Surfing

Surf dudes the world over rate Morocco's southern Atlantic coast one of the world's best places to catch waves. There has recently been something of a surfer boom in the region. Today there are countless surf schools, many run by foreigners who came to surf and then simply couldn't tear themselves away. Many surf shops and schools are based in Taghazoute, 22 km (14 miles) north of Agadir. From there, instructors will take clients to local bays and points according to wind and tides.

Original Surf Morocco. A professional, Moroccan-owned outfit, Original Surf Morocco is based in Tamraght, a village famous for its bananas and beaches, about 16 km (9 miles) to the north of Agadir. With more than 10 years of experience, it offers surfing lessons and accommodations in a so-called surf house. Tamraght, Agadir, Souss-Massa-Drâa, 80750. 0528/31--58--37; www.originalsurfmorocco.com.

Surf Town Morocco. This surf school and guesthouse is 16 km (9 miles) north of Agadir in Tamraght. English-speaking instructors can take you to local surfing points like Boiler, Killer Point, and Devil's Rock. Board hire is 100 DH a day and the type of instruction depends on the experience of the surfer and the length of time chosen. Inexpensive accommodations are also available with half-board. Tamraght, Agadir, Souss-Massa-Drâa, 80750. 0664/47–81–76; www.surftownmorocco.com.

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