The Surf Capital of Morocco: Agadir
As the winter storm season looms not too far in the future, you’re excited. While those around you are glum at the thought of dealing with terrible weather for months on end, you are beaming at the potential of all the waves you will be riding soon enough.
Between November and March, the coast of Morocco is rife with the best surf of the season, and with cheap holidays to Agadir being plentiful, you will be there with bells on once the storm driven swells start blowing in from the depths of the Atlantic.
If you are looking for more information on having an awesome holiday in Agadir, let this article be your guide, from what breaks to hit, to the attractions that await you after a day’s worth of carving waves.
North Africa’s best waves
No matter your skill level, the breaks that can be found here will appeal to all. The reef breaks boast long right handers, while small consistent surf that happens on the main beaches will ensure that novices can learn to ride the pipeline without risking injury.
Those looking for a zen spot to catch waves should head out of town during their Agadir stay and head to Taghazout, a charming fishing village where you’ll not only be able to catch legendary swells, but you will also get to hang with local surf enthusiasts.
Search for bargains at Souk El Had
Dust off your haggling skills in the hectic markets of Souk El Had, where over 3,000 stalls offer everything from from souvenirs to amazing foodstuffs (fruits, vegetables, chocolates, spices, and much more!).
Watch out for those claiming to be your guide, as they will lure you to their friend’s stall and employ pressure sales tactics to try and get you to buy their stuff at truly outrageous prices. As a foreigner, the first offer by most merchants is likely to be ludicrously high, so be sure to bargain hard!
Go on the hunt for the best eats in town
Located well within Morocco, but also being a well-established tourist hotspot for some time, Agadir has a wide diversity of culinary experiences that will be more than willing to feed your surfing-fueled appetite.
The main beachfront focuses mostly on tourists, with options ranging from fast-food to fine dining, Moroccan to Thai. Most places here serve alcohol, so if you’re looking for a sundowner beer, this is an excellent place to seek one out.
Those looking for a more local experience can find it at Nouveau Talbourjt, which boasts cheap Moroccan cuisine for those looking to stretch their holiday dollar, and Batoir, where one can find long-distance buses to other locales in the country, also has a wide selection of authentic dishes that everyday local people eat.