Have you ever traveled to a country where the official language is Arabic? If not, consider traveling to Morocco, Africa, very soon. Morocco, a country in North Africa, has beaches along the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital is Rabat. There is much to see and much to do when you arrive in this beautiful country. One of the main activities you must do is surfing. The coast of the country has many areas that are ideal for surfing, regardless of whether you have done it before.
As mentioned above, there are many areas for surfers in this African country. However, before you start your trip, you need to know where you can have memorable surfing activities. The best known destination for surfers is Essaouira. A city that was built in the 18th century, and a true medina and port, Essaouira is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. With enough restaurants, bars, accommodation facilities, shops, and art galleries, you can stay in this city for as long as your visa allows.
Regarding the places to surf, Essaouira has many, including the Moulay Bouzerktoun in the town of Safi. It is a city that is located about thirty kilometers north of Essaouira, and has a spectacular landscape formed by sand dunes, beaches, hills, streams and plains. When Cherqui, the north wind, is very light, advanced surfers can surf calmly. Sidi Kaouki, about 25 kilometers south of Essaouira, is another perfect destination for surfers. Accessed by the road to Agadir, Sidi Kaouki’s main surfing spots are in an area occupied by Berbers.
Many free surfing areas are offered here, as well as classes for tourists who have never done it before. For beginners, a small to medium swell is safe and less challenging and can be found at the Mausoleum beach break. Essaouira Bay is also perfect for beginners or tourists who want to surf for fun. The big waves are usually found in the far south, where kite flying and other wind sports are also performed. Many affordable lessons are also offered at this popular venue.
You can’t also go wrong with the Plage Safi, a large beach area with rocky slabs. It frequently offers strong, powerfully curly waves for advanced surfers. Less advanced surfers can indulge in a bit of swell for safety reasons. Imsouane is a fishing port that also supports water sports. The town can be accessed in just an hour and a half by car from another surf town called Taghazout. You can not only camp in a quiet, beautiful and paradisiac place, but also surf an incredible wave.
A surfer’s paradise, Imsouane Bay boasts the longest beach getaway in Africa, which is also among the most admired in the world. If you haven’t surfed before, and consider yourself a novice, don’t leave Morocco without visiting Devil’s Rock. It offers left and right waves and a safe sandy bottom for a beginner like you. After a session, head to one of the local restaurants for hassle-free relaxation and delicious local cuisine.