With prime position on Morocco’s central Atlantic coast, the beach resort of Agadir serves up a winning combination of sun, sea and surf. There’s a laid-back feel here, thanks to the surfers who congregate on the beach, in the seaside cafés and the water. Here are four ways to join them.
Explore boho Taghazout
What was once a small and sleepy fishing village to the north of Agadir has transformed into one of the world’s hottest surf towns. When you’re not catching waves you might be tucking into fish at a seaside BBQ or drinking mint tea at a waterside café.
Catch waves at Killer Point
Named after the killer whales that are sometimes spotted here off the Moroccan coast in summer, this is one of the region’s most popular surf spots. If you’re not up to it, it’s a great place to just kick back on the sand and watch.
Take a surf lesson with Shaka Surf
It’s all very well chucking yourself around in the waves pretending you know what you’re doing, but to really stand up and surf, get a lesson. Shaka Surf arranges transfers from Agadir – try a drop-in session or a week-long retreat.
Learn to kitesurf with Swell Surf Morocco
Agadir’s breezy beach makes it a kitesurfing hotspot, so ditch the surfboard and give this a go instead. Lessons with Swell Surf start on the sand where you’ll learn – quite literally – how to fly a kite. Once you’ve mastered that, it’s into the sea.