1 – WHERE IS THE EASY SURF MAROC CAMP?
Easy Surf Maroc is located 15 km north of Agadir. You’ll find us in a town called Tamraght, 5 minutes from the famous surfer town Taghazout and 20 minutes from the international airport of Agadir Al Massira, where you can fly to within 2-3 hours from most European airports. That’s why our coast is appreciated by surfers all year round. Perfect waves and a guaranteed journey of 300 days of sunshine a year are awaiting you.
2 – HOW TO GET TO THE SURF CAMP?
Agadir is served by direct flights (2-3 hours) from all major European airports. Upon arrival, we will pick you up at the airport of Agadir and drive you along the coast to our camp at Tamraght (45 minutes drive along the coastal road). You also have the option of taking a taxi from the airport which costs between 200-300 dirhams or the bus from Agadir to Aghroud (Paradis Beach). From Marrakech, you can take the bus to Agadir (3-4 hours depending on traffic, recommended companies are CTM or Supratours). Don’t hesitate to contact us, if we need to pick you up somewhere.
3 – WHAT ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATION?
Our surf camp contains of beautiful rooms with the colors of the east. You can book into a single, double or triple. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom. For longer stays, we also offer you beautiful apartments with sea view that are fully equipped (kitchenette, satellite TV and air condition). The apartments require a reservation period of min. 7 days in advance. More about the accommodation.
4 – CAN I ARRIVE ALL DAY LONG?
You can arrive at any time and any day of the week, but it will not always be possible to have your room ready before 2 p.m. If you wish to arrive earlier and your room is not available yet, we will take care of your luggage so that you can start your holiday peacefully. Departure time is officially 12 a.m. but obviously also depending on your flight. Don’t hesitate to ask for a late check-out.
The yoga lessons are held on our wonderful rooftop terrace with an energizing view over the coast.
5 – WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES THAN SURFING ARE AWAITING YOU?
It all depends on the chosen package. Please check the different packages to see what excursions/special treatments are included. Here is a brief summary of the activities that await you besides surfing:
Souk El Had d’Agadir: The visit to the souk of Agadir plunges you directly into a concentrated odor of flavors from the east and you will bring back memories after you have lost so alive in these shops (Moroccan leather goods, argan oil, carpets, blankets, jewelry and clothing etc.).
Visit of the Medina of Coco Polizzi: Destroyed in the 1960 earthquake, the Agadir Medina was replaced on the other side of the city, Bensergao, by a spectacular new development, respecting the art of stone Millennium developed in the Anti-Atlas and by the architect of Sicilian origin Coco Polizzi.
Paradise Valley: There is also the possibility of the excursion through Paradise Valley which is surrounded by palm trees and transparent natural pools, where you can dive into. The path through the ancient valley is easily accessible and will bring you to beautiful waterfalls (which may unfortunately be dry in summer).
>> Don’t hesitate to ask for other activities such as carve-boarding, horseback or camel riding, quads, massage etc. We can arrange all the activities nearby and they are part of our ‘extras’.
For those who want to relax, there is the possibility to book into yoga lessons, book special massages with argan oil, play table tennis or board games. You can also enjoy the sun on sandy beaches or relax on the terrace reading a nice book.
6 – WHAT DO I PUT IN MY SUITCASE?
Summer clothes, beach towel, a swimsuit or board-shorts, sunscreen, a pen (for the form at the passport control on arrival/departure), sunglasses, flip flops, a beach bag, warmer clothes for cooler nights, especially during the winter months. If you come with your hardware, remember drifts, screws and the leash.
7 – DO YOU PROVIDE TOWELS?
Easy Surf Maroc offers bath towels. But we kindly ask you to bring your own beach towel which you will need for the surfing days.
8 – HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Morocco is an Islamic country, but moderate if it comes down to dress code. Men and women dress quite normally. You can wear shorts and t-shirts. The swimsuits and bikinis can be worn on the beach, but nudity is not recommended (please be discrete when you go out). For women, it is advisable not to wear too provocative clothing. It is also advisable to be accompanied by a man.
As it can get quite cold at nights – especially during the winter months – make sure to bring warm clothing too.
9 – CAN I COME WITH MY CHILDREN?
Children of all ages are very welcome, however children remain in the responsibility of the parents because we do not offer child care. On request, a nanny and a nursery can be offered for 20 €/day.
10 WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MOROCCO DEPENDING ON THE SURF LEVEL?
Morocco is a great surfing destination throughout the year and the weather is beautiful all year round. During the winter months, the world-class waves make the celebrity of Morocco. There are very large varieties of spots in the region, ideal waves for beginners with large sandy beaches to the most challenging reefs. The nature of the coast still offers a fallback spot and for those looking for the radical, you will not be disappointed. Morocco is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year. Between the months of November to February, the weather is a little hazy in the morning with a slight chance of rain. During the summer months (April to October) the days are very sunny and surf conditions can change sometimes.
Here is some information on the size of the waves and the average temperature for helping you to choose the right month for you (Month/Wave Size/Temperature/Water Temperature/kind of Wetsuit recommended):
- September to November: 1.2 – 2.5m, 25–30°C, 18–21°C, shorts/panties
- December to February: 1.2–4.5m, 18–26°C, 16–18°C, full 3/2 – 4/3 neoprene
- March to May: 1.2–1.8m, 20–30°C, 18–20°C, integral 3/2 – 3/2 short sleeve neoprene
- June-August: 1.2-2.0m, 25–30°C, + 21°C, Shorts/Top
Your choice of your wetsuit comes down to personal preferences and your tolerance to temperature, but in general, you will wear a full body suit 3/2mm. The majority of our wetsuits are from the brand called Ripcurl (3/2 and 4/3 full). Don’t forget to visit our weather page for to have a look at the forecasts for your holidays.
11 – DO I NEED A VISA?
Up to 90 days, only a valid passport is required. For more information on Visa requirements and applications, visit http://www.moroccanconsulate.com/visa.cfm
Please make sure that the passport was stamped by the border police authorities (mentioning of a number during a first visit and entry stamp under pain of being unwittingly illegal residents).
12 – WHAT ABOUT CUSTOMS / PASSPORT CONTROLS?
On arrival/when you leave, you will have to fill out a form with basic informations such as your name, date of birth, occupation and passport number. For your address in Morocco please write: Easy Surf Maroc, Rt. Essaouira, Km 14, Tamraght, Aourir, 80000 Agadir, Morocco.
13 – WHAT IS THE LOCAL CURRENCY / ARE THERE ANY EXCHANGE OFFICES ?
The Moroccan currency is the dirham. The exchange rate is about 1Dh = 1€. The dirham is not exchangeable outside Morocco. There is a currency exchange very close to the camp. ATMs are available at Agadir (20 minutes by car) and Aourir/Banana village (5 minutes by car). Travelers cheques can not be exchanged at the airport or nearby, some banks in Agadir will accept them though. Some small businesses take them too, but be aware that mostly a commission is taken for converting them.
14 – CAN I USE MY PHONE ON SITE / DOES THE SURF CAMP OFFER WIFI ?
Almost all European telephone operators have partnered with operators in Morocco and have very good network coverage even on beaches. Contact your operator for the conditions of use in Morocco. You can also find public phones (with coins and cards). There are also very interesting offers for limited time there. The surf camp offers free WIFI.
15 – HOW TO CALL MOROCCO / OF MOROCCO?
The international dialing code of Morocco is +212. If calling from abroad, dial your international operator code (+ or 00 for Europe on your mobile ) and the number of the country (+33 for France). If you see a phone number that is not preceded by 212, you will need to add it. If calling locally, there is no need of adding either 212 or 0 before the number.
16 – WHAT ABOUT ALCOHOL?
As Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol to Muslims, alcohol can not be sold or served anywhere. The vast majority of Moroccan restaurants do not have a drinking establishment license. Alcohol is sold in supermarkets or in public houses that are still outside the surf camp. You can always buy it in Agadir. Note that the stores selling alcohol close at 8:00 p.m. The places known to buy alcohol in Agadir are Metro, Uniprix and Marjane. Ask us and we will share our small addresses with you.