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.
A fun attitude and we will take care of the rest!
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.
We do our best to be sure you are safe in the water and be sure you are getting the most out of your surf lesson with our coaches. We’ll be honest, surfing is not an easy sport to pick up but we want to be sure you are having fun while learning a skill that will stick with you wherever your next travels might take you!
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.
We are all about personalization. We understand you only get a certain time off work and want to make the most of your experience. Therefore, we are able to provide tips from locals and want to be sure you get the most out of your trip with us! Most importantly, our staff is experienced and want to be sure your vacation is everything you would dream it would be.
I really enjoyed my two night’s stay at the Surf Hostel Morocco. Abdoull was a great host and made me feel very welcome from the moment I arrived. The hostel is very clean, has a nice atmosphere and is just a few minutes walk to the beach. I would definitely stay here again!
Surf Hostel Morocco is an amazing place to stay! The owners of the hostel, Abdoull and his wife are first class people. They are laid back and easy going. Abdoull always checked in on us to make sure we were having a good time. The hostel’s atmosphere feels more like a home than a hostel. It’s very clean and well kept.