Surf Lessons Taghazout Morocco Barrel Flavor Surf Camp

MOROCCO

No question about the great importance of foreigners that discovered the great potential of moroccan waves, but it is due to the locals who followed this passion that nowadays we can consider morocco as one of the top ten countries to surf.

Surfing came to Morocco by the United States presence in military bases. Surfing appeared in Morocco in 1964 in the city of Kenitra (Mehdina Plage). The First wave taken by a surfer was with a handmade board by the americans. Now Morocco is synonym of quality waves throughout the whole year and is considered as the Paradise of right hand waves throughout Europe. With more than 1.300km of coast that belongs to the Atlantic Slope, where you can spot the most amazing waves.

WHY TAGHAZOUT?

THIS PLACE IS MAGIC!
SURF HERE IS STILL A MINE OF OPTIONS & DISCOVERIES

it’s where you can probably find the best spots
where you have also secret places to enjoy a peaceful surf
the best spots of the country very close to each other
wonderful climatic conditions throughout the whole year
consistent swell throughout the season
a melting pot of all different kinds of cultures & people


ABOUT SURFING

Surfing is one of the oldest practiced sports on the planet. The art of wave riding, is a blend of total athleticism and the understanding of the beauty and power of nature. Surfing is also one of the few sports that creates its own culture and lifestyle. The act of riding waves with a wooden board originated in Western Polynesia over three thousand years ago by fisherman. Early historical records of surfing appear in the late 1700s, when Europeands and Polynesians made first contact in Tahiti. The first Polynesian settlers to land in Hawaii were most likely skilled in simple surfing, and after a few hundred years of riding waves of Hawaii, the well-known Hawaiian form of the sport emerged.

Back in time, there were four basic board types used in ancient Hawaii:
-The paipo or kite, a body board, from 2-to-4 feet long, usually used by children.
-The alaia (ah-LAI-ah) or omo (O-mo), a mid sized board, about 8 feet or longer.
-The kiko’s, larger than the alaia, but not as big as the biggest boards; between 12 and 18 feet; good for bigger surf, but requiring a high level of skill to handle.
-The ooo (O-lo), a very long surfboard reserved for royalty that could be as long as 18-to-24 feet in length.

Surf School Morocco Barrel Flavor Surf Camp

Nowadays surfing is a sport of intensity and commitment with the power of the ocean. With time and technology, surf has evolved with the decades and rapid industrial growth. Boards are in constant metamorphosis ranging in size from 5 to 12 feet, and shaping has become both an art and a career. A total of three fins have been placed on the back of the board for maximum control and pivoting. Materials like fiberglass and resin ensure the board’s protection. Pro surfers are constantly pushing all limits to modernize the sport. Surfers like Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow and Larid Hamilton are a few of the many who push themselves to ride the biggest waves, jump the biggest airs and take the biggest risks.


SURF SEASON PREDICTION

JANUARY – FEBRUARY

average air temp.: 20°C -23°C
average swell: 6ft. – 8ft. (+)
average water temp.: 17°C – 18°C
board: full quiver
wetsuit: 3/2 full suit

MARCH – APRIL

average air temp.: 24°C -26°C
average swell: 5ft. – 7ft.
average water temp.: 18°C
board: full quiver
wetsuit: 3/2 – 2/2 short arm

MAY – JUNE

average air temp.: 26°C -28°C
average swell: 3ft. – 4ft.
average water temp.: 20°C
board: groveller/longboard
wetsuit: shorty/shorts

JULY – AUGUST

average air temp.: 30°C
average Swell: 2ft. – 3ft.
average water temp.: 22°C
board: groveller/longboard
wetsuit: shorty/shorts

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER

average air temp.: 28°C -29°C
average swell: 5ft. – 7ft.
average water temp.: 21°C
board: shortboards
wetsuit: shorty/shorts

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

average air temp.: 22°C -25°C
average swell: 6ft. – 8ft. (+)
average water temperature: 18°C
board: full quiver
wetsuit: 3/2 full suit