31 May Going solo for a trip? Go surfing!
The Earth, that beautiful planet where more than 70% is ocean, with around 620,000 kilometers of coastline, gives us an infinite number of options to travel, and searching for waves is a perfect motivation.
The long distances have never been shorter and, thanks to the web, new surfing destinations have been discovered, with new spots appearing often.
Matching surf holiday dates or destinations with your partner, family or friends is sometimes difficult, and if you really want to discover a new paradise, we have to do it by ourselves.
Solo trips are, from a logistical point of view, much simpler than in other sports: there is no need to go as a group to practice this sport: Surfing is simple, your board, the sea and you.
Traveling alone is a wonderful adventure that gives another perspective of things: the contact with people, cultures and experiences, are much more intense and sometimes easy and direct to be a single person who comes to that new spot, those local surfers or that different human community. Always observing the basic safety rules and some logical precautions, avoiding moving with excessive or luxurious luggage, frequenting potentially dangerous areas or risking our health in areas far from medical assistance.
Surfing in Morocco is a great solo option and among the most fashionable water sports thanks to the strong winds that allow you to perform acrobatics in the air and ride endless waves, and then rest on the white beaches.
What is the best time to surf in Morocco? Certainly from October to March when the winds will drag your table on the crest of the waves!
Where and when to surf?
The places in Morocco that are ideal for practicing this sport are Agadir, Essaouira, Oualidia and Taghazout not far from Agadir.
Agadir, with its beach of about 10 km is the most famous seaside resort in southern Morocco and is very well equipped. Ready to slip on the waves? The bay is reached by many surfers but also by tourists who simply want to relax on the shore.
In Essaouira, the breeze that constantly comes from the ocean, makes the sea perfect for this sport. But here don’t just stop at the surf: visit the characteristic fish market and the medina, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. In the fortress you can walk between craft shops and historic buildings somewhere between European style and Arab-Muslim architecture.
In Essaouira you can also go with the whole family: the beach is at least 80 meters wide and the water is very low even up to 60 meters. The fine sand bottom also allows you to swim without the shoes. Here you can also take surf or kitesurf courses at the many schools present as well as in Agadir.
Oualidia, a lagoon, about 200 km from Marrakech and 158 km from Casablanca. With its beach of fine sand, it lends itself to many types of water sports and obviously also to this.