Important note: you can book your surf trip from any day of the week. We’re fully flexible.
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No there isn’t. If you booked a package for a week (Surf Coaching, Bed and Breakfast), you can arrive any day you want. We will arrange a taxi lift which will take you from Agadir or Essaouira Airport to the surf camp, and we will do the same for your departure. Both are included in the package price. In case you’re coming just for a couple of days, we can still arrange a taxi to pick you up at the airport but it will not be included (70€ each way).
Beach towel, pen (for arrival/departure form at passport control), swimsuit, sunscreen (we recommend 30+, better is 50 for surfing), sunglasses, flip flops, beach bag, plastic bag (for transport of your wet wetsuit), something warm to wear at night or after surf in the beach (especially in wintertime).
Pro Surf Imsouane Villa Morocco is based in between the two cities of Essaouira and Agadir in a small fisherman village called Imsouane. We are around 100 km from both cities, and it’s 2 hours and 30 minutes drive from Agadir Al Massira international airport and a 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Essaouira Mogador Airport.
Morocco is served by direct flights from major European and UK airports. Flight time to Agadir or Essaouira is between 2-4 hours.
From Agadir Al Massira international airport, it’s a 2 hours and 30 minutes drive and from Essaouira Mogador Airport it’s a 1 hour 30 minutes drive.
We will arrange a taxi lift which will take you from Agadir or Essaouira Airport to the surf camp, and we will do the same for your departure. Both are included in the package price. In case you’re coming just for a couple of days, we can still arrange a taxi to pick you up at the airport but it will not be included (70€ each way).
If you arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) the direct transfer to the camp will cost 150€. Otherwise you can choose to take a bus to Essaouira or Agadir bus station and we pick you up there.
EU, US, Australian and New Zealand passport holders with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date do not require a visa to enter Morocco for tourist purposes. If you hold a passport from outside the EU we strongly recommend that you check with your nearest Moroccan Embassy.
The official language in Morocco is Arabic, but the majority of Moroccans also speak French. In small villages, the local Berber population speaks Tamazight as well. In tourist areas, the majority of Moroccans speak a good level of English too. Our staff members speak Arabic, English, French, German and Tamazight.
We prefer if guests pay their deposit via PayPal. The rest of the payment should be done in cash upon your arrival.
Children of all ages are welcome but we do not have specialized childcare facilities.
The Moroccan currency is the Dirham. Exchange rates are around 11/€. Moroccan Dirhams are not always offered at exchange counters outside of Morocco, and the exchange rate is probably better in the Morocco. You will find the exchange facilities and ATMs at the airport. There are also plenty of ATMs in Agadir or Essaouria. There is no ATM in Imsouane ! The closest ATM is in Tamri Beach, which is away a 30 minutes drive.
We do not recommend you bring Traveller’s cheques. They cannot be exchanged at the airport or locally, and there are only a few places in Agadir that will change them (at a disadvantageous exchange rate).
The time zone in Morocco is GMT (Casablanca).
There is free wifi available in the accommodations. There are also cafés and restaurants in the area with free wifi.
In Morocco, you will find over 300 days of sunshine a year. Between the months of November to February, there is a small chance of rain. The winter months are famous of their waves. During this time of the year, you will have the chance to surf some of the best waves in the world. The summer months from April to October are full of sunny days. You can find small to medium waves the best time for beginners to start surfing.
The water temperature in winter is 16-20°C, in summer it is around 20°C maybe a little bit warmer. We recommend you to surf with a 3/2mm full suit in the wintertime and in the summertime it is possible to surf with a shorty. But it is your personal choice and depends on your tolerance. Most of our surf school wetsuits are 3/2 full suits.
We offer lots of great boards for hire (Softboards, Epoxy Boards and Polyester Boards). Please let us know your wishes. We offer also wetsuits for hire.
Morocco is on 220 volts with European two-pin round plugs. Please bring a plug adaptor, if you expect you will need one.
It’s really up to you. You can have dinner at the accommodations and relax or you take mint tea in the village and check out the local scene.
Although Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol by Muslims, and alcohol is not sold in Imsouane, it can be bought in Agadir in some shops. Note that stores stop selling alcohol at 8 pm. There’s the possibility to sit in and have a drink in Imsouane in some bars.
Bath towels but not beach towels are available for stays at our surf camp the accommodations. You will need to bring your own beach towels.
Let us know in advance if you have any special requirements, and we will do our best to make sure we have what you need.
Tap water is fine for washing and brushing teeth, but we do not recommend that you drink large quantities. Bottled mineral water is cheap (5 Dirhams) and available everywhere.
Morocco is a liberal Muslim country, and men and women are welcome to wear shorts and t-shirts. Swimsuits and bikinis are expected on the beach, but nudity is not. Please be respectful to the local people and be discreet when changing. For women, it is advisable when walking around town or the city not to wear anything too revealing. For men, we recommend covering their upper body while walking in the street and driving cars. It can be cold at night, and trousers and jumpers are needed particularly in mid-winter, so we suggest to bring some warm clothes too.
The international country code for Morocco is +212 but with a European SIM card we recommend you to use online calls for example via WhatsApp.
If you are renting a car, please ensure you have a valid EU driving license that shows you have been driving for at least one year. The law insists that you always carry your license and car hire documents with you when driving in Morocco. Seat belts must be worn at all times and mobile phone use while driving is a finable offense. Police and gendarmerie checkpoints are common along the routes and you must slow down or even stop and wait for them to wave you through. Watch out for police hiding with speed radar. They will stop you and find you an on-the-spot payment. In Morocco, as in Europe driving is on the right. The main roads in the area are relatively new though they are generally narrower and may sometimes have bumps and potholes, especially after periods of rain.
No vaccinations are required for visitors to Morocco and anti-malarial precautions are not necessary.
We have first aid equipment along with staff trained in administering first aid. In case of an emergency, there are hospitals and clinics in Agadir.
Medical charges will apply according to the treatment received so make sure you have travel insurance before you arrive. Pharmacies in Morocco are plentiful and carry pretty much anything you might need, with lots of medications available without a doctor’s prescription.
It is your responsibility to obtain adequate travel insurance before your trip. Everyone booking a holiday with Pro Surf Imsouane Villa must have full travel insurance. Pro Surf Imsouane Villa accepts no responsibility for loss, theft, damage or injury to persons or property during your stay. If you damage our provided equipment you have to replace it our cover the costs of replacement.
We offer an insurance for 25€/week for our equipment This insurance will cover all costs due to damaged equipment.