Looking southwards from the Rock of Gibraltar on the Spanish coast, you will no doubt be amazed by the towering cliffs that rise out of the mist in front of you. Those cliffs are the northern starting point of the world’s second largest continent - Africa!
Looking southwards from the Rock of Gibraltar on the Spanish coast, you will no doubt be amazed by the towering cliffs that rise out of the mist in front of you. Those cliffs are the northern starting point of the world’s second largest continent, Africa, and one country which overlooks the Spanish Costa is that of Morocco - a mere 60km over the Straight of Gibraltar.
Although not considered the most obvious surfer’s paradise, one will be surprised by the hidden surf spots around the Agadir coast and the pointbreaks that can be found along the Moroccan coastline. Since many surfers often neglect the surfing possibilities along the Moroccan coastline, the ocean more or less becomes your own playground, with kooks and hodads staying at home.
There are waves waiting for you in every nook and cranny in the winter months around the Agadir area, so one would be a fool to consider the area a taco stand. The large stretching swells around the Agadir area give way to intense pointbreaks and when the surf is up, the it can even break up to as much as a kilometer around the Desert Point area.
Agadir is ideal for surfers who want to get away from it all and experience something completely different, daring and exotic. It is an area, which is easy to reach, and a short drive just north of Agadir is the place to find those immense swell waves.
The best time to catch some waves is during the winter months, mainly from late fall/autumn until March. During the summer months the unbearable heat, which radiates from the Saharan desert, makes it more or less a death wish to ride the untouched Moroccan waves, so you’ve been warned!
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