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The 10 best surf spots in Morocco from a surfer’s word!

Morocco, with its 3500 km of coastline, has hundreds of surf spots, lots of beautiful wild beaches and remains a paradise for surfers. Although its waves are not always as perfect or its water as warm as in Indonesia or Hawaii, its geographical position makes it an ideal destination to have fun all year long!

From north to south, the spots differ in quality, consistency and period of operation. So, beginners or advanced, we list here the 10 best surf spots in Morocco.

 

Where to surf in northern Morocco?

The surf spots in northern Morocco, although less popular than those in the South, offer waves all year long for all levels. From Tangier to Oualidia, you can have fun all year round and most of all, explore dozens of secret spots.

Playa Peligrosa – Larache

Although the names beach means “dangerous beach” in Spanish, don’t worry. The spot is a left breakpoint that runs near the dike, it is easily accessible by following the flow near the rocks. Given its orientation, this spot is best-suited for days without wind, east wind or south wind (when almost no other spot works).

  • Type: left breakpoint
  • Difficulty: intermediate and more
  • Best time to surf: November to March
  • Tide: rising tide
  • Best wind: none, South, East
  • Best swell: 1-2 m
  • Attendance: low and very friendly locals.

 

Charatane – Mehdia Plage

Located at the entrance of the Oued Sebou at the entry to Mehdia from the Kenitra road, this mythical wave is one of the most beautiful left of the country. It only begins to work in large swells of more than 2 m and offers a beautiful maneuvering wall and tubes at low tide. You can access it by jumping from the dike (be careful, it slips) and you can also come out of the rocks.

  • Type: left breakpoint
  • Difficulty: intermediate and more
  • Best time to surf: September to February (can also work in case of a big summer swell)
  • Tide: intermediaries at high tide and experts only at low tide
  • Best wind: none, South, East
  • Better swell: from 2 m
  • Attendance: quite populated when there are good conditions. Respect the premises!

 

Lmoun – Mehdia Plage

This famous wave that saw the rise of surfing in Morocco is one of the most consistent in the country. Sheltered from the usual north winds, this wave is fun and works in all conditions and tides. Depending on the conditions, the wave can offer a “rippable” wall or even tubes. It can also be reached by following the flow near the rocks or by jumping off the rocks if there’s a large swell.

  • Type: right breakpoint
  • Difficulty: beginner to expert
  • Best time to surf: all year long
  • Tide: high for beginners, low for others
  • Best wind: North
  • Best swell: 0.8-2.8 m
  • Attendance: quite crowded, especially on weekends. Respect the premises!

 

Pont Blondin – Mohammedia

This spot is not well known because it only works in certain swell and tidal conditions but is very popular with local surfers. Fast and powerful, it is a very technical straight line that breaks on a flat rock slab covered with sand at the entrance of the Oued Nfifekh and a few dozen meters from the Sablettes beach.

  • Type: right breakpoint
  • Difficulty: expert
  • Best time to surf: large winter swells only
  • Tide: low tide
  • Best wind: North, North-East
  • Best swell: 2-5 m
  • Attendance: Low

 

Where to surf in the south of Morocco?

The south of the country has given Morocco its reputation as a country of right-handers who work especially during the heavy winter swells. This area is full of hidden coves and waves. Below, the best of them are mentioned.

Rass el-Lafaa – Safi

Spot World Class is famous and surfed by the best surfers in the world, very technical and very capricious waves. Rass el-Lafaa has only big swell and at low tide. The beach delivers big, long, powerful and fast tubes. Be careful, this wave can be dangerous.

  • Type: right breakpoint
  • Difficulty: Advanced to expert
  • Best time to surf: large winter swells only
  • Tide: low tide
  • Best wind: North, North-East
  • Best swell: 2-5 m
  • Attendance: quite populated when conditions are good, with professional surfers in the water. Respect the premises!

 

The Bay – Imesouane

Nestled in a fishing village and protected by a natural enclave, Immessouane Bay offers long and amusing straight lines that run endlessly to the delight of longboarders. The launching is done from the fishing port and the exit by the beach. Note that to return to the lineup it is better to walk and leave the port than to try to row up against the flow.

  • Type: sand on a straight reef break
  • Difficulty: all levels
  • Best period: November to April
  • Tide: rising tide
  • Best wind: North, North-East
  • Best swell: 2-4 m
  • Attendance: populated, many beginners in the water, but the type of wave makes it fun for everyone.

 

Boilers – Cap Ghir

Beautiful right wave, hollow, fast with little bottom, offering tubes so offshore wind and reserved for advanced surfers. Boilers unrolls on a rocky reef, populated by sea urchins. The launch is delicate, so is the exit.

  • Type: reef break right
  • Difficulty: advanced
  • Best time to surf: November to April
  • Tide: rising tide
  • Best wind: North, North-East
  • Best swell: 2-3 m
  • Attendance: medium to high.

 

Dracula – Taghazout

As terrifying as its name, Dracula was named after the rocks that hide beneath the wave. Also populated by sea urchins, this right-wing wave is hollow, powerful, tubular, beautiful and dangerous. The launch and exit are very delicate and random.

  • Type: right breakpoint
  • Difficulty: advanced
  • Best time to surf: May to October
  • Tide: low tide
  • Best wind: East
  • Best swell: 1.5-3.5 m
  • Attendance: low to medium.

 

Killer point – Taghazout

A perfect wave that seems to come out of a surf magazine, but doesn’t give a gift if you make a mistake: if you miss the take-off, you will taste the reef. Reserved for experienced surfers, this long wave, very exposed to the swell, offers an endless wall of maneuvers.

  • Type: reef break right
  • Difficulty: experienced surfers
  • Best time to surf: May to October
  • Tide: rising tide
  • Best wind: South, South-East
  • Best swell: 1-2 m
  • Attendance: medium to high.

 

La Pointe des Ancres – Taghazout

Star of the stars, a spot recognized internationally and part of the checklist of any surfer who respects himself. This line can run for several hundred meters. It is powerful and displaces a lot of water, especially in rough conditions. Plan a thick board that makes it easier to row, catch waves and speed up. Launching can be tricky because you have to jump off rocks and row very quickly out of the impact area. The ascent to the lineup requires a good physical condition to counter strong currents and avoid other surfers.

  • Type: right breakpoint
  • Difficulty: intermediate and more
  • Best time to surf: October to April
  • Tide: rising tide
  • Best wind: East
  • Best swell: 1.5-3.5 m
  • Attendance: may be overcrowded, respect the priority.

This was the top 10 best surf spots of a surfer in Morocco, but the country is full of wave choices for all levels.

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