The intoxicating charms of Morocco as a staple European surf destination are well chronicled in surf and travel literature. From the 1970’s, many wave-hungry souls have made the pilgrimage to the North African coast and found themselves quickly charmed by its heady mix of incredible surf, beautiful Berber charm and a culture as rich and enveloping as its sweet sticky honeyed treats.
As tourism in Morocco grows, the breaks around Agadir have swiftly become a popular destination. With operators such as Surf Maroc offering packages from yoga weeks, to girl’s specific breaks, the country has officially earned its stripes as a bona-fide surf destination, easy for Europeans to travel too, but with an exotic allure that allows you to feel you’ve far left the Euro-shores.
Surfing has entered the public consciousness and the mainstream over the last decade and with many more surfers now in the water, the variety of surf trips on offer has evolved. Some surf trips are characterized by the shoestring budget approach of youth. With the thick scent of travel and exotic destinations luring surfers further afield, a budgeted approach to trips is part and parcel for many. This kind of travel is not to be overlooked, some of the best memories are made in a five quid a night jobs, with a one-pound plate of the most delicious food on your lap. Equally however, as people grow and travel more frequently for work and pleasure, they look for places and spaces where they can pitch up and work after a surf, or be able to truly switch off and enjoy a hard-earned break.