3 Days Surf Trip to Essaouira and Imsouane from Marrakesh, Morocco

Amazing Surf Trip in Morocco

You will spend three days discovering the Moroccan coastline and surfing some of the best year-round surf spots. Leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind and travel to Essaouira and Imsouane for surf sessions. You can explore charming sights of the ancient Medina, chill out on the pristine beaches, and enjoy the panoramic views of the ocean.

Highlights

  • Daily 2 hours surf coaching
  • Small group and walking tour
  • All wetsuits and surf equipment
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • 2 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Arabic, French, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer available:
Menara Airport (US$18 per person)

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Accommodation

You will be staying for two nights at a nice auberge with great view of Imsouane bay and the Cathedral beach. Rooms can be shared sometimes up to four people per room maximum, and couples can have a private room.

Marrakech Surf & Snow Surf Trip Itinerary

Day one: Marrakech to Essaouira

You will get picked up at 9 a.m. from your hotel or riad in your air-conditioned van and drive out to the beautiful Moroccan coast. Along the way to the old port town of Essaouira, there will be a visit to a female co-operative to see how the world-renowned Argan oil is produced. There are plenty of scenic photo opportunities, including a stop to view the famous goats in trees, climbing high to eat the Argan nuts.

On arrival in Essaouira, you will head to the beach for your first two-hour surf lesson with your fully qualified instructor. Whether you are a complete beginner or have surfed before, your instructor will be on hand to teach, guide, and develop your technique as appropriate. After the activity, you will enjoy your lunch in one of the beach side restaurants with panoramic views of the ocean.

In the afternoon, you will be given a guided walking tour around the fishing harbor and fort to discover hidden treasures in the souks and winding streets of the ancient Medina. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you will instantly recognize one of the filming locations as you explore the fort. You will have time to explore the Medina by night, or you can simply relax in your riad and reflect upon your experiences.

Day two: Essaouira to Imesouane

After a delicious breakfast on the rooftop of the riad, with stunning views of the medina and the ocean, you will depart for Imsouane, an hour south of Essaouira. This small fishing village has two amazing surf spots, the Cathedral Beach and the Imsouane Bay. Your instructor will pick the spot with the best waves for your second two-hour lesson. During the session, your instructor will analyze your progress to help you improve and refine your technique. You can choose to have lunch at one of the beach cafes or head to the fish market to buy some fresh fish for one of the restaurants to grill for you.

You can either go out and catch some more waves in the afternoon or relax on the beach under the Moroccan sun while watching the surfers out in the ocean. After your day on the beach, you will check into your guest house for the evening, watch the sunset, and enjoy a tagine on the terrace whilst listening to live music.

Day three: Imesouane to Marrakech via Essaouira

You will head back to the beach after your breakfast for your third surf lesson in either the Cathedral Beach and the Imsouane Bay for two more hours of catching waves, having fun, and learning new skills. You can then chill out in one of the cafes or on the beach, soaking up a few more rays, and watching the world go by before leaving the coast behind and heading back to Marrakech around 3 p.m.

Included excursions

  • Visit to Argan oil production
  • Walking tour in the fishing harbor and fort

Instructors

Karim Rhouli
Hey! I'm Karim from Marrakech. I've been surfing for 16 years, and I have 12 years experience in teaching. I am a qualified surf instructor who speaks English, French, and Arabic. I love to see the excitement in someone's eyes when they do something for the first time, like catch their first wave, I remember the rush and being part of it all the better. The beauty of surfing there are so many killer places to check out, I have lived and worked in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, California, and Hawaii. but, there is no place like home.

Location

Marrakech

This ‘red city’ has many beautiful sights and for several years the most visited city in the north of Africa. Most of the houses are painted red, it is a colorful and exciting city and is called one of the jewels of Morocco.

Essaouirra

A picturesque fishermen's town in Morocco's Atlantic coast, an incredible surfing spot, the bay is suitable for beginners and intermediate surfers. It is known as Morocco's windiest coastal town where international wind and kitesurfing competitions are held.

Imesouane

A calm, small, and pristine fishing village in the middle of a huge area of protected forest and surrounded by mountains. It boasts two beautiful long sandy beaches that offers great surfing spots.

Things to do (optional)

  • 2 hours traditional Moroccan Hammam and massage with Argan oil for 50 EUR
  • Quad bike tours and jet-skiing are possible to do on the beach of Essaouira for an extra cost between 15 to 40 EUR

What's included

  • 2 nights of accommodation
  • 3 two hours of surf lessons and coaching
  • Walking tour in the fishing harbor and fort
  • Visit to Argan oil production
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off or airport transfer
  • Surf boards
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Wetsuits

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Quad biking

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 1 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Get 15% off all prices from 2 to 4 participants per booking, 35% off from 5 to 8 participants per booking, and special prices for bigger groups!​

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