Agadir open, surf competition at Devils Rock, surf spots in Morocco, surf retreat, surf holiday

The 7th annual Agadir Open Surf & Bodyboard Competition will take place this weekend, here at our very own home break of Devil’s Rock! The 3 day competition will run from Mar 24-26, hosted by the Imouran Surf Club and Moroccan Royal Federation of Surf and Bodyboard. The event is expected to draw 250+ competitors

Exploring Paradise Valley on an epic Morocco holiday, taking a break from the surf, sand and sea for once

Journey to Paradise

Friday, 17 March 2017 by

Nestled in the lush greenery of Morocco’s southern coastline lies the special nook of Paradise Valley, the desert oasis you thought might only exist in dreams. But these naturally carved out turquoise swimming holes are the real deal, encircled by swaying palm trees and all. Usually the rhythm of our day here at Original Surf Morocco is centered around surfing. But

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While Devil’s Rock is most popularly known for its clean, consistent, waves, a deeper glimpse into it’s past reveals an ancient air of mystery surrounding the powers of the rock.  Today, the massive rock hosts a nonstop flow of activity. Fishermen are seen casting their lines off from the point around the clock, surfers jump from the

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Once you catch the bug, chasing swells becomes a never-ending, lifelong quest.  But when the sea is flat, it takes a bit of creativity to satiate the thirst – welcome the art of sand surfing, or shredding down the face of a steep desert dune.  We started off the day at our home breaks in Tamraght, but everywhere

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3 Ways Surfing & Yoga Become One

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 by

When someone asks me if I’m good at surfing, I have a similar reaction as to when I hear someone say, “I’m so bad at yoga, I can’t even touch my toes!” My socially inept response is one of perplexed silence, a baffled head tilt and furrowed brows… The essential framework of this conversation is nonsensical to me. With both

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The Authentic Moroccan Experience

Thursday, 16 February 2017 by

Beyond the endless sandy shores and waves, what truly makes a stay here at Original Surf Morocco invaluable is the immersion experience into authentic Moroccan culture. Our camp is run entirely by local people who grew up in this beautiful seaside village of Tamraght. They are indigenous Berber people, whose ties to this land trace

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This past weekend brought a massive Northwest swell that absolutely pummeled our coastline, raising stoke levels to an all time high! The swell perfectly peeled into a handful of nearby world-class breaks, firing with clean double-overhead sets. Saturday morning brought the peak of the swell, it was far too big for beginners to make it out past the break

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When a newbie first dives into the wondrous world of surfing, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by all the different factors that must align for a perfect day of surf. The ocean is infinitely complex and always changing—each break is unique, and no two days are ever the same. Predicting the surf and reading the

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While our stretch of Moroccan coastline is blessed with consistent year-round waves, occasionally the sea is too flat or windy to surf. Luckily, there are countless other enriching ways to spend your time here in Morocco! Here is a list of our top 5 favorite things to do when we can’t surf: Visit Paradise Valley

Moonrise at Original Surf Morocco

When I first pulled up to Original Surf Morocco a week ago, I had no idea what the next 3 months of living here might bring. I’d never traveled so far from home alone before, never been to Morocco or Africa. You might say I was just the tiniest bit nervous! Yet this past week

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Post-Surf Moroccan Refreshers

Saturday, 07 January 2017 by

After a long salty surf day the body and soul are in desperate need of some refreshing nutrition. Here, at Original Surf Morocco we know where to find the perfect spots for that. One of these spots is to be found in Aourir, or better, Banana village, a village named after its populous banana population.

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Surf Warm up exercises!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 by

Before hitting the surf it’s essential to warm up! Warming up helps to prepare your body for the coming activity and the body’s systems to reach a steady state on energy production whilst also preparing the muscles for exercise and raising heart rate. Performing an efficient warm up will also help lower risk of injury

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