Cliffs is for experienced surfers only, and you need to be fit to come here – not least because of the long walk needed to get to it. It needs a big swell before it will break so make sure you check the surf forecasts before heading out here.
As you probably guessed from the name, this is a rivermouth break. When it is big and there is a lot of water moving around it is suitable for experienced surfers only, and shouldn’t be attempted alone.
This place tends to be thought of as a beginners wave, but can sometimes produce something a little better that can give those with experience a good day out too. It breaks regularly and consistently, and has a fairly quiet, laid back feel to it.
This small town consists mostly of holiday homes, and is a pleasant enough place to spend a day. It is for experienced surfers only, and even the slightest swell can produce some excellent waves that need a good technique to get right.
This beautiful, secluded area isn't the easiest place to find but those who make the effort will be rewarded with some excellent waves that will provide a challenging and fun day for those with experience.
Tay Street is another of the many spots found along the coast ofMount Maunganui. It's a fun break, suitable for everybody, and is conveniently right in the city. The area itself is quite interesting, with the town built on a sandbar that has built up in front of the extinct volcano that provides a dramatic backdrop to the area.
This spot is just at the north end of Te Karo Bay, and is suitable for everybody except outright beginners. If there isn't any surf elsewhere on the peninsula, you're likely to find something useful here.
Right up on the northern tip of the Coromandel area, this doesn't break more than a handful of times every year but when it does go it can prove to be an interesting spot for all surfers – just check the surf forecast before making the trip up here.
One of three surf spots in close proximity, this one is an average break that is suitable for all surfers. It is right in front of the town of Papamoa and while it doesn't break too often, it's an excellent place to be when it does go off.
Situated on Morocco's western coast lies the resort of Val Dor. It is a popular spot for wind surfers and kite surfers of all levels and abilities. Located immediately behind the beach is a small lagoon that serves as a surfing haven that is usable all year round. The best times of the year to visit are between May and September when the thermal winds kick in. It is only 20 minutes from the city of Rabat which makes it very accessible.
Situated on the Northern tip of Morocco where the Atlantic ocean meets the Straights of Gibraltar lies the large port of Tangier. It is a good spot for wind surfers and kite surfers of intermediate and expert abilities. It is not advisable for beginners to practice here because of the numerous hazards such as the rocky harbor mole, the large boats and ships that frequently pass by and the wave breakers/groynes that are strategically places along the beach. It does get crowded during the summer months with bathers and tourists so you may have to pick your spot carefully. Having said that, the best times to surf here are from May through to September when the trade winds kick in.
Situated on the south west coast of Morocco lies the spot at Tamri. This is a popular spot for surfers and kite surfers of intermediate and expert abilities. It is not advisable for beginners to practice here because of the large rocks situated just off the shoreline. The best months are from May through to September when the heavy trade winds kick in.
Situated on the western coast of Morocco, not to far from the port city of Essasouira lies the beach at Taguinza. It is a popular place for kite surfers and surfers of all levels and abilities. The beach is backed by cliffs so kiters need to be aware. Also there is a rocky mole situated to the left of the beach. The best times to surf here are from May through to September when the trade winds kick in.
Situated around 30 kms north of the port city of Agadir lies the beach at Taghazout. It is a great spot for surfers and kite surfers of intermediate and expert abilities. It is not advisable for beginners to practice here because the waves can be pretty big at times and there are strong undercurrents. The best times to surf here are between May and September, although it is possible to surf all year around here without any restrictions.
Nestled south of Essaouria is the little known beach spot of Aghnajane on Morocco's Atlantic coast. Beautiful sandy beaches flanked by cliffs make this an idyllic place to spend a day surfing and the conditions are good for surfers and windsurfers who have some experience. The season is pretty much all year round although the best waves are in the summer months.
Situated between the cities of Essasouira to the north and Agadir to the south lies the beach at Tafadna. It is a popular spot for kite surfers and surfers of intermediate and expert abilities. It is not advisable for beginners to practice here because of the large waves that appear frequently. There are no restrictions and it is possible to surf all year around. Having said that, the best times to surf are between May and September when the trade winds kick in.
Situated on the west coast of Morocco about 35 kms south of the port city of Agadir lies the beach at Sidi R'Bat. It is also very close to the Sousse Massa national park where there are plenty of rare and protected species of birds. It is a quiet but up and coming resort and is a great spot for kite surfers and surfers of intermediate and expert abilities. Conditions can be a little strong here so it is not advisable for beginners to practice. There are no restrictions and it is possible to surf all year round, however the best times are between May and September when the trade winds kick in.
Situated on the western coast of Morocco about 30 kms south of the port city of Essasouira lies the beach at Sidi Kaouki. It is a very popular spot with kite surfers wind surfers and surfers of all levels and abilities. There are no restrictions here and you can surf all year round, however it does get busy with tourists during the hot summer months of June, July and August. Having said this the best times to surf are from April to October when the thermal winds kick in.
Oualidia is situated on the Atlantic coast 3 hours drive from Marrakesh Airport and 2 hours from Casablanca. It is a sleepy village that overlooks a stunning tidal lagoon which attracts both humans and bird life and is also famous for its oysters. Its calm waters are a stunning contrast to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean that lay on the other side of the bar which protects the lagoon, and it is this mixture of calm and waves that make this spot so attractive to novice and experienced windsurfers. There is no real season although the summer months are the best.
Located on the south west Atlantic coast of Morocco lies the spot at Moulay. It has some of the most amazing surf conditions outside of Europe but is best suited to experienced surfers. It is possible to surf all year round here although the best months are from May to September.
Lying between Essaouira and Agadir on the Atlantic coastline of Morocco, is the spot at Imessouane which is set in amazing natural surroundings. There are two main beaches which offer good surfing conditions for those wishing to learn as well as those wanting to practice and hone their skills. The spot is suited to all types of surfers of all abilities.
Essaouira is probably one of the best known of Morocco's coastal resorts. It sits in a massive bay with miles of gorgeous sandy beaches and wooded hills to the east of the city. It has somehow managed to escape becoming a tourist trap and is known for its laid back atmosphere. Although the city is windy and the sea is cold, the place attracts windsurfers and kitesurfers of all abilities, all year round.
El Jadida lies some 55 miles south west of Casablanca on Morocco's Atlantic coastline and until 1960 was known as Mazagan. It was seized by the Portugeuse in 1502 and today there are still signs of their influence. It is a holiday resort that is frequented by Morocco's more wealthy city dwellers and it is also popular with experienced windsurfers and kitesurfers thanks to its near constant wind.
Daklah is situated on the Atlantic coast of Morocco within the Western Sahara region and besides tourism it relies heavily on fishing and by the afternoon certain parts of the beach will be full with different sized and colored fishing boats unloading their catch. It is also a paradise for surf enthusiasts of all types and abilities thanks to its constant wind and varied surfing conditions.