Where is Shaka Surf Morocco?
The nearest airport is Agadir Al Massira, well connected to many mainland European cities, with a wide range of flight carriers offering daily and weekly routes. Alternatively, you can also fly to Marrakech airport (a three and a half hour drive), or Essaouira (a two and a half hour drive). More information can be found here.
Shaka Surf Morocco is located in the coastal village of Tamraght, just 14km north of Agadir, a short forty minute drive from Agadir international airport and 2km from the lively surf tourist hotspot of Taghazout.
Help! What do I need to bring?
Free wifi is available in our accommodation.
Here are some of our top "do not forget" items we suggest you bring...suncream (waterproof), sunglasses, hat, beach towel, flip flops, camera, book and don’t forget a pen for filling in your arrivals and departures form at passport control.
Do I need to bring towels?
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerant, allergies...no problem, our team is here to cater for all you needs. Simply let us know at the time of booking and we will work around you.
We provide you with towels for showering, however you will need to bring a towel for the beach.
Money - What's the currency?
Do I need a visa?
The Moroccan Dirham (MAD) is the currency of Morocco and is officially a closed currency, however at some major airports it is possible to exchange money prior to arrival, or alternatively on arrival you will find currency exchange points as well as ATMS at both Agadir and Marrakech airport. There is no ATM in Tamraght, so please make sure you withdraw any cash you may need prior to your arrival in Tamraght. The nearest cash point is in neighbouring village of Aourir, a 5 minute drive.
EU and U.S passport holders do not require a passport for tourist entry into Moroccan, on entry you are granted a 90 day tourist visa, for all other nationalities we recommend you check with your nearest Moroccan Embassy. Please note, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date.
What about insurance?
You are responsible for making sure you obtain travel insurance before your trip. We require that all clients to Shaka Surf Morocco are fully insured, we accept no responsibility for loss, theft, damage or injury to persons or surf equipment during their stay.
Do I need to get any vaccinations prior to arriving?
No vaccinations are required for Morocco however it is recommended that you have both Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
Morocco is a Muslim country, and Tamraght where Shaka Surf Morocco is based, is a dry village which means you won’t be able to buy any booze or find and “bars”. In the city of Agadir, you can buy alcohol in selected supermarkets and there is a range of restaurants and bars which serve alcohol. You are welcome to consume your alcohol at our camp, enjoy a post surf, roof terrace sun-downer.
What electricity plugs are used in Morocco?
Morocco is on 220 volts with two-pin round plugs. Please make sure you bring the suitable adaptors for your appliances.
What's the surf like?
The surf in Morocco is all year round - so no time is a bad time to visit. There are over 15 surf spots, all within easy reach ranging from beach breaks through to some more famous and challenging point breaks. We are positioned in a location which means you have access to some spots by foot, others are easy to reach by car.
What clothing should I bring?
Morocco is a liberal muslim country, in the area where we are based it is not uncommon for men and women to dress in shorts and t-shirts. On the beach you will find men in swim shorts, and women in bikinis, but nudity is not experienced here. Bring plenty of beach clothes and we advise that you also bring a couple of jumpers and some jeans for the evening, as this is when the temperature will drop a little, particularly in the wintertime.
Can I bring my children?
Yes, of course! We offer surf lessons and accommodation for all age ranges. We’d love to host your family here at Shaka Surf Morocco. Check out our family package for more information.
I am an absolute beginner - is this ok?
Never surfed before? No worries, our surf coaches are experienced in teaching all levels of surfer. Come catch your first wave with us!