When you think of Morocco – visions of ancient Arabia appear, where walled-in antediluvian cites, teeming souks and crowded medinas entangled with white-washed clay edifices dotted with mosques and towering minarets chanting calls to prayer. Where sun-scorched arid mountains give way to sweeping deserts where camel trains once ruled these oceans of dunes. And a sun so bright that the azure waters of the Atlantic fuse with the crystal-blue sky. Here, heady aromas, sights and sounds will dazzle, frazzle, and enchant.
Sand, Sun & Surf – where the Sahara and the Ocean converge!
Sands, Sun & Surf Adventure – Surf Morocco’ s Western Sahara Surf Trip is a bucket list trip for all, surfers and non-surfers alike!
Western Sahara, From Cape Boujdour to Dakhla is an unequivocal surf destination culminating with Rio de Oro Peninsula, some 40km long and boasting multiple reefs and point breaks that require truly little searching.
Our Western Sahara surf-pros not only intimately know all the beaches on the peninsula they are also experts in oceanography enabling you to surf the style of waves you desire everyday.
Sand, Sun & Surf – Dakhla in Western Sahara
Dakhla, perched just above the tropic (tropic of cancer) where the sands of the Sahara meet the Atlantic Ocean. Here, on a sliver of a peninsula, the Rio de Oro Peninsula in Western Sahara lays the pearl of the sands.
Western Sahara and Dakhla have hosted Berbers for over 10 centuries. Spanish seamen in search of riches from the sea seized claim to the area in the 16th century, known as Spanish Sahara, Dakhla still today is draped with Spanish influence.
This little slice of paradise nestled between the waters of the Atlantic and the sands of the Sahara. Is a wonderland of sun sand and surf, where kilometres of beaches stretch from one side of the town to the other. Where the intense Saharan heat propels a sleepy, lazy lifestyle during the day; after dark comes alive with festive, lively cafes.
Our pro-surf guides are intimately familiar with Morocco’s best surf spots and they how the sea state affects them so that you will surf the best surf breaks every day. We will advise you of all the special features or potential dangers to maximize your surfing fun.
Our Sand, Sun & Surf Tour is an eight-day Surf Tour with a daily rhythm that goes something like this:
09.00 Head out for the style of wave that you want to surf
Free surf with a pro-surf guide all day
Lunch at the surf whenever you want to come in for a break
17.00 Pack up and return to our Riad
During your 8 days we include is a Western Sahara cultural night out, where you can soak-up the exotic Berber and Arabian vibes of North Africa.
Bring your own board, or borrow out one of ours, we have the a great selection of the best boards available in Morocco. All gear is included in the tour price.
If you bring your own boards: you should bring whatever boards work best for you on long points. Rounded tails for the bigger days and a fishy twin for the smaller ones. It can get windy so, you might want to bring a board with a little more volume.
Dakhla’s Rio de Oro Peninsula is far from the crowds and is yet not truly discovered. In winter, Dakhla delivers numerous world class waves.
Dakhla’s 10 best surf spots
Oum Lamboiur is located on the ocean side of the peninsula, delivering great waves from nice swells that bring 1-2 meters waves that form barrels. It is undoubtedly one of the best places to surf in the world and is famous for hosting world surfing championships. Ride 1-minute-long waves that leave you speechless!
Arish is small traditional fisherman village just north to the North where 50-meter-high cliffs shelter the point from wind making for ideal surfing. This spot has endless right-handers starting with 8 second intervals winter, or summer.
La Sarga boasts the longest right handers in Africa, over 1 km in length, at 1300 meters this offers rides of up to for 2-minutes.
Picahua or Zebela offers amazing right handers with constant barrels.
Jail point gives you both left and right handers, power, and fast waves, at 6 second periods even at low tide.
Dragon, an amazing left hander that produces the occasional long, huge barrel.
Punta Negra is always pumping even with no swell and gives you 7 perfect lefts and 4 right handers that all come with barrels.
Playa Jera is a world class wave spot with 8 left handers even when the swell is small.
Jorf el Hmam is a beautiful long beach with multiple spots the produce both rights and lefts.
Pointe De l’Or was a great beach break, however due to the excessive sand extraction it is not great for surfing anymore but can offer good conditions for strapless kitesurfing.