Close to Agadir, and within walking distance to Taghazout center and the beach break of Devil’s Rock, Sunset Surfhouse is the perfect place for surfers who want a relaxed holiday. The 10 km of coastline nearby provides an optimal beach experience for all levels of surfers, and is home to the world famous Anchor Point Boilers.
Sunset Surfhouse is a cozy environment with a variety of bedrooms fit for a single traveler, a family or a group. We offer shared bathrooms and a fully equipped surf house. Enjoy Moroccan meals such as Tagine or BBQ on our spacious rooftop terrace or chill with good company in our comfy living room.
Sunset Surfhouse offers a wide range of activities including surf lessons, yoga classes, and trips to local areas such as the breathtaking Paradise Valley. For your convenience, we offer surf equipment rentals, homemade meals and airport transfers upon request. Our nice weather, excellent waves, exciting activities and local restaurants make Sunset Surfhouse an ideal year-round surf destination.
“This hostel really is amazing, we really enjoyed our stay. The hostel is very clean, there is a kitchen where you can prepare your own food. The have a beautiful lounge area at the roof. The best thing about this place are the owners, they are so nice and will help you organize your activities like surfing, trips or calling.”
“Abdoull is a legend who is very hospitable, amazing area, house is very clean, 100 or so meters from the beach, next door to a lovely cafe and the price is whopper, we only spent 2 days out of the 2 weeks in tamraght but next time we will stay there the whole time, it was very difficult to leave.”
“The place is just wonderful to spend quiet holiday. Small village, friendly people, ocean at 10 minutes walking , everything is grouped to enjoy holiday in family. The riad is very nice, rooms nicely arranged, wonderful terasse. Abdoul is always present and happy to provide information of the nice places to see around. Myriam is just a wonderful cooker.”
“Great little hostel in Tamraght! The place was clean, had an amazing roof, and the most comfortable hostel bed I’ve ever slept on. The location is great – right on the beach and directly between Taghazout and Aurir. Abdoul, the owner is a super cool guy and will chat with you, check on things frequently, and is just great overall.”
“Abdul is the host with the most, from the time me and two friends arrived we were made to feel welcome and relaxed despite Abdul having a heavy cold. In Morocco after the big cities this was a nice change! When we go back to Morocco we will definitely stay here again.”
Sunset Surfhouse is located in the surf village of Tamraght 14kms north of the coastal city of Agadir in Morocco.
Morocco has direct flights from the UK and other major European airports, with flight times to Agadir between 2-4 hours. Guests travelling from the US can connect either in Casablanca or at a European airport as there are no direct flights to Agadir. From Agadir airport we are a 45 minute drive south east along the coast road. Road transfers from Marrakech can be easily arranged and take 4 – 5 hours and cost approx 100€ for 4 people (max 4 people) by car. Please contact us if you would like us to arrange a transfer or would like a quote.
Air Ninja is a great site for international flights. Flights leave the UK from London Stansted (STN) London (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS).
Companies that travel to Agadir: Easyjet – Ryanair – Thomsonfly – Firstchoice – MyTravel – Royal Air Maroc scheduled flights.
All visitors to Morocco require a valid passport but visitors from the following countries do not need to obtain visas before arrival:
Schengen member states, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain,Brazil, Canada, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Republic of Congo,Guinea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Niger, Oman, Peru, Philippines,Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea,Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela
For guidelines on how to obtain a visa, visit: http://wikitravel.org/en/Morocco#b
The currency here is the Moroccan Dirham. 1 Euro is roughly 10 to 11 Dirham. You can exchange at the airport and at some ATMs. You can withdraw from most ATMs if you have standard debit/credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, etc. Credit cards are generally not accepted as a form of payment, so you need to exchange before you get to Tamraght. Banana Village is the closest town with an ATM (a 5 minute drive from the surf camp).
You can use it if you have roaming. Otherwise, you can purchase a local simcard for about 50 Dirham at any shop.
We have Wifi 24/7 at the Surfhouse and various restaurants in town have Wifi.
There’s surf all year round, but it really picks up over the winter months (November-February). The sun shines for 300 days on average in a year, so it’s sunny! The weather in summer is hot with temps averaging around 27 degrees Celsius, and some days in the high 30’s. The water is warmer, so a thin wetsuit will due or just a rashy and boardies. In winter, the average temp is around 20 degrees Celsius. It is chillier in the mornings and evenings and the water is decidedly colder, so a wetsuit is a must, unless you’re super hard core.
We rent a range of long boards, short boards, mals, mini-mals, and foam-topped long boards for beginners. You are welcome to bring your own if you have as well. There are many different reef, beach and point breaks, so all types of boards can be used here.
Tamraght and Taghazout (a 5 minute drive from camp) have many restaurants, surf shops, surfboard repair places, a pharmacy, a laundromat, a butcher, various mini-markets, and a traditional market once a week. Wifi is available at most cafes. There is also a bus to Agadir every half hour from 10am-8pm for only 8 Dirhams.
In Taghazout (a 5 minute drive) you can buy anything from boardies, rashies, bikinis to surfboards, equipment, towels, sandals, etc.
You will need mostly summer beach clothes such as shorts, t-shirt, singlets, bathing gear, and sandals. Bring a pair of jeans and a jumper for the evenings, a towel (we don’t supply these), passport, camera, hat, and sunnies.
If you choose a packaged deal, you will get a hearty breakfast with local breads, preserves, cream cheese, yoghurts and some days, even crepes! For lunch you will get a baguette with the filling of the day plus mineral water and fresh fruits. For dinner each night, we dine on traditional Moroccan food cooked by our local in-house chefs. These are talented ladies and their delicious dishes range from tagines to couscous to Moroccan meatballs (Kefta) to BBQ and many other specialities.
No we don’t, so remember to bring one. If you are staying a while it may be better to bring two towels – one for the beach and one for showering.
Tamraght is a dry village, meaning it does not sell alcohol. You can, however, buy alcohol at various places in Agadir and it is allowed to be brought into the surfhouse . It is not allowed on the streets. You are encouraged to be sensible about the amount you consume so you do not offend the locals in this tiny Muslim village.
In the evenings, we are usually exhausted from a day of surfing, so spend our time chilling on our terrace , chatting, watching surf movies/comedy/movies, playing cards or dice games and just relaxing. on Friday or Saturday nights, we sometimes head into Agadir to party at the clubs and pubs there.
If you’re surfed out, you can tan on the beach, take a camel or horse ride, or shop in the local curio shops. You can go hiking in the surrounding areas to beautiful caverns overlooking the bay. You can take a trip to the local souk market in Agadir or hang out at the Marina there. You can go to the traditional Hammam (bathhouse) and get a massage. You can rent a car and cruise up the coast or go to Paradise Valley (40mins drive away) and swim in the rock pools. Most of all, this is a place to relax and chill.
The voltage in Morocco is usually 220 V, and outlets will fit the two-prong Europlug. This is the plug used primary in Europe and many other countries with two round prongs.
American and Canadian appliances, which are made to use with 110 V may be damaged if pluged into a 220V socket, even if you use an adaptor. If your appliance is “dual-voltage”, it should be fine (it’s designed for both 110 and 220 V). If not, you’ll need a power converter as well as an adaptor.
Medical facilities are good in Agadir but comprehensive health insurance and travel insurance is advisable. If you are unable to pay or are not insured you may be refused treatment. The village of Tamraght has a pharmacy run by a qualified pharmacist.