect your kit and store bulky things like your wetsuit, boots and a towel. They range from £50 to more than £100 – the more you pay, the better the storage and protection you get.
It’s worth considering a board bag with wheels for bigger boards.
Use bubble wrap and pipe lagging to help protect your board as much as possible during flights. Baggage handlers aren’t always careful with loading surfboards onto planes!
BOARD SOCK (OPTIONAL)
This gem will protect your board from the sun and double up as a board towel. It’s a lighter option for carrying your board between surfs, especially if you’ve invested in a heavy-duty travel surfboard bag.
You’ll need cool water wax. Make sure you pack a few blocks in your board bag.
ACTIVE WEAR / YOGA KIT + TOWEL (OPTIONAL)
Bring a pair of trainers, a hoodie and activewear for cooler evenings and light hiking. We’ll be doing some light surf stretching in the evenings, so bring something comfortable you can move in. If you want to bring your own yoga mat you are more than welcome to, however, a simple towel will do.
There’s nothing worse than ruining your holiday through sunstroke and sunburn.
Wear waterproof sunscreen and re-apply regularly. Zinc-based sticks are a good option and won’t run into your eyes. Wear a hat to surf in if your head is prone to burning and wear a rash vest over your bikini or swimsuit.
SUNGLASSES AND HAT
Protect your eyes and head from the sun. Don’t forget to pack these two essential items.
FIRST AID KIT
As well as basics like painkillers, plasters, antiseptic cream and wipes, you may want to pack Imodium if you experience travel sickness or have a sensitive stomach.
Vaseline will help with any chafing from your wetsuit.
Remember your passport, boarding pass and travel insurance documents. Plus any medical cards / information that you usually carry with you.
EXTRAS TO MAKE YOUR TRIP MORE COMFORTABLE
Bring comfortable clothing, particularly for changing into in-between surf sessions. We recommend bringing:
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE
Please bring a reusable water bottle. As surfers, we’re all for limiting our use of plastics.
Prepare your taste buds for some awesome Moroccan dishes, from freshly-caught, spiced fish to tagines packed with flavour. At our villa, our highly-skilled, in-house chef cooks up a storm to make sure you’re fuelled and nourished for a week of surfing. All dietary requirements are catered for – and all meals are included in the package.
We’ll enjoy al fresco breakfasts by the pool. Tuck into multiple dishes, including boiled eggs, fresh fruit and just-baked bread, and sip Moroccan tea in the sun before a day of surfing.
After a morning catching waves, we’ll break for a picnic lunch on the beach. Soak up the sunshine with fresh sandwiches, or cool off in the surf clubhouse. After surfing, we can drop you off at our fave local bar for a well-deserved beer, before you stroll home to the villa.
By dinner, we have earned more tasty, traditional dishes. We’ll eat couscous, vegetable stews, fresh salads and aubergine dishes back at the villa while chatting about the day’s rides and what tomorrow might bring.
You need to arrange your own flights to Agadir airport. Flights are not included in the price, you can check out our blog on ‘how to book your flights’ here. Please also see our FAQs for more information. Remember, we discuss how to book your flights during your pre-trip video call.
If you’re travelling from the UK Easyjet offers cheap flights from London Gatwick. Book early for the best deals. We encourage our UK guests to book the same flight. It means you all arrive together and can make the most of our inclusive airport transfer to our accommodation.
RECOMMENDED FLIGHTS FROM THE UK
Easyjet have flights leaving London Gatwick to Agadir
FLYING IN TO MARRAKECH
Some guests choose to fly into Marrakech, before taking a taxi through the Atlas Mountains to our location. This option is also possible, you cover the cost of your transfer, budget £170 each way.
IF YOU’RE TRAVELLING FROM ELSEWHERE
We welcome guests from all over the world. If you’re flying from elsewhere in Europe or the rest of the world, we’ll meet you at the airport and you can take advantage of our inclusive transfer to our accommodation.
The pick up times are 10am- 12pm on the arrival day
You will be returned to the airport between 8.30am and 9am on the departure day
Please arrange your return flight home to leave between 11am and 2pm on the final day of the trip. If your flight home is later than this, you can wait at the airport (pack a good book!)
We will cover travel details with you during your pre trip video call. If you can’t make the inclusive transfer times, there will be a charge for the taxi transfer, it is £80 each way but you can share this cost with other members of the group who are arriving at a similar time. Again, we’ll explain how this works during our video call.
The journey time to our accommodation from the airport is approximately two hours.
Make sure you check the airline’s baggage charges when you book, especially if you bring your own surfboard. We supply all equipment, as part of your package. Adding a surfboard to your baggage fees is roughly £45 each way. Just let us know in advance if you’d to borrow a board. We have a great range available.
ARRIVING AT THE AIRPORT
Once you’ve collected your bags we’ll meet you in the arrivals area. Look out for our representative – they’ll have a clipboard with “Women + Waves” on it.
Once everyone’s arrived we’ll travel in a group to our accommodation. This will take about two hours.
You may have a short wait as the rest of the group assembles. It’s worth bringing a book, Kindle or iPad and some snacks to keep you going.
Once we’ve all arrived at our accommodation and checked into our rooms, we’ll have a group meeting to chat about the holiday ahead. It’s time to get stoked for a week of waves!
We Offer 3 Easy Ways To Pay!
We can’t guarantee your place until we receive payment (in full or a deposit).
Once you have made a payment, you’ll then be sent a trip confirmation email with all details on and an invite to a video meeting.
We would love to chat to you once you have signed up to our trip, this gives us the chance to answer any questions that you may have and to explain all the details about the trip, everything from flights, insurance and airport meeting arrangements to kit advice and what to pack etc.
Of course! 95% of our guests attend alone! We pride ourselves on being super welcoming and friendly. You’ll arrive solo and leave with a whole heap of new surf friends for life!
Due to this trip being in high demand and having limited spaces, we can only hold your space for up to 24 hours without payment.
You are welcome to attend for a shorter period to suit your personal schedule, however, the package price will remain the same.
Group booking discounts are available, please contact us for more information.
ASAP! These holidays fill up quickly and, with super limited spaces available, sell out fast. We operate on a first come first serve basis. If you want to secure your place on the trip, it is advised that you pay as soon as you can.
If you are based outside of the UK and would like to book or chat through the holiday details, we can be contacted through our online chat.
If you wish to bring a non-surfing partner with you, that is absolutely fine, however, please be aware that this is a women-only trip, please contact us via our online chat to discuss this.
We pride ourselves that Women and Waves is inclusive to all. We have a great mix of all ages and backgrounds.
Nearly all International mobile networks work in Morocco. For internet calls, there’s WiFi access at the villa with an acceptable connection.
Yes, an acceptable connection throughout the accommodation but in our experience, it isn’t a strong enough connection to stream movies or download large files.
We choose the time of year and location for our holidays based on local knowledge and historical swell data. In the event of flat waves or stormy conditions, we will offer alternative activities and day trips to help you get the most out of your holiday.
Please take a look at our Area section for more information. We may also adjust the format of the week, for example, choosing to run more surf sessions on the days that the waves are at their best.
Please visit our Terms & Conditions for more information.
The area that we visit is blessed with constant surf, you can expect great conditions most days of the trip. Please refer to the Waves section for more details.
We do not offer a discount for bringing your own equipment. High standard equipment is included in the price, so if you don’t fancy travelling with your board and wetsuit we can organise this for you.
There will be a range of boards to choose from, we provide the use of 7, 8 and 9 ft soft top boards and 7- 8ft epoxy mini mals.
Remember to check the baggage size and weight allowance with your airline, as well as reading their guidance for carrying surfboards. Baggage handlers can be unforgiving, so a tough bag and intelligent packing are a must.
Firstly, pack your board(s) in a protective, padded board bag, and write FRAGILE and TOP LOAD ONLY on it with a permanent marker. Make sure you wrap your towel and clothes around your board inside the bag for added protection. Place your shampoo and other wet toiletries in a separate sealed bag in case of leakage. We also recommend locking the zips on your bag with a padlock.
Visas are not required for British and European passport holders for stays under 90 days. Passports must be valid for three months from the date of entry into Morocco. Non-European travellers should seek advice about visa requirements from their travel agent.
If you’re not a British national, please check international travel requirements for your nationality.
Please contact your travel agent or airline if you have any further questions. It’s a good idea to carry photocopies of your important documents and guide books and pack them separately. We also suggest scanning copies and emailing them to yourself for extra reassurance.
If you are under 18, we will need to chat to you on the phone and you will need to be accompanied on the trip by a parent or guardian throughout the holiday. If you are 60 or over we’d love to chat with you about the trip before you book. Please contact us via our online chat.
On the day you travel please keep your mobile phone handy so we can stay in touch in case of delays and flight changes. Please inform us if you’re early or delayed for any reason.
If you need help booking your flight then just drop us a line or read our helpful blog post about booking flights.
If you can’t find our representative at the airport, stay there and wait, they won’t be far away. Our transfer representatives will have access to your arrival details. However, if you’re having difficulties finding them follow the instructions in your pre-arrival email. One of the team will locate you. Upon booking the trip the trip leader will share their direct mobile number so that you can contact them if you need them
As with any holiday, full travel insurance is a requirement for all guests booking a trip with the company.
Please also ensure that your policy covers you for ‘disruption to travel’ and ‘cover for cancellations’ as standard.
For further help please read our helpful blog post about travel insurance.
You may need to add additional cover for surfing, it is essential that your insurance policy covers you for all activities during your stay. Failure to take out travel insurance breaks the contract between Women And Waves and the client.
If you are joining one of our trips and you are native to the country of its location (i.e you live in Lisbon and are joining our Portugal trip) you do not need to take out medical travel insurance. This is as long as you have your own personal health-care plan or are covered by your country’s National Health Service. Although, we kindly request that you still take out trip disruption and cancellation insurance to cover all possible eventualities.
Visit your government’s travel advisory website for the latest Morocco health advice.
Please contact your doctor if you’re unsure about vaccinations.
The currency in Morocco is the Dirham which you can pick up from travel agencies, banks or post offices. There are exchange facilities in airports as well as ATMs.
Please get your money changed before the trip or bring a valid card to withdraw from an ATM in Agadir. There are also banks in the village where we stay. It’s your responsibility to organise your currency in your own time.
We suggest you budget £4 per day to cover any additional snacks, Moroccan teas, coffees or ice creams during the day.
If you can’t make our airport transfer times you should budget £80 each way. If there is another member of the group travelling at the same time this can be split between you. We can explain how this works during the video call.
If you fancy gift shopping in the local village or picking up a year’s supply of argan oil then we recommend an extra £20.
Treat yourself to a day at the local Hammam! You should budget for around £15 for entry and £15 for a full body massage.
Each day you will be expertly catered for by our awesome, local, Berber chef who will prepare us breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
Breakfast typically includes pancakes, eggs, bread, jams, honey, fruit, juice, mint tea and coffee.
Lunch is normally a fresh baguette with a filling of your choice with fruit and other snacks.
Dinner is something of a marvel. – Each evening the dining table is laden with a wide variety of delicious local dishes, which can be catered to all dietary requirements. You won’t go hungry that’s for sure!
We are a UK-based company that delivers trips all over the world welcoming travellers of all nationalities.
If your circumstances change and you can’t join the trip, please let us know as soon as possible via email. Your cancellation notice will start from the date we receive it.
We hold part or full costs, depending on when you cancel:
Cancellation may fall under the terms and conditions of your holiday insurance policy and you may be able to claim.
Contact us via our online chat.