Morocco Surf Spots

Morocco is known for its abundance of world-class
right-hand point breaks. Super consistent from fall
through spring, Morocco surf spots fire from heavy northern Atlantic swell energy.

Morocco surf spots remain uncrowded despite their world-class reputation. Traveling European surfers on holiday can be found camping out at the more famous spots and coastal towns along the coast. But beware: the Moroccan coastline is sparsely populated by only a handful of beach towns. This area of the world backs right up to the vast Sahara Desert. If you are venturing out on your own, a fully stocked Land Rover is a necessity. There are no surf shops, and some towns do not offer any hotels or hostels. So, you will need to come fully stocked with all provisions.

The climate in Morocco is very hot and dry; most of the country is desert except for the narrow coastal region. The water, however, is cold most of the year. Wetsuits are worn from late fall through the spring months.

Generally speaking, Morocco is a safe surf trip destination. However, as with all foreign countries, mind your manners. Remember that they have very different customs and traditions, and they appreciate your respect. With that being said, happy hunting! Morocco is an unforgettable cultural and surfing destination.

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Morocco - Surf Video

 

Morocco Surf Breaks

Below is a list of the top surf spots in Morocco. There are many more waiting to be discovered.


Tamir Beach

Surf Location
Best Swell Direction West to Northwest
Best Tide All
Best Wind Direction East
Best Surf Season Fall and Winter
Wave Quality Fun beachbreak waves
The Surfers Few. if any; definitely a mellow vibe with plenty of room to spread out
Boards Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard
Paddle Out Moderate
Skill Level Open to all ability levels,from total beginners to expert surfers
Bottom Sand
Watch Out For… Nothing
Water Condition Clean and clear
 

Boilers

Surf Location About 20 km north of Taghazout, before the lighthouse at Cape Ghir
Best Swell Direction West to Northwest
Best Tide All
Best Wind Direction East
Best Surf Season Fall and Winter
Wave Quality Long right-hand point break with fast walls and a hollow inside section
The Surfers There can be a crowd; virtually no locals
Boards Shortboard, longboard
Paddle Out Moderate
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Bottom Sand and rocks
Watch Out For…
Water Condition Clean
 

Killers Point

Surf Location Taghazout
Best Swell Direction West, Northwest
Best Tide Mid to Low
Best Wind Direction East
Best Surf Season Fall and Winter
Wave Quality One of Morocco’s best point breaks. Killers is an epic right-hand point break. Long peeling walls with very hollow sections.
The Surfers The will be a small crowd here, mostly traveling Europeans
Boards Shortboard
Paddle Out Moderate
Skill Level experienced
Bottom Sand
Watch Out For…
Water Condition Clean and clear
 

Mysteries

Surf Location
Best Swell Direction West to Northwest
Best Tide Mid to Low
Best Wind Direction East
Best Surf Season Fall and Winter
Wave Quality Right-hand reef/point break. Long, workable walls perfect for high-performance surfing. Mysteries cannot handle a very large swell - over 6 feet and it closes out.
The Surfers Sometimes a crowd, mostly traveling Europeans
Boards Shortboard, longboard
Paddle Out Moderate
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Bottom Reef and sand
Watch Out For… Hitting the reef, outside bomb sets that close out the point
Water Condition Clean and clear
 

Anchor Point

Surf Location
Best Swell Direction West to Northwest
Best Tide Low
Best Wind Direction East
Best Surf Season Fall and Winter
Wave Quality Probably the most famous wave in Morocco. Perfect peeling right-hand point break with long, workable walls. Needs at least a 4-foot swell to start breaking.
The Surfers Can be crowded - it’s the top destination for traveling surfers
Boards Shortboard, longboard
Paddle Out Moderate
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Bottom Sand
Watch Out For… Longboard
Water Condition Clean and clear

Anchor Point, Morocco - Surf Video

 

 

Hash Point

Surf Location Just outside Taghazout Village, about a 10-minute walk
Best Swell Direction West to Northwest
Best Tide Mid to Low
Best Wind Direction East
Best Surf Season Fall and Winter
Wave Quality Right-hand point break
The Surfers Mellow vibe, few surfers here. Most opt to surf nearby Killers or Anchor Point.
Boards Shortboard, longboard
Paddle Out Moderate
Skill Level Beginner to Advanced
Bottom Sand and some rocks
Watch Out For…
 

Panoramas

Surf Location
Best Swell Direction West to Northwest
Best Tide All
Best Wind Direction East
Best Surf Season Fall and Winter
Wave Quality Right-hand point break. Really fun, mellow waves good for all ability levels.
The Surfers Typically not crowded
Boards Longboard
Paddle Out Easy
Skill Level Beginner to Advanced
Bottom Sand
Watch Out For… Longboarders in the lineup
Water Condition Clean and clear
 

Devils Rock

Surf Location The main beach in Tamrhakht
Best Swell Direction West to Northwest
Best Tide All
Best Wind Direction East
Best Surf Season Fall, Winter, Spring
Wave Quality Very consistent beach break that can get hollow. Fun for all skill levels.
The Surfers Can get crowded due to its consistency and proximity to the village. Plenty of room to spread out.
Boards Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard
Paddle Out Moderate
Skill Level Total Beginner to Advanced
Bottom Sand
Watch Out For… Nothing
Water Condition Clean and clear

 

 

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