WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SURF AND WEATHER CONDITIONS?
1) surf season
we are spoiled with waves all year round and with us, you’ll find waves all year round! especially for beginner surfers, there is always a beach break to surf.
the months november – february are known for some higher swells and therefore preferred by experienced surfers.
in september and october, april and may you find medium high waves, perfect for intermediate surfers. the summer months are known for smaller, but still super fun waves. we have a large selection of surf spots and therefore find suitable waves for every condition and surf level: when very small or very big swells hit the coast there are always waves to surf for your individual level.
and in case the waves are really too big or there are no waves at all, we offer alternatives (paradise valley, souk el had, skating…) or you just enjoy your free time to explore the local area.
2) weather forecast
check meteoblue.com (location tamraght ou fella) for a reliable weather forecast.
3) average water temperature
jan 18°C – feb 17°C – mar 17°c – apr 18°C – may 19°C – jun 20°C – jul 20°C – aug 21°C – sep 21°C – oct 21°C – nov 19°C – dec 18°C
we recommend a 3.2 wetsuit for autumn, winter and spring months and a shorty for summer months. if you are very sensitive to cold water, bring your own 4.3 wetsuit. we provide 3.2 wetsuits by “rip curl” and local brand “moors” for our guests.
WHAT ABOUT SURF LESSONS?
we organize surf lessons according to the waves conditions and the tides – we want you to surf the best surf conditions. we adapt the surf lessons to the level of each person and guarantee a ratio of 6 guests per surf teacher. we usually do two sessions per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
WHAT ABOUT SURF BOARDS?
we have different types of boards; soft boards and hard boards in various sizes. we also offer a collection of short boards. you will have the possibility to surf different boards according to different conditions of the waves and individual surf skills.
WHAT IF SURF CONDITIONS ARE NOT GOOD?
if surf conditions are not good, we offer alternative activities. you can visit souk el had in agadir, visit paradise valley or a surf skate lesson – you can always book exciting add-ons or enjoy a unique hammam / massage experience at the spa house in tamraght. you can also take a long walk along the beach and visit taghazout or just grab an amazing avocado smoothie in one of the village’s fruit juice bars and enjoy the breathtaking views and the local atmosphere.
IS THE BEACH IN WALKING DISTANCE?
yes! it’s a 10-15min walk to banana beach, banana point and devils rock. another walk you should not miss: sunday evening sunset walk from our surf camp along the beach of k17 and panorama to taghaozout (1h): enjoy the most beautiful sceneries and sunset vibes and reward yourself with a delicious dinner in the famous surf town.
make a little detour and stop at our local pastry shop (3min walk), fancy coffee house “hey yallah” (5min walk) for a coffee and at “let’s be” (10min walk) for a delicious juice and organic energy bar to go.
HOW DO I BOOK?
how to check prices, availability and book via website: click here
1) package & accommodation: choose between surf coaching package and surf guiding package, dates, accommodation category and your favourite available room
2) upgrade: add additional services like: surf days for your arrival and/or departure day, single or daily yoga sessions, glutenfree/vegan meals etc.
3) reservation confirmation: fill in your contact details in the check out form – you should receive a reservation confirmation within seconds (please check spam folder and indicated email-address if you haven’t received anything)
4) deposit payment: pay 30% of the total amount within the next 48h, either via bank transfer or ask for a payment link for a credit card payment (the remaining amount has the be paid in cash upon check in)
5) web check in: open your customer portal and finish the web check in
6) ready: pack your suitcase and hop on the plane – we cannot wait to welcome you!
WHERE CAN I VIEW MY BOOKING?
in the reservation confirmation e-mail you will find a link (“manage your booking”) to your personal customer portal. you will be able to update your personal information and modify your transfer information as soon as we’ve received your deposit and confirmed your stay with us. you also find all the services included in your package (itinerary -> click on the “i” after surf coaching package / surf guiding package).
HOW LONG CAN I STAY?
our packages are offered for a minimum stay of 4 nights – however, depending on availability, shorter stays may be offered (please contact us via e-mail). you can arrive at any day of the week as long as it fits your travel plans and flight schedule.
you profit from a 5% discount on stays of 8 nights and more and from a 10% discount on 15 nights and more. please contact us directly via e-mail if you plan to stay longer than 20 nights.
CAN I TRAVEL IN MOROCCO AS A WOMAN?
morocco is as safe for a woman to visit as any other country. there are some general precautions to keep in mind but if you traveled anywhere in the world you will be facing similar issues. every day thousands of women visit morocco and millions more live here. traveling in morocco as a woman is not a new thing and morocco is safe for female tourists. you don’t not need to dress or act as locals would, there’s no dress code for morocco: you can wear bikinis at the beach, walk around in shorts or a dress.
DO I NEED A VISA?
EU schengen area passport holders with a passport that is valid during your stay do not require a visa to enter morocco for tourist purposes. if you hold a passport from outside the EU we recommend that you check with your nearest moroccan embassy.
WHICH AIRLINES ARE FLYING TO AGADIR OR MARRAKECH?
the most popular airlines flying to agadir are lufthansa, tap air portugal, ryanair, easyjet, condor, luxair, tuifly and transavia.
I’LL ARRIVE LATE / LEAVE EARLY – DO YOU OFFER 24/7 PICK UP AND DROP OF?
yes, we do offer 24/7 pick up and drop off (airport & bus station)!
HOW DO I GET PICKED UP: AIRPORT / BUS STATION?
fill out the web check in so we know when and where you’ll be arriving. we then inform our driver who will pick you up – he will be holding a sign with your name! check out this video for further explanations: link
CAN I ARRIVE BY CAR?
of course! you find us here: google maps when you have arrive tamraght, we recommend to drive via blue waves surf house and cactus surf house (not via nice base). you’ll find several parking slots in front of the surf camp.
HOW DO I GET FROM MARRAKECH TO AGADIR?
by bus: we recommend 2 bus companies: www.supratours.ma and www.ctm.ma. they offer connections nearly every hour. the bus ride takes 3-4 hours and costs between 120 and 200 dirham (10-18€). you arrive right in the centre of agadir, where we will pick you up.
by taxi: the easiest and fastest way from marrakech to tamraght is by taxi. the prices for this 3,5 hour drive are around 130€. we are happy to book a taxi for you and make sure that you arrive safely.
HOW DO I GET FROM ESSAOURIA / IMSOUANE TO TAMRAGHT?
souk to surf: check out souk to surf for shuttles from and to essaouira: click here -> stops in tamraght: blue waves surf house or let’s be
bus companies “ctm” and “supratours”: you can buy a bus ticket online and ask the driver to stop at “tamraght camping”. we will pick you up from there and bring you to our surf house (5 min drive).
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
≈ passport (valid for at least 6 months after departure)
≈ public health passenger form which will be collected at the airport (please print & fill out at home, otherwise it could take you to +1h at the airport)
≈ flight tickets (return ticket must be printed out if you fly with easyjet or ryanair)
≈ summer clothing (bikini/board shorts tshirts, pants etc.)
≈ hoodies or jacket for cold / windy evenings on the roof terrace
≈ beach towel & beach bag
≈ sun cream & sunglasses
≈ flip flops
≈ hat for sunny days
≈ shoes for the excursion to paradise valley
≈ a first-aid kit and personal medication
≈ a thin towel for yoga mat
≈ reusable water bottle:
true to the motto “don’t destroy what you came to enjoy” we do our best to make our surf camp as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. to help us reduce plastic waste, please bring your own reusable water bottle with you. you can refill it at any time in our surf camp.
HOW ABOUT CASH / CURRENCY ?
the moroccan currency is the dirham, exchange rates at last time of checking were around 12Dh to the £1, 10Dh to the € and 8Dh to the $. dirhams can only be obtained within morocco. there are exchange facilities and atms in the airport and in tamraght and aourir (we will share their location with you on site). the remaining amount, add-ons, extras have to be paid in cash (either € or dirham) on site (we don’t accept credit cards or bank transfer once on site because it can take up to 3 weeks until the transfer arrives on our bank account).
DRINKS , BEER, WINE…
we do not sell any wine, beer or drinks at our surf camp. however, you can bring 1 bottle p.p. via dutyfree and there are several liquor stores in agadir where alcoholic beverages can be purchased.
WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?
our lovely chef cooks a wide selection of authentic moroccan food. european and moroccan food is available in many restaurants and cafés throughout the village. we cater vegan, gluten free, lactose free upon request.
I NEED TO WORK A FEW HOURS / DAYS: IS THERE INTERNET?
free high speed internet (optic fibre) is available throughout the whole surf house! numerous cafés and restaurants around town also provide free wifi. so if you want to come and work in between surf sessions no problem!
insider tip: get a sim card for free at the airport (maroc telecom or inwi) and recharge it with f.e. 2 GB for 2€.
SURF SOUL ADVENTURE
the SALTY GOAST surf house by SURF SOUL ADVENTURE
in 2018 andrea and omar opened the doors to surf lovers from around the world. ever since then they have given guests the full surf experience, full of adventure and food for the soul – hence “surf soul adventure”. what make them happy the most is seeing guests screaming with joy when surfing the waves, and screaming of surprise when seeing the famous goats in the trees. which is why they have always called guests “ our lovely salty goats”: just like the goats are never too afraid to bravely climb up spiky argan trees to reach another delicious fruit, guests are never too tired to catch another wave, never too scared to smash their own limits!
when the pandemic hit, so many of their lovely guests reached out to andrea and omar and the whole team, letting them know how much they loved this surf home in morocco and how much they were already looking forward to come back after this most difficult period. that touched andrea and omar so much so that they promised with all their heart – inspired by their guests, and just like the goats – that they would not only survive this crisis, but thrive and make it an even better home for you! there was only one way forward for them and that was to put the name of their lovely guests on the door: SALTY GOATS!
so we could not be prouder that the surf camp is not only your home again, but now wears your name too: the SALTY GOATS surf house by surf soul adventure