Meet Morad - your personal surf guide. Morad is our head surf instructor and surf school manager. He is ISA Level 1 qualified and loves nothing more than sharing his passion for surfing and the ocean. He speaks English, German and French, and his native language of Moroccan Arabic. With his patient and friendly approach, he creates a fun and inspiring atmosphere, giving you all the help and encouragement that you need to learn and progress.
ISA-1 (Wave Surfing)
Meet Sophie - your retreat organiser. Sophie helps organise your entire stay before you arrive in Morocco, answering all your emails and enquiries. Her local knowledge & language skills (English, French and Moroccan Arabic) combined with her love for surf, yoga, travel and planning memorable trips and activities will ensure that you get a truly authentic taste of Morocco. Whatever you're looking to experience, Sophie will make your time in Morocco personalised, relaxing and stress-free!
Meet Sarah - your Yoga teacher & Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor. Sarah first began practicing yoga in 2004 and has been teaching since 2010. Her classes are a mixture of traditions (Anusara yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Restorative yoga), with a deep respect for the therapeutic benefits of yoga on the body, mind and heart. Sarah’s classes are both challenging and fun and she encourages students of all levels to go beyond what they think is possible, while at the same time bringing a sense of light-heartedness and balance to the practice.
from France, May 2018
"Unforgettable vacation ! "
Sophie and Morad are the perfect hosts : I was really warmly welcomed and, during all my stay, they did everything to make me feel comfortable and happy. Their house is charming, the food is delicious (thanks to Fatima, a local cook who selects only fresh products from the souk and proposes various recipes every day) and the yoga and surf classes are great.
Tamraght is a nice place to stay and Morad and Sophie are always happy to share ideas of activities and recommend several places to have dates and avocado lassi, teas, or even to get a massage, if you want to enrich the experience. A 5 stars stay !
from Germany, January 2018
Der herzliche Empfang von Sophie & Morad
from Germany, June 2017
The best part besides the amazing surf lessons have been the evenings at Morads and Sophies place. Amazing food prepared by lovely Fatima with great people.
Sally E. Arkansas, United States
Azrac Surf Morocco was a perfect way to ring in the New Year! I spent 8 days in Tamraght with a girlfriend enjoying the people, surf, and food. Our day began with a walk on the beach, then on to surf lessons, and ended with an exceptional yoga experience on the terrace and a lovely, warm family dinner. The owners, Sophie and Morad, attended to every detail from the nourishing post-surfing lunches to professional, and fun, lessons that made this a perfect holiday. As a surfing novice, Morad’s instructions were tailored to our individual needs. He provided daily suggestions for improvement, while remaining patient and encouraging to those of us that were a bit more challenged. He gave us time to break as needed, but always let us knows when the waves were good, so no opportunity to catch the best wave was missed. At the end of the day, Carston, the resident yogi, led us into well-planned holds that relieved muscle tightness from surfing. On a couple of occasions, we indulged in a soothing message at the local hammam that Sophie kindly arranged. I wouldn’t have changed anything about our holiday and I look forward to my return visit. I never thought I would be able to catch a wave, but now I can!
At 40-something, I decided I wanted to learn how to surf and was lucky enough to have found Sophie and Morad (owners of Azrac Surf). They offer a fabulous surf and yoga package that includes nearly everything you could possibly need for a relaxing and adventurous vacation. And, they are truly wonderful people that are invested in giving you a good experience. Sophie and Morad think of every detail – from the best waves to catch to the best views for our lunch spot. And, they pride themselves on small groups (we only had 2-3), which gives them the opportunity to get to know you, work with you on the surf board, and create an amazing vacation for you.
I booked a last minute surfing and yoga holiday for the Christmas Holidays. Overall I spent 10 days with Azrac Surf and I had a fantastic time. I was a beginner surfer and they managed to convert me into a surf addict. I am planning my next surfing holiday right now. Morad the surf teacher is very professional and fun at the same time. He teaches you the principles of surfing but also of the sea: learning about the waves and understanding when is best to surf so that you can catch great waves. He is attentive and he pushes you so that you get the best out of your practice. After the surf, we would do Yin yoga, which are very enjoyable and useful after a day of surfing. It stretches your muscles in depth to help you get in top shape the next day. I have a super weak neck and I didn't suffer once from it thanks to these daily workouts, despite all the paddling and looking right and left to catch the waves. I am quite advanced at yoga and the teacher would tweak the positions to make sure they work for me and my level.
After the yoga session, Sophie and Morad welcome you to their home where the lovely Fatima cooks delicious home made Moroccan food. I am vegetarian and she made special dishes for me everyday that were both super healthy and tasty. During my stay I resided at the Riad Imouane which is a lovely riad in the center of Tamraght, only a few minutes walk to Sophie and Morad's place. The rooms are simple but well equipped and the staff are super friendly and helpful. We did the yoga sessions at sunset on the rooftop of the riad everyday, which was a very peaceful way to end the day. For this holiday, I wanted to relax but also do something good and healthy for me. I didn't respond to one work email and feel totally re-energized to start the new year thanks to the careful planning of my holiday by Sophie and Morad. I highly recommend this type of holiday for people who want to disconnect, be healthy and meet friendly relaxed people. Congratulations to Sophie and Morad for creating such a special experience.