Frequently Asked Questions
1- Where is family surf morocco?
Family surf morocco is located in Tamraght. Located 14 lm in sout of Agadir city and in the middle of taghazout bay; 40 min from Agadir international airport 2 to 4 hours flight from most central European cities. It’s the closest place for any European surfer to get year round warm water, perfect waves and a unique cultural experience.
2- Do i need visa?
EU 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 European Union you can check oo: http://www.moroccanconsulate.com/visa.cfm
3- How to get there?
Morocco is served by direct flights from the UK and other major European airports, with flight times to Agadir between 2-4 hours. Guests travelling from the US can connect either in Casablanca or at a European airport. Road transfers from Marrakech can be easily arranged and take 4 - 5 hours and cost approx 100€ for 4 people max 4 person in the car of only 10Euros by bus. Please contact us if you would like us to arrange a transfer or would like a quote. There is many direct flight to agadir, you can also book a ticket to Casablanca and take internal flight with royal air maroc to connect to agadir. A flight to Marrakech is also a good deal. You can check all that in: www.jetcost.com www.skyscanner.com
4- Can i bring my children?
Children of all ages are welcome but we do not have specialized child care facilities.
5- Can i use my phone? inthere internet?
Early all European networks work in Morocco. Contact your network for call charges. Coverage is good. There are an abundance of public phones (coin and cards) in Taghazout. International call charges are relatively cheap. There is free wi.fi available.
6- What about cash?
What is the currency? Where can i get it? The Moroccan currency is the Dirham. Exchange rates at last time of checking were around (13 DH £1 ) (11 DH €1 ) and (9 DH $1). Dirhams can only be obtained within Morocco. There are exchange facilities and ATM in the airport. There are also plenty of ATM in Agadir. There are no ATM’ in Taghazout, the nearest is Aourir, a five minute drive from Taghazout. Please note: traveller's cheques are not a good idea for Morocco. They cannot be exchanged at the airport or in Tamraght and there are only a few places in Agadir that will change them.
7- What is the surf and the weather like?
Morocco is an all year round destination for great surf and great weather.. During the winter months the waves, that have made Morocco famous, come to life. There is a huge variety of surf in Agadir Area southern Morocco. There are not many places like it in the whole. The region has something for everyone, from ideal beginner waves to challenging reef ledges. Intermediates and those new to the sport should not be put off or worried. Due to the nature of the coastline there is almost always somewhere sheltered and manageable, and those looking for something challenging won’t be disappointed. Morocco is blessed with well over 300 days of sunshine a year. Between the months November to February there is a small chance of rain. Typical wave size and temperatures.Your choice of wetsuit comes down to personal choice and tolerance. The best all rounder is a 3/2mm full suit.or shorty one.
8- Are there surf shops? what can i buy there?
There are a few surf shops in Taghazout. They now stock a fair bit of hardware: leashes, wax, deckgrip etc. The surf board and clothing selection is also growing. Most of the shops offer board repairs, they are often great value and of good quality.
9- What about clothing, what will I need?
Morocco is a liberal Muslim country, and men and women are welcome to wear shorts and t-shirts. Swimming costumes and bikinis are normal on the beach but it is advisable to cover up your arms and legs a bit when walking around town. Shorts, tees and flip flops are the norm. Trousers and jumpers are sometimes needed particularly in mid winter when the evenings can be chilly so warm clothes are a good idea during that period.
10- What else is there to do apart surf?
Taghazout and the surrounding area offer a whole range of other activities. If you feel like a break from surfing or for those of you who don't surf then horse and camel riding and quad biking are all close by and easily organized. For those who’d like to relax there are miles of empty golden sandy beaches to discover or you can sunbath and chill. The Souk of Agadir provide the quintessential Moroccan shopping experience which has all the stuff you would expect in Morocco: an abundance of leather goods, woodwork, ceramics, rugs, carpets, jewellery and clothing. Non threatening haggling is part of the fun! There is also a small market in Taghazout’s village square that sells local wares. One days trips to the ancient city of Marrakech or Essaouira can be organized.
11- What voltage and plugs do you use?
Morocco is on 220 volts with two-pin round plugs.
12 -Do you supply towels?
Bath towels but not beach towels are available for your stay and you will need to bring your own beach towels.
13-What about the evenings?
It’s really up to you. You can dine on the terraces overlooking the surf and enjoy a drink under the stars, get comfy in the salon and watch a film, go and have a mint tea in the village and checkout the scene in this bustling little fishing village or we can arrange taxis for those who fancy checking out Agadir’s night life!
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