Learn to Surf with Surf Morocco
Our novice camps will not only get you up and riding with confidence they will give you a solid foundation to continue surfing your home break .
- Safety and beach awareness:
- Surf gear
- How to select waves
- How to surf small waves
- How to mount, position, catch and ride a wave, prone & standing
- Techniques: efficient paddling, board control, standing up, correct stance
- Maintaining your speed and balance
- Physical conditioning and strength training for better surfing
Surf Morocco. Fun novice camps are staffed with professional surf instructors, exercise physiologists (coaches/trainers), yoga instructors, chefs, photographers, and personal security specialists.
Novice camps consist of a fanciful mix of group seminars, training sessions, private classes, and surf instruction. Here you will surf in groups of maximum 3 to one instructor and by the end of the week you will have a solid foundation of surfing knowledge and skills as well as some surf specific workouts that will enable you to continue surfing at your home break.
A typical day at camp flows in this fashion:
- Sun rise Yoga
- Gear up and head to the beach
- Surf instruction
- Lunch at the beach
- Surf instruction and free surf
- Physical training session & Sunset yoga
- Aperitif & Supper
- Evening social
Morocco – The din of bustling markets with heightened intertwined aromas of Arabia, France, Spain, and Africa – Morocco springs to life right before your eyes. With it’s dizzying diversity, of epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts, crashing Atlantic Surf – and a delightfully warm hospitality. Virtually in Europe but at the same time exotically afar.
Surf Camp Minutiae
Surf Camp Accommodation
A Riad is a traditional Moroccan house, often with two or more stories around an Andalusian-style courtyard centered around a fountain. Moroccan houses were inward focused, which allowed for family privacy. This inward focus was expressed with a centrally placed interior garden or courtyard, and the lack of large windows on the exterior walls of rammed earth or mud brick. This design principle also found support in the social mores of Islamic society, which placed great value on privacy and encouraged a separation between private family spaces semi-public spaces where outside guests were received. The central gardens of traditional riads were often planted with fruit trees such as orange trees or lemon trees.
The term comes from the Arab word ‘ryad’ (meaning ‘garden’) but is applied to townhouses built around an inner courtyard or garden. True riads will have lush plants in four planting beds and a central fountain, but many variations exist. Some even have a swimming pool. The windows of each room face into the courtyard in line with the Islamic idea of privacy and inward reflection. What is more, this clever design helps to keep the air cool and comfortable, particularly during hot Moroccan summers.
The Food – Oh the Food
The Food – Our chefs are some of the best in Morocco and serve up delicious meals to keep you fueled up so that you get the most out of your surfing.
Moroccan cuisine is a potent blend of Arab, Berber, Moorish, French, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean African, Iberian, and Jewish influences. Entrées frequently feature dried and fresh fruits – apricots, dates, figs, and raisins, to name a few. Nuts are popular too with pine nuts, almonds, and pistachios showing up in all sorts of dishes. Morocco has imported spices for thousands of years, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, ginger, pepper, paprika, saffron, aniseed, sesame seed and coriander are staples in Moroccan cuisine along with prominent herbs like coriander leaf, parsley, and mint. When thinking of Moroccan fare, delicious aromatic entrées come to mind, like the savory lamb and apricot or beef with prunes and almonds tajines. Traditional Moroccan tajines are cooked using a method unique to North Africa.