Places to stay: Surfing in Morocco

A sunshiney week on the coast at Taghazout, Morocco, staying at Mint Surf, exploring the souks of Agadir and pretending to be in Point Break (but only on the little waves).

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Florence and I stayed in Mint Surf‘s rad Riad Imourane, an oasis of colour and calm in the village of Taghazout, complete with turquoise pool, resident tortoises and a roof top for early morning yoga and late night beers. Surfing in Morocco is slightly different to my usual rainy Welsh haunts – we caught waves in little fishing villages and hung out on sandy beaches with herds of camels.

When you can tear yourself away from the local swell, there are beautiful, pungeant souks in which to hunt for brightly coloured pottery and meet friendly chamaeleons, hammans to get naked in (because getting scrubbed down with oil by a wrinkly old lady in front of your mates is one of life’s big experiences, right?) and cute little restaurants that’ll serve you up your weight in fish, tagines and fresh mint tea. Happy days.

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

Mint Surf Morocco review and photography

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4 Comments

  1. August 14, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    very nice trip in morocco , nice pictures , i want information about the place you are visited ?

  2. Amelia
    August 15, 2014 / 9:00 am

    Looks like you had an incredible time! I’ve been wanting to go to Mint Surf ever since reading about it it Surfgirl magazine, and it looks awesome. I’m also a Welsh surfer 🙂 not that experienced seeing as the nearest decent surfing beach is a 2 hour drive away 🙁 so desperate to get better! Just a quick question, did you take your own board or did you hire them out when you were there?

  3. sian
    August 15, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Hey Amelia! It was awesome, I’d definitely recommend them. We borrowed their boards as part of the package. They were great! I tend to just ride mini Mals and they had tons to choose from. Let me know if you go! xxx