Located on the Atlantic coast Morocco provides the surf-trip goods for beginner and pro surfers alike.
Consistent swell, warm water, rich culture, 300 says of sunshine and surf spots for all levels. Although there are decent waves all year round, the surf season is best September through to March and so now is a great time to treat yourself and book a trip away.
There are surf retreats, camps and hotels a plenty in this wave-rich part of the world but one place that’s caught our eye is The Yogi Surfer, a gorgeous eco-focused boutique hotel overlooking the famous Banana Village.
This luxury surf camp has an eco-friendly and sustainable imprint and is dedicated to the wellness of body and mind through the practice of surf and yoga. Surrounded by 15 km of unspoiled sandy beach and 15+ internationally renowned surf spots, its location is ideal for scoring great waves while living a healthy lifestyle and connecting with the local culture.
Read on to fall in love with this special Moroccan surf hotel …
The Yogi Surfer is located on the peak of a small hill in the bay of Taghazout with stunning views of the ocean. Stretching out below are the banana plantations of Banana Village and beyond are the long stretches of sandy beach offering a truly magnificent outlook.
Surf Conditions and Breaks:
The region has more than fifteen recognised worldwide spots, plus The Yogi Surfer local guides have a few secret spots under their belt as well. The surf conditions are constantly changing and the teams in-depth knowledge of the region allows them to quickly identify where the best waves will be and at the best time.
Surf Package Options:
Whether your surfing level, the goal at The Yogi Surfer is to gain confidence, love surfing and to learn and improve without pressure.
All packages include transportation to the surf spots, accommodation and full board! Plus the option to add yoga classes on. From foam boards to shortboards, all equipment is available for rent or included in your package, plus 3’2 Rip Curl wetsuits in all sizes.
Surf Lesson: More info here
A team of certified instructors teach the basics of surfing and the more advanced techniques. The team will carefully select the spots best adapted to your level and the spots offering the best conditions of the day.
Advance Surf Instruction: More info here
This intense development program for intermediate surfing gives the opportunity to develop the basics already acquired in surfing and to gain a higher standard. The best instructors in the region will work with you on a plan and discuss your personal objectives, alongside technical lessons, video analysis and more.
Surf Guiding: More info here
This is the most suitable option for advanced surfers who want to discover the best breaks in the region. Top local Surf Guide Ilyas Masrour has a real knowledge of surf conditions and spots in the area and will help you to find the best waves and conditions.
Surf Road Trip: More info here
Hit the road to explore and experience the Moroccan coast, covering a distance of 300 km from north to south. This minimum of 5 nights road trip will allow you to discover some exclusive places and experience the mythical waves of Morocco.
Surfing and yoga are a key partnership at The Yogi Surfer to help balance body and mind. Optional and available to all, daily yoga classes inspired by Yoga Vinyasa, Hatha Flow and Restorative yoga are offered on the outstanding rooftop overlooking the ocean
When it comes to food, the Yogi Surfer’s concept is clean, organic and healthy. The local chef serves up a high standard of delicious meals cooked with local fresh produce.
The breakfast includes organic fresh seasonal fruit, traditional dishes, along with the famous Moroccan mint tea and orange juice from the region. At lunchtime, you’ll have a lunch box to enjoy post surf on the go and dinners are prepared and served in the hotel. Expect freshly caught fish from the region, traditional dishes, tajines and more!
Away from the surf, enjoy The Yogi Surfer’s rooftop terrace and swimming pool, or why not dive into the region’s rich Moroccan culture with a Yogi Surfer excursion. Cooking class, Tamri Sand Dunes tour, Paradise Valley trip, horse and camel riding, hiking in the Hinterland, traditional markets trips and more.
The Yogi Surfer offers a cozy, intimate and authentic Moroccan atmosphere revolving around surfing and yoga. The boutique hotel has 8 spacious rooms all with private bathrooms and 6 of them overlook the Atlantic ocean.
When it comes to food, the Yogi Surfer’s concept is clean, organic and healthy so expect a high standard of delicious meals cooked with local fresh produce.
To book and for more information on this slice of Moroccan heaven, head to: theyogisurfer.com
Ocean View Double Room