We want your trip to Morocco to run like clockwork
From the minute you land in our beautiful country, we will take care of everything for you.
See below for a list of commonly asked questions but don’t be afraid to email us if your question isn’t answered here, we are always happy to hear from you.
Frequently Asked Questions
There seem to be more options to fly to Marrakech Airport. How far away is it from Agadir?
Marrakech is 260km from Agadir, approximately 3.5hrs by taxi or bus. There are two air conditioned bus services that run between the two cities and a single journey costs €12 per person. The bus station is just a 5 minute taxi ride from Marrakech airport, and we will collect you from Agadir bus station when you arrive (30 minutes from Offshore).
Is it safe to travel to Morocco as a female solo traveller?
As with any country, as a solo traveller you need to be aware of your surroundings, but Morocco and especially small villages like Tamraght are very friendly and safe. We have lots of solo female travellers who stay with us, which is so lovely! Around 600,000 British nationals visit Morocco every year, trouble free.
What facilities are in the village?
Tamraght is a quiet fishing and surf village situated on the hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean just a 10 minute walk from Devil’s rock, our local surf break. We have several restaurants, a mix of European and traditional cafes and bakeries, surf shops and plenty of convenience stores. The nearest ATM is a 15 minute walk to Banana Village, or 5 minutes by car.
What shall I expect to wear around the village? At the beach?
To respect the locals, please dress modestly whilst in the village and avoid revealing clothing. Whilst at the beach, bikinis and boardshorts are fine, but nudity isn’t..!
What shall I bring with me?
Bring SPF 50+ waterproof suncream, swimwear, sunglasses, a beach towel, cap/sunhat, shorts and tshirts and something longer for the evenings when it’s a little cooler. Don’t forget any necessary personal medication and toiletries. We have board storage if you’d like to bring your surfboard and own wetsuit, these are provided in surf packages so no need unless you prefer. Everything else is here waiting for you!
How much spending money will I need?
You won’t need much spending money, but bring some for the evening meal out (average cost of a meal out is 100dh/10eur) and for any souvenirs you’d like to buy.
What will the water temperature be?
What qualifications do my surf coaches have?
Our head coach Mbarek is qualified with the International Surfing Association (ISA) level 2 and Surfing England level 2 and has been teaching with these qualifications for more than 10 years now. The rest of our team have a huge wealth of surfing experience, ISA level 1 qualifications and a love like no other for the ocean!
Can I join yoga classes whilst I am here?
Yes! You are very welcome to join all classes and we highly recommend yoga as a complementary practice to balance and ease your body alongside the surfing. All classes are tailored to surfers, targeting the muscles, joints and positions you’ve been drilling all day in the waves, to relax and replenish your body preparing it for the next day so you really feel like you’re getting the most out of your surf coaching! Yoga classes can be added at anytime whilst you are staying with us for €10 per class.
Can I explore the local area?
Yes, you are very welcome to. You can wander around Tamraght or take a short hike to Aourir – Banana Village. Every Wednesday, there is a local Souk in Aourir, that is always worth a visit. You’ll find nice souvenirs, but also a large range of locally grown fruit, vegetables, traditional argan oil products and tasty amlou. This is the market where mainly locals shop, so visiting it is a truly authentic Moroccan experience. In Agadir there is a bigger Souk where you can find everything you can think of. Also worth a visit, but a little more touristy than the one in Aourir.
How big are the group sizes for surf lessons?
Our group sizes are small to allow us to focus on your surf progression and to give you more 1-1 time with your coach. Our maximum number of surfers per coach is 5.
What sort of surfboard will I use?
We have a whole range of boards from 9ft softtops for beginners to short boards that you can choose from according to your level.
Can I drink the tap water in Morocco?
No, the tap water in Morocco is fine for brushing teeth but not for drinking. We provide you with water refills throughout the day (please bring a reusable water bottle!). This way we don’t have to throw bottles away each day, you’ll be helping us to minimise our plastic consumption.
Is there an ATM nearby?
There are local cash machines in Banana Village just 5 minutes by car if you need to withdraw money, and a currency exchange in Tamraght.
When is the best time to visit Morocco?
Morocco is a year round tourist and surf destination if you’re a beginner/improver. We have fun waves for 12 months of the year, perfect for learning to surf and working on your technique. The bigger swell comes during the winter months, and this is when we offer the surf guiding and more intermediate surf packages since the waves are consistently a bigger size from October – April. Don’t let this put you off coming anytime of the year, we travel to the best surf spot everyday, even if that means taking a little road trip each day (Agadir is more sheltered, so we have bigger waves North and South of us) to find the bigger/smaller waves. We will always find you optimum waves to learn in!
What’s the average temperature in the winter?
During the day we mostly have glorious sunshine over the winter months with an average temperature of 25c and clear, crisp nights when the temperatures are on average 10c.